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The best hotels for golf holidays in Marrakesh, Morocco:
Es Saadi - Sofitel Marrakesh - Palmeraie Golf Palace - Naoura.

Es Saadi Gardens and Resort Marrakech Es Saadi Gardens and Resort****

The Es Saadi is more of a complete resort than just an hotel alone.  It sits, amidst verdant gardens, in the residential “hivernage” area of Marrakesh, just outside the walls of the ancient Medinah with all of its souks and stalls, hurly and burly.  Once inside the Es Saadi gates you will find: an hotel, the Palace (all suites hotel), ten individual villas, swimming pools, two spas, gymnasium, tennis courts, a variety of restaurants, a sprinkling of bars and the Casino de Marrakesh in which you will also find the "Teatrô" nightclub: in short, a full blown leisure centre!

Es Saadi Hotel - Marrakech
Es Saadi Hotel****

A superb venue for your stay in Marrakesh, made extra special by the kind and friendly staff who will welcome you with true Moroccan hospitality.

The Es Saadi hotel was the first to be built amongst the palm gardens and is a 60’s style building with regular shaped rooms all of which have balconies (worth the little extra for a pool view or Atlas view from tho top floors).

Although an older hotel, the upkeep is very good and the staff are plentiful and extremely helpful.  The Es Saadi has a nice pool and central sunbathing area, beside which tables and chairs are set for either a late breakfast or lunchtime snacking served from the poolside bar.

There are two spas to choose from: the small original one beside the hotel pool or the new Clarins spa over in the Es Saadi Palace.

On the ground floor beside the marbled Reception the hotel has recently renavated bar and lounge, plus one of Marrakech's finest French restaurants - Le Gastronomic.  Two days a week there is a Berber tented-style restaurant open in the gardens.  Another restaurant can be found in the casino and two more over in the Palace (see below), all of which you are welcome to use.

Es Saadi hotel bedrooms
Es Saadi - restaurant
Breakfast - Es Saadi patio
Moroccan restaurant
Teatro nightclub
Es Saadi Hotel - Marrakech
Es Saadi Hotel - Marrakech
The Casino Marrakech
Es Saadi Palace***** - Marrakech
Es Saadi Palace***** - Marrakech
Es Saadi Palace*****

Just across the car park from the Es Saadi hotel the Palace is a more modern, more luxurious, all Suite addition to the Es Saadi resort.

Designed for utter luxury from the ground up the Suites are large, with big bathrooms and balconies that look out over the Palace's extensive gardens and big swimming pool.

There are two restaurants within the Palace, French on the ground floor and Moroccan on the top floor.  Both are tremendous (if we had to choose we'd go Moroccan though!).

If you are looking to spoil yourself with a luxury golf holiday in Marrakech, this is one of the best!

Es Saadi Palace***** - Marrakech
Sofitel Marrakech
Sofitel Marrakesh
Sofitel - The lobby
Sofitel Marrakesh - A typical bedroom
Sofitel Marrakesh - The Piano bar
Sofitel Marrakesh - So Lounge
Sofitel Marrakesh*****

A fully-fledged luxury five star hotel just outside the walls of the ancient city.  All mod-cons are available inside, providing a very civilised base for discovering the delights of Marrakesh.

The hotel bedrooms are large and well appointed, forming a U-shape around the vast pool in the hotel gardens, where there is an ample supply of sun-loungers.

Breakfast is normally served on the patio overlooking the pool, with the snow-capped Atlas mountains in the distance.

The hotel has a choice of bars, including the very welcoming piano bar, where there is often nightly entertainment (there is also a casino nearby and a nightclub).

The restaurant serves a variety of European and African dishes and is the ideal place to familiarise yourself with Moroccan cuisine or try out the Moroccan wines varieties - very palatable.

There is also an indoor heated pool with spa facilities such as jacuzzi and steam room etcetera plus a variety of massages and treatments available at a small extra charge.

Sofitel - buffet restaurant
The Sofitel's Spa area
Barriere Naoura Hotel - Marrakesh
Naoura*****

In the very heart of the city, surrounded by the amazing sights, sounds and smells of the ancient Medinah, souks and the unforgettable town square the Jmaa el Fnaar, the Naoura is the absolute latest word in luxury.

Built, owned and run by the French hotel and casino group: Lucien Barriere, no expense has been spared creating this idyll of luxurious living.

