Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech

Authentic Moroccan elegance near the medina

Think of Marrakech and most call to mind the winding pathways and hustle and bustle of the medina. Now imagine the opposite — a luxe desert hideaway, tastefully decorated and impossibly chic, all clean lines and well-manicured gardens and pools. That’s Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech, a 134-room oasis just 20 minutes outside the city center.

Don’t miss the riad-style spa, with its 10 cabin-style treatment areas, hammam, sauna and body scrub area, where you can try everything from an argan oil massage to traditional rituals like a rhassoul clay wrap and services by Barcelona skincare brand Natura Bissé. Afterward, indulge in a poolside meal at L’Olivier, the restaurant serving Mediterranean-meets-Moroccan fare.

Boasting the largest pool in the country, an 18-hole championship golf course by Cabell B. Robinson and a collection of fully serviced freestanding villas, the resort is great for first-time visitors to the country. It struck the right mix of authentic Moroccan décor and well-timed luxury service.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The Marrakech hotel earned a Green Key award, a prestigious eco-label certification that indicates the property is working to maintain a sustainable footprint via initiatives like water preservation, energy conservation and work with eco-friendly suppliers.
  • Set in the heart of a centuries-old olive grove, Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech blends modern architecture with Moorish touches. Amid the lovely grounds, you’ll discover an expansive spa with a private area just for women and an 18-hole, par-72 golf course.
  • Take a dip in the heated, ozonized swimming pool, the largest of its kind in the country.
  • There’s ample programming for young ones, including cooking classes, craft days and even Berber camel treks.
  • Choose from five restaurants, offering everything from terraced dining at the Country Club (overlooking the Atlas Mountains) to sushi at the Jazz Bar, with its red velvet day beds, oversized chandeliers and drinks designed by a bartender from London’s famed The Savoy, also a Fairmont hotel.

Things to Know

  • The luxury hotel is 20 minutes from the main medina of Marrakech in in Tameslouht, meaning it’s easy to feel like you’re enjoying a resort-style escape but still access the vibrant city markets if you wish.
  • The property was rebranded as a Fairmont 2017 and has undergone upgrades to ensure it lives up to the luxury brand’s name.
  • You’re just 15 minutes from the airport, making this a convenient hotel to end your trip in Morocco.
  • Enjoy complimentary transfers into the city center, where you can do everything from bargain for silks and silver in the medina to tour the new Yves Saint Laurent Museum.

The Rooms

  • Most of the 134 rooms and suites boast panoramic views of the nearby Atlas Mountains.
  • Even the smallest rooms are dubbed Deluxe and stand at an impressive 775 square feet. They have dedicated living space, oversized marble bathrooms and private dressing areas.
  • If you’re craving extra space or traveling with friends and family, book one of the 10 two-bedroom villas that dot the property, which come with gardens, individual pools and terraces.

The Look

  • Clean, modern lines and distinctively Moroccan style mingle marvelously in the property design, with soft ochre walls and gorgeously oversized keyhole doors set against shallow pools and lush green gardens.
  • Designed as a series of interconnecting squares, the setting is meant to evoke a fortified village, a ksar.
  • Insta-worthy views come in the form of moucharabieh screens and arched doorways, plus the over-the-top décor in dining areas.
  • Designed by Marilin Spataro, interiors combine metals, textures and touches of colors like red, orange, and gold on top of neutral ochres.

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Getting There
BP 2470, Km 12, route d’Amizmiz, Marrakech, Morocco
RAK (16-20 min)  
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