Me and my other half visited Morocco for the first time in May and after a loooooong trip from London Gatwick (we caught the flight just after 6am, shudder...), we arrived at the Ecolodge. We had arranged with Francoise to have a taxi pick us up from the airport which we were so grateful for after a long trip and the driver was great, very patient with us frantically looking around for an ATM too!
After coming away from the craziness of London life, to be greeted with biscuits and some delicious mint tea (which we both got absolutely hooked on whilst we visited) was simply divine. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and we loved our room. The hotel itself feels luxurious but also down-to-earth and it's simplicity was perfect for us. Warning: the pool is freezing but trust me, if you arrive in over 30 centigrade heat like we did, you'll be grateful for it. The place itself is also full of peacocks and very lovely cats who we enjoyed making friends with.
The food is really great and very reasonably priced. The first night we were there, we had the tagine and it was delicious! My boyfriend and I kept ordering this and the mint tea and loved sitting outside when we could in the evening. The staff and Francoise were very warm and genuine which made us feel so welcome! Francoise was incredibly helpful when we wanted to go into Marrakech itself, lending us a Lonely Planet book and even drawing on a map for us! The hotel is about half an hour from the hustle and bustle of Marrkech itself but believe me when I say, this is perfect: after visiting this bright and intense city, you are grateful for the peace and quiet to relax in afterwards.
Whilst we visited, we also booked a private Hammam for the two of us which was fabulous and very relaxing! My skin felt so smooth afterwards.
It's now June and, even after a month, my boyfriend and I are still recovering from our post-holiday blues that we had after leaving this place! We're already discussing returning and we can't wait! I really cannot recommend this place enough. Thank you to Francoise and all of her lovely staff for such a wonderful & romantic holiday! :)
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