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Les Bains de Marrakesh, Marrakesh
Tel: 212 24 38 14 28
Concierge.com'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 hammamswhich we don't recommend visiting unless in the company of a Moroccan who knows the placeLes 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). Reservationsas far in advance as possibleare a must.
Open daily 9 am to 8 pm. By appointment only.
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We were a little unnerved by the last review, so it was with some trpidation that we went. However, after a botched attempt at a Spa at our Hotel we ran the risk.... more