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Blue Sea Hotel Marrakech Ryads Parc & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Douer Ouled Benrrahmoun | El Bour, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #282 of 460 Hotels in Marrakech
Street, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Fantastic hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were two adults with 5 kids between us and went half board. Our rooms were on the second floor, so none of the insect problems noted by others, however the place does have loads of ants around, and the wasps can be a pain if you insist on drinking out by the pool. Our aircon worked fine, occasionally needed a bit of a reboot by taking out the card in the electric slot. Showers were a bit weak and cold on a couple of days, but other than that the beds were comfy, room was cleaned every day and the balconies roomy compared to some.

Plenty of sunbeds and the pools are fabulous, animation team are fun and really engaging. Evening entertainment was better than some I have had to sit through in the past and certainly wasn't unpleasant or embarrassing. A note to the lad moving the scenery around during the shows, where black and not white, you show up like a ghost on stage!

Food was excellent for me, the kids a bit less so. I found it on a par with Egypt and certainly better than Tunisia. If you want chips and pizza stay somewhere else. Breakfast was fresh eggs, pancakes, meats, omelettes, fruit, pastries and yoghurts. The mint tea is excellent. Lunches we ate in the poolside snack bar, they are a bit boring so we bought snacks in Marrakech and made it easier. Dinners were excellent, lots of tangines, salads, and hot dishes. Avoid the samosas, they have fish in then which was a shock for the kids!. Being half board you have to pay for water which is a bit of a shame and could be changed given it is a hot country. drinks were also paid for, although we were not there to get sloshed and the cans of drink were better than the local all inclusive stuff anyway! We were advised on paying for drinks on arrival in the restaurant, however we only paid for it once in seven days.

Shuttle bus into Marrakech is really good for the price 20 drhs a return which is about £1.35. so we had a trip in, the new city is more sensible and commercial, lots of shops, supermarkets and chain restaurants. The Old City is more intricate and easy to get lost in, the Souk was ok for adults but not for kids, to crowded and busy, and they felt intimidated.

Take lots of sun cream high factors as you will get burnt if you are not regimented with the regime.

I did not find any of the reception or staff rude or ignorant in any way, I don't speak French at all but managed to liaise and communicate with them in an efficient manner. I found them helpful and they did not speak to the French or Moroccans first or any thing along those lines. If you are polite, patient, and treat others as you would like to be treated yourself it goes a long way in life.

Would I stay there again? yes I would, and certainly as a couple or with friends for a relaxing break. With kids, I think you would like to see a lazy river added to the site to give them a bit more to do during the day as they can get a bit bored with a week by a pool. I would highly recommend it

Room Tip: get the second floor if you can. go for the family rooms they are a bit bigger and have better bathr...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wydad M, Responsable commercial at Blue Sea Hotel Marrakech Ryads Parc & Spa, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Dear guest,

we truly appreciate your positive feedback and your time. It is a pleasure to read that your experience among us met your expectations,and I will gladly extend your regards to our dedicated staff.
Thank you, for choosing to our property for your Moroccan stay.
We hope that you will soon return to the Blue Sea Marrakech Ryads Parc & Spa****

with kind regards,

Saïd Bahia
E-Commerce Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Lovely hotel, but some parts not maintained to enhance the stay i.e.. no fountains were switched on, despite the gardens being well maintained. All inclusive drinks were limited with some spirits (no Rum allowed) Very little English spoken, so monopolised by French guests; including the evening entertainment, which as all done by the animation team (no outside entertainers) so became 'samey'. Animation team worked hard throughout the day and evening. Limited shade around the hotel especially on the terrace (so nobody sat there during the day) Sunbeds available throughout the day around beautiful pool. Spa beauticians did not give full free allowance on the massage only 15 minutes, they were abrupt and only spoke in French so not very relaxing. Gym facilities good but under used and not manned (ask for the air con. controls from the downstairs beautician as it is not left on) Hotel return shuttle to medina was 20 md (<£2) each so quite cheap. Taxis try to rip you off if they can (once they know you are English). Use hotel excursions if you can instead of rep's., as more tailored to your needs and cheaper.
Very few English guests.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Wydad M, Responsable commercial at Blue Sea Hotel Marrakech Ryads Parc & Spa, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for your recent review of Blue Sea Marrakech Ryads Parc & Spa. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback.

We are, of course, saddened that your overall experience of our property felt so disappointing and we would like to apologize for the inconveniences encountered over your stay.

Our valued guests' comments are crucial to us.

Please, rest assured that we remain at your entire disposal should you like to further discuss this matter with us.

