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Selman Marrakech *****

Km5 Route d'Amizmiz | Marrakech 40160 | Morocco |

"Best Hotel in Marocco" (2019)

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2019
From 275€/room


  • Very flexible Covid specific cancellation conditions
  • The lowest prices guaranted
  • Organic solar products and a Samsonite gift delivered to your home (value: 125 €)
  • Complimentary breakfast for children up to 12 years old
  • A children menu offered (lunch or dinner)
  • 50% discount on the second room
  • Complimentary kids club


  • The horses and the poney rides
  • The 80 metres swimming pool
  • The amazing spa and the fitness



Put your bags in the heart of the Red City, because this is where the oriental palace Selman Marrakech awaits you, recently awarded three prestigious awards: “Best Hotel in Marocco” by the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019, but also the World Luxury Hotel and Luxury Lifestyle.

Located only minutes from the main attractions of the city with a majestic view of the Atlas Mountains, this iconic address brings together the traditional Moroccan lifestyle and the luxury of privacy for demanding families in search of relaxation and exoticism. A wonderful kids club and a babysitting service of choice are available.

You can reach this exceptional 5* hotel from Marrakech International Airport in just 10 minutes. A transfer with a private driver and baby/child seats can be arranged.



Imagine a beautiful terracotta building decorated by Jacques Garcia just at finest oriental palaces, arranged around an iconic 80-metre pool and bordered by a splendid palm grove scented with fruit and olive trees. And as if that were not enough, the ultimate resort is nothing more than its stud farm and its splendid stables where Arab thoroughbreds stay, these majestic horses from Saudi Arabia and big winners of many international competitions… This is the unique and idyllic setting for a family stay at the Selman Marrakech hotel!

Horses are the only animals to walk through the walls of the hotel… Your four-legged friends are also welcome at the Selman Marrakech hotel! A 5 * service awaits them and, perhaps, will they be delighted to meet their equine friends…

The hotel Selman Marrakech has a family, connecting rooms, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, 1 magnificent outdoor pool 80 meters long and 2 other outside pools, 1 indoor pool, 1 spa, 1 sauna, 2 hammams, 1 beauty salon, yoga lessons, 1 gym, entertainment, sports activities and of course 1 great kids-club.

Most of the spaces of the hotel are also suitable for people with reduced mobility.



The Selman Marrakech offers families 55 rooms & suites and 5 villas.

The Prestige rooms (70 sqm) are ideal for small tribes. They have a lounge area, a bright bathroom (bath and shower), a dressing area and a beautiful terrace overlooking the impressive swimming pool of the hotel or its Andalusian gardens. The maximum capacity of the rooms is 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old.

For more privacy, some rooms can be communicating so that your children have their own space.

The 5 suites of the Selman Marrakesh have the same capacity as the Prestige rooms, although they enjoy a larger area (120 sqm). Very bright, they combine a lounge area, a spacious bedroom, a large bathroom with TV and separate shower, two separate dressing rooms and two private terraces.

Families of 6 (with children under 12 years) put their suitcases in a Villa Selman. Seduced by its patio and private heated swimming pool 15 m long, the tribes who stay in one of the 5 signature villas enjoy 580 sqm of comfort and luxury. The villa benefits from a bedroom, a spacious lounge and dining room, an own garden, gaming space and a private relaxation area where to share privileged moments in all intimacy with your little ones.

Finally, families wanting ultimate comfort will put their suitcases in La Villa Selman, with 2 separate rooms with a total area of ​​700 sqm.

In addition to these family-oriented rooms, suites and villas, the Selman Marrakech also offers connecting rooms, interconnected by an interior door.



Children and parents will be delighted to discover the healthy, varied and succulent cuisine of Selman Marrakech.

The Selman Restaurant offers a “casual” gastronomic cuisine, served in a sober and majestic setting that has nothing to envy to the most beautiful design addresses of the city.

Housed in the gardens of the Selman Marrakech, the restaurant Le Pavillon includes on its menu fresh and tasty dishes with Mediterranean flavours, against a backdrop of the mesmerizing parade of Arab thoroughbreds.

For a drink during the day or a quick lunch, the Pool Bar offers an 80-metre poolside snack menu.

At breakfast time, head to the Selman Restaurant terrace to enjoy its huge sweet and savoury buffet!

