Beautiful hotel in lovely lush grounds, ponds with turtles, frogs and fish. The bedrooms are large and cool in the very hot Moroccan sun. The TV even had ITV (watching Coronation Street in Morocco!)
The food choice is extensive with fresh pancakes and omelettes and even a lesson around the pool on how to cook Moroccan style.
The entertainment staff are great and can all speak English well. The hotel is approx. 20 minutes drive from the centre, but there are 5 free shuttle buses a day, the last one comes back at 8.20pm though, so if you want to get a taxi back it's approx. £12 (150 Dinah)
Morocco is one of those places where if you go to any Souks (Market) or shops, you have to haggle and the locals can be quite aggressive, swearing and cursing you if you don't buy - but ignore this and just accept this is their culture.
On the last day our flight back to Manchester was not picking up until 8pm, we had to be out of the room by 11.00am, so my tip is to book the (free) courtesy room at 9.00am the day before departure, you are given 30 minutes but it certainly allows you to spend the whole day by the pool and still feel fresh to travel back.
I have been on a number of 'All Inclusive' holidays and this is certainly one of the best, there were no restrictions on number of times you can book the Italian or Moroccan themed restaurants and no restrictions on drinks etc. -as always - you do need to get towels on the beds by 8.00am for the best spaces though!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * 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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