Marrakech, Morocco

Les Deux Tours

Rates from (ex tax)$116.19

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR121.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Serene, sedate and spacious

Setting

Pools and palm groves

Surrounded by Marrakech's well-heeled Palmeraie district, Les Deux Tours hotel places understatedly elegant, traditionally designed villas in one of Morocco’s most well-coiffed gardens. Lose track of your time here, amid the tranquil hammam, outdoor pools, sleek bars and upscale restaurants.

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Facilities

Photos Les Deux Tours facilities

Need to know

Rooms

The hotel has 37 rooms, including seven Pool Suites, one Jacuzzi Suite, four Premium Suites and 12 Junior Suites.

Check–Out

Midday, though this is flexible according to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $116.19 (€110), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.60 per person per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR121.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Breakfast is not included in the room rate. A generous buffet (€13 an adult, €9 a child) with pastries, cheeses, cold cuts and Moroccan pancakes is served.

Also

Les Deux Tours is proud of its eco credentials. It has been built with local building materials, all vegetables served in the restaurant are grown on site (with absolutely no chemical assistance) and it provides only 100 per cent natural bath and body products in its villas. Airport transfers with the hotel are €20 each way (daytime); €30 in the evening.

At the hotel

Heated outdoor pool, spa and hammam, library and free WiFi, in-room spa treatments on request. In rooms: flatscreen TV, air-conditioning, minibar with free bottled water, 100% natural Nectarome bath products.

Our favourite rooms

All rooms have an original feature, whether it’s a tartari ceiling, bejmat tiles, a stone fireplace or a carved ceiling, or restored antique Moroccan furnishing. We love them all but, if pushed, we’d go for the suites, which come with hand-carved wooden frescoes at the head of the bed.

Poolside

The odd-shaped heated pool is surrounded by lush lawns and a terrace, upon which attentive staff serve drinks, snacks and meals throughout the day. There are two other plunge pools located in different parts of the property.

Packing tips

Bring a sketchbook. There are so many beautiful patterns and Arabic designs competing for your attention that you’ll want to record them somehow.

Also

You can lose hours in the hotel’s neverending gardens – they’re a bit like having your own park right on the doorstep. There are even a few iron four-poster beds dotted around, upon which you can recline.

Children

Kids of any age are welcome at Les Deux Tours, and babysitting and children’s menus are both available. Cots and extra beds can be provided at no cost for the under fours, €45 a night for four to eleven year olds and €75 a night for over-12s.

Overview

Kids of any age are welcome at Les Deux Tours, and babysitting and children’s menus are both available. Cots and extra beds (for 20 per cent of the room cost) can be provided.

Best for

Children of all ages (although be aware that some room types have a few internal steps, and floors are uncarpeted – it can be a little tough on cruisers and toddlers).

Recommended rooms

The Premium Suites are the most family-friendly. They come with a private sitting area that can also double as a connecting room if you also rent a Junior Suite. They come with a fridge, extra beds and plenty of inflatable armbands for the pool.

Crèche

There is no dedicated nursery at the hotel.

Activities

Children will love all the animals – a dog, a donkey, a peacock, fish, turtles and frogs – that roam Les Deux Tours’ grounds.

Swimming pool

The main outdoor pool has a shallow end, and is overseen by a lifeguard from 8am till 6pm.

Meals

Kids are welcome in the restaurant at any time, and a special children’s menu is provided. Highchairs, packed lunches and milk-heating facilities are all provided.

Babysitting

The hotel can arrange a babysitter for a fee of MAD50 an hour, plus transportation costs (MAD100 each way in the evenings, otherwise free while the hotel's staff shuttle is running) . Try to book at least one day in advance.

No need to pack

Cots or sterilisers.

Food and Drink

Photos Les Deux Tours food and drink

Top Table

Any diner sitting on one of the terrace tables, gazing out over the park-like gardens, will be more than happy with their position.

Dress Code

Summer evening chic: floaty dresses and linen shirts.

Hotel restaurant

The hotel's chef has a way with seafood, and a commitment to locally sourced produce: highlights of the Moroccan- and Mediterranean-influenced menu include produce grown in the hotel's own garden. The hotel also has a relaxed open-air eatery by the pool serving a seasonal barbecue buffet and a light healthy lunch menu.

Hotel bar

The hotel bar is an intimate space with an open terrace overlooking the gardens.

Last orders

Dinner can be ordered until 10.30pm, while drinks are poured in the bars right up to the point when the last guest decides to go to bed.

