Inaugured in 2010, the Royal Mansour Marrakech is the jewel of the Moroccan hostel industry, with a notoriety which crossed the borders long time ago. Indeed, awarded many times, this palace is a masterpiece of Arabo-Andalusian architecture which great main door protects its inside magic. You will discover over time all the secrets hidden by this hotel, be it high-quality services, wonderful gastronomy, or absolute well-being.
8h30 am – Intimate breakfast in one of the private riads of the Royal Mansour Marrakech.
The day begins slowly with a breakfast served in our riad, which door opens directly onto one of the palace alleyways, conceived like a medina. Like in the fifty-three other private houses with traditional and sophisticated decoration, a private butler discreetly waits on us. Indeed, original feature, the underground tunnels used by the staff were devised so that they can come and go quietly. In our plate, “choice” is the watchword. Because all restaurants in the Royal Mansour propose their dishes. And a Chef is available if one wish for a personalized meal.
10h15 – Lounging at the Royal Mansour Marrakech spa
In a country where “baths” are a real tradition, there can be no leisure trip without taking care of ourselves. The 2500 sqm of the Royal Mansour spa propose an only word : relaxation. Hammams, hair salon, gym and beauty care.
At the heart of its atrium of white laced iron walls reminding a bird cage, we opt for the benefits of a hammam. Topped off by a black soap scrub under the skilled hands of a beautician with insightful advice.
Summum of luxury, three suites can be privatized for clients who like their privacy.
12h45 – At lunch time…
Gourmandise oblige! Our choice went to the new restaurant of the Royal Mansour: the Sesamo. Launched at the end of December 2019, this Italian cuisine with Moroccan accents is orchestrated by starred chef Massimiliano Alajmo. With a Venetian decoration, this temple of gourmet food invites us to a Venetian-inspired tasting which our palates still remember. For instance, the signature dessert “Open Sesame, Apriti Sesamo”. A filled sesame nougat sphere, saffron garnished almonds, neroli and almond mousse, passion fruits and citrus sauce…
To further your appetite, do go and read our article about the Sesamo restaurant.
14h20 – Tan perfecting at the Royal Mansour Marrakech’s pool
Quick digestive rest at the hotel pool before going in for a swim. Nestled at the heart of the hotel garden, this 30m by 20m pool is doubtlessly one of the key features of this remarkable establishment. Perfect place to lounge in the sun or sip a delicious cocktail. Where we take the opportunity to finish a book begun weeks ago. We take our time, finally…
17h00 – Moroccan hour teatime and stroll in the Royal Mansour’s gardens
By the pool, tea on the Jardin’s terrace – fourth table of the palace – is a must. Candied clementine, frosted coconuts and some chocolate sweets, the pastry and ice cream chef creations are irresistible. All those sweet temptations notwithstanding, chef Yannick Alléno’s cuisine is a perfect symbiosis fo Asian and Mediterranean delicacies.
We enjoy the opportunity to literally get lost in the surrounding gardens before coming back to our riad. Under the shade of wide palm tree leaves, orange blossoms and honeysuckle scents blend together with the sweetness of jasmine and roses. An oasis of fragrances, a delight for the senses.
20h30 – Where to dine tonight?
In addition to the Sesamo and the Jardin, the Royal Mansour houses two other restaurants. Which pertain to the greatest menus of the country. Depending on your desires, you will choose the Grande Table Marocaine. It delivers its traditional and gourmet dishes where the emblematic lamb shoulder is side by side with the sea bream tajine with purple olives. Or maybe you will choose La Table, for a simpler and convivial cuisine.
22h45 – relaxation: Cigar Bar, Fireplace Lounge and Library
Around a great cognac, we end this idyllic stay in the cigar bar where we will stay talking until late in the night. For others, the fireplace lounge and the library will be havens for a romantic night under the rhythm of a piano.