Amanjena Spa

Member Rating 1 out of 5 by challey2ny 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.
Route De Ouarzazate, Km 12
Marrakesh, Morocco, 40000
+212 24 403 353

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