Hotels with History in Morocco
La Mamounia, Marrakech
“It is the most lovely place in the world,” said Winston Churchill to his companion Franklin D Roosevelt as they looked out across the Marrakech skyline. Both statesmen had just finished the Casablanca Conference in 1943 and Churchill stayed at the famous La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech. This hotel was created in 1922 and has exquisite architecture and luxurious surroundings. The original park was given to Prince Moulay Mamoun by his father in the 18th century. The beauty of the area is said to have inspired Churchill to take up his interest in painting. Today visitors can relax in this luxury hotel, with so much History, and enjoy the scenery and hospitality that guests in the past admired.
Palais Amani, Fes
The Palais Amani is a luxury hotel in Fez and a sumptuous escape from the chaotic streets outside. But look closer at the architecture here and you’ll see this is a 17th century building that has lived through hundreds of years of change in Morocco. Amongst the dining areas, carved doors, and hammam features you’ll notice elegant art deco. This is a throwback to the 1930s when morocco was a trendy place to go. Stay at the Palais Amani and you can relax in these art deco surroundings and perhaps be transported back in tome to the 1930’s era.
Dar Ahlam, Ouazarzate
At first glance, the pink dusty road on the way to the Sahara reveals nothing. But, there in the distance is a red sandstone Kasbah. The area was once a hunting ground belonging to a medieval sultan and today the 19th century building is a luxurious hotel. Dar Ahlam is sumptuously decorated with beautiful grounds and is an oasis of calm. You can relax here imagining all those trading caravans that walked the area in the past and chill out in the lounge and garden areas. Dar Ahlam means House of Dreams and you can make yours come true by staying here.
Kasbah du Toubkal, Imlil
For a hotel with a view and a lot of history the Kasbah du Toubkal hits all the spots. This fortress turned luxury hotel is in the midst of the Atlas Mountains and has breath-taking views. The hotel was once the home of a local baron but is now an eco-lodge run by local Berbers. It has even starred in the Martin Scorsese movie Kundun. There’s a 15 minute trek or mule ride to get to this hotel but it is a magical escape into the mountains for a relaxing holiday.
Morocco has many historic hotels that have luxurious facilities for visitors. Book one today and step back in time.