Les Jardins De La MedinaMarrakech / Morocco
Despite being located at the heart of the Royal quarter of the Medina and in the vicinity of some of Marrakech’s most sought after sightseeing spots, Les Jardins De La Medina is still home to the city’s largest private garden, filled with fruit trees and lush tropical plants. It’s this combination of luxurious extravagance and relaxing tranquility that creates the charm and essence of the resort, with gourmet Moroccan cooking and huge swimming pools being offset by the resort’s easygoing temperament and friendly staff service.
What to love
- Surround by lush tropical gardens and water fountains, one of the most tranquil settings in the whole of Marrakech, yet only a a short walk from the exciting city centre.
- Les Jardins De La Medina is home to one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in the Medina, and is even heated in the winter months when the temperature does eventually drop in the city.
- The hotel’s wellbeing centre offers a range of relaxing treatments and therapies inspired by oriental traditions. Enjoy a menu with an extensive list of massages, facials and spa therapies.
What to know
- Originally an authentic Riad of Marrakech, reserved for holidaying noble families, Les Jardins De La Medina has beautiful nineteenth century architecture and a wonderful tranquil setting with water fountains, swimming pool and 3000 sqm of tropical gardens - it is a true oasis!
- Les Jardins De La Medina is perfectly positioned for discovering and exploring this exciting city. The hotel is just a short distance from tourist stop-offs and monuments such as the Saadian Tombs, the Souks and Bahia Palace.
- The hotel’s restaurant exceeds all expectation with a wide and varied selection served throughout the day. In the evenings, the kitchen serves a gastronomic mix of traditional Moroccan flavours and popular French dishes.
Hidden behind a dense formation of exotic trees and gardens, Les Jardins De La Medina’s history dates back to one of the authentic Ryads of Marrakech, and was reserved for holidaying noble families. Despite its transformation into a contemporary and luxurious hotel, the maintaining of the resort’s nineteenth century architecture, not to mention the beautiful 3000 sqm of surrounding gardens reveal the property’s enchanting past.
There are four different accommodation types to choose from when staying at Les Jardins De La Medina: the Riad side offers a secluded and shaded stay, each room with a patio that opens into the gardens; the Gardens side, which are light and airy rooms that have sublime views of the lush grounds; the Solarium rooms, which have a large, private solarium terrace, which is perfect for soaking up the Moroccan climes; and the Sultana bedrooms, which are designed with large terraces and balconies to enjoy the tropical splendor surrounding the hotel. Each room type is spacious, has been designed with a charming Moroccan-inspired décor, and features state-of-the-art amenities and bathroom suites.
Les Jardins De La Medina prizes itself on it’s attentive and hardworking team of staff, which is perhaps most noticeable when it comes to the restaurant service provided by the hotel. Offering a varied selection of light snacks, pastries and beverages throughout breakfast time and lunch, the dining area transforms into a sophisticated gourmet experience by evening, serving a rich selection of Moroccan-infused specialties and classic French gastronomy. The resort bar offers the perfect opportunity to indulge in front of the cosy fireplace, with a drinks menu consisting of expert cocktails and little-known regional wines.
While the resort may find itself in one of the most tranquil settings in the whole of Marrakech, that hasn’t stopped the staff laying on a range of relaxing leisure pursuits. In addition to both a fully-kitted fitness suite and one of the largest outdoor in the area, the resort also offers a sensual wellbeing area, complete with hammam spas and providing a range of massages, beauty therapies and facials. Les Jardins De La Medina is perfectly positioned for discovering and exploring this exciting city. The hotel is just a short distance from tourist stop-offs and monuments such as the Saadian Tombs, the Souks and Bahia Palace.
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.
Les Jardins De La Medina is locate in the heart of the golden triangle, close to the Imperial City’s walls, the Royal Palaces and the Bahia Palace and approximately 15 minute walk to the famous Jemma El Fna square. The International airport is a 15 minute transfer from Les Jardins De La Medina.
Children are very welcome to stay at Les Jardins De La Medina, although there are no specific childcare facilities.
Some facilities and activities to enjoy as a family
Pool: There is a large heated outdoor pool with sun loungers set in the midst of the luxuriant garden. There are also sun loungers available on the rooftop terrace.
Cookery school – Learn to cook authentic Moroccan cuisine with the aid of Les Jardins De La Medina’s chefs. You’ll be taught to make traditional dishes, as well as preparation of bread, salads, tajines and couscous.
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.
Golf – Marrakech is home to some of the most fantastic and perfectly maintained golf courses in the world. Clubs such as the Royal Golf Club, Palmeraie Golf Club and Amelkis Golf Club offer spectacular views throughout an 18-hole round.
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 and is well worth a visit.
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.