Room service

A full menu of food and drinks is available from 12.30pm till 11.30pm.

Location

Photos Les Deux Tours location
Address
Les Deux Tours
Douar Abiad Circuit de la Palmeraie BP 513
40000
Marrakech
Morocco

Planes

Marrakech Menara is six kilometres from the city centre, with direct flights to London, Paris and and other major European cities. The hotel can organise one-way transfers (€20 during the day, €30 at night).

Trains

The Moroccan state railway, ONCF, runs inexpensive (but limited) services to Marrakech from Casablanca, Fez and Tangier. Look for TCR (Train Climatisé Rapide) trains to guarantee air-conditioning in summer. The hotel can arrange the 10-minute transfer from the station for guests (expect to pay around €9).

Automobiles

Driving in Marrakech can be horn-filled and hectic, but if you insist, hire a car from the Avis desk at the airport. The hotel is situated just off the N8 highway, which links the city with Fez. Guests can use its 24-hour guarded car park for free.

Worth getting out of bed for

Before you head into the sense-startling hustle and bustle of Marrakech's city centre, take a time out and unwind at the hotel – an open-air massage in the hotel's terracotta-hued outdoor spa treatment room, laze in eucalyptus-scented steam in the hammam or recline on the open-air four-poster bed by the pool

When you're fully rejuventaed ask the hotel to arrange a game of golf, horse riding through the picturesque Palmeraie surrounds, a tennis tournament or a full-speed race around a go-kart track. Central Marrakech is a 10-minute drive from the hotel, Unravel the myriad stalls and alleyways of Jemaa el Fnaa's souks by enlisting the help of personal shopper Laetitia (+212 (0)74 217228), who will help you to keep your cool when an overenthusiastic vendor is accesorising your outfit with a snake, and who'll help you to find the real gems among piles of decorative lanterns and pointy-toed babouches. When you're done with spending your dirhams, take a breather in the majestic and Moorish Museum of Marrakech (+212 524 441 893, www.museedemarrakech.ma), where intricate calligraphic patterns have been woven into royal raiment, glazed on to fine china and beaten into exquisite jewellery; there's also a room-spanning chandelier that could double up as a second miniature palace.  
 

Local restaurants

Le Blokk (+212 674 334 334, www.leblokk.com) is a sultry retro restaurant a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Here, tables are arranged around a scarlet-lit stage where fedora-sporting singers belt out swing numbers – an excellent accompinament to the menu, which has Moroccan, Thai, French and Japanese dishes, and some molecular gastronomy to up the epicurean ante. When in Marrakech, stop off for lunch at Chez Chegrouni (+212 246 547 615), a laid-back souk-side eatery which serves tagines, salads and soups for a fabulously small sum.

 

Local cafés

Just south of the Medina, Kosybar (+212 524 380 324, www.kosybar.com) serves up Moroccan and Mediterranean dishes alongside expertly prepared Japanese fare. Inside it lives up to its name, but more elbow space can be found on the roof terrace where city views and shaded tables create the ideal setting for dipping into the impressive wine list. 

 

Local bars

Hip luxury hotel – and Winston Churchill's favoured Moroccan drinking den – La Mamounia (+212 524 388 600)has several stand-out bars which will make a cab ride there and back worthwhile. We love the low-lit cherry-red decor and the hint of leopard print in Bar Italien, where live music accompanies the maestro mixologists classic concoctions on most evenings.

 

Reviews

Photos Les Deux Tours reviews

Anonymous review

Picture the scene: it’s the late Eighties, Charles Bocarra, king of Mod Maroc Tadalakt’d Architecture leaps out his leather chair, throws his glass of Perrier at the wall and screams ‘I’m going to build a hotel with four-poster beds in the garden – to hell with the consequences.’ Cut to 20 years later and you’ll find me lying in one of those beds, grinning like a Moroccan mountain goat, surveying the three-acre gardens of Les Deux Tours. You’ll also notice I’m dripping with sweat like only a man in a four-poster bed in 45-degree heat can. But to hell with it – Charles had a vision, and who am I to stand in the way?

