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
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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.
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.
When to go
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.