My goal is to experience all stays in Marrakech. One of them on top of my list was definitely Es Saadi Resort. Happy to share my Es Saadi Resort experience with you!
The wonderful resort is split into four different kind of stays. You can choose to stay at the 5* Hotel or Palace (where I’ve stayed), or you can go all the way and book yourself a Ksar (little palace) – and last but definitely not least: your own private little villa. In this article I will talk about my experience staying at Es Saadi 5* Hotel.
ES SAADI 5* HOTEL
We started of our Es Saadi journey in the older part of the resort: Es Saadi Resort. This part was built in … by … (fun fact: they were also the owner of the Moulin Rouge in Paris!). As you step into the hotel, just imagine a young Mick Jagger posing by the pool, or Josephine Baker dancing in a show. The walls and furnishings keep the Es Saadi legend alive and gives you a 1950s feeling. One of my favorite things about the resort is that it located just steps from city centre of Marrakech. At arrival we were welcomed friendly by the staff, checked ourselves in and then were lead to our gorgeous suite…
DELUXE SUITE ATLAS VIEW
I really have a thing with the Atlas Mountains, not only being there, but having the view gives you an immediate feeling of utter tranquility. Our 75sqm Deluxe Suite Atlas View was therefore the perfect room to stay at. With a view over the palm tree island and glazed terracotta pool (and of course the Atlas Mountains), each morning was truly a reminder of how beautiful Morocco is – and how happy I am with a resort making these kind of morning views possible!
LE SAADI RESTAURANT
Why go out when everything you want can be found in the resort? For dinner we decided to stay at our hotel and go for the Le Saadi restaurant, located in Es Saadi 5* Hotel. The restaurant opened in 1966 within together with the 5-star Hotel and is one of Marrakech’s finest restaurants. And I can confirm that: it was really one of the best dishes I had during my stay in Morocco.
I don’t like fish, except for a few such as gambas, salmon (and I even started to like oisters ;)), so I was happy to see the ‘a poached egg in puff pastry with smoked salmon’ on the menu. It already sounded like heaven, but it tasted even better!! We also ordered the ‘tomato confit with goat’s cheese, basil and parmesan tuile biscuit’ – refreshing and tasty! For our main courses we decided to go for a ‘beef filled with green pepper flambéed at the tableside’. I love beef, but to be honest, I loved it even better being flambéed right in front of me. It immediately turns dinner into not ‘just dinner’, but an experience! We also ordered the ‘pan-fried noisette of lamb a la provençale’ – delicious as ever.
The dishes were so delicious and filling, that honestly I didn’t have any space left for desserts. But seeing a small wagen full of stunning looking pastries, I couldn’t resist and get myself the ‘chocolate soufflé with grand marnier’.
In the cool breeze of the terrace we enjoyed our dinner, walked around the resort and went up to our gorgeous suite, for the next morning we planned a spa day and our next stay in The Palace!
Es Saadi Hotel