Rabat - The British newspaper The Independent has ranked the garden of La Mamounia Hotel of Marrakech the fourth best Garden Retreat in the World.
Rabat – The British newspaper The Independent has ranked the garden of La Mamounia Hotel of Marrakech the fourth best Garden Retreat in the World.
The garden of La Mamounia was listed among the top 5 hotel gardens in the world after the Villa d’Este in Italy, Les Jardins du Manoir d’Eyrignac in France, and the Biltmore Estate, in North Carolina, USA.
“With towering palm trees, orange trees, 700-year-old olive trees and the intoxicating scent of rose bushes, the 18th-century gardens of “Arset el Mamoun,” from which the hotel takes its name, were a gift to Prince Moulay Mamoun from his father, Sultan Mohammed III,” according The Independent.
The legendary hotel of La Mamounia was built in 1923 and had a makeover in 2009 at the hands of French designer Jacques Garcia.
The hotel’s swimming pool, tea house, and Moroccan restaurant are also tucked into the garden’s 20-acre expanse.
Moroccan style, complete with intricate patterns and arabesques based on Berber and Arab-Andalusian architecture, La Mamounia hotel is set in royal gardens, marked by Moorish opulence, with 209 rooms (including 71 suites), gardens, a spa with hammams (Moroccan traditional bath), and three riads.
Since its founding, La Mamounia, which is very close to the famous Jamaa El Fna Square, has collected a number of international recognitions and awards.
Last year, it was ranked the world’s best hotel in the UK travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller’s annual reader poll.
It was named the world’s best hotel spa by the same magazine in 2011, hotel of the year in 2010 by Tatler Travel Guide, and Best Resort in 2010 by Travel and Leisure.