We stayed in the hotel 19th to 25th August and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The hotel itself was beautiful and the rooms very well presented and clean. Amenties were very good with a most attractive swimming pool area and pool bar. I would have to agree with other postings that the breakfasts are superb and cater for every possible taste.
The staff are friendly and professional and attentive.Our special thanks to Abdelilah and Ilham at the pool restaurant and bar, who served us most lunch times and were always very attentive and genuinely pleased to serve us and say hello, which we really appreciated. Some hotels we have stayed at before do not like their staff engaging with guests. I am happy to say that the Sofitel is not like that.
The So bar/restaurant on site is very good and a beautiful setting at night. Zachariah again made us feel very welcome and would ensure that all was to our satisfaction every time he saw us.
Another and the biggest commendation to Reda, the concierge. Reda was always delighted to see us and was very enthusiastic and bubbly and arranged numerous restaurant bookings, transfers etc for us. Mme Catherine (it's Catron but near enough) was very impressed and even more so when he tried to disuade me from Marrakchi and on hearing that I had already been that week, put it back on his list to recommend to other clients, which I thought was a nice touch.
Now for the little but...this comes in the form of the fact that the night club on site is very, very popular with the moneyed locals, resulting in a traffic jam ouside the hotel most nights and lots of honking and engine revving from the owners of the porche and ferraris which turn up at night. If you want a good nights sleep don't get a room at the front of the hotel....though my step son thoroughly enjoyed photographing the flash cars from the bedroom window, so he was happy.
Overall I would recommend this as a beautiful oasis to come back to after a hard mornings haggling in the souks and would definitley go back to the sofitel...this is my fourth visit to the pink city and I will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial stands out as a landmark in the heart of Marrakech with a striking architecture inspired by Arabian-Mauresque palace. It is close to historical monuments including the famous Jema El Fna square and less than 15 minutes far from Marrakech Menara airport. Let yourself be carried away by the palace atmosphere which makes Sofitel an ideal place for a romantic or family getaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial Hotel Marrakech