on May 29, 2006
After 2 days in a Riad in the medina of Marrakesh, my friend and I drove 12km outside town to this luxury spa which usually sees the likes of Sting and European royalty. I felt scruffy being there. Plus, I could have been anywhere—it didn't feel like Morocco at all. In fact, we stayed in a sumptuous private compound—privacy is at a premium in places where the rich and famous cavort—that felt like a fancy prison. The marble tub was splendid, and the wood-burning fireplace and private patio complete with bubbling fountain were grand. But I felt trapped in the middle of all that pristine beauty.You can visit Amanjena for a meal, also quite expensive, and sit by the pool for far less money. But if you are in Morocco to experience it as the locals do, I'd stay away from Amanjena.
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