La Sultana MarrakechMarrakech / Morocco
Located a 10-minute walk away from Jemaa El Fna square, the main market square of Marrakech’s old town, La Sultana hotel channels the quintessential charm of the city with its traditional Moroccan architecture and bespoke furniture. But despite its enchanting archaic ambience, this boutique hotel is also home to modern five-star facilities such as an outdoor heated swimming pool, misted solarium and in-house spa resort.
What to love
- The Sultana spa offers a relaxing range of wellbeing treatments and therapies, and is fitted with two hammam spas, a Jacuzzi, balneotherapy baths, massage cabins and sauna.
- The hotel’s restaurant serves a menu full of traditional Moroccan flavours, using fresh ingredients with dishes tailored to the seasons. In the summer, evening meals are served on the hotel’s rooftop looking out across the Atlas mountains; in the winter, on the secluded hotel patio.
- La Sultana is just a short distance from some of Marrakech’s most popular tourist attractions such as the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, Jemaa El Fna Square and the Royal Palaces.
- All of La Sultana’s rooms and suites are designed with a unique interior, complete with antique furniture, local art and sculpted ceilings – gifting each room its own distinctive charm.
What to know
- Despite its enviable location near a number of Marrakech’s tourist hotspots, there’s plenty to keep guests occupied on site, including an outdoor heated pool with jet stream, pool tables and misted solarium.
- The hotel provides access to a state-of-the-art gymnasium, equipped with weight and cardiovascular workout machines.
- The hotel grounds are filled with panoramic terraces, all offering amazing views of the surrounding areas. Some also double as a bar areas or outdoor open air massage rooms.
- La Sultana offers 24-hour room service, laundry service, a concierge desk and private transport to and from Marrakech airport.
Sitting pretty in the old city district of Marrakech, La Sultana hotel finds itself surrounded by the attractions and historic buildings that make the Moroccan capital so captivating. Situated in the historical Kasbah area, just a ten-minute walk from the Jemaa El Fna Square, guests will find themselves just a short distance from the gardens and pavilions of the Royal Palace, and surrounded by streets filled with architecture created by the ancient Sultans of Morocco.
In-keeping with the surrounding area’s rich cultural heritage, La Sultana, an authentic Signature 5-star Deluxe hotel, is brimming with traditional Moroccan architecture, bespoke furniture and artwork from around the country. The boutique hotel has 28 luxurious rooms and suites, each designed with its own personal interior design, ensuring that no two visits here are the same.
As you’d expect from a hotel of La Sultana’s caliber, the hotel’s restaurant serves a five-star standard menu, bursting with traditional Moroccan flavours intertwined with contemporary international dishes. Making the most of its charming setting, the kitchen staff serves their dishes in an outdoor setting – whether it’s the homely atmosphere of the patio during the winter months, or the rooftop terrace, overlooking the spectacular sights of the city below and Atlas mountains in the distance.
The hotel also sets out to spoil its guests with its plethora of in-house activities and leisure pursuits. Visitors are invited to take a dip in the outdoor heated swimming pool, or perhaps take a cookery class with the accommodating kitchen staff. The Sultana Spa area is fitted with two hammam spas, a Jacuzzi, sauna, beauty centre, open air massage cabins, balneotherapy baths and a hairdresser.
When to Travel
The best times to go to Marrakech are in Spring and Autumn, when temperatures are 20°C to 25°C by day and at least 10°C by night. November to February, offers cooler nights but similar daytime temperatures and occasional light rainfall. 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.
La Sultana Marrakech is ideally located in the old city overlooking the Saadian Tombs and is just a stone's throw from the main attractions. Jemaa El Fna square is approximately 10 minutes walk. Transfers to and from the International airport take 15 mins.
Children are very welcome to stay at La Sultana although there are no specific childcare facilities.
La Sultana Marrakech offers guests the best of both worlds, the beauty of staying in a traditional Moroccan riad combined with facilities in-keeping with a small and intimate luxury hotel.
Some facilities and activities to enjoy as a family
Swimming Pool: The outdoor heated swimming pool features a jet stream and provides a focal point for the hotel with inviting sun loungers set on the surrounding terraces.
Other Features: The panoramic rooftop garden terraces offer breath-taking views of Koutoubia Mosque and the Saadian Tombs and provide a welcome space in which to relax, with shady corners a caidal tent and water misted solarium. La Sultana also offers guests a pool table, a library and a gym.
Shopping: The Morocco Mall in Marrakech is officially listed as the largest shopping centre in Africa and is filled with an extensive number of shops and stalls.
Golf: Marrakech is home to a number of first-class golf courses, including the Royal Golf Club, Palmeraie Golf Club and Amelkis Golf Club. Each are kept to a professional standard and promise spectacular views.
Bahia Palace: With a name meaning ‘brilliance’, Bahia Palace was constructed with the intention of being the greatest palace of all time. The magnificent palace is surrounded by two acres of gardens.
Saadian Tombs: Standing since the late sixteenth century, the tombs were built during the reign of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur as a resting place for himself and his family. Now these beautiful and mystifying tombs are open to the public.
Souks: Anyone staying in Marrakech must pay a visit to the souk marketplaces, where you’ll find authentic craftsmanship in a variety of forms such as: carpets, spices, leather and carpentry.