Hotel Review: La Mamounia Hotel, Marrakech

My motto in life is that every dark cloud has a silver lining.  So after checking out of the Sahara Palace Hotel due to poor service (the dark cloud) we checked into La Mamounia Hotel (our silver lining).  I had pondered originally about staying at La Mamounia Hotel but in the end I wanted a property that wasn’t in the medina hence my first choice of hotel.

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After getting transferred between hotels, as soon as we stepped inside La Mamounia it was like entering paradise and my little spring in my step returned (even though my tummy was rumbling due to a lack of food!).  G and I have decided we need to visit all the hotels that Winton Churchill has stayed at as he had blooming good taste; 2 down – La Mamounia and the Old Cataract Hotel, not sure how many more to go!

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Now the check in, it was a long wait, 1.5 hrs – now I wouldn’t have minded if they had told me that the room wasn’t ready so I could have joined G in the bar (he had got fed up waiting and wanted a drink; trust me the grizzly hungry kiwi bear was present and he was lucky to escape!).  The communication could have been a lot better at check in as it was pants (see I write honest reviews!).

So are you read for a snoop inside our Room (Number 111, I was slightly worried as this is the emergency number in NZ and thought is this a sign that someone is going to have to do an emergency helicopter gluten free food drop into Marrakech…I’m a total drama queen I know!)

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As we left our previous hotel in a hurry, there wasn’t that much availability of rooms at La Mamounia so we ended up booking a bog standard cheap room as this was the only room showing as available on expedia.  The room was lovely, spacious…

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…with a large hall and entrance but not the best view in the world

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…and a beautiful but extremely small bathroom.  The toilet is rather tiny and if you are 5″11 (like me) or taller then you won’t be able to shut the toilet door when on the loo as your legs will be too long.  You could obviously try and do a yoga pose on the toilet seat but I always find this to be slightly awkward.  It unfortunately took an age for the water to heat up for a shower…and I mean minutes not seconds!

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I loved the fresh fruit and roses which were placed in our room; such a beautiful touch!

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Needing to have a snoop and seeing what we were missing out on we asked if we could check out a suite!  Next time…..this is an executive suite.

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Look at the view from the balcony over the gardens and the medina, so worth the extra few million pennies!

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One of the most iconic photos of Marrakech is the indoor poor and spa at La Mamounia Hotel and yes it’s that stunning that it takes your breathe away and then you squeal, take a million photos and then instagram and tweet it to make everyone jealous!  You can read how to enjoy a spa day at La Mamounia Hotel here…even if you’re not staying at the hotel and let me tell you, it’s not expensive!

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The tiles around the indoor pool are lovely and worthy of a few pics.

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If I ever wanted to find G, he was either in the Bar (which is now his second favourite in the world) or at the pool.

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Brekkie was served each day at the pool and here is my post on the gluten free options at La Mamounia Hotel where the staff are totally clued up and knowledgable about dietary requirements; thank goodness we moved hotels!

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The gardens are beautiful and so well maintained.  There is a big herb and vegetable garden at the back of the hotel which the hotel uses in their kitchens.  I never felt like the hotel was crowded, you could always find your own little bit of paradise somewhere in the hotel.

Morocco Travel Inspiration - my review of the luxury hotel, La Mamounia Marrakech in Morocco.  Pop on over to the blog to check out the luxury hotel rooms, spa and grounds of this stunning iconic hotel - this is truly one of the most amazing hotels you will ever stay at and you can see why Winston Churchill love this Marrakech hotel.

Would I recommend – yes and we are planning our return!  Even though we did have a hick up during check in (apparently due to us making a last minute booking and they were’t ready for us), we did enjoy the rest of our stay.  La Mamounia Hotel is definitely one of the finest 5 star hotels that I’ve ever stayed at and the service level was high.

The wifi at the property (available throughout the hotel) is slow but I did find at certain times of the day it worked faster.

If you do stay at La Mamounia Hotel then be aware there is a special VIP Lounge for you to use at arrivals so you don’t have to deal with the hustle and bustle of the immigration queues; apparently you can relax and drink tea!

Morocco Travel Inspiration - my review of the luxury hotel, La Mamounia Marrakech in Morocco.  Pop on over to the blog to check out the luxury hotel rooms, spa and grounds of this stunning iconic hotel - this is truly one of the most amazing hotels you will ever stay at and you can see why Winston Churchill love this Marrakech hotel.

