Went to this hotel at the beginning of June 2013 for 10nights and all I can start off by saying is how can anyone complain!!!!
I have never been to Morocco before, so not sure what I was going to expected from locals or the hotel.
The hotel was just simply amazing. Cocktails on arrival with a full on buffet dinner at middnight - even though my boyfriend and I wasn't hungry we felt so welcome and went to check in straight away instead. We went off to find out room, where staff were on hand giving directions, but after at 3 hour flight it was nice to just walk around and view the grounds (even though it was late at night). There was never a need to get up extra early to get sunbeds, not sure if this is because it was June but we never found it difficult to get the same place all the time near the bar.
The rooms were standard and nice - a bed, tele, bathroom - not much more i can say about them, they served their purpose! We were in block 2 which was a nice walk to the pool and to the resturants so we can no complain about that. Lots of cats/kittens and frogs and the grounds were just beautiful to walk round.
We didn't do any of the excursions so I can't really comment on them, as we used this holiday time as a nice time to relax and chill as well as do some hardcore sunbathing. However, there is a free shuttle bus organised by the hotel to the souks which was meant to be a real experience and would def do when I return again!!
The pool has recieved a few comments on its coldness, which i have to agree on. It was freezing but sooooooo freshing! I'm not much of a swimmer but it was nice to sit in the shallow end or just have a little dip now and then, seeing as the heat was in its 40's. My boyfriend however never found it a problem getting in the pool and mainly used the one inside just for some peaceful swimming time.
The food is the same in most hotels I've been too, nothing different and all the ususal foods you can expect - however the quality was still nice and nothing to complain about. I survived and i am really fussy so people must be just be petty. The entertainment team are a* for effort, and the shows were different and very well thought of! I can't say it was like bultins round the pool or anything like that because it wasn't so not sure why people are saying that! It's nice to have music on whilst sunbathing, people doing water polo and communicating with one another its all put of the holiday atmosphere.. if u want quite go to a villa!!!
I can honestly say ive been to many high class hotels, and this one was and has been the best! I have only been back a week on friday 21st of june and I want to go back. Miss it soo much and would recommend it to anyone! Not sure how people only did a week as I didnt feel 10 nights was enough!
My boyfriend and I will be returning to this hotel in the near future!
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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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