La Mamounia hotel: fourth best garden in the world

Written by FDM

The garden of La Mamounia Hotel ranked as the fourth best garden retreat in the world according to British newspaper the independent.

Amidst the five top hotel gardens in the world, La Mamounia ranked fourth after the Villa d’Este in Italy, Les Jardins du Manoir d’Eyrignac in France, and the Biltmore Estate, in North Carolina, USA.

“With towering palm trees, orange trees, 700-year-old olive trees and the intoxicating scent of rose bushes, the 18th-century gardens of “Arset el Mamoun,” from which the hotel takes its name, were a gift to Prince Moulay Mamoun from his father, Sultan Mohammed III,” quoting The Independent.

The legendary hotel of La Mamounia was built in 1923 and had a makeover in 2009 at the hands of French designer Jacques Garcia.

La Mamounia Hotel has always been recognized in several lists: Last year, it was ranked the world’s best hotel in the UK travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller’s annual reader poll. Also named the world’s best hotel spa by the same magazine in 2011,hotel of the year in 2010 by Tatler Travel Guide, and Best Resort in 2010 by Travel and Leisure.