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Best Spas & Hammams in Marrakech

Best Spas & Hammams in Marrakech

One of the the must-do experiences during your vacation is to spend the afternoon at leisure in a traditional Moroccan Hammam. The Moroccan hammam begins with a traditional ritual of glazing the body with – ghassoul, a natural clay extracted from the Atlas Mountains and blended with water to rid the skin of impurities.Then black soap, is applied on the body, made with olive oil and eucalyptus leaves softens the skin prior to a body scrub. The next phase is rose water, made from Atlas roses and used to calm the skin; and finally argan oil to moisturize the skin, are essential components of this important ritual.

Morocco Traveler’s Recommendations of the Best Spas & Hammams in Marrakech.

BAINS DU MARRAKECH 


A hammam and spa in the Kasbah district and perhaps one of the best-known privately-run hammams. Guests are treated with Les Bains du Marrakech’s own line of all-natural beauty products. Must be booked in advance.
 Address: 2 Derb Sedra, Bab Agnaou, Kasbah 
Phone: +212-524-38-14-28


LA MAMOUNIA HOTEL & SPA

Having received several awards including best hotel spa in the world by Conde Nast Readers’ Spa Awards, the spa treatments here certainly live up to their reputation. An on-site hair salon is ideal for preparing for dinner in one of the restaurants following a day at the spa. In addition to the cost of beauty treatments, non-hotel guests are required to purchase a day pass to access the spa facilities 
Address: Avenue Bab Jdid
 Phone: +212-524-38-86-00


HAMMAM DE LA ROSE


A hammam in the central Dar El Bacha district of the Marrakech medina perfect for a cool winter day as the hammam here is one of the warmest we’ve experienced. Couple’s treatments are available. 
Address: 130 Dar El Bacha 
Phone: +212-524-44-47-69 


HAMMAM DE LA ROSE


A hammam in the central Dar El Bacha district of the Marrakech medina perfect for a cool winter day as the hammam here is one of the warmest we’ve experienced. Couple’s treatments are available. 
Address: 130 Dar El Bacha 
Phone: +212-524-44-47-69

LA MAISON ARABE


Located on the lower level of this boutique hotel, the hammam at Maison Arabe is both intimate and relaxing and includes a massage room for two. The spa products are created specifically for La Maison Arabe.
Address: Derb Assehbi
 Phone: +212-524-38-70-10


SELMAN PALACE HOTEL

Signed by Chenot, the spa at the Selman Palace may be one of the most luxurious spas in town. Plan to spend the day lounging by the indoor pool following your treatment or purchase a spa-day packageAddress: Km 5, Route d’Amizmiz
 Phone: +212-524-45-96-00


KASBAH BAB OURIKA


A stay at Bab Ourika is made more relaxing with an in-house hammam treatment. Couples’ hammam followed by massages in the secret garden or in-room depending on the weather are best booked in advance.
 Phone: +212-524-45-96-00


HAMMAM LKSOUR


For a truly local experience, head to the community bath house for your hammam ritual. Though not the most sterile option, and certainly not the most relaxing (this is the community bath house after all), you will leave feeling like you’ve shed a layer or two of skin. Take bottoms only as well as a towel and black soap and lkisse (a glove for your full-body scrub), available at your local corner store, and expect to tip the local staff 50 dhs for a body scrub.
 Address: Rue Laksour

FELAH

Trendy, hip and cool are just a few words to describe this place in the Atlas Mountains. Part hotel, part restaurant, part artist residence, the pool here is just a cool place to be. The TOUCO poolside café serves authentic street food prepared by nearby village locals. 
Address: Km 13, Route d’Ourika 
Phone: +212-525-06-50-00


SOFITEL MARRAKECH LOUNGE & SPA


A hammam in the central Dar El Bacha district of the Marrakech medina perfect for a cool winter day as the hammam here is one of the warmest we’ve experienced. Couple’s treatments are available. 
Address: 130 Dar El Bacha 
Phone: +212-524-44-47-69 


KASBAH BY BELDI


Just 45 minutes from Marrakech, this is the perfect spot for lunch under the olive trees, an afternoon by the pool and perhaps a wander down to the lake. En route, you’ll pass through the mountains, a desert and finally arrive at the charming location by the lake – a truly magical day out! 
Address: Talet village, Lalla Takerkoust 
Phone: +212-524-38-39-50


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