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La Mamounia Is Re-Opening; Here's Hoping It's Cleaned Up Its Act

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  Site Where: Avenue Bab Jdid, Marrakech, Morocco
June 23, 2009 at 2:04 PM | by | ()

Three years is one long time for a refurb, but in the case of La Mamounia in Morocco, it seems like it may have been needed.

The Marrakech hotel stalwart, which originally opened in 1923, closed its doors in July 2006 to the relief of TripAdvisor reviewers, whose general consensus was that it was in dire need of a refurb, and probably an attitude adjustment while they were at it.

But this picture taken last year gave us a bit more hope. And now, it’s been announced that it will reopen on September 29 this year.

There will be 136 rooms and 71 suites in the new Mamounia, as well as three riads – which each house three bedrooms, terraces and private pools. Add in a 27,000 sq foot spa, three restaurants, five bars and 20 acres of gardens, and it’s all sounding pretty good to us. Although it should be pretty good at these prices: starting rates for October are showing up as 6000 dirhams, or $745 (£458). The hotel calls it “more beautiful, more sumptuous and more magical than ever before”. Here’s hoping they don’t let us down.

[Photo: The Dadys]

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