Inside The Glamourous Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech

Feel like the Sultan himself.

Why We Love This: The massive 8 acres of 500 rooms and 3 swimming pools are hard to come by in Marrakech, but the quality of Movenpick remains a 5-star luxury ideal for the entire family to enjoy. 

Suitable For: Business and family travelers.

The Story:

Located in the the L’Hivernage new district and just a fifteen minute drive to the heart of the old town, this five-star Moroccan resort has something for everyone. Movenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech is at the forefront of modern, innovative travel, not just in Marrakech, but around the world. Whether visiting Africa, the Middle East, Asia, or Europe, the Movenpick family is excited to welcome you. Yet while 82 Movenpick hotels can be found in 25 different countries around the world, Movenpick Marrakech provides a uniquely Moroccan touch. In fact, every architectural detail has been calculated with respect to the great history of Marrakech. The hotel’s name is exceptionally long for a reason– it is inspired by Ahmed Al Mansour Eddahbi, Sultan of the Saadian dynasty, an important leader in both Europe and Africa. But beyond its name, walking through the Movenpick Marrakech resort will make you feel like a Eddahbi himself. Movenpick feels like a luxurious modern oasis as the theme of water echoes throughout the each corner of the hotel.

The Experience:

Movenpick Marrakech is undoubtedly safe and incredibly tranquil, a welcome contrast to the lively and sometimes chaotic Medina. When traveling as a family or for business, taking a step back from the dynamic energy of the old town will likely be greatly appreciated, especially when Movenpick Marrakech offers so many modern amenities to maximize guests’ comfort. And even more than a hotel, Movenpick is world of its own. With seven buildings spread out over eight acres, 503 rooms, three swimming pools, a yoga studio, a kids club, and four restaurants and one bar, Movenpick caters to just about everyone. There are even six types of luxurious room options for business travelers, couples, and families.

Not only do the rooms accommodate families, but there is a plethora of facilities and resources for children and adults alike. If the parents want to spend the night exploring the Jemaa El Fna market or watching a  belly dance performance at one of Marrakech’s many clubs, Movenpick provides in-suite babysitting services to care for your children while you enjoy a well-deserved night out. The restaurants also have many meal options for children, and when dining with parents, young ones up to age 6 eat for free and kids between ages 7 to 12 receive a 50% discount. Movenpick even welcomes children ages 4 to 12 to their kids club, which includes exciting and environmentally-friendly activities, belly dancing classes, and special seasonal events such as Easter egg hunts and meeting Santa on Christmas.

In addition to Movenpick’s outstanding attention towards family travel, this hotel is also perfect for those traveling to Morocco for business. The hotel has direct access to the country’s largest conference hall, the Palais de Congres Marrakech, which contains 20 meeting rooms and two auditoriums which can hold up to 1,500 people. Movenpick knows that business travelers are always on the move, so the staff ensure that not only are meetings successful and memorable, but that banquet halls are filled with healthy and authentic cuisine.

Movenpick Marrakech
Numerous restaurants cater to local and international flavors.

Not to mention, there are also four delicious restaurants located on the premises. Jamra Organic & Healthy Living offers fresh, nutritious dishes by the pool, while Nozha Coffee Shop provides takeaway refreshments and light meals 24 hours a day. For a more traditional dining experience, the Saray Restaurant offers authentic Moroccan dishes and quality wines within a classic caidal tent.

Movenpick’s very own Spanish restaurant, Marcelona, is particularly exceptional. Catalan chef Jesus Nino has transmitted his love of Spanish cooking into this fun and vibrant restaurant. Nino has brought Spain to Morocco through delicious plates of paella, croquettes, Spanish tortilla, patatas bravas, and much more. And of course, sipping on some fresh sangria after a day in the sun is a great way to beat the heat. After a few days of couscous and tagine three meals a day, a night of tapas at Marcelona will surely spice up your night with a Spanish twist.

Movenpick Marrakech goes above and beyond a typical resort as staff aim to “make moments” for their guests. These memorable experiences that guests will look back on fondly are what Movenpick strives for. For example, after enjoying a hammam treatment or a massage at Movenpick’s very own spa, the afternoon ‘chocolate hour’ is the perfect way to continue relaxing Moroccan style. Indulging in a bounty of sweets while friendly hotel staff expertly pour steaming hot traditional Moroccan mint tea is certainly an experience to remember.

With so many amenities, cuisine options, and activities, Movenpick is a great choice for everyone. If you are only in Marrakech for a meeting and have little desire to explore the rest of the city, you can have a comfortable stay at the hotel and walk only a few minutes to the Palais de Congres. If you’d prefer to dive into the Moroccan culture, simply take a fifteen minute taxi ride to the Medina and you will feel transported in time. And if traveling with children, Movenpick provides family activities or staff will happily watch the young ones while parents enjoy the city on their own. Whether you prefer to have a relaxing vacation or a unique adventure, book Movenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech for a Moroccan experience to remember.

Gillian Rose

Contributor

A student at UC Berkeley studying Human Rights of Refugees, Gillian is fiercely passionate about the anti-human trafficking movement. She has lived in California, Spain and Thailand, and welcomes new experiences and cultures with an open mind and an open heart.

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