What an amazing place! The hotel and its staff are wonderful. I booked via Lastminute.com and so got an amazing deal!
Breakfast is really good and worth doing. Its buffet style with the option of cooked eggs. There is so much to choose from, you won't get bored and it will keep you going for a long time. Also the hotel is very remote so you won't be able to nip out for anything. Its about a 10 minute drive on a dirt track to the main road.
The other meal options are also great and good value, lunch is around £5-8 and a 3 course dinner £14. They serve alcohol and have a lovely Moroccan Wine, which can be addictive and so hike up your bill. You have been warned!!
The pool was wonderful, quite chilly which was perfect when the temperature hit the 40's! with the Atlas mountains in the background.
The hotel offers a free shuttle to Marrakech which is really good if you want to pop into town(leaves at 10am returns at 5pm) and you can also book a late taxi through the hotel if you want to stay in town into the evening. This I recommend as it is cooler and the main square comes alive in a way that you will either love or hate. But either way it needs to be seen!
Francoise, the lovely, warm and helpful owner is always around to help and translate if needed. Though with smiles and basic French you will be fine. She helped us hire a car and drew us a map to explore the mountains...really recommend this. It is a little hair raising and slightly confusing but the views were beautiful and really saw a different side to Morrocco.
The hotel offers ham man, massage and other treatments. I had the massage and hamman which was lovely. Though I think the women get a more gentle experience, after comparing notes with my partner, which I wasn't looking for, I wanted a full on scrub. But it was still pleasant. The massage was glorious on the other hand. I can't quite remember the prices around £35/40 for an hour so not super cheap, but really really worth it.
The grounds are beautiful with lovely rose gardens, peacocks and wild life. Though the gardens take up a lot of water, so not 100% sure of the eco nature of this, but to be fair I didn't ask and so they may have been using recycled water.
All in all I would recommend this place again and again and would love to return!
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