A few strands of grass further, we are at the table of Assyl, a restaurant offering authentic Moroccan cuisine where you savour the best local specialties in a setting worthy of the Arabian Nights, under the rhythm of the agreements of some musicians Andalusian. Immersion is immediate, a magical experience!

All restaurants have a children’s menu.

Families who prefer to dine in the privacy of their room enjoy 24-hour room service.

Every Sunday, a delicious brunch is organized on the terrace of the restaurant Le Pavillon. During your tasting, your family attends a superb equestrian show, orchestrated by the renowned artist Sadek El Bahjaoui, owner, trainer and enchanting of some Arab thoroughbreds living in the area. Do not forget your camera!


  • Baby-club
  • Kids-club
  • Teens activities
  • Sports activities
  • Kid's excursions
  • Crafts
  • Games and books
  • Connecting rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Kid's menu
  • Allergen-free menu
  • Welcome gift
  • Emergency baby bottle
  • Bottle warmers
  • Baby phone
  • Baby cosmetics
  • Baby bath
  • Baby cribs
  • Stroller
  • Baby chair
  • Emergency pacifier
  • Shuttle with baby seat
  • Potty
  • Kid's shop
  • Lifeguard
  • Nearby Hospital
  • Nearby doctor


FOR the children

At Selman Marrakech, children are kings! Upon arrival, beautiful welcome gifts are offered: host mascot, Selman Kids passport, colour pencil box, but also cosmetics adapted to their sensitive skin.

The kids-club of the hotel welcomes children from 4 to 12 years old, every day from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, in a beautiful indoor and outdoor play area, supervised by experienced animators. On the program: board games, slide, swing, reading workshop, coloring and pastry, babyfoot, crafts, visit a farmhouse, visit the “Maison des savoirs Terre d’Éveil” and much more…

In addition to all these recreational activities, the Selman Kids staff also organize horse-drawn carriage rides. Imagine the smile and the proud look of your little one hoisted on the back of a beautiful pony, straight out of the stables of the hotel. A moment not to be missed!

Children under 4 are welcome at the kids club, accompanied by a babysitter or one of the parents.

Beyond 5:30 pm, non-registered children at one of the kids-club theme nights from 7 pm to 10 pm (disco, pirate, oriental, etc.) are invited to join their parents or babysitter.

The babysitting service of the hotel is of high quality and pampers children from 1 year to 3 years round the clock (from 9h to 18h 15€/h, from 18h to 23h 25€/h and beyond from 23h 30€/h).

The Selman Marrakech also provides parents with a large number of equipment and services intended to facilitate the stay of families such as the loan of strollers, bottle warmers, pacifiers, car seats, changing tables, sterilizers, baby-phones or room pots, allergen-free children’s menus, games and books, cribs, a selection of pediatricians and a hospital near the hotel, etc.



Enjoy the presence of the magnificent horses of Selman to consider the booking of an exclusive shooting session. For an hour, a photographer follows you to the heart of the architectural wonders of the hotel to capture the silhouettes of your family in the most beautiful lights of Marrakech, particularly breathtaking in the stables where some horses will lend themselves to the game of the camera and will pose with you. The photographs will be offered before departure. Count on around 400€.

If you prefer style to adventure, consider renting a vintage car for an unforgettable road trip. The hotel offers an idyllic route to Kasbah Tamadot where a sumptuous lunch awaits you. Why not take the opportunity to stay in this celebrated kids-friendly appartment property of Sir Richard Branson, also available on our website? When you return to Marrakech, the lucky owners of the classsic vehicle will offer parents a flute of champagne! If you want more meetings and sharing with locals, it is possible to discover Marrakech alongside expatriates who own splendid vintage cars. Ask the concierge at Selman!



The most romantic of you can surprise their better half during a dinner at the Assyl restaurant, orchestrated by the Chef of Moroccan haute cuisine, Hachem El Oulhous. On the menu: 6 à la carte courses, followed by a digestive walk in the stables, to meet the estate’s Arab thoroughbreds.

Athletes, meanwhile, can book a quad tour to visit the natural highlights of the region. From Lalla Takerkoust lake to the Ouirgane valley and the magnificent Kik plateau, nature lovers will enjoy the arid landscapes of the area at 9am before enjoying a relaxing break at the Domaine de la Roseraie where you will be offered a Berber massage of 30 minutes and half an hour of hammam.