I’d never been to Marrakech. Tell somebody that these days and normally they’ll gasp as if you’ve just told them you’re married to a swan. Everybody’s been to Morocco. In fact, they haven’t just been, they’ve brought half of it back to England with them. You can’t move in London without banging your head on a Moroccan lamp. Les Deux Tours looks exactly how I imagined a Marrakchi retreat to look like. It’s a bit like a film set, with spiralling, swirling architecture caressing the jasmine and orange trees. And this is an especially welcoming sight after an escape that began in Gatwick. If the tattooed nans and piercing screams of kids with piercings didn’t break us, the hidden costs on our low-cost flight almost did. I wouldn’t be surprised if they introduce a scheme where you’re charged 50p for every vowel used onboard. Tssrs. Enough ranting about airlines (that’s got me into enough trouble in the past), I’m sure there was a point to all this – ah yes! The journey was so awful we needed Les Deux Tours to get us over it.

We were met at the airport with a car – no hidden costs. The spluttering, horn-honking outskirts of Marrakech soon dissolved into a dusty, goat-bleating blur of dirt-tracks and grinning villagers. Just when we began to think we’d got in the wrong taxi at the airport and the friendly driver was in fact going to bury us alive in the desert, we reached the impressive gates of Les Deux Tours. I’m trying not to use the word oasis as it’s a bit of a cliché, but it is tropical paradise in the middle of nothing but sand, so I’d be mad not to.

As we walked through the flower-filled gardens to our accommodation, all we could hear was the creaking and shuffling of animals, and the occasional slap of amphibious skin against water as a toad belly flopped off a lily. We had our own little riad with stone walls, a bathtub in the room and an open fireplace. I banged my head on a Moroccan lamp on the way through the door, which made me a little homesick. There were rose petals sprinkled on our bed, which was the size of a regulation badminton court. Yes, it’s romantic, but I can assure you any mood was killed when after a burst of over-enthusiasm Mrs Smith had to watch me standing naked in front of a mirror peeling off hundreds of pale pink petals like a posh lizard shedding its skin.

Built 20 years ago by the Tunisian architect, and still owned by his family, Les Deux Tours is a blend of Andalucian-style villas and traditional Moroccan design. As we’d arrived in darkness, we were excited about getting a proper look at this breathtaking hotel on our way to breakfast. A traditional Moroccan spread of pineapple, figs, plums, bread and milk was a fitting temptation. And not just for us. Mrs Smith is one of those people that is able to sit there like an I’m A Celebrity contestant while insects crawl all over her. Opening her second pot of strong-smelling jam, she didn’t hesitate to inform me that it was my incessant flapping that was attracting the swarm of bees, and nothing else.

Fast forward through a day of glorious poolside lazing and find us again pondering our next meal. While I’m sure dinner in situ is amazing thanks to Michelin-starred chef David Frémondière’s wondrous creations, the pull of the medina proved irresistible. We were led through the souk by a chain of people until enough tips had us sat on Le Foundouk’s rooftop. It was brilliant – excellent contemporary Moroccan food and also having the Arabic call to prayer echoing off our tagine pot. Only snag to our evening: I wore shorts. Trying to enter a Moroccan bar in something knee-length was like trying to visit Buckingham Palace wearing a waistcoat made out of explosives and alarm clocks. We tried several places but after more cries of ‘pantalons!’ by men laughing at my shins, we finally gave up. We barely had energy to get back to our regulation badminton court bed, let alone get the shuttlecock out.

To be honest, there’s no real need to leave Les Deux Tours. Why spend a day being hassled in the souk when you can slither out of bed into your own pool, lounge around in an outdoor four-poster bed, eat lunch in the pagoda and drink gin at the bar? You don’t even really have to talk to anybody else. The only other people you’ll see are couples where it’s courteous to give the international gesture of ‘how nice is this place, eh?’ (For the uninitiated, it’s a thumbs-up while gesturing at your surrounds, showing your teeth; thinking about it, maybe that’s why nobody spoke to us. If you think you might have seen us, we were the couple half covered in bees.)

So if you’re looking for a quiet, secluded getaway, head to Les Deux Tours immediately. Away from the hurly burly of the medina’s shops and bars, its intention is to unwind every muscle in your body. It’s pure serenity. As well as its huge pool, tropical gardens and delicious food, what prevents this luxury hotel from being a generic romantic hideaway is the stunning architecture constantly reminding you that you’re in North Africa. There’s also an air of ‘what happens in Les Deux Tours, stays in Les Deux Tours’, which I loved. I could imagine checking in with a horse dressed in Lycra and the staff politely shaking its hoof, leading us both to our room and them discretely popping the do not disturb sign on the door. But if you think you did see that couple, no, that wasn’t us.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Les Deux Tours’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The hotel was beautiful (our rooms each had a sitting room and a courtyard), the staff were extremely attentive and efficient and our children also loved the hotel. The animals in the lovely gardens were a big hit with our 11- and 13-year-old children!

