There are gyms and there are GYMS. Since we arrived to Marrakech we have been trying to keep fit by running and we also want to find a gym/health club. We went to a recommended gym in Gueliz (the new town of Marrakech) that was really like a celler from the 80:s. We hated it. Was this really the only option for a gym mebership that Marrakech had to offer?
So instead we set out to visit some luxuary hotels that also offer membership to their spas and health clubs. We went to a couple of really nice places and had almost decided to join the health club and spa of Sofitel when a friend in town (thank you Maria!) mentioned Palace Es Saadi, a well kept luxuary secret in Marrakech.
Palace Es Saadi is a five star hotel and resort that also hosts the casino of Marrakech. And they have a fantastic spa and health club that you can join.
The membership of the health club of Es Saadi includes unlimited seassion with your personal trainer and access to the spa and Christian Dior Institut. There are great swimming pools both indoor and outdoor and huge hamams. A lot of spa treatments are included as well. You also have access to tennis and badminton. Its a fab place.
Its pricy for being Marrakech but OK compared to Swedish luxuary health clubs. We of course signed up during our first visit. Check it out below!
Very nice changing rooms with beautiful wooden lockers
Original Christian Dior drawings hang on the walls of the gym/spa, a nice touch after a sweaty work out seassion
The pool bar
So there are absolutley no excuses not to stay fit. We love to both work out and hang out at this palace and will make it part of our daily routines. Once again Marrakech delivers above and beyond our expectations.
Now its however a short break from the luxuary, freedom and sun in Marrakech as Per is heading back to snowy Sweden for some board meetings and Patrick will study French. Saturday we will be back to Palace Es Saadi.
Beach 2015 may actually be doable....