Paula Goldstein

Taj Palace
  • Where:Marrakech
  • Why:To celebrate the amazing relaunch of travel site ASMALLWORLD
  • When:May 2013
  • Who:Me, Valentine Fillol-Cordier and a whole troupe of eccentrics
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V.F.C demonstrating there is enough
room to disco dance in the bathroom.

The Devil is in the detail and the detail is everywhere.

Spiritual bathing.

Le Fleur Du Mal.

The locals

Night Swimming (Hum the REM song whilst experiencing this).

An Oasis in the heat.


Do you think they would notice if a rug went missing?

The Taj Palace.

Valentine and I are way too rock and roll to show you our perfect bed - i.e. we are children and bounced all over it in five seconds.

Just having a rest on our way to the pool.

Welcome to the Taj.

Highs & Lows

  • The beds are a dream and absolutely huge. We had to tear ourselves out of it.

  • The hammam spa is one of the best treatments I've had in recent years.

  • The rugs, roses, and hand painted detail give it a sense of organic luxury and warmth.

  • They are a new hotel so service is on the slow side. Don’t order in a rush.

  • Food options aren’t bar is limited.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 41/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Hotel

  • Vibe

    Princess Jasmine meets monied older gent.

  • Location

    A bumpy trek from the centre of Marrakech, giving it a serene escape vibe without feeling trapped in a sanitized resort.

  • Rooms


  • Music

    I’m going to say Arabic House...but I think that might have been the soundtrack to my mind.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    American architect Stuart Church.

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes, plus a great spa and yoga classes, and an incredible hammam which I cannot recommend more.

  • Restaurant


  • Bar

    Yes, in fact they have their own club. It's a bit "Muriel's Wedding" but that was actually a bonus for me.

  • Children

    It's a very relaxed hotel and I feel older children would enjoy the pool - but it's very romantic, so maybe send them to summer camp.

  • Price

    You need to spend like a sultan, not a servant.

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take a shopping tour of the medina

this photography museum in the heart of Marrakech houses a private collection of 3500 photographs

Maison de la Photographie

Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, Rue Bin Lafnadek, Marrakesh, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco

this photography museum in the heart of Marrakech houses a private collection of 3500 photographs

Taj Palace

12440 Annakhil Palmeraie Marrakech

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