Though we hate to admit it, our social media-savvy mindset means we're always on the lookout for the perfect photo spot that will invoke the envy of our followers. Capturing the beauty of a destination and the joy of a moment is an art, but having the perfect backdrop certainly enhances the effect, with or without a filter.
So, imagine our delight at having uncovered a most luxurious hotel that is practically designed for posting and boasting about online. With awe-inspiring interior design, delectable dining options, sprawling gardens, photogenic pools and an out-of-this-world spa, Royal Mansour Marrakech is your picture-perfect fantasy made real.
For a long time, Marrakech has been one of our destinations of distinction, as it has the rare ability to make you feel like you've travelled much further than the short flight time suggests. Combining Arabian allure, French flair and the intoxicating exoticism of Africa.
Few settings are as sensual as that of Marrakech. Spices, teas and incense infuse the air, the flavours are rich and sweet, the Atlas Mountains and the desert greet each other warmly and the hospitality is tender in a world that, at times, risks becoming cold.
Patio Riad Superior
Riad Privilege Terrace
Your Royal Mansour Marrakech experience begins before you even check-in. You'll enjoy VIP fast-track through the airport and a seamless fifteen-minute transfer time, before arriving at the magnificent - made-for capturing on camera - gates. Formally owned by King Mohammed VI, the 'Royal' title is genuine, while the spectacular entrance is part of the Medina wall, welcoming guests as it would have welcomed royalty for centuries.
Royal Mansour Marrakech is entirely different to any other luxury retreat you may have experienced. The result of pure imagination, this five-star royal residence is a dream made real. Guests are asked to enjoy the beauty of life during their stay, taking time to explore the pristine perfection of their surroundings and indulge in ancient Moroccan traditions.
For the Instagram enthusiasts and wellness devotees, the spa is the star of the show. Ornate filigree design, shaped like an ornamental birdcage, sets your spirit free whilst the beautiful luminosity and calm soothes your soul. Ten treatment rooms, world-class spa therapists and designer products make for a peerless experience and photographer's dream. Do be sure to put down your camera long enough to really emerge yourself in the beauty of the setting though.
Forget choosing between suites and villas, as Royal Mansour Marrakech comprises fifty-six exclusive riads. Be greeted by your butler and invited into your private world of luxury. Each riad is unique, but all feature a private courtyard, roof terrace, plunge pool, fireplace and tented space for spa treatments. Not to mention the substantial Master Suite, decadent lounge area and spa-inspired bathrooms. If you're travelling with an entourage, two- and three-bedroom riads are available.
Dining at Royal Mansour Marrakech is a suitably regal affair. Choose from four exquisite restaurants, each with a different international inspiration, three glamorous bars and, in true Moroccan style, a tea lounge. Michelin-starred chef, Yanick Alléno oversees the gastronomic experience, making Royal Mansour Marrakech one of the finest settings for dining in North Africa - and perhaps beyond - and if you can't bear to leave the luxury of your riad you can enjoy a customised dining experience there.
"At Royal Mansour Marrakech, every guest will find a cuisine to match his or her tastes: gastronomic, French, Moroccan, contemporary. Royal Mansour Marrakech is a place where guests are encouraged to take their time and relax. Life at the hotel can be, in turn, quiet and peaceful, then fun and lively."
Royal Mansour Marrakech is dedicated to excellence, pleasure and luxury. Attention-to-detail and use of the very best artisans in the country create a flawless hotel throughout, and yes, it was featured on the recent BBC television series, 'Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby', so there are additional bragging rights available. However, merely browsing at this beguiling luxury hotel won't satisfy your wanderlust because it isn't until you're there, uploading your own incredible pictures, that you understand the magic of Royal Mansour Marrakech.