We spent two weeks here over the April/May school holdiays & had a really great time. The weather was exactly what we went looking for; always a bonus to go home with a healthy tan, especially when you leave and go back to rain & gloom!
The hotel is set in beautifully kept grounds and is a nice comfortable size in a safe friendly environment, with everything based around a central complex which houses the reception (Turia was always helpful & had a beautiful welcoming smile), restaurant, bar & lounge and leads out onto the outdoor pool (Anas the lifeguard was great with the kids & always smiling & helpful) & poolside bar. All this allows the kids to have the feeling of a bit of extra freedom, as they can circulate with their groups of friends and are still never far from sight. The mini-club was superb thanks to it's dedicated and passionate staff; special thanks to Camille & Seb, who were innovative, patient & lots of fun. We are French speakers, so this certainly made all the difference, even though the staff were only to happy to make an effort to speak English. The restaurant was good, with a plentiful varied selection including some really delicious local dishes available on a daily basis. The rooms were big and cleaned every day.The bathroom was a little dated, but apart from the shower head not moving, everything else was very adequate. The beds were very comfortable! All the staff, without exception, were very pleasant & always helpful. Top marks would have to go to the Entertainment team (Youness, Lucie, Camille, Seb, Estelle, Tarek deserve a mention) who provided; mini club, sports, cultural activites etc. there was a great balance and you never felt obliged to particpate and were quite happily left alone. If you did want to join in, I would recommend Lucie is for sports. I found muscles I had forgotten existed :) I also admit to having a good old boogie to some great 80's hits one evening & it's not often one gets that type of opportunity at home!
Getting out into Marrakesh is a must! Don't be put off by first appearances in the busy areas like Place Jemaa-el-Fna & the souks. They are a myriad of colour and bursting with variety; the term organised chaos often came to mind. The Majorelle Gardens are well worth the visit.
All in all a great good time was had and we came home with happy memories and we would certainly go back!
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