The Royal Mansour - Day 1
I’m starting my first travel blog with the most sophisticated and luxurious hotel I have ever seen; The Royal Mansour! This elegant and magical hotel in Marrakech invited me for a stay at their beautiful hotel. This place truly stimulates all your five senses in a way that you really experience all the beauty that Morocco has to offer.
The lobby is magical and looks like the set of a movie. The Royal Mansour isn’t a hotel. It’s a little village, away from all the city hectics. Here there aren’t any single rooms available. But only Riads that are beautifully decorated and have the most amazing handmade details. A riad is a Moroccan type of house with an interior garden or courtyard and has a rooftop terrace.
When I arrived in Marrakech there was a chauffeur waiting to take me to the hotel in a big luxurious Mercedes-Benz. He took care ofall my bags and while steering the wheel with his white gloves, told me everythingabout Marrakech.
The Royal Mansour lies just behind the walls of the old city of Marrakech and has it’s own entrance. From there on all the beauty starts. When entering, there is a big road going straight with two big walls on each side. There are also lots of gorgeous olive trees, palmtrees and flowers on the side of the road. We passed by a big minty colored gate, this is the entrance to the Spa of the hotel. Then we drove up to another big gate, this is the door to the Royal Mansour..
When they opened the gate for us we entered and the chauffeur parked right in front of the hotel. The peace here is what was so noticeable. The only thing you hear here are the birds singing in the trees and the water from the fountain inside of the lobby.
The lobby felt like a dream and actually deserves a review by itself! It is so breathtakingly beautiful with the open roof in the center, the amazing mosaic, the big water fountain and the beautiful fabrics that are used for the chairs and the draping all around the center of the lobby. There is also a big birdcage with adorable brightly colored parakeets that sing beautifully. Everything in the lobby makes sense and is looking perfectly coordinated. The architects Nicolas Papamilitades and Fabrice Bourg really delivered astonishing work.
After checking in, a nice lady named Selloua, walked me to my own riad. Even the way up to the riad was amazing! There were different alleys with riads everywhere, it felt like a magical maze, with beautiful plants and flowers. All the alleys had little gutters with streaming water. Again the only sounds here were the birds and the running water.
The hotel is made with the idea of it being a representation of the old Medina of Marrakech with 53 riads in different sizes. All the riads are made in a way that you can’t see other guests, even on the terrace. Everything is discreet and super private. The windows inside the riads have wooden panels that can be closed for even more privacy. In my next post I will tell you more about my own private beautiful Riad and show you what the interior looked like!
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