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“An oasis in the heart of the Medina”

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Les Jardins de La Koutoubia
Ranked #68 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
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“An oasis in the heart of the Medina”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We booked a couple of days' luxury here having spent the first part of our Marrakech holiday in a Riad. Well worth it.

It's very central, just off the Jemaa El Fna central square and across from the main mosque. Taxis are easy to get outside, but most of the Medina is walkable.

The central courtyard is lovely - peaceful, atmospheric in the evenings with traditional music played and a wood fire in one of the luxurious lounge areas open to the courtyard. Cocktails are good (and not especially pricey by Marrakech standards). The pool on the roof terrace is small and shallow but is warm and has a lovely sun lounging area with an adjacent bar serving food, attentive staff, and a lovely view of the Koutoubia minaret and the mountains in the distance.

Our room (one of the standard rooms) was well furnished (if slightly in need of a refurb) with a luxurious marble bathroom and courtyard view. Rose petals on the bed and in the bathroom were a nice touch. Complimentary toiletries not great however.

Excellent buffet breakfast in the courtyard downstairs with everything I could think of (including lovely fresh fruit, freshly cooked crepes and eggs) and good strong coffee. There are three restaurants on site. We tried the Indian upstairs (absolutely excellent), and the French place (good). Food at the poolside also very nice indeed.

Didn't use the spa, which is in the basement level, but looks suitably luxurious. The fitness centre is small with four cardio machines, one weights machine and some dumbbells but wasn't busy.

Top tip: bring earplugs. The pre-dawn call to prayer is unavoidable anywhere in the Medina, and the Koutoubia Muezzin is one of the more well amplified but less melodic!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

This hotel is simply beautiful. It has a gorgeous garden pool as well as a heated rooftop pool. The breakfast was very nice, to include a DIY egg boiler and omelet station.

Our suite was a little odd. It was rooms 112/114. However they are forever a suite because 112 has a nice tub and great rain shower in that bathroom and 114 has a bathtub and the only toilet for the suite in there. It was kind of odd having to go into our kids' room to use the bathroom.

The hotel is hidden away on a crowded side street just 150 yards from the Koutoubia Mosque and seemingly around the corner from the main square. It is very convenient to walk just about anywhere in the old town.

We drove down, and while I'm not sure where other people park, security had us leave our car parked right there outside the front door for two days.

I did use the spa, which has it's own pool as well. I would rate the spa as average on technique and value but above average on decor.

Right now they are doing some renovation in the hotel. They start the loud noises at 10 am and stop at 5 pm.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

We stayed here around 8 years ago and I'm glad to report things haven't changed. It's an oasis in the middle of bustling Marrakech, in a side street just a stones throw away from the main square, it is built in Maroc style, there's a pool on the ground floor and a heated pool on the roof, which is a sun trap, from here you can see the koutoubia minaret. The breakfast is great, our room was upgraded upon check in. Great maid service.
The only slight moan is that the service on the rooftop bar was a little slow but this didn't really bother us.
There is also a great Indian restaurant on the top floor.
We stayed for a weekend and hired a minibus for a trip to Asni and Emily - atlas mountain villages.
The minibus was £100 all in for 7 of us(10-3pm) we had a tagine lunch up in the mountains and was back in Marrakech by 3pm. I would thoroughly recommend doing this, our children loved it.
The hotel isn't very child friendly, there are better hotels out in the palmeraie to cater for younger families, this hotel would be better for couples or for those wanting luxury close to the city centre.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

If location is everything, this hotel has so much more. Situated in the very heart of the medina, it is steps from the Koutoubia and steps from the main square and the souks. Whilst the frenzy of Marrakech starts on the hotel doorstep, inside all is the exquisite calm of unruffled luxury, yet with the unique atmosphere of a riad. For a week in January we stayed in what they euphemistically call a 'junior suite' but is really so much more. From our balcony, the size of another lounge and sumptuously furnished accordingly (even a retracting roof),we had a good view of the koutoubia.

The hotel is quite lovely, cool walkways and quiet corners with seating abound, and it is furnished and decorated in a traditional Moroccan style. The staff bring warmth and are genuinely welcoming and helpful.

We also enjoyed the room service and especially the hotel's Asian restaurant. This is a very well run quality and traditional hotel in a great location. Great experience.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Very peaceful place in middle of the massive chaos this city brings with it. It was just marvelous to be able to come back at lunch time and jump in the pool, or if we simply needed a break of all the noise and people.
La place is just one footstep away and it is very simple to find its way back to the hotel.
Downside were the looks of the boys at the indian restaurants when we were in bikini at the pool next to it and that all the taxis waiting in front of the hotel were triple the price the other ones at the place asked for.
The concierge downstairs in the lobby were amazing and the rooms were clean. A couple of cracks in the wall but besides that everything was gorgeous. The roses in the room were a nice touch.

I'm more used to hostels so this was very luxurious and lovely, nice to have stayed there!
Best thing ever: BREAKFAST! sadly it was so hot, I could never eat as much as I wanted to!! So much choice and the orange juice is to die for!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

This place is just gorgeous. It's so near the big square but it's so peaceful and welcoming. The batman there Ikmail (spelling) makes the best cocktails and offers impeccable service. Nothing is too much trouble. The nibbles to go with the drinks are a nice touch.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

I had the delight of visiting Marrakesh with my 4 year old daughter for a week. We stayed at Les Jardins de La Koutoubia.

We had a great time, using the two excellent heated pools frequently - the top one with an excellent view of the Atlas Mountains. We received excellent service from the concierge - who helped book a perfect trip to the beginning of the Atlas Mountains.

The room we got, was a very big room, with both a bathtub and a shower in very good condition. The breakfast was very good - with everything you could want and need.

The best part of staying at the hotel was the very central placement of the hotel - only 3 minutes from the central square.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Marrakesh.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Les Jardins de La Koutoubia
Address: 26 Rue de la Koutoubia, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#36 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#50 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#84 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#112 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Les Jardins de La Koutoubia 5*
Number of rooms: 72
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