Wait! Don’t start yet! Put some –appropriate- music on first!
The second stop of our Riad Hopping led us to La Sultana Marrakech, a real Riad palace that made me feel like…a Sultana! The Riad offered me a real Moroccan sense of residence and the photos justify it.
La Sultana, a member of “Small Luxury Hotels of the World” and “Great Hotels of the World”, has 28 boutique rooms and suites, all decorated differently. Situated in Kasbah, in the historic center of Marrakech, it is just ten minutes from the famous Jemaa El-Fnaa Square.
Its traditional oriental design, the ornate arches with mosaics and the several rooms behind large wooden doors give the impression of being into the Sultan’s Palace and suddenly we will see him coming out of a room with his harem. La Sultana is made up of five Riads internally, with antiques and furniture from the East.
The employees dressed in traditional red clothes greeted us with rain that day. We were taken to one of the lounges and offered Moroccan tea. Soon we would see our room, called Crocodile. Red for the most part, with an elaborate vaulted ceiling above the bed that looked like a peculiar starry sky. When we got into the bathroom, we immediately realized where the room was named after, as it was green with a bathtub that looked like … a “crocodile’s nest”. No, it didn’t even bother us in the least to enjoy our shower in it.
Every morning we enjoyed a hearty breakfast by the outdoor pool with the brick arches, where live music was played in the evening to accompany our dinner. La Sultana also features a rooftop pool, while the impressive Moroccan spa offers an intimate sense in this pristine ambiance with the elaborate arches.
In the afternoons we were visiting the terrace of La Sultana Marrakech, an open area of 1,800 sqm to enjoy the view of colorful Marrakech (It was never enough!). From its roof we had a panoramic 360° view with the highlights being the Koutoumbia Mosque, the Saadiens Tombs, the colorful shops and certainly the Atlas Mountains. There was no better view for us in order to relax and have a Moroccan tea or a cocktail from the bar.
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