Amanjena in Marrakech, Morocco
The ancient city of Marrakech is centred on its 12th-century medina, a red-walled former fortress crisscrossed by narrow lanes. Its attractions extend outward to the golf courses on the city's outskirts and the surrounding villages, where little has changed over centuries. The resort’s indulgent tranquility is complemented by easy access to the medina and Morocco’s mesmerising landscape. A varied landscape of rugged snow-capped mountains, parched desert dunes and winding coastline, Morocco has some of North Africa’s most diverse geography, all accessible from Amanjena.
Set beneath stuc venitien domes with arched entrances, vaulted ceilings and garden courtyards, Amanjena’s Pavilions and Maisons are cool, elegant dwellings with Berber carpets scattered over zellij-tiled floors. The sound of running water in fountains soothes while chaise longues and candle lanterns lend classic Moroccan ambience. Our dining facilities are open to guests and non-residents. Both restaurants at Amanjena are decorated with traditional Moroccan elements, from the central, scalloped onyx fountain in the main Restaurant to the coral-hued tadelakt walls draped with Moroccan leather horse saddles in the poolside eatery. Local ingredients and culinary traditions inform the cuisine, complemented by a range of cocktails served at the airy bar, where smoke-tinted mirrors are joined by old Berber daggers and Arabic swords in scabbards of deer antler, camel bone and olive wood. Amanjena’s spa is home to two hammams complemented by showers, washrooms and a glassed-in whirlpool that opens onto a relaxation courtyard with a bubbling fountain.
Location of Amanjena
Nearest Airport: RAK
Amenities for Amanjena
- General Information
- 41 Guest Rooms
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa Services
- Wellness Center
- Butler Service
- In-Room Amenities
- Private Pools
- Historic Sites
- Spa & Wellness
Reviews for Amanjena
We generally like the Aman hotels although we continued to be disappointed in the restaurants. This hotel was particularly bad in this regard. The staff was wonderful, amazing. The hotel is very serene but this was spoiled by lots of families with young kids. Even though they had a separate pool for kids, these families kept their kids in the main pool area. The hotel is very expense for the value received. I can not recommend it. We were there for four days prior to going to Le Selman for a small business conference. It is a great hotel and we only wished we had gone there instead.
avrammiller - Sonoma CA
This may be the most corporate of the Amans, not like the Amans in Thailand or Indonesia, but a very cold place, impersonal, corporate...not saying it isn't comfortable, with good food and drink, just that it lacks sould or character..Try the Mammounia instead.
alange0rgef - Rome
We went there for a drink + dinner at the restaurant. The place is amazing and the service is top quality. We loved our drinks near the fire in a cosy sofa and then we moved to the restaurant where the ambiance was great and the food excellent! We will definitely be back...
Surpass all our expectations of the resort, the service, the level of professionalism. My high marks to "Peter" the manager (??) of the property. He made sure all our requirements are not only met but exceeded. I am Amex Centurion card holder. Could not get any upgrade. But Peter made sure that our stay is as smooth and entertaining as possible. My special thanks also goes to our tour guide from the hotel, "SOUHAIL ". Without him, we would not have enjoyed touring Marrakech. He became another family member. Thanks Peter...
nitin k - livingston, United States
My boyfriend and I stayed at Amanjena for 4 nights in early September. It was amazing. We like the zen vibe and intuitive service of Aman resorts, and Amanjena was no exception. The property is understated (again, typical of Aman resorts) but gorgeous. Beautiful pool. The resort arranged a driver for us during our time there, and he was phenomenal. We really liked getting to know him over the several days he drove us. We did an easy hike to a little kasbah in the Atlas Mountains with him, and that was really fun. We strongly recommend requesting Mohammed specifically if you want a driver in Marrakech (which you do, even if you stay nearer to the action). We feel really lucky to have had him. We had lunch at Richard Brandon's hotel in the Atlas Mountains, and we had dinner at La Mamounia and La Sultana -- all were great, but seeing those hotels reinforced our decision to stay at Amanjena. Kasbah Tamadot was lovely and our lunch was great, but the pool was seemed small and crowded compared to Amanjena. La Mamounia has beautiful gardens -- incredibly beautiful -- and our dinner was delicious, but the decor and the vibe is way over the top, in our opinion. Apparently it was more atmospheric before the renovation. Now it feels like a very beautiful recreation of a Moroccan hotel in Las Vegas. We didn't see any rooms but we hear that they're small. La Sultana was gorgeous, has a more authentic feel, and is nearer to the heart of the Medina, which you can see from their beautiful roof terrace. We were still glad to head back to the zen paradise of Amanjena after our dinner at La Sultana. It depends on what you're looking for, but we like to feel relaxed and mellow when we're on vacation, and Amanjena really delivers on that. The rooms are palatial and incredibly comfortable (we had a Basin room), and the staff are very easygoing and friendly. We felt extremely well taken care of, and somehow the place feels glamorous without a see-and-be-seen vibe. It was pretty much perfect. We're trying to convince our friend to have his milestone birthday celebration there instead of at La Mamounia. We can't wait to go back.
goldengirlnyc - San Francisco, California