We did a lot of research on Morocco before comitting us to a trip and knew I wanted to stay in a Riad. We booked with Cadogan who were excellent and arranged for us to be collected at the Airport and walk us to the Palais Sebban, once in the medina.
At first, like others we were a little concerned and were led down a narrow alley way to be confronted by a heavy studded door. It felt as though we were walking in to someones house but once inside, we were greeted by cool air and a spicy smell of incense. The staff were very welcoming and made us peppermint tea.
The Palais Sebban is utterly beautiful - a real haven like no other. The pictures do it no justice. It really does blow your mind.
There is a small plunge pool in the centre of the court yard, and tables and chairs inside of the tall walls with exotic flowers everywhere you look. The restaurant looks over the pool but we chose to eat under the stars.
The food was excellent - very traditional with superb staff who were more than attentive. Breakfast was our favourite meal here, with a huge selection.
The Palais Sebban is a 10 minute walk from the main square - we spent most of our first day lost in the Souks but that's all part of the experience. Turn left when you leave the hotel to take you to the square - we turned right and were completely lost for hours.
From the roof terrace there is a wonderful view of the city so we spent a lot of time taking photographs etc.
We stayed in a standard room which was rather noisy but this can be forgiven for the sheer beauty of the place.
We are looking forward to our next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The owner and former king in Sebban give his name to his beautiful Palace that has been care fully ma intained by his family for over a centery.In 2006 and efter 4 years of renovationand restoration, it became a Moroccan Andalusian architecture jewel. (Zellige,Marbre,carved plaster ,Berber carved wooden, ceilings and original ceilings (Glaoui period),Marbled fontaine ....Everything in this palace of a thousand and one night makes you dreaming and soak up the Oriental culture. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palais Sebban Marrakech
- Palais Sebban Hotel Marrakech