Skip to content
La Sultana Marrakesh

La Sultana Marrakesh

La Sultana captures the charm of luxury riads from a bygone era. Understated from the outside with its lantern-lit walkway and red-brick walls, once you enter, you're met with sheer opulence thanks to its spacious, intricately decorated interiors, including tiled pillars, glistening chandeliers and carved stone. The property combines five riads into one, giving you plenty of space in which to unwind as a break from the busy city streets. 

The 28 rooms and suites offer space and privacy while still feeling part of the wider property. Decorated in individual styles, they're each furnished with antiques and paintings, while soundproofing means you won't be disturbed. Lush palms gather around the outdoor heated pool, and there's a spa complete with two hammams, a sauna and a Jacuzzi. You can also spend time on the spacious, sun-soaked roof terrace, which gives you 360-degree views over the city, the nearby Saadien Tombs and the distant Atlas Mountains. Experience a spa treatment, or simply lounge in the sun. 

While Marrakesh has plenty of places to dine, you could choose to eat in at La Table de la Sultana, which serves French- and Moroccan-inspired cuisine. Lunch is served at La Table du Souk, on the rooftop, with both a street food menu and market menu to choose from. Come evening, the rooftop's home to The Odette Rooftop Bar and Mezze, serving small plates and cocktails. 

Our rating: Deluxe

Speak to someone
who's been there

Audley Travel Specialist Albert

Start planning your tailor-made trip by contacting one of our Morocco specialists

Rooms

The 28 rooms and suites span five different categories, which vary in size and amenities. Each is uniquely decorated with curated selections of Moroccan handicrafts and artwork, and comes with its own en suite bathroom. Soundproofing adds to your privacy and means you won't be disturbed by other guests, while air-conditioning is a welcome addition after spending the day in the Moroccan sun. 

Location

La Sultana is located in the Imperial Quarter of the Marrakesh medina, an area long inhabited by the sultans and home to many of the renowned monuments of Marrakesh. The entrance to the quarter is Bab Agnaou, one of the most beautiful gates to the city, which was built in the 12th century. From the roof of La Sultana, you can see the ruins of the El Badi Palace as well as the Saadien Tombs. You're walking distance of most sights in Marrakesh, including the extensive marketplaces and the Jemaa el Fna square.

Food and drink

La Sultana has two restaurants and a rooftop bar. La Table de la Sultana, open every day for dinner, presents a fusion of Moroccan and French cuisine, and uses Moroccan ingredients that are ethically and organically sourced. La Table du Souk, located on the roof level, offers signature modern cuisine inspired by fresh ingredients and the traditions of Moroccan street food. You'll find dishes such as vegetarian couscous and grilled fish, as well as more adventurous options like babbouche — snails served in an aromatic broth, commonly served at Moroccan street stalls. The rooftop bar serves refreshing cocktails and small plates each evening from 5pm.

Facilities and activities

As well as the rooftop area, which is a highlight in itself thanks to the views you have, La Sultana offers an outdoor pool and a spa, including two hammams, a sauna, a Jacuzzi and massage cabins. Cooking classes are also held on the roof each morning. 

Accessibility

This beautiful riad is one of the few in Marrakesh that has a lift from the ground floor all the way up to the roof terrace.

Our opinion

We love the attention to detail in this riad's decor, its sense of space and its excellent facilities. Make sure to spend time on the rooftop sipping a cocktail or just drinking in the views.

Marrakesh tour ideas

Nearby accommodation

Nearby places

Places & hotels on the map

    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    • Suite, La Maison Arabe, Marrakesh

      La Maison Arabe

      First Class

      Half hotel, half riad, La Maison Arabe in Marrakesh has a colonial feel with a fantastic spa and pool. There’s a great cookery school and with Moroccan, Thai and Mediterranean menus you won’t go hungry.

    • Les Borjs de la Kasbah, Marrakesh

      Les Borjs de la Kasbah

      Medium

      Situated in the kasbah quarter of the Marrakesh medina, Les Borjs de la Kasbah is a boutique hotel that provides a tranquil oasis away from the bustling streets of the medina.

    • Suite, Les Jardins De La Medina, Marrakesh

      Les Jardins de la Medina

      Medium

      The Jardins de la Medina in Marrakesh is a great hotel with a good central location, garden and lovely pool.

