Booked this hotel two days before actually going on holiday wanting a good deal and we 100% got one with this hotel. It was very very cheap for what we got during our stay, we were both extremely impressed.
Upon our arrival we were greeted with cocktails and told we could book in and go for food which was brilliant after our flight as we hadn't eaten since we left Manchester airport. The booking in was very quick and easy and the reception staff were brilliant, they gave us a map and also directed us to our room where our suitcases had been taken to already by the porters, which again was great instead of trying to drag them around everywhere. Baring in mind the complex as a whole is massive!
I was worried about exchanging money but they do exchange it at the reception and if you do want it changing back then you do that at the airport. There was also a shop in the hotel.
The food was brilliant every day, there was nothing negative to say about the food, there is a huge choice of things to have, ranging from fruits to cheeses to cooked breakfast. At night there was a choice of booking into the on complex Italian and Moroccan but our holiday went so quickly that we didn't have time to do so. The times for breakfast, lunch and dinner are also very good, you never seem to miss out on the meals. The waiters and waitresses were also fantastic, always very welcoming and chatted away.
I was very impressed with the drinks.. unlimited drinks whenever you wanted from all three bars. The alcoholic drinks were very strong (which I think is good in comparison to the dribble of vodka you get in your vodka and coke in the U.K) and all of the bar staff were nice enough. There was wasps around BUT they weren't interested in you in the slightest, they were more interested in the fizzy drinks.
The bedrooms were very nice, spacious and cleaned everyday. It was also nice to have a balcony to sit out on at night. The beds were very comfy and the room was cool all throughout the night so we both managed to sleep very well.
I would definitely recommend this holiday for everyone, including families. Eventhough there wasn't many young children around when I was there, they'd love it.
The entertainment team were constantly on the ball doing many different activities all throughout the day and at night including water polo, yoga, dance classes, volley ball, cooking, making things with the kids, karaoke, different themed nights and the list goes on. The entertainment team are a massive credit to the hotel. They always included everyone in everything.
If you have children or are quite shy I wouldn't recommend going into the souks, me and my partner went in three times (got absolute bargains) but the people in the souks are very confrontational and are very much in your face at all times. The only thing you need to do is be strong as say "no thank you" and they will go away. I enjoyed going in but speaking to other couples they absolutely hated it and would never go back into the souks, but I believe it is a fantastic experience to see what it is like in comparison to your lives.
My holiday was absolutely fantastic and I will definitely be going back here next year but for two weeks. I enjoyed every minute of it and there is nothing at all which can be seen as a negative.
- 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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