Pros

  • Four gourmet restaurants and bars, including a pool bar
  • All rooms have private balconies and soaking tubs
  • Spa with indoor jetted pool, hammam, sauna, and steam room
  • Gym, yoga studio, and beauty salon
  • Kids' club with organized activities
  • Volleyball and tennis courts
  • Business center and meeting rooms
  • Shop with Moroccan handicrafts
  • Outdoor pool with loungers and cabanas
  • 15-minute shuttle to/from the Medina every two hours
  • Free breakfast, and all-inclusive rate options
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Cons

  • Some rooms look out on the street
  • Smoking allowed in restaurants and common areas (pro for some)
  • Outdoor pool not heated
  • 15-minute drive from the Medina
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Bottom Line

Located just outside Marrakech's old city walls, a 15-minute drive south of the Medina's heart, the Sentido Kenzi Menara Palace is a serene, modern luxury hotel. It has all the facilities of a full-service resort, including lush grounds with several sports facilities, a palm-fringed pool, a spa with a traditional hammam, and there are four different gourmet bars/restaurants. With 236 rooms, the building itself resembles a Moroccan fortress, and the interiors are filled with traditional decor accents, from inlaid furniture to carved domes. Rooms are modern and understated, each with a private balcony. A free shuttle runs regularly to and from the Medina. Breakfast is included and the myriad business-friendly amenities attract conferences and business travelers, while the understated luxury attracts couples and older families.

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Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Kids Club
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool
  • Spa

Oyster Hotel Review

Sentido Kenzi Menara Palace

Scene

Traditional Moroccan-style luxury hotel set on manicured grounds

From the outside, the Kenzi Menara Palace resembles a traditional Moroccan fortress, with its terra cotta-colored walls, traditional arches, and carved wood panels flanking the entrance. The lobby continues that impression, with its wood-beamed ceilings, inlaid cupolas, ornate light fixtures, plush low sitting areas, traditional (but not overdone) Moroccan rugs, and local artwork. The effect is luxurious, understated, and welcoming, giving the feeling of entering a home, despite the size of the hotel. The grounds are impeccably manicured, with palm trees and local desert plants, and the pathways lined with shaded sitting areas. The sports grounds are all in top shape, and, throughout, the hotel feels like it's maintained to the highest standard. With its many business facilities, the hotel is popular with conferences and business travelers, but its luxury amenities also attract discerning tourists.

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Location

About 15 minutes from the central Medina 

The Kenzi Menara Palace is set just outside the old city walls, about 15 minutes south of the central Medina and Jemaa El Fna square by car. The immediate surrounding area is filled with other luxury hotels, and there's a cinema nearby. The hotel is also adjacent to the historic Jardins de l'Agdal, which guests can visit. The hotel runs a free shuttle to and from the Medina every two hours throughout the day, and taxis are affordable, as well. The airport is a 10-minute drive away; the hotel can arrange transportation upon request for a fee. The hotel also offers free parking on-site.

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Rooms

Modern luxury with Moroccan accents and private balconies

Rooms and suites at the Kenzi Menara Palace are spacious and equipped to the standards of a modern luxury hotel, with traditional Moroccan flavor. Stone tile floors are complemented by high ceilings with crown moldings, traditional Moroccan rugs, dark wood furniture, Moroccan artwork, plush red benches and chairs, and white linens with red throws. Each room has a private balcony (suites have two), flat-screen TV with cable channels and 100 movies, non-alcoholic minibar, and an espresso machine. Bathrooms blend modern and traditional tilework with a rich purple wall color, and each has a soaking tub and walk-in shower stall, as well as signature toiletries. Most rooms are situated around central courtyards within their buildings, like in a traditional riad. Note that, while many rooms have pool and garden views, some rooms do look out toward the street. There are some smoking rooms available.

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Features

Resort-style amenities: free breakfast, pool, spa with hammam, kids' club, and four restaurants/bars

Despite being just outside the old city walls, the Kenzi Menara Palace has all the facilities guests would expect from a resort. At the heart of the gardens is the large pool, lined with loungers, private cabanas, and palm trees; there's a poolside bar from which guests can order drinks and snacks to their loungers. The grounds are also home to a wide range of sports facilities, including clay tennis courts, a volleyball court, golf putting green, pétanque court, and more. The well-outfitted kids' club hosts organized activities for children throughout the day, so parents can have some alone time at the spa or by the pool. 

