Pros

  • Within a 10-minute walk of the most popular attractions, like Jemaa El-Fnaa
  • Modern rooms have air-conditioning, stocked fridges, and kettles
  • Two outdoor heated pools, one of which has aqua activities
  • Small spa offers massages, salon, sauna, and beauty treatments
  • Seven restaurants and bars offers international and local cuisine
  • Day and night entertainment such as games, classes, and music
  • Stay fit at the fitness center, tennis courts, or with yoga classes
  • Expansive gardens with tortoises, loungers, and cabanas
  • Adult-only property (16-years and up)
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking
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Cons

  • Reports of poor food quality
  • No kids allowed (pro for some)
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Bottom Line

The three-and-a-half-pearl Sensimar Medina Gardens is an adult-only hotel in central Marrakech. It has two pools, a spa, gym, and daily entertainment program, though activities are generally low quality. The hotel also provides all-inclusive meal plans and seven dining options on-site, serving everything from local to international cuisine. However, the food quality is also reportedly low. The 167 rooms are contemporary, with a romantic vibe and include stocked mini-fridges, kettles, and air-conditioning. For something more intimate, chic, and romantic, Zamzam Riad, which has a small spa and lovely free breakfast, may be a better alternative. 

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Amenities

  • Casino
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool
  • Spa

Things You Should Know About SENSIMAR Medina Gardens

Also Known As

  • Medina Gardens

Address

Arset Djenan Lakhdar, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Website

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SENSIMAR Medina Gardens

Scene

Large adult-only resort with expansive gardens and Moroccan-inspired decor

In the center of Marrakech, Sensimar Medina Gardens offers a private hideaway with beautiful grounds. This resort-like property is largely hidden away from the city around it and is filled with large gardens with green lawns, tortoises, covered day beds, and a lovely array of flowers and plants. The pinkish-tone building has a lovely interior, especially in the lobby with its white columns, curved ceilings, and colorful Moroccan-inspired couches and chairs. This property caters to adults, with kids only 16 years of age and older allowed to accompany their parents. Though there’s a romantic vibe to the gardens, the daily entertainment and all-inclusive dining options gives this place a beachfront resort vibe found in tropical places like Mexico.

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Location

About a 12-minute walk or less to the Medina, Jemaa El-Fnaa, Bahia Palace, and Koutoubia Mosque

Sensimar Medina Gardens, like the name implies, is close to the Medina at just an 11-minute walk away. The bustling square of Jemaa El-Fnaa takes 10 minutes to reach on foot, as does Bahia Palace. Koutoubia Mosque is a nine-minute walk away. The Majorelle Gardens are a bit further, but accessible on foot in a 27-minute walk. There are plenty of restaurants on surrounding streets and a bus stop that takes 15 minutes to reach on foot. It’s a 13-minute drive to the Marrakech Menara International Airport. 

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Rooms

Contemporary rooms with flat-screen TVs, stocked mini-fridges, kettles, and air-conditioning

The rooms at this hotel are contemporary and decently well-kept, though may need an update in the coming years. They feature tiled floors, blond-wooden furniture with some visible wear, cream curtains, and white beds with romantic red accents. All units have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, stocked mini-fridges, air-conditioning, safes, and kettles. Some rooms have balconies with pool or city views, and in some Suites, there’s the added perk of hot tubs on the terraces. Bathrooms feauture pale pink walls, white marble sinks, shower/tub combos, hairdryers, and toiletries in wall dispensers. 

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Features

Pool, spa, gym, daily entertainment, restaurants, bars, and all-inclusive options

For a hotel of its size, Sensimar has a robust list of features. There are two outdoor swimming pools: the relaxing pool is heated in the winter and the activity pool has aqua classes, games, and entertainment daily. There’s a small spa that offers a sauna, hair salon, massages, and beauty treatments. The gym has modern cardio and weight equipment. Check out the yoga classes or tennis courts for additional exercise options. Day and night entertainment is available and includes shows, dance classes, games, and live music -- though it generally receives mediocre reviews. 

There are seven dining options that include buffet and a la carte restaurants that serve local and international cuisine. There’s an outdoor snack bar, pool bar, and three other bars indoors. Half-board and all-inclusive rates are available, though food quality doesn’t always receive the highest of reviews from guests. 

Other amenities include free Wi-Fi throughout and free parking. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Casino

  • Children's Pool

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Tennis Court

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