Best regards,

Bahia Said
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We have just returned from 7 days relaxing by the pool, plenty of food selection at all meal times 1 of our group is coeliac and always had plenty of choice. Spa was fantastic with the scrub and massage very relaxing. We only spoke a little French but the odd please and thank you got us by and the staff were all very friendly, if in doubt then please fall back on the failsafe of "bonne le douche " or "mange tout rodney , mange tout" it worked for us. My only complaint was the lad on the inside bar who was quite rude and would leave you stood there whilst he did nothing. When he did see fit to serve he made up for it with an exciting game of drinks roulette so you always had a surprise as it was rarely what was ordered.The gym facilities were good but seemed to lead towards chest day (fine for me ) and looking at some of the other guests they had skipped leg day too.Dont be put off by negative reviews , if you want a clean room decent food and all inclusive drinks with lots of sun then please go and stay here. If you are going here with the intention of having a jog/run I advise against it unless you are faster than a pack of large stray dogs which can be found down the road , and shortly after running up the road at me (good for sprint traing though so silver linings and all that. Oh and one of our group was in wheel chair and staff were very helpful with that too.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 7 nights. 5 of us the hotel although its far from town the free shuttle makes it alot easier for a visit to town. Theres so much going on at the hotel the kids did not want to leave. The animation team work so hard allday long even in the evenings. The reception staff like Walid nd Samiya were very helpful. Nina,Latif,Hind are some of the names which I know who were excellent from the animation team. Definitely want to come back.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This hotel was a bargain at £330 for 3 nights, all inclusive with flights and even a 30min massage thrown in...

The staff weren't very accommodating and much like the other reviews state, I believe the language barrier made a huge impact on whom they wanted to talk/attend to.

The food average and strict on times, food very "samey"... Certainly couldn't of stayed longer!

The massage was more hassle then it was worth as the therapists were confused that we didn't have to pay and seemed annoyed that it was thrown in... It ended up only lasting 10mins!

For a cheap getaway this is ideal if you want some peace and sun. But I certainly wouldn't go back....

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went to All inclusive for two days..I must say, rooms are good, pool was great size and animation team work really hard from morning to late evening and did a great job. However rest of the staff, bar staff and reception are un-attentative, impersonal and some what rude. Very bad English as well. So if you know French, go ahead, but with English you will struggle to communicate. Evening, Lunch and breakfast organized very well...plenty of sitting area and food and variety.

Room Tip: Wifi only in reception and not the best one anyway.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I went with my family for 4 nights in March, therefore it was quite quiet but there was still quite a few people in the hotel. The staff were lovely and accommodating, the pool was cold considering the month but it was very clean and such a nice size. Our room was perfect for what we needed, the hotel itself was amazing with the decor. There is a bar and there was entertainment on a Saturday night which was mainly for the little kids but still fun to watch, the food was the best part, there was such a large variety and something different most days, I would definitely go back to this hotel. My only downfall was the actual centre of Marrakech. It isn't the best, it is quite scary but it is meant to be best in the night time when all the food stalls come to life but it was an experience either way.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wydad M, Responsable commercial at Blue Sea Hotel Marrakech Ryads Parc & Spa, responded to this review, August 8, 2014
Dear guest,

we truly appreciate your positive feedback and your time. It is a pleasure to read that your experience among us met your expectations and I will gladly extend your regards to our dedicated staff.
Thank you, for choosing our property for your Moroccan stay.
We hope that you will soon return to the Marrakech Ryads Parc & Spa****

with kind regards,

Saïd Bahia
E-Commerce Manager
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This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Address: Douer Ouled Benrrahmoun | El Bour, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Marrakech
#114 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#116 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Sea Hotel Marrakech Ryads Parc & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 260
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blue Sea Hotel "Marrakech Ryads Parc & Spa" is a 4 star hotel situated in the Palms of Marrakech, a quiet area, near the center of Marrakech, which allows you to combine both excursions and relaxation. This hotel has the perfect location for your stay in Marrakech. The hotel has 260 rooms, distributed in 13 ryads. Each room has a private bathroom with a bath; satellite TV, air conditioning and a mini bar. All the rooms have a terrace or balcony with views of the swimming pool, gardens or the Atlas Range Mountains. The Blue Sea "Marrakech Ryads Parc & Spa" features an outdoor swimming pool measuring 1200m2, a gymnasium and a health and beauty spa. It also has various sports courts, such as Tennis, Basketball and Football. The hotel offers a varied entertainment programme during the day with sports and leisure activities and organizes shows every evening. The hotel also offers a bus service for their clients that wish to travel to the center of Marrakech. ... more   less 
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