40. La Mamounia, Marrakesh, Morocco

Ranked #40 in our countdown of the 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World.

“Still the place for glamour in Marrakech.” Melissa Biggs Bradley

It’s no more than a stone’s throw from Marrakesh’s chaotic Jemaa el Fna Square, but La Mamounia is having none of that madness.

This is a heritage oasis standing serenely at the heart of legendary royal gardens. Interiors glide seamlessly from Moorish-style – arched doorways, vaulted ceilings, zellij tiling and intricately carved marble – to cosmopolitan glamour. Moroccan, French and Italian fine dining, poolside breakfasts, even a garden house for ice-cream and mint tea in the heat of the day.

Service? Your wish is their command. 

Size 100 rooms and suites

Did you know There is a cocktail for each decade of the hotel’s 90 years, inspired by a past celebrity guest. The Yves Saint Laurent is pretty spesh.



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