I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough, the place is spotless, the facilities are top notch and the staff are some the most friendly, helpful people I've ever met! If you are doing what I did before I went and reading every single trip advisor review on the hotel don't bother, just go ahead and book it! You will not be disappointed.
As for the earlier comment about fellow holiday makers looking like the cast of shameless/fraggle rock, I think they need to be reminded that this website is for reviewing the hotel and not fellow guests, if you're not willing to be tolerant of other people on holiday, tattooed or not, then here's a tip, don't book a hotel as there WILL be other people there!
I did not see any drunken behaviour around the pool or on the night, everyone was very well behaved and made an effort to dress up at night which I thought was lovely.
A tip for those who go to the show put on by the animation team in the evening, yes it's not the west end, but if you're going to sit in your seat all night and not bother getting involved then yes, it's going to be boring. My sister and I were up on stage the first night dancing with the animation team to Gangnam style and we had a brilliant time! In my opinion you get out as much as you put in, so if you're going to sit there looking bored all night and come back and slate the entertainment on trip advisor then don't bother going to watch it as you spoil it for the rest of guests trying to have a good time!
The animation team was brilliant especially Zambla, MJ and Mimi. I highly recommend doing the aqua aerobics in the day time, you will laugh so much! Even my husband did it on the last day!
The food was brilliant and I highly recommend the Moroccan restaurant. The wine is also lovely and they do a good gin and tonic too!
We did a day trip into the souks on the free bus and I didn't really like it, bit too stressful for me, especially the roads! But I would say definately do it just to explore the real Marrakech!
Already looking to plan a trip back next year!
- 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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