The Day Pass package, a timeless interlude in a sumptuous palace

When you book a getaway to Marrakech, it's above all to relax and unwind. What could be better than spending a lazy day beside a magnificent swimming pool in one of the red city's finest hotels? Beyond the souks and the local gastronomy, Marrakech is full of luxurious establishments, hidden away in the colourful alleyways. These seemingly inaccessible palaces have come up with all-day packages for non-residents. Chill out by the water, indulge in a wellness treatment at the hotel spa and sample the specialities of the hotel's chef during a lunch break in an idyllic setting. Whether you're a couple, a family or a group of friends, treat yourself to a relaxing break in a luxury hotel. This is your chance to try out the ultimate luxury experience without breaking the bank. We have selected some of the city's best addresses.

The outdoor gardens of La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco.

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A cocooning day in a dream setting

Marrakech never ceases to surprise. Timeless yet modern, traditional yet open to the world, authentic yet luxurious, the red city is home to exceptional establishments that are often inaccessible. Some of the most impressive and prestigious palaces have taken up residence in the ochre city. Some of them have developed a package to allow travellers to enter this privileged atmosphere. The Day Pass offer is a way of accessing superior services and feeling like a real hotel guest for a few hours.

The facade of the Royal Mansour luxury hotel, Marrakech, Morocco.

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The package includes access to the outdoor pools, which are often set in lush, tranquil gardens, as well as pools located inside the complexes, away from the noise of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech life. A few lucky guests can enjoy a treatment with oriental oils by a professional masseuse. Lunch is served either indoors or on the terrace, as you prefer, while enjoying the view over a cool oasis.

The gardens of the Mamounia Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco.

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Our favourite establishments

The Es Saadi luxury complex, a bubble of tranquillity

Set in an 8-hectare park in the heart of the Hivernage district, this hotel is less than 10 minutes' walk from the dynamic Jemaa-el-Fna square. In addition to its prime location, the hotel is a haven of tranquillity. The decor sets the tone for this place steeped in the past, with touches reminiscent of the 50s. The building overlooks a sublime turquoise blue swimming pool lined with gigantic palm trees and comfortable deckchairs. A minimalist but very chic atmosphere.

Day Pass services

The Es Saadi Marrakech Resort has introduced 3 forms of Day Pass:

👉 Option 1

The first option gives access to the two indoor pools. You can enjoy a gourmet interlude at one of the pretty outdoor tables. The menu consists of a starter, a main course and a dessert, made with fresh produce to suit your diet.

👛 Price: €55 (600 dhs)

👉 Package 2

In addition to the services offered in the first package at 600 dhs, this option gives access to the swimming pool, the spa and the Oriental Thermae aquatic course. At the end of the treatment, someone will take you to the relaxation room with its extremely comfortable mattresses, mint tea in hand.

👛 Price: €63 (700 dhs)

👉 Package 3

In this final package, a team of professionals takes care of us for a rejuvenating break, punctuated by treatments to choose from a selection (body massage, facial, hammam). Relaxation ends in the rest area with a mint tea. We particularly recommend the full-body massage.

👛 Price: €90 (1000 dhs)

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The timeless Mamounia, a haven for artists

A favourite with celebrities, this luxury hotel has been in existence since 1923 and is the pride of the Pearl of the South. With 135 rooms, 71 suites and 3 intimate riads, the establishment offers a range of exclusive accommodation options for a unique experience. Moroccan tradition blends with harmonious modern decoration, reflecting the ambition of this exceptional place: to offer an unforgettable stay in the heart of the red city. It's a real architectural gem!

The interior of a suite at La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco.

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The Day Pass

La Mamounia also offers a day pass for non-residents of the hotel. To book, simply contact them or visit the hotel directly. In particular, the hotel offers a Relaxation Day Pass which gives access to the indoor and outdoor pools, a top-of-the-range massage (with bathrobe and slippers), a rest period in a comfortable room, a mint tea and a gourmet lunch.

The swimming pool of the luxurious Mamounia hotel, Marrakech, Morocco.

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The wellness area covers 2,500 m². The staircase, lit by intimate traditional lanterns, takes visitors on a unique sensory journey. A subdued atmosphere, an amber fragrance and a relaxing ambience accompany you to the Mamounia spa, which offers a selection of facial and body treatments and a hammam run by a team of professionals. It won the prize for the best spa in Morocco in 2022. The jury noted the quality of the services and the beauty of the location.

👛 Price: around €145 (1,600 dirhams)

Opening hours: 9am - 8pm (times may vary depending on the period)

The Royal Mansour Marrakech, tranquillity and opulence just a stone's throw from Jemaa-el-Fna Square

Surrounded by protective ramparts and dominated by the Atlas Mountains, the Royal Mansour Marrakech is an emblematic palace in the city centre. Located just a few streets from the Koutoubia and close to the bustling Jemaa-el-Fna square, the hotel is set in 5 hectares of wooded parkland. An enchanting oasis in the heart of the red city. With its medina, restaurants, lush gardens, 2,500 m² spa, 53 unique riads and concierge service, the hotel is reinventing the luxury hotel experience.

