La Sultana

Marrakech, Morocco

At a Glance

  • Cross the threshold into La Sultana and you leave the frenetic medina behind and enter an oasis of calm

  • Enjoy a perfect view of the ancient Tombs of the Saadien Kings from the rooftop terrace

  • Nooks and crannies abound in La Sultana, perfect for a romantic dinner for two in the candlelight

  • La Sultana is situated in the heart of the golden triangle, at the entry of the Imperial City’s walls, just next to the Royal Palaces, to the Bahia Palace and to the famous Djemma el-Fna

  • Comprised of a number of riads, there are varying styles to choose from

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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.

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Insider's View

You must try an ‘Yves Saint Laurent in Majorelle’ cocktail, created especially for the opening of the museum devoted to the fashion designer.

No time to visit the Saadinian Tombs? Don't worry, you can see one of Marrakech's top sites from your rooftop terrace.

One of Marrakech's few riad options with a lift, not to mention 24-hour room service and some fabulous cocktails.

Unwind by booking a massage for two in a private rooftop gazebo.

Call us on 020 3993 8025 to start planning your holiday to La Sultana or take a look at our itineraries to Morocco


The luxury La Sultana is a delightful riad in the very heart of old Marrakech. The hotel is intimate yet spacious and each room has been individually decorated with a quirky blend of traditional and modern styles.

Once you enter through the front door of La Sultana, the noise from the hustle and bustle of the medina disappears. Five riads have been combined to create this luxury boutique hotel, with its extraordinary rooms and panoramic views from the expansive roof terraces over the Royal Palaces.

There are 28 sophisticated rooms and suites that spread out across the property and each has been styled with a different theme in mind, such as the safari room with its animal print furnishings and African touches. Whichever room you have you are sure to feel pampered beyond belief - the attention to detail the hotel puts into ensuring the comfort of its guests is second to none.

A magnificent rooftop terrace overlooks the ancient Tombs of the Saadian Kings and out across to the beautiful Atlas Mountains in the distance. You can enjoy breakfast or lunch here and watch the sun rise as the city of Marrakech comes alive.

If you are looking to be pampered after a long day haggling in the souk, then a traditional hammam treatment at La Sultana spa will have you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated in no time. They have a fairly large swimming pool if you wanted to do some lengths and the spa offers a wide range of treatments; anything from hydrotherapy to aromatherapy.

The hotel offers great food, using fresh ingredients that have been inspired by Mediterranean and Oriental influences. Dinner is often served around the pool area and softly lit by candlelight, which can make for a very romantic evening.

La Sultana offers something different for guests who want the riad experience but with some of the amenities of a larger hotel in the heart of the Medina.

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La Sultana's rooms and suites are all spread out between the five riads which have now been merged to form this palace-like property. Each room and suite has been meticulously decorated in an individual style creating an elegant and intimate atmosphere. Every modern comfort has been considered from DVD and CD players to warming open fires for chilly evenings and rooms are adorned with antiques and fine art with sculpted or high vaulted ceilings, and marble, copper, tadelakt and precious woods being used throughout.

Prestige Room

The Prestige rooms are Moroccan in style and measure between 30-40 square metres / 322 - 430 square feet, with either marble or zellige bathrooms.

Junior Suite

Junior Suites are between 40 and 45 square metres / 430 - 484 square feet and share the Moroccan style. In these rooms it is possible to add an extra bed. Junior Suites also benefit from a personal host.


Suites at La Sultana Marrakech range from 45-60 square metres / 484 - 645 square feet and feature a bathroom with bathtub and shower, king-size bed, fireplace, antique furniture, paintings and collections of works of art. An extra bed can be added. Suites also benefit from a personal host.

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suites range from 60 - 75 square metres / 645 - 807 square feet and feature a bathroom with bathtub and shower, king-size bed, fireplace, antique furniture, paintings and collections of works of art as well as their own private balcony. Two extra beds can be accommodated in some suites. Deluxe suites benefit from a personal host. 


Exclusive Suite

The Exclusive suite measures over 100 square metres / 1076 square feet, formed of a bedroom with a separate living room, two bathrooms and a private terrace overlooking the Bahia Palace. The Exclusive Suite can accommodate two additional beds.


Children are welcome at La Sultana, however there are no specific facilities for them. Babysitting and children's meals can be arranged on request and the hotel will do their best to help with any specific requirements.


All meals can be served on the terraces, poolside or in the many intimate spaces within the hotel, with Moroccan, Oriental and Mediterranean flavours abounding. With 1200 square metres of terraces, glorious hanging gardens, heated swimming pool and a library, there are plenty of places at La Sultana in which one can retreat. The spa has two hammams, a Jacuzzi, sauna, fitness centre and open-air massage cabins for the ultimate in pampering.


La Sultana is a stone's throw from the Royal Palaces, museums and souks which draw visitors to Marrakech. There are three magnificent 18-hole golf courses within a ten minute drive and horse riding and quad biking are also within easy reach.



Rachael Mendizabal (Staff)

A photographers dream, La Sultana has roses that adorn every surface, wide marble staircases, and ornate cedar carvings. The pool area is surrounded by bougainvillea and arched columns.  Getting lost in this property will give you an opportunity to check out all of the amazing pieces on display that are representative of the history of Marrakech. The location is ideal, right next door to the famous Tombs of the Saadian Kings, which you can see from the rooftop terrace.


Kerry Willmer (Staff)

This Riad is for guests who are looking for something different. Each room has its own theme, some with African influences and some with Oriental decor all carefully blended with Moroccan touches. If you have your lunch on the roof top terrace you can also peer over the wall and enjoy a complimentary view of the 'Saadian Tombs', which are located right next door to the hotel. I was very impressed with the size of their spa and the range of treatments offered.


  • 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.

  • A day trip to the Atlas Mountains

    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.

  • Atlas Mountain hike with picnic lunch

    Set out on foot to explore the beautiful landscapes of the Atlas Mountains and the Toubkal National Park, passing by traditional Berber villages and olive groves.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Hiking in the Atlas mountains

    The perfect way to explore the vast expanse of the Atlas mountains is on foot, and there are a number of different routes and options available, depending on your preferences and previous experience. Enjoy a short introductory walk or longer hike.

  • 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, its 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 landscapes surrounding Marrakech, appreciating the silence and views of Berber villages and snow-capped Atlas mountains in the distance 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 (Marrakech)

    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.

Holiday Ideas

  • Honeymoon in Morocco

    Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains & Oualidia

    from £3300 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights

    • Stylish, chic and boutique retreats that will pamper you throughout
    • Soar through the skies on a romantic hot air balloon ride over Marrakech and soak up the jaw-dropping vistas
    • Traverse enthralling trails in the Atlas Mountains and visit local Berber villages along the way

Location & directions

Marrakech, Morocco

La Sultana is situated in the heart of the golden triangle, at the entry of the Imperial City’s walls, just next to the Royal Palaces, to the Bahia Palace and to the famous Djemma el-Fna.

How to get there

3-hour 30-minute direct flight to Marrakech Menara Airport. La Sultana is a 10-minute drive from the airport.

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