After having spent so much time in Malta (as I’m living here), it was time to travel again! This time Morocco was my next destination! And Rabat my first stop.
I always had a very good impression about Morocco, its people genuinely friendly, its historic Mdinas, its magic nights, its incredible food, and its captivating culture. I couldn’t wait more to visit this country again!
It wasn’t my first time in Morocco. Indeed, my very first trip outside Europe has been in Tangier when I was 17 with my best friend. We did not only friends for life but as well as fabulous memories.
Since then, Morocco always hold a very special space in my heart.
My 1 week trip in Morocco was already very well planned: I will be spending 2 Nights in Rabat, 1 in Casablanca in order to visit the famous Mosque Hassan II, another night in Fès and I will continue my way to the Atlas in order to spend one night in Ouarzazate (the Cinema City of Morocco). I will then finish my adventure with 2 nights in Marrakech.
If you want to be moving across Morocco like me, there is only 2 effective ways: private tour or renting a car.
After my experience in the Caribbean Islands with tours, I opted to rent a car, as it will give us much more flexibility!
I arrived in Rabat around 8 PM.
We took the car and went to the Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses where I will be spending the next 2 nights.
During our check-in, we met Mariam, the guest relation. She welcomed us with such a great energy and good vibes that we felt like at home!
Meanwhile the staff offered us some traditional sweets and moroccan tea. So delicious!
We then went with Mariam to the lift in order to discover our room.
The Suite 327
Mariam accompanied us to the room and I have to say when we entered we couldn’t contain ourselves with such incredible surprise!
As you could see with the images above, it wasn’t a simple room but an amazing and spacious suite! There was a huge closet with coffee machine, safety box, tea, wine and champagne in the mini bar. For guests, we had an extra toilet. The suite give access straight to a very ample living area. The bedroom was on my right after a white wall style moucharabieh, and it was as big as the living area!
As soon as I entered in the suite, I found traditional cookies on the table (yuppie!) and welcome gifts on the bed (double yuppie!) which obviously boosted my joy even more!
Once in the bedroom, the bathroom was standing on the right and was massive! With a big bath and 2 washstand as well as 2 more doors: one for the toilet and another for the shower. Furthermore, it came with an incredible Hermes collection of Shampoo, Conditioner, shower gel, body lotion, etc.
The terrace, standing on the left of the bed, blow us away with its stunning views to the city and to the gardens! It was the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail while contemplating the night.
I must admit, this place was like no other!
“Welcome To Morocco Melanie!” she said before leaving us.
As you can see by the images above, So Spa is a very unique and design place with its own identity. Inspired by the Rose concept, this Spa is one of the most beautiful, bright and spacious I have ever seen. There is a huge Hammam available both for man and woman. And several rooms for massages. As well as several Jacuzzis and lying chairs. The Spa has a chilling/waiting room (if we can call so) where you can relax, drink tea, and again relax.
I tried the Hammam first (which was my very first time doing it) and I just loved it! The hammam consist of 2 different rooms with humid and very hot vapor (like turkish bath) where you lye down for a while there and once your skin is wet enough, you go to the scrub room. The lady was so friendly, smiley, and attentive. She took such a great care of me! She not only removed all the died cells from my skin but she as well hydrated my skin with argan oil.
After this amazing moment of pure heaven, I took a tea in the waiting room and my masseuse came 10mins later. We went to a beautifully decorated and aromatic room for the massage.
She did a anti-stress massage which made me sleeping as soon as she started.
The Gallery is a beautiful coffee area near the lobby where we could enjoy a degustation of different teas accompanied with special cookies for the Green March. We tried first the Rose Tea (the speciality of the house) and then a special moroccan tea. Both were full of flavours and absolutely delicious ! The staff was so friendly and attentive that we even ended taking a photo altogether!
After our amazing degustation, we went to our suite in order to get ready for the dinner as I would need at least 2 hours to get ready (oh yeah! Between bathing, clothing, make-up, brushing, etc.).
Once ready, Najoua, the director of Marketing, accompanied us to our dinner table at the Traditional Moroccan Restaurant Al Warda. The restaurant had life music and a fabulous singer who entertained us during our dinner. The staff was dressed traditionally and as always perfect service and delicious food! (full review with pictures here).
Najoua picked us once we finished and took us to the incredibly stylish Ambre Bar where we met international awarded baristas.
We then ended the night at the So Lounge which become a nightclub closing only around 5-6 AM. Since it was the Green March (a public holiday and famous celebration), the club was pretty full and animated.
In conclusion, the Sofitel could be a 6 stars without problem as they go beyond your expectations and nothing seems impossible. You need it, they make it happens! Such a great time! Thank you to Mariam, guest relations, and to the rest of the team who made my stay unforgettable!
If you need a true luxurious experience in the capital, there is no other place to go!
Have you already been there? What did you think about this Hotel?
Wish you all the best,
If you need more information about this hotel, please read my TripAdvisor Reviews:
Golden Fish Restaurant;
Al Ward Restaurant;
Author: Melanie Martins
Photography: Diogo Novo
What I’m wearing: Dress from Karen Millen, Shoes and Clutch from Guess