At a Glance
Stay in your own private Riad that epitomizes Moroccan splendour and exemplifies the best of Moorish architecture
Sip a cocktail in the roaring 20s ambience of the stunning Piano lounge
Stimulate your senses with a traditional hammam treatment in the spa
Sample some of the exquisite cuisine, inspired by traditional flavors of Morocco and enhanced with a French twist by the three star Michelin chef
Opt for the larger Riad and relax in your private candlelit plunge pool
Best time to Visit
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Weather-wise, the best times to go are spring and autumn, when temperatures are 20°C to 25°C by day and at least 10°C by night, and November to February, with cooler nights but similar daytime temperatures and light rainfall possible. The weather in March and April features sporadic, light rainfall with some sandstorms in April, while June sees dusty siroccos (desert winds) sweep through the city. From mid-June to August temperatures rise into the 30s and occasionally 40s.
To start planning your vacation to Royal Mansour
The Royal Mansour is an elegant palace located on the edge of the medina. Boasting a selection of luxurious private riads, each has their own private terrace and plunge pool and is the ultimate in lavish luxury owned by the King of Morocco.
A stay at The Royal Mansour is a memorable experience. Owned by the King of Morocco himself the building is an Islamic fortress complete with delicate details representing the very best of the Moorish architecture of North Africa. Local craftsmen, with their skills passed down through generations, have created a beautiful piece of architecture combining tradition and modernity.
After visiting the bustling Medina, the Royal Mansour offers an oasis of calm for you to escape to and enjoy having your every need being taken care of. This exquisite retreat has an air of tranquillity and elegance, and the individually-designed riads are accessed by the staff via a series of underground tunnels for complete privacy and unrivalled service. The meticulously kept gardens which weave in between the riads have stunning flowers, with marble paths drawing you around corners and welcoming you in further to this magical residence.
The luxurious riads all have three floors with terraces and plunge pools, and the larger riads have private dining rooms and some with their own hammam rooms. Despite the traditionally-themed design, every modern luxury has been thought of. The spa, designed to revitalise all your senses, encourages relaxation and provides a sense of tranquillity using modern and traditional techniques.
Alongside the indoor spa pool, Royal Mansour boasts a spectacular outdoor pool in the manicured gardens. The seven poolside pavilions are the perfect place to relax for day, offering a dining area, lounge and luxurious bathroom. The Jardin restaurant serves a fantastic array of international cuisine, with innovative and creative recipes courtesy of chef Yannick Alléno.
The impressive nature of the Royal Mansour is embodied not only in its accommodation, but also in the exquisite restaurants. The three Michelin-starred chef creates dishes which are Moroccan at heart but also have a contemporary French twist. With the equally impressive wine list, and choice of eating in one of the four restaurants or bars, the Piano Lounge or on your private terrace, you are sure to have a truly memorable dining experience.
Modelled on a traditional Moroccan house, Royal Mansour’s riads are elevated to new heights with three floors of luxury. Featuring one, two or three bedrooms, the riads offer luxurious and sumptuously decorated accommodation, using a combination of silks, carved woodwork and marble.
At the heart of the riad there is a delightful courtyard with a fountain and on the roof terrace you will find a sun deck and plunge pool. Each riad comes with its own attentive yet discreet butler.
Privacy is the essence of Royal Mansour. From the medina’s shady pathways, a private entrance grants access to the peaceful interior courtyard of the riad. Reception rooms radiate from this central patio.
With an imposing entrance, each one bedroom superior riad is spread over three floors according to Moroccan tradition, with a central courtyard bordered by a Moroccan lounge area and sitting room on the ground floor, large bedroom with walk-in wardrobe above and a roof terrace with lounge tent and plunge pool
Natural daylight floods this impressive space from dawn until dusk thanks to the patio’s sliding glass roof. Feast on the dishes served in Royal Mansour’s fine-dining restaurants in the privacy of your riad. Relax on the spacious roof terrace, sip tea in the lounge tent, or bathe in the spacious plunge pool. Privilege Riads offer two bedrooms.
This feels like a stately home! The Three Bedroom Riads comprise a sitting room, dining room, master bedroom with two bathrooms, library, private hammam, plunge pool, sun deck. Also with the services of a private butler.
Children of all ages are welcome at Royal Mansour and there is a dedicated kids club with a variety of amusing activities on offer.
Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Spa facilities and various treatments, library with an eclectic range of literature, choice of three bars and restaurants with a Michelin starred chef and fitness suite.
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Built by the King of Morocco with the aim to capture the best of the country's architecture and visual culture, Royal Mansour is nothing short of immaculate. With 80% of the entire hotel handmade, each room and Riad is unique in its own way. From mosaic floors to carved cedar ceilings, the beauty of Moroccan culture surrounds you. Each Riad includes a roof terrace, providing the perfect opportunity to top up your tan, with a plunge pool to cool off in. The facilities, such as the spa and gym, offer a range of treatments and courses to make your stay even more relaxing, alongside the recently added outside pool, stretching 30 meters long and 20 meters wide, and restaurant, namely Le Jardin. Due to its ideal location in the center of Marrakech, Royal Mansour is in the perfect position to arrange experiences beyond the hotel grounds, such as visiting the Agafay Desert or Toubkal, the Atlas Mountains highest peak, both of which are situated around one hours drive from the hotel.
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.
Dressage Experience at The Selman
Enjoy a private class on horseback with an expert equestrian artist.
Equestrian breakfast at The Selman
A very special breakfast awaits at The Selman Hotel, with a memorable presentation of Arabian thoroughbreds. Whilst enjoying a delicious selection of food and the stunning views the hotel's majestic horses will showcase their elegance and skills.
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, uncovering beautiful palaces, ancient tombs and imposing minarets.
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 local expert will help you source the freshest spices in this aromatic treasure hunt, as well as teaching you about traditional cooking methods.
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.
Morocco in ultimate luxury
Marrakech, Atlas Mountains, Skoura & the Sahara Desert
from $9400 pp 10 nights
- Combine the Atlas Mountains, a night in the a private desert camp, the palm groves of Skoura and bustling Marrakech
- Stay in luxurious hotels throughout your trip for a superbly indulgent adventure
- Ideal from October to April, to avoid the worst of the desert's heat
Location & directions
Royal Mansour is located in the heart of Marrakech, just a five-minute walk from the medina.