The Oberoi Marrakech is the perfect destination for anybody wanting to escape the daily stresses of life. From an Ayurvedic spa and 2 wonderful restaurants to stunning scenery and spacious villas with private pools, there’s no doubt that this 5* hotel will allow you to rediscover inner peace and serenity in a hidden sanctuary of luxury.
The hotel is easily accessible from major UK airports and is a 20-minute drive from the centre of Marrakech, making it a perfect retreat for escaping the hustle and bustle of the Medina.
The Oberoi Marrakech resembles a noble palace with stunning architecture throughout the hotel, surrounded by uninterrupted views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. I was greeted by the general manager, Rohan, with a traditional Moroccan tea before he showed me around the hotel and informed me that the hotel was actually built on a former olive farm and had been 10 years in the making which was evident in the complex craftsmanship and grandeur of the hotel.
The hotel is truly a haven of tranquilly and a perfect setting for those looking to relax and recharge. The hotel offers complimentary bikes which are perfect for exploring the 28-acre grounds along the Grand Canal, which connects the main building with the villas, whilst admiring the beauty of beautifully landscaped gardens full of olive trees as well as discovering the spacious pool area filled with hammocks and day beds, the hotels vegetable and herb gardens, a tennis court and the 2 resident rescue donkeys.
Prior to my stay, I was sent a pre-arrival form asking for my pillow preferences, robe and slipper size so I knew that I was going to truly be able to unwind without any worries. I felt like I was truly treated like royalty at the hotel and the level of service is one of the reasons that my stay was so amazing. I was even given some roses and a cake on my birthday which they must have noticed from my passport. Every day, each member of staff greeted me with a cheery smile and I felt that the staff genuinely cared about making my stay as comfortable as possible.
I stayed in a Deluxe Villa with a private pool which I think was bigger than my apartment back home. The villas are arranged in small clusters to allow for guests to have complete privacy. At a spacious 72sqm, my villa offered a haven of tranquillity, with a spacious sitting area, one most comfortable beds I have ever slept in, walk-in wardrobe and a stunning bathroom with a standalone bath and walk-in shower overlooking the private garden. The spacious terrace offered cushioned sunbeds next to my very own private pool, which meant that there really wasn’t any need for me to leave the villa except for spa treatments and meals. The villa was lavishly decorated with plush interiors and contemporarily designed with all mod cons including electronic blackout blinds which almost led to me missing breakfast one morning.
Breakfast at The Oberoi Marrakech is a great way to start the morning and takes place at Tamimt restaurant on the terrace with spectacular views of the Grand Canal and the Atlas mountains. The a la carte menu offers a range of egg dishes from eggs benedict to Moroccan chakchouka as well as freshly squeezed juices. There’s also a range of fresh meats, fruits, pastries and crepes available buffet style as well as a gluten-free section.
In the evenings Siniman serves traditional Moroccan cuisine overlooking the courtyard which is inspired by the historic Medersa Ben Youssef. The setting is so beautiful and the traditional Moroccan musicians playing live music complemented my dinner perfectly. Tamimt is the second restaurant which offers a menu of Mediterranean and authentic Indian options; the waiter informed me that the chef was from India and recommend the thali, a platter of different dishes served with rice and bread, which was delicious and a great way to try everything. For light snacks throughout the day, the pool bar serves a menu of dishes in a casual setting.
The Wellness Facilities
Hidden amongst the orchards, the spa is a tranquil setting with a relaxation area in the gardens and an indoor pool. My favourite treatments were the luxury hammam which started with a steam bath before being scrubbed from head to toe followed by a mud body wrap, hair mask and head massage and the Signature Dhara which is which started with a full body massage following by the Ayurvedic healing technique where water was poured in a continuous stream on my head soothing my mind and leaving me in a blissful daze. The hotel also offers a weekly schedule of fitness classes such as morning jogs, yoga, cross-training and aqua aerobics.
Who is it best for?
If you’re looking to relax and indulge in luxury, then there is no doubt that The Oberoi Marrakech is the place to do so. Ideal for families, friends and singles alike, this hotel is the perfect place to switch off and recharge.
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