Don’t expect

There was nothing we could fault.

Rating

Stayed on 17 Oct 2016

We loved

Chantal and Pedra as hostesses for starters. Felt as if we were staying in their house; the hospitality was warm and genuine. Their customer comes first ethos runs deeply through the entire staff. The grounds are immaculate and there are nirvana-like nooks in every corner. The pool was perfect and the children enjoyed every second. We had a family room that had two nice size areas - perfect for a family of four. Les Deux Tours is like an oasis just 15 minutes away from the medina so the location is perfect. Unfortunately we only had one night here, but we will certainly return very soon. The children absolutely loved the grounds - the peacocks, birds, turtles gave them a lot to do besides looking at their iPhones!

Don’t expect

The "free" shuttle to the medina actually cost 50 Dirhams, and although we arranged to have the driver pick us up from the souk after two hours, he sent his friend (a local taxi driver) who charged us 100 Dirhams.

Rating

Stayed on 19 Aug 2016

We loved

Everything! The lovely welcome from the staff to the scenic gardens and the gorgeous, tranquil pool area! The rooms are beautiful and properly taken care of by the staff. Most things are grown on site and you will notice lots of trees and plants dotted around the gardens. Lookout for the peacocks and turtles! We enjoyed eating at a restaurant called Keshmara, which is in the new part of town, Gueliz. And particularly enjoyed walking around the souks in the Medina.

Don’t expect

The hustle and bustle of the Medina and the Souks. It's all very calm at Les Deux Tours!

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Stayed on 17 Jul 2016

We loved

The gardens and the staff were wonderfully helpful. 10/10

Don’t expect

Drinks after 12. The bar is closed even if you want more.

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Stayed on 25 May 2016

We loved

The beautiful gardens, the utter peace and quiet, the daybeds dotted around and all the different corners to sit, our lovely Junior Suite, and especially the very friendly and helpful staff. It was my second visit, having been with my husband last September. This time I took our daughter and she loved it as much as we did! We'll be back!

Don’t expect

Lively evenings - but enjoy the delicious food!

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Stayed on 10 May 2016

We loved

Garden!!!! Hammam!!!!

Don’t expect

everything @ walking distance

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Stayed on 3 May 2016

We loved

We couldn't recommend this hotel more highly; the setting, the room, the staff and service were all wonderful. When we arrived we were immediately seated outside and served the famous Moroccan mint tea whilst we were checked in. We were then greeted by the charming and elegant Chantal who told us a little about the hotel itself, before the hotel manager, Petra introduced herself and told us about the services the hotel could offer and also made us feel completely at ease in the knowledge that any query or request we had would be taken care of. The buildings of the hotel are spread out across the gardens making it feel very spacious. The best spots around the grounds were the hotel bar in one of the 'cubby holes', the serene breakfast terrace and of course by the pool on one of the loungers or day-beds. The classic room we stayed in was the perfect mix of spacious but cosy with a very comfortable bed, a lovely bathroom and a sun terrace. The service we received at the reception desk, in the spa, by the hotel taxi drivers, by the pool and in the restaurant was always friendly, helpful and personal. We can't wait to return again soon to the tranquil oasis that is Les Deux Tours.

Don’t expect

A buzzy evening vibe at the hotel.

Rating

Stayed on 15 Mar 2016

We loved

The attentive staff, great pool and fabulous Moroccan Gris wine! Visit the fabulous hustle and bustle of the medina 

Don’t expect

The free shuttle bus to take you to the medina, they will drop in the new town, but this was no issue the hotel were fabulous at arranging taxis to drop off and collect

Rating

Stayed on 23 Feb 2016

We loved

The garden! The staff! The whole architecture which is simply stunning! Recommend visiting The Palais Soleiman which offers delicious dinners in a stunning moroccan palace! Very romantic and glamorous!

Don’t expect

Any bling bling thankfully!

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Stayed on 20 Feb 2016

We loved

Everything - the suite was lovely - food fantastic and the gardens were beautiful. Staff so helpful and friendly!

Don’t expect

Lots to do

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Stayed on 19 Feb 2016

We loved

The gardens were beautiful, peace and quiet in lush green surroundings. Lovely heated outdoor pool all year round. We had a pool residence suite, private terrace, pool and sun area – wonderful! Food was excellent.

