Four Seasons Marrakech Morocco Review

Four Seasons Marrakech Morocco Review

 

This Four Seasons Marrakech Review is part of a trip report including Iberia Business Class, plus reviews of luxury hotels and dining in Marrakech, Morocco. For the prior posts, please see:

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Iberia New Business Class A330-300 Review

TravelSort Clients may book the Four Seasons Marrakech with Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits:

  • Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant, including the breakfast buffet at Solano (review in future post)
  • $100 spa credit once during stay
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access for all suite bookings

Four Seasons Marrakech Location, Lobby and Check-In

We were happy that the Four Seasons Marrakech is conveniently located just a 9 minute car ride from Marrakech Airport. Passport Control at the airport wasn't terribly efficient, but everything after that, from meeting up with our friendly driver and checking into the Four Seasons Marrakech, was a breeze.

Reception and the Concierge is located directly in front of you, with rose bouquets and traditional Moroccan tea served. There were other guests at reception and the concierge desk, so I left them out of my photo, but reception is on the right as you enter, and the concierge desk is on your left.

Four Seasons Marrakech Review - Reception and Concierge

 

We were checked in inside the light filled lobby, which again has a stunning floral display reminiscent of the Four Seasons George V Paris. And no wonder, since Jeff Leatham has actually been to the Four Seasons Marrakech and consulted with its in-house floral team.

Four Seasons Marrakech Review - Lobby

Four Seasons Marrakech Review - Roses in Lobby

 

Flower accents continue in the interior courtyard, as well as bouquets in the airy Inara Bar and Lounge area, which is perfect for afternoon tea:

Four Seasons Marrakech Morocco Review - Inara Bar and Lounge

 

Before long, we were on our way to our Premier Room, on the third floor. The Four Seasons Marrakech encompasses 40 acres, yet only has 141 rooms and suites, so there's plenty of privacy. We only occasionally heard our neighbors (who also had a kid) coming to or leaving their room, but otherwise it was blissfully quiet and we never heard any noise from neighbors who were in their room.

 

Four Seasons Marrakech Premier Room

The munchkin was surprised and delighted to find a trail of pirate ships leading to the table, with a balloon decoration and clue to look on the bed for another clue:

Four Seasons Marrakech Review - Kids Treasure Hunt

 

And after unfurling the clue on the bed, it was time to check underneath the bed for some treasure!

Four Seasons Marrakech Review - Treasure Hunt - Reading a Clue

 

He was excited to find a handcrafted notebook, to write his memories of Marrakech in (with apologies for the blurry photo-he was moving too fast!)

Four Seasons Marrakech Review - Finding Treasure

 

Our Premier Room featured two double beds, as I'd requested, although couples will want to select a King bed:

Four Seasons Marrakech Review - Premier Room with Two Double Beds

 

I loved our private terrace, with its view over the resort and the Atlas Mountains in the distance:

Four Seasons Marrakech Review - View from Premier Room

 

Four Seasons Marrakech Review - Private Outdoor Terrace

 

Since it was February, it wasn't hot by any means, but it seemed positively balmy compared to our freezing winter weather in NYC. We enjoyed an al fresco snack while taking in the view.

All of the marble bathrooms at the Four Seasons Marrakech feature dual vanities with his and hers sinks, which I think is great–no more waiting turns to brush teeth or wash hands.

Four Seasons Marrakech Review - Premier Room Bathroom

 

There's also a nice deep soaking tub, with separate walk-in rain shower:

Four Seasons Marrakech Bathroom - Bathtub and Rain Shower

 

I enjoyed the L'Occitane bath amenities, and used the bath gel to make a bubble bath for the munchkin.

Four Seasons Marrakech Review - L'Occitane Bath Amenities

Four Seasons Marrakech Morocco Review - Bubble Bath

 

While there wasn't an espresso machine, there was a hot water kettle to make tea, with tea sachets and Nespresso powder supplied.

And although for once I'd remembered to bring the proper plug adapter with me, I was happy to see, just as at the Four Seasons Paris, there was an adapter in the room. The Four Seasons is all about attention to detail, and it's so nice not to have to call Housekeeping or the Concierge to borrow an adapter, in case you forgot to bring one.

 

Four Seasons Marrakech Heated Outdoor Family Pool, Quiet Pool, Tennis Courts and Spa

The munchkin LOVED the Four Seasons Marrakech Kids for All Seasons Kids Club, and insisted on spending every possible moment there, when we were on property and not dining or sleeping. Since February is a bit cool, the Kids Club didn't include pool time as part of their activities as they do in the later spring and summer months, but there were actually many kids frolicking and having a great time in the Family Pool:

Four Seasons Marrakech Morocco Review - Family Pool

 

Couples and honeymooners need not be concerned, however, since there is also a Quiet Pool just for adults, and it was indeed perfectly serene:

Four Seasons Marrakech Morocco Review - Quiet Pool

 

The Spa also looked incredibly inviting, and had we stayed longer, I would have treated myself to either a massage or a traditional hammam experience.

Four Seasons Marrakech Review - Spa Whirlpool

 

Tennis players will be happy to know that there are two clay tennis courts. There's a fee of 170 MAD (~$20) to rent the court for an hour if you're not paying for a lesson, but racquet rental is complimentary. Both kids' and adult lessons are offered, for a fee.

Four Seasons Marrakech Review - Tennis Courts

 

Four Seasons Marrakech Dining and Food

This was a highlight! I'll be writing a separate review of Solano, where we enjoyed the extensive buffet breakfast daily, as well as a special Moroccan feast.

 

The Verdict

The Four Seasons Marrakech is one of my son's favorite hotel stays ever, thanks to its superb Kids for All Seasons Kids' Club (entirely complimentary). What I loved were the beautiful rose arrangements that greeted us at every turn, with Moroccan design elements and the special Moroccan feast night providing a sense of place. Our room was very comfortable and done in neutral tones that echo the natural desert colors of Morocco, leaving the focus on the view of the lushly landscaped resort and the Atlas Mountains. And thanks to the expansive grounds of the resort, separate family and quiet pools, kids' club and young adult center, and beautiful spa, this is a resort that successfully appeals to both couples seeking a romantic escape, as well as families with kids or teenagers.

The only minor issue we ran into were some ants that apparently loved my son's orange flavored toothpaste. Once we disposed of that, the ants weren't around. It was actually somewhat comical–we were raving about how flavorful the oranges and orange juice in Morocco is (thanks to the abundance of orange trees)–so it stands to reason that the ants would love oranges too.

Disclosure: My family and I were guests and enjoyed a complimentary stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech, however the views expressed in this post are my own.

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