Golf enthusiasts are spoiled for choice between the four prestigious courses located near the hotel: the Noria Golf Club (5′), the Montgomerie Golf (10′), the Tony Jacklin Marrakech (5′), Golf the Samanah Golf Club (13′) and the golf of Assoufid (17′).

All parents can take a break in the sumptuous Espace Vitalité Chenot spa of 1,200 sqm designed by Jacques Garcia, which includes seven treatment cabins, four hydrotherapy cabins, a jet massage pool, two outdoor pools (one heated), an indoor pool , two hammams, a gym and a spa shop where all the products are by Dr. Henri Chenot, anti-aging specialist. Open every day from 9h to 21h, beyond the relaxing treatments and the traditional ritual of the hammam, the wellness centre offers programmes of detoxifying and regenerating treatments, over 3, 5 or 7 days, to rebalance the circulation and psychophysical fluxes. Each detox cure is associated with a Biolight menu, an exclusive nutritional programme.

The Selman Marrakech lends its sets of the East on the occasion of happy and professional events such as weddings, conferences, seminars and birthdays.


  • 24/24 check-in
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Boutique
  • Cigar cellar
  • Concierge
  • Hairdresser
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi


  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Fitness room
  • Hammam
  • Indoor Pool
  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • Spa


  • Animations
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Pilates
  • Sport activities
  • Yoga


Our holidays at Selman



Sophie, 33, married, mother of 4-year-old Achille, from Brussels



We spent a short week at Selman Hotel during a fall vacation, with my husband and 4-year-old son. It was almost 10 years since I last came to Marrakech, so I could not wait to find this mesmerizing city, which I love so much.


Rock and roll travel

I was tired, I had worked a lot, I could not wait to find myself with my two men under the sun of Marrakech. But our friends the baggage handlers did not quite see it that way, and so they chose the day we left to start a strike that lasted five days. As a result, after waiting four hours at the airport, we were transferred to a provincial airport to take off. It took us more than twelve hours to reach Marrakech, whereas usually only three hours are needed from Brussels. Fortunately, my son was a love and was very patient. The hotel was aware of this situation and when we arrived at the front desk, the concierge offered us a relaxing 30 minute welcome massage at a special price of €50. So I put down my bags, left Achilles in the arms of his dad and sped to the spa to relax. And yes, there I was the queen!

« When we arrived at the front desk, the concierge offered us a relaxing 30 minute welcome massage. »

Our family room

When my son came into our room, he happily discovered a cute little handwritten message written by the head of the kids club to welcome him. A very pretty pony craft fabric was placed on his bed for a blanket aswell, a pony that we all three immediately baptized ‘Selman’. A bottle of red wine, fresh fruit, dates and nuts were waiting for us near the minibar. The room was very beautiful and very large, like something out of the Arabian Nights.

In the bathroom, bath products in the colours of the Little Prince were arranged for my son, next to small slippers and a bathrobe in his size.

A terrace equipped with a comfortable sofa offered a magnificent view on the majestic swimming pool of 80 meters. A swimming pool very convenient for swimmers, but also for children, because the two ends of the pool have a depth of 40cm, which allows little ones to have fun safely.

« In the bathroom, bath products in the colours of the Little Prince were arranged for my son. »

A fantastic kids club

While talking with other families at the hotel, we came to the same conclusion: the Selman is the perfect place for children, as they can roam the vast estate in complete safety.

The mini-club is housed in a beautiful building of Moroccan inspiration and there is everything you need for children to have fun: a sandpit, slide, trampoline, table football, bikes and pedal cars, video games, books and games, soft toys…the interior decoration is very beautiful. Medhi, who manages the mini-club with passion, is the son of a lady who has already set up several kids-clubs in Marrakech hotels. She passed on her passion to her son who is endowed with a great creative talent that he makes available to children, for example with salt dough workshops and delirious karaoke sessions!

But the must at Selman is, of course, the famous stables where beautiful Arab horses enjoy happy days. Donkeys and ponies also live in these stables, to the delight of children who can ride a carriage and even indulge in a dressage class with Sadek, a famous horse rider who teaches them how to make the pony dance, to make him walk with elegance…but also to brush him and to prepare his braid.

