The 189-room Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial is a former Moorish palace in Marrakesh that overlooks the Taurus Mountains.
The luxury property is in Hivernage, surrounded by private luscious gardens with palm trees and indigenous plants. It's a 15-minute walk from Djemaa el Fna, the city's main square in the medina, described by Lonely Planet as an "open-air theatre" -- known for snake charmers and exotic foods.
The building's traditional architecture and ochre-coloured walls give it a charm of an old-world Marrakesh. Features include free Wi-Fi, two outdoor swimming pools and a hammam. The hotel welcomes families. There's a children's swimming pool, a kids' club, a playground and a babysitting service.
There are four restaurants, including Mediterranean, French and barbeque. Of the hotel's four bars, we like the sound of Lawrence Bar, where you can watch the sun set from the terrace. The Palais Darkum tea lounge serves mint tea and fresh almond pastries.
Guest rooms have pillow menus, bathrobes, satellite TV and private balconies.
The property has a TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award and was recently listed as one its theTop 25 Hotels in Morocco.
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
Nightlife / entertainment
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Currency exchange / ATM
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Complimentary valet service
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Up to 2 children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 25 per person (approximately)
Airport shuttle fee: EUR 30 per vehicle (roundtrip)
Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 50 per day
Rollaway bed fee: EUR 50 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.86 per person, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The hotel is a 10-minute taxi transfer from Marrakesh Menara Airport. Free valet parking is available to all guests. If you plan to travel by train, the city's main station is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Trains from Fez and Casablanca arrive daily.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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