Have you stayed at La Mamounia?  What were your thoughts on the hotel?

Morocco Travel Inspiration - my review of the luxury hotel, La Mamounia Marrakech in Morocco.  Pop on over to the blog to check out the luxury hotel rooms, spa and grounds of this stunning iconic hotel - this is truly one of the most amazing hotels you will ever stay at and you can see why Winston Churchill love this Marrakech hotel.

xx

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28 Comments

  1. June 1, 2015 / 8:31 AM

    you need Cliveden in your life then – Churchill loved it!

    • June 1, 2015 / 6:03 PM

      Really ! Awesome, I’m going to check that out, thanks Anna x

    • June 1, 2015 / 9:21 PM

      Thanks Angie; that means a lot – I prefer to be honest in all my blog posts rather than lying to my readers. Ditto so we stayed at the Hivernage the last time we visited back in 2006 which is a pretty basis 5 star hotel but definitely would recommend visiting La Mamounia. Am going to do a round up of 10 luxury places to stay in Marrakech as I did A LOT of research and just went around in circles deciding where to stay x

  2. June 1, 2015 / 10:50 AM

    I love your hotel criteria is ‘Where Winston stayed’ – that would make an excellent blog post in its own right :) Shame about the slight niggles, the hotel does look totally stunning though!
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    • June 1, 2015 / 6:08 PM

      I know, I have so much investigating to do on the Where Winston Stayed post! The niggles at the beginning were made up for when I had a full tummy x

  3. June 1, 2015 / 4:23 PM

    This seems heavenly! I always wanted to stay here. When we went to Morocco though last year we had a choice of Le Mamounia (my pick) or one with water slides (kids’ choice). Sadly, I gave into the pleading.
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    • June 1, 2015 / 9:17 PM

      Oh no Shobha, a romantic holiday away from the kids maybe in the fire?! ;-) x

  4. V
    June 1, 2015 / 6:58 PM

    1.5 hour checkin?!?! That’s crazy!

    I was so happy to see that you wrote a whole post on La Mamounia. I’m looking forward to diving into that pool very soon. Hopefully the checkin will be quicker…

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    • June 1, 2015 / 9:16 PM

      It was slightly; I wouldn’t have minded if I was told that the room wasn’t available and I would have gone and had lunch or gone out sightseeing – the stay improved immensely after that slight hiccup.

      The indoor pool is just gorgeous; I’m doing a post on just the spa as well x

    • June 4, 2015 / 9:02 PM

      Haha you know me; it would be hard to decide which blogger pose to do though on the toilet ;-) suggestions?
      The hiccup was at the check in and I was hungry so not a great mix; the rest of our stay was perfect and we would return with no hesitation x

    • June 4, 2015 / 9:01 PM

      I know…such a great hotel and it’s all about the suite! xx

    • June 4, 2015 / 9:01 PM

      Thanks Lauren, that means so much about being an honest blogger. I may not win friends with PR companies but at least my readers trust my reviews.
      Definitely come and pick my brains before you go x

  5. June 2, 2015 / 3:09 PM

    Well, the rooms and customer service seem far from perfect, but the hotel itself looks so beautiful. Would you go back if you stayed in a suite do you think?

    • June 4, 2015 / 8:39 PM

      Definitely would go back to stay in a suite; the room was okay – its the basic room hence small with no view which is a shame. The service was wonderful but the check in was pants however after this it improved greatly x

    • June 3, 2015 / 10:17 PM

      I’m so glad to hear that, I have read mixed stories about folks visiting for a meal where they aren’t treated very well so I am glad you had a fabulous lunch. It’s definitely high of places I want to revisit x

    • June 4, 2015 / 8:35 PM

      Thanks Suze; did you stay at La Mamounia or just go for a snoop? I think the fresh fruit and flowers are just standard in every room which is a lovely touch x

  6. June 17, 2015 / 3:54 AM

    I’ve read that review you’ve done with Sahara Palace hotel, it took guts for you to criticize the service of a hotel and I appreciate your courage. This hotel is gorgeous and I can see the great detail that the designers had exerted upon when they were making this. I can’t wait to see the rest of your trip to Morocco enjoy!
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    • September 6, 2015 / 12:19 PM

      Thanks Elle; the hotel is gorgeous however the service was truly appalling! You lose some you win some…we ended up in parade so I can’t complain xx

  7. May 28, 2016 / 4:29 PM

    Wow, I love this place where I ‘ve been once… Spectacular and amazing place !

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