based on 7 nights
per person based on a 7 night stay for 2 people sharing a Pavilion Room on a bed and breakfast basis, including private return airport transfers.
At a Glance
Amanjena feels more like an ancient serene palace than a hotel - not only the setting but also the impeccable service helps reinforce this fantasy
Set amidst verdant gardens Amanjena offers calm and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech center
Amanjena is the first Aman resort on the African continent and lives up to the Aman reputation for excellence
The 18-hole Amelkis Championship Golf Course lies immediately alongside Amanjena
Amanjena has two clay tennis courts floodlit for night play
Best time to Visit
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Weather-wise, the best times to go are spring and autumn. Marrakech is very hot in the summer months of July and August, a dry but extremely relentless heat. By the end of October the evenings are cold, although the midday sun is still warm enough to bask in. The weather in winter, from November to March, ranges from cold and rainy to sunny days, warm enough to sit outside.
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Amanjena is a spacious and stylish hideaway in the peaceful Palmeraie area of Marrakech. With its huge rooms, beautiful pools and immaculate gardens, it is the perfect luxury Marrakech oasis. The Aman ethos is evident everywhere with impeccable service.
Amanjena, the first Aman Resort on the African continent, means “peaceful paradise,” (aman is Sanskrit for “peaceful,” while jena means “paradise” in Arabic). This stunning, serene hotel is set out around the central feature of the ancient bassin (irrigation pool) which lies at the heart of the property.
Rooms at Amanjena are divided between 32 pavilions and seven, two-storey maisons and are all expansive and decadent in design with high ceilings, huge amounts of space and elegant Moroccan-inspired decor. The pavilions have domed living areas, open fireplaces and private courtyard with gazebos, sofas and dining areas.
Amanjena's dining options are extensive, and delectable cuisine can be enjoyed at either the Japanese Restaurant or the main restaurant which specializes in Mediterranean and Moroccan fare. The Pool Terrace and the bar are also other relaxed dining options or opt for a private meal in your Pavilion. For extra romance you could choose to eat in a romantic Caidal tent in the olive grove, accompanied by traditional music.
When not enjoying the hammam, spa, swimming pool and tranquillity within the hotel, the vibrant city of Marrakech with its souks, gardens and historic buildings are easily accessible and the concierge at the hotel will be happy to arrange private day tours with an English-speaking guide at your request.
Rooms at Amanjena are divided between 32 Pavilions and seven Maisons. These are further categorised into Pavilions, Pavilions Bassin (with sweeping views over the irrigation pool), Pavilions Piscine (with 25m private pool), Maisons, Maisons Jardin (with garden courtyards) and Al-Hamra Maison. Each air-conditioned Pavilion comprises a bedroom with domed living room area, king-size bed, spacious bathroom and dressing area, open fireplace, mini-bar, private courtyard complemented by a gazebo, a lounge sofa and dining area. The Maisons are distinguished by an upstairs master bedroom and bathroom. The ground floor has a living and dining area with connecting bedroom and bathroom. They also come with a private swimming pool and gazebo. The Al-Hamra Maison is the largest available and has an extensive main pavilion with lounge and dining areas and two bedrooms which are linked by an open passageway which leads to a large garden with dining pavilions and a 36 meter swimming pool.
There are 18 Pavilions which have large domed bedrooms with king-size beds, a wood-burning fireplace, daybed, desk and en-suite marble bathroom. Each Pavilion has it's own garden with gazebo with loungers.
Pavilions Bassins have a king size bedroom with open plan living area with views of the irrigation pool. Courtyards feature large lounging couches and all Pavilions enjoy a pillared minzah (gazebo). Extra beds can be added.
The Pavilion Piscine rooms have their own 25 square meter heated pools and extended private gardens. Courtyards feature large lounging couches flanked by black lanterns as well as zellij fountains recessed into the terracotta-tiled floors. Chaise lounges and Maillechort candle lanterns lend Moroccan ambience. For families or couples traveling together, the courtyard’s facing cedar doors can be opened to the adjacent Pavilion. All Pavilions enjoy a pillared minzah (gazebo.)
There are 6 two-storey 'maisons' each have two en-suite bedrooms a living area, fire place and private garden with own swimming pool. Each Maison ’s courtyard enjoys its own private heated swimming pool, most with views directly over the bassin.
There are two 2-storey 'maisons' which each have 2 en-suite bedrooms a living area, fire place and large private garden courtyard and swimming pool. They also feature a fireplace, a large minzah, a butler’s pantry and a shade tree.
There is one suite called Al-hamra Maison and is the largest accommodation at Amanjena. There are two huge bedroom suites connected by a corridor and also an enormous living area and palatial private dining room. The suite also features an open fire place and a private butler service. The maison has a large swimming pool (36 square meters) set in private gardens.
