Myself and my partner took 10 days here at the end of March 2013. We went with Thompson and felt it was at reasonable all inclusive value for some Winter sun.
At the airport the Morrocan passport control is very slow, but the airport was very impressive architecturally, transfer is about 30mins. On arrival (about10pm) we checked in and Security showed us to our room.
Room was large, clean, with TV. On 1st floor with nice balcony. Beds quite hard and they were two singles pushed together rather than a double bed.
Temperatures at this time of year is up to the mid 20's however out of the sun it felt quite cool and we had a day of rain. Quite cool at night.
Entertainment team all individually very nice but the games during the day and the evening show are toe curlingly bad and unprofessional but they do their best, if their best is randomly shouting, bingo, random dance acts and woeful evening shows. There is a regular evening Mustapha Vandross crooning in reception each night who was quite amusing.
The hotel staff are very friendly and the bar staff supberb, chuck them a few dinah and they will be very attentive.
The food in our opinion (havind done about 10 long and short haul all inclusives in the last few years) was poor, the same each night, and of mediocre quality, fairly tasteless. Breakfasts ok, lunches quite good but dinners always a let down.
We ate out several times in Marakesh around the square and found the restaurant food was much better quality and tastier. Free shuttle bus from the hotel to Marakesh was a big plus and a taxi back after 8pm cost 150D.
We never went on any arranged Thompson trips but for £50 we hired a taxi for the day to take us on a tour in the atlas mountains which was the best day of the holiday and really good value.
Drinks in the hotel were good quality, not watered down.
The pool was freezing but probably due to the time of year but they did have a smaller heated indoor pool next to the spa.
Overall we had a good time but would not go back to this hotel as it was quite small and there was not much to do other than sunbathe or use it as a base to explore Marakesh from.
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- * Opening winter 2009/10 * Located in Marrakech * Main building and 2-storey annexes * 65,000 m2 gardens * 5 km from Marrakech's old quarter * 800 m from various shops * 13 km from the airport * 900 m from a bus stop * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa ... more less
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