So, we had taken a break from blogging whilst we were off travelling in Marrakech, but now we’re back with a full instalment of posts from our Moroccan adventure, starting with telling you all about La Mamounia Palace.
We decided to start our trip with a four nights stay at beautiful La Mamounia because we knew it would be total relaxation and exactly what we needed after a busy few months powering through the 9to5.
La Mamounia tell their story on their website; ‘a legendary palace that is part of the fabric of Marrakesh, its history, colours and traditions. A story bursting with life that offers a chance to taste the charms of Morocco’s fine art of living’ …it had us at ‘legendary palace’!
We couldn’t agree with them more, the hotel felt modern yet always authentic to Morocco.
Every corner unearthed another beautiful mosaic, vibrant piece of artwork or glittering fountain, an Instagrammers dream.
It was a peaceful oasis only a short 15 minutes walk from the busy, hustling streets of the Marrakech medina and souks and after a long day of exploring the vibrant city it was a welcome retreat to kick back and relax in.
When we arrived at the hotel we were welcomed with plump and juicy dates and refreshing sheep milk infused with orange blossom and shown to our Executive Suite.
We felt like royalty walking into the opulent space filled with plush red and gold upholstery and dark carved wooden furniture.
We had two balconies overlooking the gardens, one from the lounge area and one from the bedroom which made for stunning views to wake up to every morning.
The bathroom was like a dream, a full marble suite with free standing bath and two styles of robes to choose from; waffle or super fluffy!
Every morning La Mamounia invite guests down to the pool area to indulge in a buffet style breakfast.
This is always the favourite part of our day and it certainly did not disappoint, the variety was incredible and everything was super tasty.
With unlimited amounts of fresh fruit, pastries and everything you could want for a full English, they’ve got you covered. This is also where our unhealthy addiction to mint tea began during this trip!
The outside pool area was where to tended to spend most of our time, when temperatures were hitting 45 degrees we would plunge ourselves deep into the turquoise water to cool ourselves off.
La Mamounia also has an indoor pool too, which is pretty spectacular. The perfect place for a few early morning, quiet lengths or late night, midnight dips.
The hotel also boasts three lovely restaurants too; an authentic moroccan, an Italian and a French restaurant, although we only ate at one of them as we preferred to spend the evenings exploring the local area.
If you manage to drag yourself away from the tranquility of La Mamounia you can take a short walk through Park Lalla Hasna towards the beautiful Koutoubia Minaret mosque and you’ll end up at Jamaa el Fna (the ‘Big Square’ as the local will call out to you at any opportunity) in no more than 15 minutes.
This is the main area of the city and is the hub for heading to some of the best restaurants and exploring the maze of souks. It’s an interesting place, especially by night, and a must-do when visiting Marrakech.
We couldn’t quite bring ourselves to eat here but we did spend some time watching snake charmers and locals dancing which was fun.
If you are looking for some luxury whilst staying in Marrakech that isn’t too far from all the hustle and bustle of the city but is a quiet retreat at the end of the day, then La Mamounia is definitely for you.
A huge thank you to Revelation London for gifting us with some new suitcases in time for our trip. They are so chic and super easy to travel with, click here if you’re interested in purchasing a set for yourselves.