La Mamounia, Marrakech: The best spa day EVER

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La Mamounia is the most luxurious hotel in Marrakech, with many famous guests staying over the years. It is also a haven for bloggers and influencers. It’s luxury pool, stunning tiled corridors and decorative doors make it a dream to photograph.

When I was planning my time in Morocco, I knew that I would be exhausted by the end. With just 14 days to see as much as possible, my itinerary was super packed. I literally couldn’t think of a better way to end my trip than to spend it having a spa day. It doesn’t get more relaxing than that! So that is exactly what I did.

Read more: Solo female travel in Morocco: What it’s REALLY like

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Treatments at La Mamounia

Spa treatments range in price from 800 Moroccan Dirham (£65) to 4000 Moroccan Dirham (£325). On offer is a large selection of treatments including Moroccan hammams, massages, facials and much more. There is truly something to fit everyone’s preferences. Furthermore, you can even book nail and hair appointments for a serious pamper day!

Should you book a day pass?

Looking to pamper yourself with a full spa day? La Mamounia packages come with a relaxing massage OR hammam and scrub, access to the facilities AND a buffet lunch. Booking a package allows you to take advantage of discounted prices. However, the day pass does not include drinks during lunch so keep that in mind!

Whether or not you should book a day pass for La Mamounia depends on personal preferences. If you would like access to the facilities and the convenience of having lunch on site included, then it is by far the best option. Otherwise, just book in for the treatment alone.

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Use of the facilities: What is included?

Looking for that insta worthy shot of La Mamounia? Head to the indoor pool! Not only will it give you great snaps for your feed, but it’s also the perfect place to relax. After spending two VERY packed weeks in Morocco, lounging by a pool was exactly what I needed.

The day pass offers access to two pools, a jacuzzi and a gym. Additionally, you will be given flip-flops, a robe and disposable underwear if you have booked in for a hammam. You will be provided with everything you need to have the best spa day EVER.

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A review of the buffet lunch

The day pass comes with a buffet lunch at the onsite restaurant The Pavillon de la Piscine. The buffet offers all you can eat Mediterranean cuisine and some SUPER nice deserts. Make sure you leave room for ice cream because it is well worth the calories! Yum!

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What is a Moroccan hammam?

A Moroccan hammam is a unique treatment that everyone must experience on a trip to Morocco. Hammams at La Mamounia start with 15 minutes relaxing in a sauna. They also include a black soap application and body scrub, followed by an orange infusion using a traditional process. Next, your hair will be washed using almond milk shampoo before ending with a body wrap and a face scrub.

During your treatment, you can either wear the disposable underwear or bikini bottoms. Although being (almost) naked in front of a stranger may sound uncomfortable, remember that whoever is doing your treatment will be used to it. Plus, it is very unlikely that they will ever see you again so why waste time feeling self-conscious?

After the hammam, you will be taken into a low lit room to relax with calming music for 15 minutes. You will be offered either mint tea or fresh orange juice, before being led back to the changing room at the end of your treatment session.

For my first hammam experience, it truly was delightful and left me feeling super chilled out for the days to follow. The lady performing my treatment was also incredibly nice and friendly, despite the slight language barrier.

Choosing between a more traditional and local experience or a day at a luxurious hotel was (surprisingly) not an easy choice. In the end, I am confident I made the right choice. Plus, wanting to experience a hammam like a true local is a fab excuse to return to Morocco…

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Let’s talk about money…

Although worth the price tag, at 1600 Moroccan Dirhams (approximately £130) it is particularly pricey. Budget travellers may want to give La Mamounia a miss in favour of a cheaper (but more traditional) Moroccan hammam. If you decide to treat yourself (you are on holiday after all) then La Mamounia is THE place to be.

Tip: Due to a hike in price on Sundays, book Monday – Saturday to take advantage of the best deals. Booking the exact same day pass for a Sunday costs an extra 400 Moroccan Dirhams (£30). Why spend unnecessary extra cash when you could save it (or spend it on cocktails) instead?

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Service and Hospitality

From start to finish, the staff at La Mamonia were fantastic. Their customer service skills were 10 out of 10 and they couldn’t be more helpful. As a solo traveller, it can be difficult to get the photos I envision. However, a staff member from the hotel offered to take photos for me before I even asked. Result!

Read more: Solo travel: What are the pros and cons?

How to book a spa day at La Mamounia

To book a spa day or treatments at La Mamounia, you can either book online or contact them directly. Check out the menu and book online here, email them at lespa@mamounia.com or call them on (212) 524 388 600.

Have you ever had a treatment at La Mamounia? What were your thoughts? Share your experience in the comments section below! 

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