Interior of the luxury hotel Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco.

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Gardens play a key role in Arab culture. More than just planted spaces, they obey characteristic architectural rules to give way to relaxation and a change of scenery. This luxury hotel has left nothing to chance and is a perfect illustration. This green setting is home to a body of water that blends in wonderfully with its surroundings. There's nothing like a day in the water to relax or meditate.

The outdoor swimming pool of the luxury hotel Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco.

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Exclusive day deals

The establishment offers a number of day deals to help you make the most of this magical place.

Classic day pass

The Royal Mansour opens its doors to you to enjoy its lush grounds and other pleasures. You will be welcomed with a cocktail. This offer combines access to the hotel swimming pool, a sun lounger and a 3-course lunch at the Le Jardin restaurant. For food lovers, the menu has been devised by a top French chef, none other than Yannick Alléno. The promise of an exceptional taste experience. Last but not least, an ice cream snack will be served poolside.

Pastry dish at the Royal Mansour luxury hotel, Marrakech, Morocco.

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👛 Price :

  • 113 € (1 250 dhs) ;

  • Free for children under 6;

  • 50% discount for children aged 6 to 12.

Opening times: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm

Pavilion day pass

This option allows you to enjoy the palm grove created by landscape designer Luis Vallejo in the heart of the medina, with access to a private, air-conditioned pavilion (perfect for hot weather), the pool and deckchairs. The team welcomes you with a mocktail, followed by a gourmet meal at one of the tables in the prestigious Le Jardin restaurant. In the afternoon, an ice cream snack is served for a refreshing break after sunbathing.

Exterior of the Royal Mansour Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco.

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👛 Rates :

  • Small pavilion (2 people): €317 (Dhs3,500) ;

  • Large pavilion (6 people): €544 (Dhs6,000).

Opening hours: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm

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With its palm grove and beautiful pools, the Royal Mansour is a charming establishment that brings together all the richness of Marrakech.
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To get off the beaten track...

The authentic Beldi Country club

A bubble of tranquillity

Located just 15 minutes from the centre of Marrakech, the hotel complex is set in several hectares of lush olive groves, adorned with houses and riads. Although it doesn't belong to the palace family, it's still well worth a visit. It brings together Moroccan culture and art in a tastefully decorated green paradise that has retained the Bedouin soul of the surrounding land. To top it all off, the establishment offers a breathtaking view of the Atlas Mountains. Several areas have been designed to provide visitors with a haven of peace and tranquillity. Each of the hotel's 42 suites has a different atmosphere, and some have the privilege of a private terrace.

The activities

The Beldi Country Club is the origin of a unique concept: the establishment is not just a charming hotel where you can stay, it's a place where you can experience all the richness of Morocco. The garden hotel even has its own souk. Here you can find Moroccan handicrafts such as embroidery and carpets made exclusively for the Beldi. There is also a team of 7 potters who create plates, bowls and other dishes, with the option of taking part in a workshop to learn the art of pottery. Cushions and bags made from kilim, a woven Berber carpet.

The experience doesn't stop there, however, with a padel tennis court set up in the hotel gardens and a petanque court awaiting those who enjoy a game of boules. The hotel team has not forgotten the children, who will have no chance to get bored with the varied activities adapted to their age group, such as a horse ride at Kasbah Beldi, cookery lessons given by the hotel's chefs and a cinema and TV room where they can watch cartoons or a football match (for the ball enthusiasts).

Swimming pool day package

The complex opens its doors to people wishing to come just for the day. You can enjoy the green spaces and the natural pool (be careful, the water is cool) in an authentic, soothing setting. Ideal for a siesta under an olive tree, comfortably seated in one of the creamy white cushioned deckchairs. Lunch is served on small, shady tables decorated with pretty flower arrangements. A great moment to share with friends and family. For the rest of the day, lose yourself in the pretty craft shops.

👛 Price:

All-inclusive offer (Mattress, towels, pool and lunch)

Adults (420 dhs/38 €); children (280 dhs/25 €)

🍴 Lunch package

Adult (320 dhs/29 €); children (180 dhs/16 €)

👉 Swimming pool option (mattress, towel and access to outdoor area)

Adult (250 dhs/23 €); children (150 dhs/14 €)

Opening times: 9.30am to 6.30pm

To make the most of the day, we advise you to go early in the morning. As these areexceptional offers, they are very popular with tourists visiting the city, so booking is essential. Don't hesitate to wander around the hotels to admire the beauty of these exceptional places.

Most hotels provide a kit on arrival, including a bathrobe and flip-flops.

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