Hotel review: ROYAL MANSOR
The royal Mansor has been on my Hotel Bucket List ever since I first discovered Morocco. Famous for its ultra luxe aesthetic and insane facilities, it was designed to be a mini medina. Rooms and suites have been replaced by luxury riads, there are a total of 53 riads each with a unique design across 3 floors.
I was lucky enough to stay in a 1 bedroom premier riad, fully decked out with a rooftop plunge pool, an elevator, wood log fireplace, and so much more.
The closest airport is Marrakech Menara Airport, approx 12 minutes drive to the Royal Mansor. When you land in the airport, a team will escort you through a private security check as guests of RM.
There are a total of 53 rooms, with 4 rooms types:
1507 sqf, 3 floors, 1 bedroom, rooftop plunge pool
1884 sqf, 3 floors, 1 bedroom, rooftop plunge pool
4629 sqf, 3 floors, 2 bedrooms, rooftop plunge pool
9149 sqf, 3 bedrooms, 5 beds, rooftop plunge pool
photo credit: https://moroccoriadsandbeyond.com/riads/royal-mansour/
There are 4 restaurants on site all serving completely different, yet unreal menus.
La Grande Table Marocaine
The Royal mansour’s signature Moroccan restaurant, serving dishes inspired by traditional Moroccan cuisine. 3-Michelin starred chef Parian Yannik Alléno used his heritage as a base of his cooking. After long and rigorous research and understanding, the unique culinary identity of La Grande Table Marocaine was born, bringing it to the top of the list of the best Moroccan fine dining restaurants.
La Table is a contemporary French brasserie, serving breakfast, Lunch and afternoon tea.
Restaurant Le Jardin
Of all the meals we had this was my number 1! The Menu is Asian and Mediterranean-influenced cuisine. We had a selection of Tapas, ceviches, sushi, sashimi, and tartares.
Sesamo is RM’s newest food offering, joining forces with Alajmo group. They have created the most unreal menu. We had a 4 course tasting menu, and it was potentially the best Italian meal I have had outside of Italy.
Things to do
Visit the spa
The Spa at RM is world renowned with a huge range of treatments, from Hammams, manicure and pedicures, lymphatic drainage, singing bowls. I had a facial using the Maroc Maroc treatments and my skin was GLOWING when I finished.
The hotel offers a range of exclusive workshops to make your experience more unique. We didn't try them on this trip, however I have my eye on the mixology workshop for the next trip.
GO ON A TOUR
We went on a tour of Medina with a local guide early in the morning on our last day. I can say from experience having a local guide really changes the dynamic of the tour. Our guide knew the medina like the back of his hand, so was able to guide us to the best spots for shopping and photos. He also knew all the locals around town which was great for navigating conversations when you want to take photos.
HOT AIR BALLOON
The hotel arranged a beautiful sunrise hot air balloon experience for us which really took our marrakech visit to the next level. We left the hotel at around 6am to drive 30 minutes to the take off spot. Taking off as the sunrise to views of the atlas mountains and marrakech was a once in a lifetime experience.
Overall Impression 10/10
Okay, so I know a 10/10 is an insanely high score! But I literally cannot find a single fault with this hotel! I fell in love the moment I stepped onto the grounds! It was beautiful, peaceful, and the service was impeccable. I felt so much has been done to make the property a home away from home.
Not to mention I am a massive foodie, so being able to have such a wide range of food was simply unreal!