- Luxury Hotel
- Extensive sports facilities
- Kid's Club
- Beachcomber Portfolio
Situated on a stunning private estate just seven miles southeast of central Marrakech, Royal Palm Marrakech is a large and inviting luxury hotel with extensive facilities, pretty lawns dotted with olive trees, and spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains. With 135 suites and villas set over three floors, a large heated swimming pool, a spa, a golf course and a fitness centre, there’s plenty to do both on site at the hotel, and in the wider surrounding area. Although the service might be somewhat patchy at times, this is one of Marrakech’s best and consequently most expensive properties, and it’s certainly worth pushing the boat out if you can.
The hotel’s spacious communal areas are decorated in a traditional Moroccan style with a sleek, modern finish, and comprise a sumptuous bar and cigar lounge, and three restaurants. Breakfast is served in Le Caravane brasserie, dinner in the elegant Al Ain restaurant, and light lunches are available at L'Olivier, set beside the pool in the gardens. The 25 metre heated pool is a delight, and there’s an extensive Sports Centre featuring tennis, racquet ball, and squash courts, various fitness and cardio rooms, and a pilates studio. For any guest wishing to venture into Marrakech, the hotel provides a day-time shuttle bus to both the old and new towns, although note that advance booking is required and private transport should be arranged in the evenings.
There are a total of 135 suites and villas set over three floors, all featuring ensuite bathrooms and a spacious terrace or balcony with views over the gardens and mountains beyond. There’s an enormous range of room types to choose from, from standard Deluxe rooms, to Junior and Senior Suites, a Penthouse Suite, and a super luxurious Presidential Suite complete with a kitchenette, and a large open plan lounge and dining area which houses a fireplace and leads out onto a terrace with al fresco dining facilities for six. This suite boasts two huge bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom and solarium, and one with an outdoor jacuzzi. Laundry services and Wi-Fi are available throughout.
Children are welcome, and families have plenty of accommodation options to choose from. The designated Family Suite features two separate ensuite bedrooms with a shared balcony. There’s also a Luxury Family Suite made up of interconnecting Junior and Senior suites, complete with a shared lounge area. Last but not least, the Prince Villas are two-bedroom family apartments featuring their own private walled garden complete with pool, a Turkish bath (hammam), BBQ facilities, and outdoor dining area. Babysitters can be arranged through the hotel with 24 hours’ notice, and there’s a Kid’s Club for children up to 12 years of age, although note that children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by a parent or babysitter.
The highlights for us were the accommodation choices - we loved each place we stayed and for quite different reasons.
We found the food really delicious at all the places. We were really impressed. We ended up eating dinner every night at Dar Housnia, which was really tasty but a bit expensive but we loved the convenience of it and loved everything else about the place.
My 9yr’s favourite place was Douar Samra - he liked the rooms and all the meals. We all like the communal meals there. It was good to get to know other travellers. But my husband and I really loved the Douria Suite at Dar Housnia as it was great to the have space and down time by ourselves there. We spent some hours just lazing on the terrace after walking around Marrakech for hours.
We also thought Kasbah Ellouze was really lovely too. They were super helpful accommodating the kids. They made sure we could celebrate NYE dinner with the kids as they go to bed early. It was really kind of them.
We had a Hussain as our guide for trekking and he went with us on the road trip. We really liked him: friendly & kind, and not too loud & talkative (our family is on the quiet side!). Hussain was great with our two boys. He made them feel comfortable, kept them safe on the treks (ie speed walking ahead with them when they wanted (our 4yr old loved this!) and holding them securely on mules over the rough terrain) and he played football with them too!
We had two different drivers who were both good - helped out when our 9yr old vomited from car sickness and were happy to drive slowly as needed.
Also we thought your organisation of everything and choice of accommodation & guides was excellent. We had no complaints. We had a splendid, relaxed and easy holiday - we didn’t have to think of anything & it was all great.
Helen Newman reviewing Morocco Family Holiday: Kasbahs, Mountains & Souks on 30 January 2018
Thanks for organising an excellent holiday for us. It's my first time using Tourdust and I've been really impressed and will certainly be recommending you to friends and family. You provided an excellent level of service all the way through, and the bespoke nature of the trip was fantastic whilst being really good value for money.
- Le Kasbah de Toubkal blew us away - one not to miss!
- The trek was amazing and my kids loved it. The camping was really fun, the food was excellent, and I'd particularly call out our guide Rashid who was fantastic show especially with my kids.
- Riad Adore was outstanding - far exceeding my expectations - it was beautiful and we were very well looked after
- Le Doux Tour was luxurious and a nice relaxing way to end the holiday.
- Logistics were great and our main driver Mustapha was brilliant
If there was one build / thing I would change, it's a very small one but some candles / lanterns to use in the evening whilst camping would have made it easier to stay outside for a bit longer.
Mark Dilley reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 07 June 2016
We had a brilliant holiday in Morocco courtesy of Tourdust this Summer (2015). Despite any anticipated difficulties of travelling to a country with a different culture and language we found everyone involved with our trip really friendly and helpful. The accommodation in all three areas was delightful, all in different ways, the food delicious and all the transfers involved worked very smoothly which really took the stress out of things. Trekking in the extreme heat of August requires a level of fitness which I personally found a struggle, but the guide made it possible to go at a speed that was comfortable. My two teenage sons really enjoyed the trip as well. Tourdust were really helpful before travelling in helping with any last minute issues. I would really recommend this trip.
Hazel Bayley reviewing Morocco Family Holiday: Kasbahs, Mountains & Souks on 02 September 2015