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Les Bains de Marrakesh, Medina, Marrakesh

2 Derb Sedra
Bab Agnaou/Kasbah
Morocco 40000
Tel: 212 24 38 14 28's insider take:

Les Bains de Marrakesh is an elegant spa center, occupying one half of an old townhouse in the southern Kasbah quarter of the Medina. A full range of treatments, from water massage to shiatsu, plus gommage (loofah scrub) and steam cleaning in a traditional hammam, are on offer. Figure on spending about $70 for a 45-minute gommage plus an hourlong massage. Unlike some other local hammams—which we don't recommend visiting unless in the company of a Moroccan who knows the place—Les Bains de Marrakesh is very Westernized and the staff guides the uninitiated through the process (steam, cold-water rinse, perhaps more steam, another rinse before the gommage; then a massage; and lots of time to cool down with a glass of mint tea). Reservations—as far in advance as possible—are a must.

Open daily 9 am to 8 pm. By appointment only.

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