After reading some of the reviews on here we were a bit apprehensive of what to expect.
We were two friends travelling for a relaxing holiday.
We arrived late in the night to warm welcome by all the staff and given a meal before being shown to our rooms.
Our ground floor room was made up of twin beds, a balcony and a big bathroom. The room was spotless and kept that way throughout our stay. It was easy to get clean towels and everything worked well including the hot water and air conditioning. Beds were extremely comfy.
There were around 4 or 5 pools you could sunbathe round with some being busier than others.
Sunloungers were comfy and there was some four poster beds with draw round curtains. Typically, however, a lot of sun loungers were 'reserved by towels' (a pet hate). I heard some people saying they got up at 4am to get the best sunbeds. I struggle to understand how anyone can call getting up at 4am to reserve a sunbed a holiday, its just stupid.
The slides were incredible, well manned and safe.
Pool bars were ok, bottle water freely available. The major down side were the amount of wasps that flew around the drink dispensers. They seemed to have no pest control to get rid of them and as the day progressed the amount of wasps flying around seemed to do so also.
There is a pool towel/card scheme so you don't have to use your own.
There were 4 restaraunts to choose from, all buffet style. A stand alone italian, and a meditteranean, taggine and asian restaraunt which would could walk between. Breakfast was always ok, with cereal, some hot dishes and there was always a chef to make fresh fried eggs and omlettes.
Lunch became repetative but still the food was of a good standard and there was always a chef making fresh mini cheese and tomato pizza.
Evening meals was always of a good standard with buffets changing nightly and if you weren't feeling adventurous the italian always had a pizza and pasta stand where you could choose what you wanted and have it cooked for you.
Yes, the hotel was slightly away from the town centre but it didn't really bother us. The hotel has an amazing view of the atlas mountains and there is a free shuttle bus that takes you into the town centre if you dont go on any pre-organized trips. It only runs twice a day though.
The entertainment team was one of the highlights of the holiday. They all worked so hard doing activities in the day and got a lot of people involved. The evening entertainment was even better with a live band on a couple of nights a week and then themed nights on others including a moroccan night with snakes, scorpions and belly dancers.
I read a few people saying that the hotel staffs engligh was not good. We did not experience this at all, it was perfectly adequate. We also had no problems with our room but did speak to a couple of people that did (eg one couple didn't want to be on the ground floor) and all problems that we heard of were sorted out quickly and efficiently.
All in all this was a good value for money hotel. The rooms were clean, the food was nice, the slides were amazing as was the entertainment.
The only down side to the hotel was the wasps round the pool bars and the reserving of sunbeds. Good place for young couples and families.
- Also Known As:
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- Pickalbatros Aqua Fun Club Hotel Marrakech
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