Sofitel Palais Imperial (B) (Luxury with Garden/Pool View)


Moorish magnificence melts to French indulgence in this luxury Marrakech hotel.  Set in lush fountained gardens of fragrant herbs, bougainvilleas and a palm-fringed pool, the palace is impressive in its majesty. Marble columns soar to sculpted ceilings, traditional zellige tiles and the deep reds and browns of oriental tapestries induce a sense of atmosphere.  The scent of orange blossom fills the air, mingled with the sweet mint tea you are served on arrival: a taste of traditional Moroccan "marhaban."   The entire Marrakech resort breathes relaxation and refinement, from outdoor sofas and loungers round the pool to sumptuous rooms and suites, some with panoramic views to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.  Woodcarvings, paintings and sculptures by Moroccan artists pose in gently curving, light interiors.