Marrakesh: Hôtel la mamounia

World Congress of Neurology 2011 - Morocco Save 100 Euros by registering now and join 3000 already subscribed : Gala dinner offered by his Majesty the King of Morocco West of the Koutoubia, it's worth having a look round the gardens of the luxurious Hôtel La Mamounia, though it was closed at the time of writing for renovations (expected to reopen in 2008).Walled from the outside world, yet only ten minutes' walk from the Djemaa el Fna, these were once royal grounds, laid out by the Saadians with a succession of pavilions.Today they're slightly Europeanized in style but have retained the traditional elements of shrubs and walkways.