Kenzi Menara Palace
In the heart of Morocco's Red Rose city and just south of the ancient walled medina, the five-star Kenzi Menara Palace is an ochre-colored oasis set within acres of gardens dotted with date palms and citrus trees. Bask in the sunshine by the sprawling swimming pool, head to the spa for a four-hand massage, and linger over cinnamon-scented tajines at Saoussane restaurant. Nearby, there are world-class golf courses to experience and bewitching palaces, mosques, and souks to explore.
- All 236 guestrooms and suites have balconies facing the rugged Atlas Mountains
- Unwind in the sauna and soak in the thermal pools in the O-Spa By Kenzi
- Indulge in a luxurious hammam with handmade olive oil soap and mineral-rich clay
- Spend sunny afternoons playing badminton and boules on the lawn
- Little ones will love the outdoor playground and complimentary kids’ club
- Navigate through Marrakech’s maze-like medina and barter for souvenirs in the souks
Soak up the colorful, chaotic atmosphere of Morocco's most magical city, then return to your tranquil sanctuary where you’ll be greeted by staff bearing trays of fresh mint tea. Mosaic-adorned walls, glorious mountain views, indoor and outdoor pools, and two clay tennis courts are just some of the pleasures that await you.
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Built in Moorish style with keyhole arches and intricate stucco, Kenzi Menara Palace has 236 guestrooms and suites with private balconies facing the dust-colored Atlas Mountains. Decorated in a warm palette of reds and browns, they feature dark wood furniture, rug-covered tile floors, and exotic paintings. Guestrooms are nearly palatial at 600 square feet, while suites are double the size, and bathrooms come with traditional tadelakt plaster work, deep soaking tubs, and rain showers.
Enjoy a cup of coffee made from your in-room espresso machine, and order snacks and meals from the 24-hour room service. Childcare can also be arranged if you are interested in a romantic dinner for two.
Kenzi Menara Palace celebrates Marrakech’s culinary traditions with two excellent restaurants: one French and the other Moroccan. By day, opt for light bites at the poolside bar; after dark, drink in the views of the Atlas’s craggy peaks from the sultry cocktail bar.
Insensé – The main restaurant is an alluring space with arches, terracotta walls, and a terrace overlooking the pool. Dishes such as herb-crusted rack of lamb and poached turbot with vegetable fricassee will transport you to the south of France.
Saoussane – Make a dinner date at this enchanting Moroccan restaurant where filigree lanterns cast a magical glow over Orientalist paintings and cushion-strewn banquettes. Feast on authentic dishes such as slow-cooked lamb and pigeon bastilla (a flaky pastry pie).
Pool Bar – Sink into a wicker armchair in one of the poolside pavilions draped with white curtains. Choose from salads, pastas, and sandwiches, and be sure to try the swordfish skewers and salad Niçoise.
L’Orientaliste – This intimate bar, with warm wood paneling, plump sofas, and panoramic views, is perfect for an aperitif or a nightcap. The resident pianist will serenade you with soft tunes as you sip cognac and Kir Royales and gaze out at the pool.
If you can tear yourself away from the outdoor pool, head to O-Spa By Kenzi for locally inspired treatments and eucalyptus-scented saunas; afterwards, get groomed at the onsite hair and beauty salon. If you’re feeling active, work out in the fitness center, hit the clay tennis courts, try your hand at badminton, or join a game of volleyball.
Head to the nearby Agdal Gardens, where you can stroll among olive trees and babbling fountains, and take the hotel shuttle bus into Marrakech’s historic medina to wander its labyrinthine alleys and shop the famous souks. Visit the 19th-century Bahia Palace and the dazzling Saadian Tombs, then walk to the Koutoubia Mosque and take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the city’s 12th-century ramparts. As dusk falls, wander back to the cobblestoned Jemaa el-Fnaa square and watch the snake charmers work their magic and sample local specialties at the numerous food stalls.
Kenzi Menara Palace
Near the 12th-century Agdal Gardens and just south of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed medina, the Kenzi Menara Palace is both close to the action and a welcome escape from the non-stop energy of Marrakech. The hotel is a ten-minute taxi ride to Jemaa el-Fnaa, the bustling central square, and close to several championship golf courses including The Montgomerie Marrakech and the Noria Golf Club.
Marrakech Menara International Airport is 4 mi / 6 km from the hotel.
Marrakech station is 4 mi / 6 km away, with service to Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, and Meknes.
The hotel runs a complimentary shuttle to Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakech's main square.