The hotel has a large central pool with bedrooms arranged around the edges.  The bedrooms come in three categories: Superior - all on the ground floor with a patio by the pool; Deluxe - on the first floor with a private balcony and Suites - the very essence of sumptuousness!

Needless to add there is a very gastronomic restaurant Fouquets (reminiscent of their two-Michelin starred establishment in Paris) and bar at the Naoura.  All of Marrakesh's other dining and evening attractions are just a short walk away.

Naoura hotel - Marrakesh
Naoura hotel - Marrakesh
Naoura - the bar
Naoura hotel - Marrakesh
Palmeraie Golf Palace pool and restaurants
La Palmeraie

To the Northeast of the city (about twenty minutes by the cheap and plentiful taxis) lies an oasis of calm and palms - 'La Palmeraie'.  This is a recent residential development providing homes for Marrakesh's nouveau riche and French holiday homes.  To cater for the needs of these folk there is also a designer village of shops and restaurants to walk to.

 

Palmeraie Golf Palace*****

There are several places to stay out at La Palmeraie, the most opulent being the Palmeraie Golf Palace*****: a large hotel, just a short walk to the Golf Club and practice ground.

The centrepiece of the hotel is the enormous expanse of swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and bougainvilleas.  The pool is divided into smaller lagoons by an island restaurant and bar where lunch or dinner in the shady cool is a real delight amidst the desert heat.

The bedrooms all have balconies either overlooking the pool or the golf course (Suites are also available).

Palmeraie Golf Palace - Marrakech
Palmeraie Golf Palace - Marrakech
Palmeraie Golf Palace - Marrakech

Dormy Suites****- La Palmeraie

The golfer's favourite rooms at la Palmeraie.  Twelve Suites above the Ryad style Clubhouse that include unlimited golf at La Palmeraie!

The bedrooms all have balconies looking out over the course and you can stroll down to the hotel for a dip or dinner when you fancy it, then back to the quiet of the Clubhousee.  Plus you only have to walk downstairs and you are on the Putting Green or Range - so you can golf 'til you drop!

Hôtel du Golf***- La Palmeraie

A large new hotel built alongside the First Fairway that offers a good standard of accommodation along with easy access to all the golfing facilities of La Palmeraie.

Palmeraie - Kenzo cafe
Kenzi Farah - The hotel pool
Kenzi Farah - Standard bedrooms
Kenzi Farah - The bar
Kenzi Farah -  - Breakfast al fresco
Kenzi Farah*****

The "value option" for golfers in Marrakech: the Kenzi Farah offers exceptional value and a huge range of facilities, all just ten minutes from “Jemaa el Fna” (the main square in the town centre).

Although not as luxurious as other hotels, bedrooms are of ample dimensions for most golfers (who will be spending most of the day out in the sunshine anyway?) and fine to be used as Twin rooms.

In addition to the outdoor pool there is also an indoor pool in the Spa area, where you will also find the sauna and steam room.

For dining there is a choice between Le Johara, a Mediterranean style restaurant, for something more genuine Bedouin try the La Khaima restaurant.  We can also offer you a half-board stay, when you can feast on the extensive buffet every evening in L’Orangerie (you'll find a different European theme each evening).

After dinner, make your way to the lively and popular bar where you will find live music nearly every evening.

Kenzi Farah - buffet restaurant
Kenzi Farah -  The heated indoor pool
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Sample Itinerary

7 nights at the stunning Naoura Hotel*****
6 rounds of golf
All transfers -
£777.00
January or February

 

Guest Comments

"We had a blast!  Cécile's organisation of our trip (and all the changes) was truly excellent."
Mr. R. Schmoll - Geneva.

"8/10 Overall - We had a great trip. The weather and pool were terrific and Marrakesh is a real experience."
Mr. C. Blackham - Bedford.

"10/10 UK Service - Unfailingly helpful and pleasant.
8/10 Es Saadi Hotel - A good choice for the group with plenty of night time activity!
8/10 Royal Marrakesh - Much enjoyed, like a Moroccan Woburn!
8/10 La Palmeraie - Played off the Whites, this is a tough course!
9/10 Amelkis - Played all 27 holes, new Green course has the best Greens.
10/10 Overall - Can't think how it could have been improved!"
Mr. J. Mabbs - Hampshire.

 

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