What we love
If the pavilions and maisons with their incredible courtyards and pools don't sweep you off your feet, the service from welcome to departure will. Great accommodation, wonderful dining and the ultimate in Moroccan hospitality.
Setting the scene
The Amanjena feels palatial from the main building to the accommodation in the Pavilions and Maisons, from the welcome received on arrival to the serving of morning coffee, prepare to feel pampered. With traditional Moorish architecture and Berber design influencing the look of the hotel you are never in any doubt of the Arabian location.
The pavilions of the Amanjena are strikingly spacious and private and offer a refreshing retreat from the Moroccan sun in summer and warmth from the cool evenings. Finished with Moroccan touches to add to the ambience there is a choice of Pavilions Bassin with courtyard views over the irrigation pool or the luxurious Pavilions Piscine which boast their own 25 metre heated pools set in private gardens. The 2 storey, 2 bedroom Maisons are your very own Moroccan town house with every home comfort and private heated swimming pool.
Being a distance out of the city itself, the in house dining options become so much more important but no need to worry, the Amanjena delivers, if anything, exceeding expectations. The Pool Terrace offers casual dining for breakfast and lunch, overlooking the pool and the golf course in the morning sun. The Thai Restaurant is a surprise. Not traditional Moroccan fare but a wonderfully delicious menu that comes highly recommended. The Thai is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Restaurant is the Amanjena's signature restaurant and presents a menu of Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine to tempt the taste buds. The Restaurant is impressive in it's mix of Berber designs and Moorish architecture, the finishing touch to the dining experience. You can also choose to dine within your pavilion or ask about special occasion locations such as the olive grove or Caidal Tent.
The large swimming pool can be used for an athletic swim or as a place to relax and enjoy the Moroccan sun. Meanwhile, the hotel also has bicycles for exploring, two clay tennis courts, a gym and is adjacent to the Amelkis Golf Course. The spa at the Amanjena reflects the local culture and features it's own hammam and traditional Moroccan treatments alongside conventional spa experiences. The Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the central focal point of Marrakesh and is a maze of souks trading in all sorts from exotic spices to leather goods and fabrics. The Amanjena is able to arrange guided tours through the rabbit warren of souks and hammams of the Medina and to the historical sights of Marrakech including the Koutoubia Minaret, the Ben Youssef Medersa. Enjoy exploring the bustling activity of the Place Djemaa el Fna at your leisure, street entertainers, Arabian style, fill the square by day before a dazzling array of open air eateries materialise in the evening. Tours to the High Atlas Mountains offer a taste of the countryside and Berber culture. At the end of the day, relax in the impressive two storey library with its collection of books, magazines, DVD's and board games.
There are no specific facilities for children at the Amanjena.
International flights arrive at Casablanca and Marrakech Airports which are 2.5 hours away and 20 minutes away from the Amanjena respectively. Complimentary transfers are available from Marrakech Airport and for those arriving into Casablanca and staying at the hotel for 3 nights or more.
- £2210pp in low season
- £2305pp in high season
- 5 nights bed and breakfast in a Pavilion Room, including flights and transfers