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The most beautiful hammams in Marrakech

Written on : 15 September 2020
By : Chloé Girod

In Moroccan culture, the hammam is a place to cleanse oneself, but it is also a meeting place to clear one's mind, purify oneself and spend time with one's loved ones. 

The public hammams are one of the five essential elements to be found in a traditional district of the Medina of Marrakech with the bakery, the fountain, the madrasah and the mosque. This place has a very close link with religion, the faithful go there to purify themselves, this is why one generally finds the hammams close to a mosque. 
 
 
The oldest remains of a hammam in Morocco can be found in Volubilis in the 8th century, when the Arabs arrived. Their layout is similar to the Roman baths, consisting of 3 rooms: a hot room to stimulate blood circulation, a hot room for scrubs and treatments and a cold room for relaxation and rehydration. 
 
Let yourself be carried away to another universe and live a relaxing and enchanting experience in this beautiful country.
 

The most authentic: Hammam Mouassine

The most authentic: Hammam Mouassine

It is undoubtedly one of the oldest hammams in the city, making it the most authentic. Built-in the 16th century, during the Saadienne period, it is still in use today and is still a real centre of life in the Mouassine district. The setting is relaxing and the staff is highly qualified. Even if it is a bit expensive for a local hammam, you will not be disappointed by the treatments offered.

The most luxurious: Royal Mansour Spa

This spa is undoubtedly the most luxurious in the Medina, it has no royalty other than the name since it belongs to the King of Morocco who designed this spa according to the model of the royal palace. Nestled in the middle of a magnificent garden surrounded by palm trees, where you will spend an unforgettable moment. The decoration is made from quality materials in a very traditional spirit. Concerning the proposed care, the products are among the best that Morocco can offer with the very famous rhassoul scrub, composed among others of rose, basil and argan powder. The prices are higher than in traditional hammams, but you will feel like a member of the royal family during a treatment.
 

The best known: The Baths of Marrakech

Recently renovated and expanded to accommodate more guests, this superb hammam in the Kasbah district combines a traditional oriental atmosphere with modern facilities. Here you can enjoy a friendly and memorable hammam experience. Let yourself be spellbound by the treatments using quality, 100% natural products and relax with your partner or loved ones. A victim of its own success, it is best to book in advance.

The most central: The rose hammam

Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the heart of the Medina by enjoying a treatment in this magnificent hammam. The decoration is rich and warm and the staff will take care of you. In addition to the hammam, the establishment offers treatments such as massages, facials and pedicures.
 

The most beautiful hammams in Marrakech

Would you like to live this experience without leaving your holiday villa? Here is our selection of villas in Marrakech with a private hammam. 
 

Villa Essa El Majal 

This magnificent villa installed in a green setting is located in the Palmeraie of Marrakech. Luxuriously decorated, the house has 4 bedrooms, a private swimming pool and a hammam. Household staff are also available. It offers a well-kept decoration perfect for a family stay under the Marrakech sun.
 
 

Dar Marja

Superb traditional house of 5 rooms with oriental decoration in the heart of the Palmeraie of Marrakech. It has all kinds of equipment for a very relaxing holiday, you can enjoy the private swimming pool, a tennis court, a hammam, a massage room as well as a large garden with trees.
 
 

Villa Noor Palmeraie 

Let yourself be charmed by this beautiful contemporary villa located between the palm grove and the Atlas Mountains. It is composed of 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The villa features large panoramic terraces, a heated swimming pool, a hammam and a private tennis court. Household staff and a cook are available.
 
 

Villa Rose-Anna

This villa offers a refined decoration mixing oriental tradition and modernity in the centre of a 12000m2 park planted with trees. It has 6 bedrooms, a private swimming pool, a tennis court, a hammam and a gym. It also has an open view on the Atlas Mountains.
 
 

Villa des Jardins 

This sublime villa on the outskirts of Marrakech is the perfect setting for an introduction to relaxation in a refined and natural setting. You can enjoy the 10,000m2 garden, 7 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a spa just 7 minutes from the dynamic Jemaa El Fna square.