La Maison Arabe

La Maison Arabe

La Maison Arabe is a luxurious riad-hotel and an architectural gem in the heart of the medina of Marrakech. This elegant retreat provides a perfect blend of exotic, Moroccan charm and European comfort in a spectacular Moorish setting reflecting the legendary Moroccan hospitality.

Iconic for its rich history, La Maison Arabe was established in the early 1930's by two French ladies, entrepreneurs of their time, who later decided to open the first Moroccan restaurant in the medina, in 1946. Supported by Pacha Thami El Glaoui, the governor of Marrakech at that time, the restaurant's guests included many dignitaries, including Sir Winston Churchill and Queen Ingrid of Denmark, who stayed at La Mamounia and would visit La Maison Arabe for dinner. 

Choose from French, Asian and Moroccan cuisines, and enjoy after dinner drinks accompanied by live music. Take a complimentary shuttle to the hotel's nearby Country Club for swimming, golf and a delightful restaurant. Alternatively, recreate your own local dishes at La Maison Arabe's cooking school adjoined to the hotel.

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Hotel Category
Deluxe
Location Type
City centre
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Hotel highlights

  • Stay in the first riad-hotel in Marrakech's medina
  • Relax in a perfect oasis at the Country Club of La Maison Arabe
  • A unique Moroccan gastronomic experience at La Maison Arabe's Cooking School
  • Enjoy traditional treatments at The Spa

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 32 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Hidden gem

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

La Maison Arabe

  • City centre
  • 20 mins from Marrakech International Airport
  • A boutique riad-style hotel, ideally located in the medina, perfect for immersing yourself in the local culture.
  • Explore the renowned Jemaa el-Fnaa in search for souvenirs
  • Surrounded by the enchanting Atlas Mountains
  • Perfect for combining a stay with Essaouira
La Maison Arabe

Facilities

Swimming Pools

La Maison Arabe offers 2 swimming pools, one heated in the Medina, amongst olive groves and solarium's, the other in the gardens of the Country Club, just a 15 minute shuttle drive away.

The Spa

A brand new wellness area offerering 2 hammams and 5 massage rooms. Relax as you choose from a menu of traditional treatments and massages based on natural products specially designed for La Maison Arabe.

Kitchen Workshops

Those who wish to learn the secrets of recipes that have contributed to creating the reputation of La Maison Arabe's cuisine, to the point of it becoming one of the most famous restaurants on the African continent, can join a cooking workshop led by a Dada, a traditional Moroccan chef. In small groups (10 people maximum), learn to prepare and cook traditional dishes, with the chance to taste at the end.

The Country Club

Just 15 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the medina, La Maison Arabe offers its guests an exclusive experience amongst a peaceful oasis in a private and luxuriant Mediterranean garden setting. Relax at the large outdoor pool and enjoy lunch at the restaurant 'Le Figuier'.

La Maison Arabe

Room Types

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Standard Suite

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
  • Whirlpool in room
La Maison Arabe

Food & Drink

The Restaurant

Exclusively Moroccan, the cuisine is light, whilst the Zouaké ceiling (hand-painted), inspired by an Iranian mosque, and warm toned walls create a sumptuous setting to welcome guests. Experience the traditional Moroccan gastronomy and the specialities of La Maison Arabe as the sound of a lute and guitar duo plays Arab-Andalusian music.

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Piano-Jazz Bar

Immerse yourself in the imagination of the travels of the past and meet before dinner to enjoy an evening drink, listening as a pianist plays popular jazz music whilst the bartender prepares cocktails from all over the world.

The Three Flavours

An intimate atmosphere, decorated with walls covered with grey striped tadelakt and red ceilings, the Three Flavours restaurant presents a menu prepared by three chefs. Dine indoors, on the terrace, or in the garden beside the swimming pool as you indulge in French, Moroccan and Asian recipes.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast
Half Board
La Maison Arabe

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