Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial

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Why We Love It

  • The property holds a TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award & is one of its Top 25 Hotels in Morocco
  • The hotel is a former Moorish palace that overlooks the Taurus Mountains
  • There are 4 restaurants, including Mediterranean, French & barbeque, & two outdoor swimming pools
  • Guest rooms have pillow menus & bathrobes

Map & Directions

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.

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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
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 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
  • Pillow menu
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers


  • Complimentary valet service


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

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.


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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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