Don’t expect

Lively night life, hotel is a taxi ride from the old town in Marrakech.

Rating

Stayed on 12 Jan 2016

We loved

The room upgrade to a pool suite (although it was too cold to swim), attentive staff and manager. They gave us a cake for our anniversary at the hotel resturant. The gardens are meticulously watered and maintained, and such a cool haven from the dusty medina.

Don’t expect

The disadvantage is having to pay 100 to 150 dhms to travel to the city centre. The free shuttle buses from the hotel leaves at 6pm and returns at 7.30pm.

Rating

Stayed on 10 Dec 2015

We loved

The bohemian atmosphere at Les Deux Tours...wonderful grounds complete with vegetable garden. Heavenly four-poster beds dotted around, just perfect for lounging on and the pool was wonderful. We enjoyed a break without the kids and had cocktails in the bar snuggled next a fire (yes it's quite cold in the evenings in November.) We are planning to come back with the children as we think they would love it. Get a guide to take you around the medina. We learnt a lot and saw so much more than had we been on our own. We ate at El Fenn one night. Delicious food. Make sure you head to the roof-top bar for a drink first.

Don’t expect

To be in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the medina.

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Stayed on 27 Nov 2015

We loved

The tranquility and rustic charm of Les Deux Tours. The attentive yet unobtrusive staff. The cocktails!

Don’t expect

Modern surroundings.

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Stayed on 16 Oct 2015

We loved

The staff, the grounds with good pool area and mature gardens, the exterior of the riads with the small courtyards, pools, and magical lightning in the evening. The area around the hotel is very good for a morning or evening run, easy to navigate and wonderful scenery. 

Don’t expect

Seemed to me to lack attention and care to detail in both design and the usage of Moroccan iconography (non-existent), usable tv-signal and usable light in my room, any attempts to make the rooms I thought barren more cosy, high-end craftmanship, and finally I did not think the food quality matched the price level.

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Stayed on 10 Oct 2015

We loved

Beautiful Gardens, Authentic Moroccan Design, Friendly Staff and Owners, Hamman, Lovely food Birds singing…

Don’t expect

It's more of calm and relaxing less to be seen!

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Stayed on 2 Oct 2015

We loved

Relaxing, bautiful location outside Marrakech away from the hustle bustle of the medina. Travelled with a 3 year old and a 1 year old who also loved it!

Don’t expect

Not a party place. Somewhere to relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens and pool. Don't expect a very knowledgeable concierge

Rating

Stayed on 27 Sep 2015

We loved

The beautiful gardens, our fantastic Pool Suite, the friendly and helpful staff (especially Chantal and the Maitre D -Omar?) The chef created special dishes to accommodate my dairy allergy, and all the food was delicious.

Don’t expect

Lively nights or in house entertainment. There was a very annoying family making a lot of noise in the pool, whereas it was obvious that the rest of the guests wanted to chill in peace and quiet.

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Stayed on 26 Sep 2015

We loved

The tranquility and peacefulness of the hotel and the staffs friendliness. We loved the detail in every corner you looked. We didn't want to leave Lea Deux Tours!

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Stayed on 17 Sep 2015

We loved

The hotel is a warren of courtyards with Moroccan and French influences. It is kept spotlessly clean and the staff are incredibly friendly. The food is delicious, the chef has a great menu with local food as well as French, no need to go hungry if your taste buds aren't up to the local cuisine. We loved our stay at Les Deux Tours, if it wasn't for a commitment back home we couldn't get out of we were going to stay an extra night.

Don’t expect

If we were being really picky the bathroom suite was a little tired and it would have been nice to have a shower as well as a bath.

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Stayed on 15 Sep 2015

We loved

Everything about the hotel. The food was wonderful, the staff were lovely and attentive and the pool was perfect!

Don’t expect

Too much going on, it is a very quiet and peaceful hotel.

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Stayed on 9 Jun 2015

We loved

I wanted to drop you a short note, following the return from our trip to Les Deux Tour in Marrakech. What an amazing hotel and thank you so much for putting in a word about my fiancées 30th birthday. This is our 2nd time to the hotel and all rooms are an excellent standard. Upon arrival they up-graded us to one of their pool suite villas. To say it was amazing would be an understatement. Such a lovely surprise and made the celebration even more special. Thank you very much for organising this. Extremely generous of you and the hotel. Hope you have successful year and we are now looking forward to our next Mr & Mrs Smith break. All the best, Chris.

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Stayed on 10 May 2015