The impressive spa complex includes a hammam, sauna, steam room, fitness center, yoga studio, and a full range of treatments. There are four restaurants, including the aforementioned, thatched-roof pool bar; the others include the French-Moroccan fine-dining Insensé, with its black-and-white portraits of old movie stars; La Terrasse de l'Insensé, the buffet-style dining area of Insensé, with a terrace looking out towards the Atlas Mountains; Saoussane, an atmospheric Moroccan restaurant; and L'Orientaliste, a vintage piano bar. Free breakfast is served daily, and all-inclusive rate options are available. The hotel also has a number of meeting and event spaces, as well as a business center and free Wi-Fi throughout.

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Oyster Hotel Review

Sentido Kenzi Menara Palace

Scene

Traditional Moroccan-style luxury hotel set on manicured grounds

From the outside, the Kenzi Menara Palace resembles a traditional Moroccan fortress, with its terra cotta-colored walls, traditional arches, and carved wood panels flanking the entrance. The lobby continues that impression, with its wood-beamed ceilings, inlaid cupolas, ornate light fixtures, plush low sitting areas, traditional (but not overdone) Moroccan rugs, and local artwork. The effect is luxurious, understated, and welcoming, giving the feeling of entering a home, despite the size of the hotel. The grounds are impeccably manicured, with palm trees and local desert plants, and the pathways lined with shaded sitting areas. The sports grounds are all in top shape, and, throughout, the hotel feels like it's maintained to the highest standard. With its many business facilities, the hotel is popular with conferences and business travelers, but its luxury amenities also attract discerning tourists.

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Location

About 15 minutes from the central Medina 

The Kenzi Menara Palace is set just outside the old city walls, about 15 minutes south of the central Medina and Jemaa El Fna square by car. The immediate surrounding area is filled with other luxury hotels, and there's a cinema nearby. The hotel is also adjacent to the historic Jardins de l'Agdal, which guests can visit. The hotel runs a free shuttle to and from the Medina every two hours throughout the day, and taxis are affordable, as well. The airport is a 10-minute drive away; the hotel can arrange transportation upon request for a fee. The hotel also offers free parking on-site.

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Rooms

Modern luxury with Moroccan accents and private balconies

Rooms and suites at the Kenzi Menara Palace are spacious and equipped to the standards of a modern luxury hotel, with traditional Moroccan flavor. Stone tile floors are complemented by high ceilings with crown moldings, traditional Moroccan rugs, dark wood furniture, Moroccan artwork, plush red benches and chairs, and white linens with red throws. Each room has a private balcony (suites have two), flat-screen TV with cable channels and 100 movies, non-alcoholic minibar, and an espresso machine. Bathrooms blend modern and traditional tilework with a rich purple wall color, and each has a soaking tub and walk-in shower stall, as well as signature toiletries. Most rooms are situated around central courtyards within their buildings, like in a traditional riad. Note that, while many rooms have pool and garden views, some rooms do look out toward the street. There are some smoking rooms available.

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Features

Resort-style amenities: free breakfast, pool, spa with hammam, kids' club, and four restaurants/bars

Despite being just outside the old city walls, the Kenzi Menara Palace has all the facilities guests would expect from a resort. At the heart of the gardens is the large pool, lined with loungers, private cabanas, and palm trees; there's a poolside bar from which guests can order drinks and snacks to their loungers. The grounds are also home to a wide range of sports facilities, including clay tennis courts, a volleyball court, golf putting green, pétanque court, and more. The well-outfitted kids' club hosts organized activities for children throughout the day, so parents can have some alone time at the spa or by the pool. 

The impressive spa complex includes a hammam, sauna, steam room, fitness center, yoga studio, and a full range of treatments. There are four restaurants, including the aforementioned, thatched-roof pool bar; the others include the French-Moroccan fine-dining Insensé, with its black-and-white portraits of old movie stars; La Terrasse de l'Insensé, the buffet-style dining area of Insensé, with a terrace looking out towards the Atlas Mountains; Saoussane, an atmospheric Moroccan restaurant; and L'Orientaliste, a vintage piano bar. Free breakfast is served daily, and all-inclusive rate options are available. The hotel also has a number of meeting and event spaces, as well as a business center and free Wi-Fi throughout.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Children's Pool

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Kids Club

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Smoking Rooms Available

  • Spa

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Tennis Court

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