Marrakech takes the spa experience to a quintessential level, one that you can’t deny during a few days of escape in Morocco’s incredible Red City. You’ll see hammams available in other Moroccan regions, but none will be as posh or lush as the ones in Marrakech.
For Moroccans, heading to the hammam is a social gathering. For local women, it’s a place to fill in on gossip of the day. For travelers, it’s a chance to soak in black salt scrub, mud, eucalyptus and argan purity.
The hammams or spas you’ve gotta check out are not only luxurious but can be worthy of an entire day. Put your gadgets away, reserve your spot at one of these havens for dewy skin and oh, that glow!
La Mamounia – Best Luxurious Pamper
Spa Pass is a necessity at La Mamounia where you’ll discover the ultimate opulent indulgence in Marrakech. Do it, because you deserve every bit of it. As a member of the World’s Leading Hotels, La Mamounia is also the most Instagrammed spa destination in Marrakech. With a pass, you’ll be able to enjoy the swimming pool, along with your treatment, a meal included and access to the gym. Designed by Parisian Jacques Garcia, the hotel has shined since its glamorous days in 1923. Millions of hand-cut tiles, handmade lanterns and various representations of Arab-Andalusian and Berber styles make this spa getaway even more unique.
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Les Bains de Marrakech – Best Couple Massages
One of the most popular spas you’ll see on every list is Les Bains de Marrakech, which lives up to buzzworthy expectations. Situated in the city’s medina area, this spa is fantastic for couples looking for a joint massage experience. Because of its larger size, there are plenty of rooms for numerous variety of massages. You need to reserve ahead of time, this is a popular one so it’s always busy.
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Hammam de la Rose – Best New & Modern Escape
As one of the newest spas on the Marrakech hammam scene, Hammam de la Rose is getting rave reviews on TripAdvisor for its ultra friendly service and totally affordable massages. So you can enjoy a truly tranquil experience without breaking the bank.
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Jnane Tamsna – Most Artistic Inspo
If you’re an art lover and looking for an inspiring place to chill out, check out Jnan Tamsna. Owners Meryanne Loum-Martin and her husband Gary who is an ethnobotanist exhibit art pieces at the spa’s shop. This treasured jewel also features lovely gardens that exude nothing but serenity. Jnan Tamsna also engages with environmental projects to re-green the Marrakech Medina and Palmeraie.
Heritage Spa – Best Cozy Atmosphere
Heritage Spa is another favorite among locals and travelers, the intimacy feels comfy. In addition to massages and hammams, the spa also offers facials. Located in the famous Bab Doukkala district, the spa uses 100% natural organic products and argan oil. PS. It’s gay friendly here!
Le Bled – Best Farmhouse Vibe
Douar Coucou – Oasis Hassan II 40 000 Taseltanet – Marrakech, Marrakech 40000, Morocco (map, website)
For many, relaxation involves lots of green scenery and being surrounded by nature’s beauty. Le Bled is a guesthouse which offers a calming experience between the city and the country. There are lots of olive groves, palm and banana trees with the view of the Atlas Mountains. Le Bled’s gardens and swimming pool provide a perfect escape from the bustling Marrakech.
Royal Mansour – Best High-end Products
Within its lacey walls, Royal Mansour has one of the prettiest spas in town. With products including: Sisley, Chanel and Dr. Haushka being rubbed all over your body, there’s no doubt that Royal Mansour is definitely high-end and completely personalized. Take advantage of private massages if you yearn for more discretion, they’re not only available but also well suited.
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Hammam Rosa Bonheur – Best Word of Mouth
A spa with rave reviews, Hammam Rosa Bonheur is embracing lots of love at the moment. Guests adore the friendly hospitality as well as gifts of oil after treatments. Most importantly, the wide variety of massages and hammams don’t cost an arm and a leg.
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Hammam El-Bacha – Best Local Scrubdown
20, Boulevard Fatima Zahra, Marrakech, Morocco (map)
Want a totally local vibe where you can exchange scrubdowns with Moroccans? The above recs are more posh than Hammam El-Bacha – one of the largest spas where you’ll find huge groups of people in steam rooms and marble pools. And yes, there will be nudity. Be sure to buy a black soap and glove at the entrance.
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