Our son Achilles loved his pony ride in the gardens of the hotel embellished with olive trees, lemon trees and majestic palms.

It’s not just Medhi who loves children, it’s was the same with all the staff we met. Every morning, the hostess who welcomed us at breakfast welcomed Achilles with a big smile accompanied by a “Hello, my little prince!”. And what about the pool bartenders, who enjoyed playing water pistols with our son?! As parents, it’s really great to feel so well surrounded. The Selman is a luxury hotel, certainly, but above all it’s a hotel dedicated to families.

« The must at Selman is, of course, the famous stables where beautiful Arab horses enjoy happy days. »

A rainy day

What to do in Marrakech when it rains? It happens so rarely, we spent this day at the spa. Normally, the spa’s indoor pool is not open to children, but the spa team was very understanding and we were able to bathe there as a family. I offered myself a nice pedicure and my husband succumbed to the ritual of the hammam, followed by a relaxing massage. Then we all sat on the comfortable loungers of the spa sipping a mint tea and dried fruit. This moment was our little pampering parenthesis.


At table!

The breakfast buffet is very well stocked. I loved the special “detox” corner made of high quality light products such as homemade granola, soy milk and smoothies. The Moroccan crepes, which are prepared fresh with artisanal honey made my son very happy. My husband enjoyed the avocados and the smoked salmon.

At noon, we usually had lunch by the pool. Salads and sandwiches were on the menu.

One night, we ate at the traditional Moroccan restaurant. On the menu: couscous, tajine and traditional live music t which our son danced after his desert. Long live the holidays!

The three restaurants at Selman each offer a rich children’s menu.

A cozy bar next to the hotel’s lobby offers chichas and cocktails made to perfection.

For Achilles, no cocktail, but a bottle of milk every night before falling asleep, a bottle that room service always provided.

« The three restaurants at Selman each offer a rich children’s menu. »

Irreproachable service

One day, my husband, a little awkward, spilled his glass of red wine on my silk dress. A dress that I love! Unlucky! The concierge then called the person in charge of the pressing service, a kind Moroccan lady who reassured me. Like a caring grandmother, she took care of my dress and brought it back to me 2 hours later, completely clean! “Thank you, Madam!”, exclaimed my husband, who was already thinking of how to fix his mistake by taking me shopping.

The Selman puts at the disposal of its guests two free private shuttles to the Medina every day. These shuttles leave the hotel in the late morning and late afternoon, which is very convenient to enjoy the magic of zouks and the famous Jema Efna, located 15 minutes from the hotel.

At the end of our holidays, we returned home light-hearted, with the pleasant feeling of being pampered throughout our stay. This trip has allowed us the pleasure every day of our son cuddling up to his small pony Selman when it’s time to sleep.

« The Selman puts at the disposal of its guests two free private shuttles to the Medina every day. »

Oh yes, I forgot, I was not going to leave you without giving you our good addresses in Marrakech:

  • The Majorelle Gardens and the Yves Saint-Laurent Museum, plan a half day with the family to stroll in these famous gardens and have lunch at the Café Majorelle located on the site.
  • The Family: the place to be for lunch in the Jewish quarter of the Medina. Probably the most Instagram-themed restaurant in the city. Here everything is good, everything is beautiful and everything is healthy. A true bobo-chic haven of peace.
  • The Café des Epices: I advise you to ask for a rooftop seat for an aperitif, but be careful, there is no alcohol.
  • Nomad: for a dinner on the terrace overlooking the rooftops of Marrakech. Traditional Moroccan dishes are revisited with a nice little twist.



  • Age: From 1 to 3 years old
  • Opening hours: 24/7
  • Rate: €15/h/baby from 9 am to 6 pm; €25/h/baby from 6 pm to 11 pm; €30/h/baby from 11 pm


  • Check-in: From 3 pm
  • Check-out: Until 11 am

Kids club

  • Age: From 4 to 12 years old
  • Opening hours: Everyday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Kids-club theme nights from 7 pm to 10 pm (registration required)

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  • International Airport: Marrakech
  • Distance: 10 minutes
  • Rate: MAD 400 MAD/way (€37,7)

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