    • Riad Djemanna, Marrakesh

      Riad Djemanna

      Simple

      Riad Djemanna is a lovely, simple place to stay in Marrakesh, offering consistent, reliable service and food, as well as comfortable guest rooms. This property is a classic example of a traditional Moroccan riad.

    • Riad Farnatchi, Marrakesh

      Riad Farnatchi

      Deluxe

      The location of the Riad Farnatchi is one of its greatest assets, hidden away in the very heart of the oldest part of the Medina. This intimate Riad with only 5 suites offers a personal and romantic setting.

    • Riad Ilyaka, Marrakesh

      Riad Ilayka

      Medium

      Conveniently located near the main sights of Marrakesh in the heart of the old medina, Riad Ilayka is a small riad, but traditional in style and full of Moroccan charm and character.

    • Deluxe room, Riad Kniza, Marrakesh

      Riad Kniza

      First Class

      Riad Kniza is often regarded as one of the best luxury hotels in Morocco, and deservedly so. From the décor and the food to the service and the amenities, every aspect has been carefully thought out.

    • Suite, Palais Khum Marrakech, Marrakesh

      Riad Palais Khum

      First Class

      Conveniently located near the main sights of Marrakesh in the heart of the old medina, Palais Khum offers a beautiful haven of peace. It perfectly combines modern Italian décor and traditional Moroccan style.

    • Deluxe villa with private pool, The Oberoi Marrakesh

      The Oberoi Marrakesh

      Deluxe

      Located around a thirty minute drive from central Marrakesh, the Oberoi Marrakesh, is set amongst its own picturesque gardens, orchards and olive groves, with views to the Atlas Mountains.

    • Villa Des Orangers, Marrakesh

      Villa Des Orangers

      Deluxe

      In addition to its spacious and comfortable rooms, the Villa des Orangers in Marrakesh also features a spa area with a gym, hammam, pool and massage rooms.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

      Ait Benhaddou & Telouet Tour

      Marrakesh

      Visit two of Morocco's most famous kasbahs, Ait Benhaddou and Telouet, on a tour through the country's stunning Ouarzazate Valley.

    • Berber hospitality in the High Atlas

      Berber Village & Assafou Foundation Visit

      Marrakesh

      Head into the High Atlas Mountains to meet and have a traditional lunch with a Berber family before visiting the Assafou Foundation, a charity that supports local children, women and older men who want to further their education.

    • Traditional tajine, Morocco

      Cookery course at La Maison Arabe

      Marrakesh

      La Maison Arabe in Marrakesh offers cooking workshops designed for anyone who wishes to discover the pleasures of Moroccan cooking.

    • The High Atlas Mountains

      Day trip to Kasbah Du Toubkal

      Marrakesh

      Head to Kasbah Du Toubkal in the High Atlas Mountains for a day of relaxation, mule rides, walks and traditional hammams.

    • Essaouira, Morocco

      Essaouira Excursion

      Marrakesh

      An ancient Portuguese fortress that dates from the 18th century (formerly called Mogador) and one of the most attractive towns along Morocco’s Atlantic coast.

    • Majorelle Gardens, Marrakesh

      Guided excursion to the Gardens of Marrakesh

      Marrakesh

      The gardens of Marrakech are as famous as the medina itself and with or without a particular interest in gardening you will be sure to enjoy time spent in these beautiful retreats.

    • Marrakesh, Morocco

      Marrakesh City Tour

      Marrakesh

      In the morning you visit the historical sights, including the Saadien Tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque, and the El Badia Palace. In the afternoon you focus on the arts and crafts of the city visiting the souqs and concluding at the Djemaa El Fna.

    • Orange seller in Marrakesh, Morocco

      Marrakesh Tasting Trail

      Marrakesh

      Experience the tastes and smells of Moroccan cuisine with this tour that will take you through the culinary delights of Marrakesh’s Djema el Fna and its surrounding souqs.

    • Craftsman, Marrakesh

      Photographic Tour of Marrakesh

      Marrakesh

      Pick up your camera for this half-day tour that takes in the workshops of Marrakesh’s artisans, medieval inns and Museum of Photography.