Families who don't want to compromise on service and luxury accommodation will love Amanjena. Children are very welcome at Amenjena and the two bedroom Maisons with private pools are particularly well suited to families. Babysitting can be arranged on request as can children's meals. Children will enjoy the heated children's pool and will be entertained by the activities available such as painting, calligraphy and donkey or camel rides.
Guests can enjoy private dining in their Pavilion or Maison, accompanied by live music in a private Caidal tent or at one of Amanjena's many romantic spots. Alternatively there are two main restaurants serving authentic Moroccan, Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine and the Pool Terrace and Bar where light meals, snacks and drinks can be enjoyed. Amanjena's spa offers everything from hammams to traditional Moroccan scrubs to massage and reflexology and it provides a genuine sanctuary. There is a gym, 33m heated swimming pool and separate children's pool, adjacent golf course, 2 floodlit tennis courts, boutiques and a library with fireplace, cosy daybeds and many books, magazines, DVDs and board games.
Amanjena is perfectly placed on the edge of Marrakech so the bustling souks, palaces, gardens and historic buildings of the medina are only a short drive away. Hiking and biking in the Atlas mountains is a great day trip and the foothills are only a 45-minute drive away.
Kerry Willmer (Staff)
This hotel is luxurious and has a glamorous atmosphere but also fairly expensive. Every thing is big, big bathrooms, big rooms and big lobby areas, it is spacious, minimal and stylish. I recommend this place for anyone looking for discretion in a luxurious setting
A day in the life of Berbers
Get to know Morocco's unique Berber culture by spending time in one of the authentic Berber villages. You'll have the opportunity to explore the Moroccan countryside and understand this traditional way of life.
Camel trek in the Agafay desert
Enjoy a peaceful trek with the desert's most iconic animal. Arabian camels, known as dromedaries, differ to other species featuring a single hump rather than two. Your Berber guide will lead you away from the camp to enjoy breathtaking sunset views.
Cooking lesson in Marrakech
La Maison Arabe has a well established restaurant that opened in 1940 and its experienced chefs host cooking workshops. Have a go at making your own lemon chicken tagine and learn about traditional cooking methods using authentic Moroccan spices.
Day trip to Cascades d'Ouzoud
Escape the bustling streets of Marrakech and head towards Demnat and the Cascades d'Ouzoud, a beautiful cascading waterfall. Stop for a picturesque Berber lunch near the waterfalls and visit a traditional water mill.
Day trip to Imlil - Jebal Toubkal
Visit Imlil, a small Berber village in the High Atlas Mountains and located at the base of the highest mountain in Northern Africa, Jebel Toubkal. Explore the local area on foot or by mule including other Berber villages and their working co-operatives.
Dressage Experience at The Selman
Enjoy a private class on horseback with an expert equestrian artist.
Hidden Marrakech by Side Car
What better way to explore the narrow, winding streets of Marrakech then with a thrilling side car experience? Along with a local guide you’ll be take off-the-beaten track to find some of the hidden treasures of Marrakech.
Historical highlights of Marrakech
Discover the exotic city of Marrakech with a tour of the Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, El Bahia Palace and the famous Souks. This guided history tour is the perfect introduction to the city, it’s fascinating culture and wonderful architecture.
Historical Tour of Marrakech
Spend the day exploring the winding streets and spice-scented souks of Marrakech with your expert private guide.
Hot Air Balloon across Moroccan landscape
Drift gently over the incredible desert landscape of Morocco, appreciate the silence and views of Berber villages and snow-capped Atlas mountains on this trip of a lifetime.
Private Berber cooking class
Your private cooking class takes place amongst hectares of olive groves and vegetable gardens in the Berber countryside in the verdant Amezmize Valley. Learn the techniques to make traditional Moroccan dishes as you prepare a delicious two-course meal.
Souks and spices treasure hunt
Embark on a tour of Marrakech's winding maze of souks in search of the perfect spices and ingredients. A food expert will help you source the freshest spices in this aromatic treasure hunt, before cooking in traditional furnaces.
Street food tasting tour
Along with a local food expert, take a journey through the culinary delights of Morocco visiting shops and stalls, seeking out local produce, fragrant spices and unique local dishes. Enjoy tasters along the way followed by a delicious dinner.
Street food tasting trail
Get to know Morocco's fascinating culture first-hand through its delicious street food! With local foodies as your guide, head off the beaten track to sample delicacies that most visitors don't get to try.
Visit the Majorelle gardens
Take a leisurely stroll around the eccentric Jardin Majorelle. An oasis of calm in the midst of the chaotic city, the gardens house an impressive collection of Islamic art alongside beautiful plants, cacti and lily ponds.
Location & directions
Located just outside the ancient city of Marrakech, within an oasis of palms and olive trees. 15-minutes from the ancient pink walled city of Marrakech on the Ouarzazate road, next to Amelkis Golf course.
How to get there
3-hour 30-minute direct flight to Marrakech. Amanjena is a 20-minute drive from the airport and the drive passes the king’s palace and Agdal Gardens.