La Sultana, a riad situated in the bustling centre of Marrakech, glows with warmth and vivacity not only from the sun in North Africa but from the jewel like colours that decorate each room.
This 28 room accommodation originally consisted of 5 riads that were used as private residences, which have since been merged together to form La Sultana. Enter the riad from the noisy and crowded streets and be transported into a luxurious, hushed and tranquil environment. Artisan carved doors lead you into a world not unlike an elegant set from a classic 'Road To' movie starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope - colour, pattern, texture, beautiful details abound with handmade materials and carvings, individually decorated rooms and their own lavish bathroom - (How beautiful is that green bathroom below?. But rather than being overdone, the palette offers a lovely assembly of tones and hues layered with intricate craftsmanship and cultural handiwork. There are kilims from North Africa, lamps from the Middle East and masks from South Africa and a collection of art and furniture that the owners have collected on their world travels.
There is a spa/hammam for your use, a swimming pool and a restaurant which beckons and entices you with a myriad of flavours and spices. I can only imagine the menu and the aroma from that kitchen.
If it's unique cultural beauty within a stylish and tranquil environment you seek, then I have to say La Sultana looks like it has that in spades. It's all in the detail...and that shady day bed I think. Now, for some mint tea.. anyone?
|stunning bathroom detail and equally stunning mosaics|
|some shady relaxation and the beautiful details|
|there is the sun in the central courtyard|
|aah, that view!|