The Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morocco

Nestled away in magnificent Marrakech, the Royal Mansour opened its arms to accommodate me with wonder, luxury and unparalleled service in May earlier this year.

Arriving to Marrakech, I really didn’t know what to expect. I’d heard some amazing things about the “Red City”, as well as the hotel, but wanted to critique everything myself. Upon arriving to the hotel’s enormous traditional Moroccan gate, we were greeted by several member of the property with some refreshments.


After checking in, we were escorted to our riad. Basically, a riad is a private Moroccan style house with a courtyard and rooftop. The Royal Mansour were so hospitable, that they allocated me into my very own three-story one bedroom superior riad!
The ground floor comprised of a gorgeous courtyard area with a running fountain, a spacious lounge room and bathroom. Moving to the first floor of the riad, you’re presented with your king sized bedroom, wardrobe and huge bathroom. The rooftop on the third and final level wasn’t your ordinary rooftop. Here, you had the option of taking a quick dip in your very own private pool, tanning on the sun-beds available, or asking the guys at the hotel to light up the fireplace for a midnight relaxation session.



This place has secret tunnels! The ground-breaking, distinctive and ingenious masterpiece hotel design is magnified by an intricate series of underground tunnels to each of the property’s 53 riads, accessed only by staff and thus guaranteeing the utmost privacy and discretion.


When it came to dining during our four day trip, we didn’t have to leave the hotel the majority of the time. The Royal Mansour offers delicious Moroccan cuisine at Le Grande Table Morocaine, that’ll have you asking for more and more…as we did. When you feel that you’ve had too much Moroccan cuisine, you simple cross the concierge table to Le Grande Table Francaise for divine French styled cuisine.


There were so many incredible things about the decor of the property, but my favourite was the use of zelij tiles in a mosaic styled design everywhere you went. Just have a look at the cover image of this article and you’ll know what I mean. The patterns, colours and designs are simply breathtaking. The opportunity to take an amazing image are endless.


On our last day, we chose to pamper ourselves with a well-deserved spa session. The interior design of the spa is on a level of its own. Just look at the photo I captured upon my arrival and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Just like the design, the spa treatment itself was spot on!


A huge thank you to Mehdi from Etiquette Arabia and the team at The Royal Mansour for making this trip so memorable. It will go down as one of my all-time favourites!


The Royal Mansour, Where Dreams and Emotions are Born.



Founder of SMF, Elias spends most of his time travelling the world, attempting to become the first Lebanese surfer and rocking the white pant + double breasted blazer combo.