Situated a short 5 minutes by car from the Medina, the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech feels a world away as guests are made to feel as though they have been teleported to their own private oasis under the steaming Moroccan sun. With mirage-like views of the Atlas mountains, calm reflections of palm trees in each of the hotel pools and splashes of blood orange matched with dark wooden tones, guests can rest assured they have entered an authentic Moroccan oasis at the Four Seasons Marrakech.
Rooms are generously appointed with a contemporary approach to Moroccan design. Modern furnishings are similarly seen throughout the hotel, which is a rarity for Marrakech luxury and is certainly welcomed at this young hotel. Rooms begin with the superior and range through to luscious private compounds in the Royal Villas. For those looking to splash out, the royal villas are an opulent display of Moroccan luxury. Think a dining area for 12, a private large pool, separate whirlpool, and barbecue/outside lounge area.
The hotel offers Marrakech’s first ‘adults only’ pool, which is undeniably appreciated by guests looking to ‘get away from it all’. When you’re feeling a little more adventurous, the resort has its own tennis courts, full fitness facilities, sauna, steam room, personal trainers, and complimentary fruit and juice post-workout.
Boasting 5 restaurants offering a selection of Moroccan and Italian fine dining through to informal lounge bars, there really is no need for guests to leave the resort. Lunch at the pool terrace was a casual and understated affair, though the menu is refreshingly filled with flavour (the caramel ice cream is a must try!).
Saving the best for last – a visit to the Four Seasons Spa is an absolute must at least once throughout your stay. Be sure to request Tarik for your massage treatments as he is known around the spa for giving the best Marrakech massage – the ultimate stress reliever for tired travellers.
The Four Seasons Resort Marrakech has set itself apart from other luxury accommodations in Marrakech by providing a contemporary yet authentic Moroccan experience in a private oasis, outside of the hustle and bustle of the Medina. This would be an obvious choice for families traveling with children and young adults, yet with the addition of an adults only pool, couples can also rest assured their privacy and intimacy will not be lost by choosing to stay at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech.
PRICE: Rooms from $350
LOCATION: Hivernage Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
CONTACT: +212 5243-59200
(note: Special thanks to The Four Seasons Marrakech for hosting my visit – my opinions is, as always, my own).