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“A standard 'five-star' in Morocco (four-star in UK) but was good.” 4 of 5 stars
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Le Meridien N'Fis
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenue Mohammed VI, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #256 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
London, United Kingdom
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“A standard 'five-star' in Morocco (four-star in UK) but was good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stayed here for 6-nights in September after previously staying at the Kenzi Farah and seeing their reviews had gone down. We got a good deal on the MasterCard, stay-6-pay4 which meant this hotel worked out as £400 for 6 nights including breakfast (very good value.)

Breakfast was great, a buffet with lots to chose from. Food in general was very good in the hotel, we ate there every lunch time. Some things were decent, some things were not. We were disappointed in the salads as they were very stingy with the chicken and very generous with the lettuce! Everything else was good. We didn't eat in the Moroccan restaurant as for about £15 less per person you can eat like a king at the night markets (these are safe to eat at despite peoples fears!)

The room was lovely and spacious. We did pay for a standard room but actually looked like the updated version when we arrived (going by the photos on the website) so not sure if they upgraded us or not? Was very nice anyway. Bathroom nice and large, although as standard with Morocco, no ventilation which meant each time you shower you either need to leave the door open or create a home-sauna! Beds were to-die-for comfortable. And (as bad as it sounds being in Morocco) we did watch television a couple of nights after a tiring day sunbathing and market trekking and they have a very good movie channel in English :)

Lobby of the hotel is beautiful and they give you the Moroccan welcome of mint tea which is always nice. The pool area is really lovely and quiet. I'm not sure if that is because we were there out of school holidays, but there was always a sun lounger with our name on it. I would return here and also recommend to friends and family.

TIP: If you get a little tired of cous-cous there is a fab little Indian opposite in the Albatros. Hotel (You have to walk through this other hotel to get to it. It is on the other side of the pool on the left handside.) There was no-one in this restaurant when we went. It is massive and newly refurbished. The food was delicious and a really Moroccan/Indian blend. The Biriyani was amazing.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mr_Alaoui_GM, General Manager at Le Meridien N'Fis, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Guest,

I’d like to thank you very much for your kind comment on Tripadvisor. We are so
delighted to notice that you have appreciated the hotel.

There is no doubt that your comments will help us to improve and provide the best quality of service you may expect.

During your next trip, let me suggest you to try our different restaurants and explore
Moroccan delights at “L’IWAN Restaurant”.

Your sincerely.

Abdelouahed ALAOUI-Fdili
General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I would like to say that we enjoyed to stay at N'Fis, It has a very nice pool and an incredible garden. It is just a shame how the personnel is unqualified.
Here is a couple of what we noticed:
- We asked for our complementary drink and some litlle staff at least 4 times, and when they decided to bring us what we asked for on the morning at 22h00. We were in bed... and they knocked and enter the room??? really ?
- you can ask for anything but you have to wait, and keep asking
- The room was not very well cleaned, sometimes, after the cleaning it's smells like a weit dog because they probably use a not well dried floorcloth, but it happened to us just once, sometimes they forgot to peak the garbage on the balcony.
- if you stay at this hotel avoid to dine there, it was very average for the price, the service was very long (I suspect that it was because of some soccer play..).
But we enjoyed to stay at the pool and we took some club sandwiches and simple things, we were happy. But dont take their salad.
The staff was in general nice but still have some strange attitude, like trying to proove omethin, I don't know what it is. I mean when you are at le Meridien in Paris or Munich or so... The staff are professional, it is their job to give the best service and that's all, but at Meridien Marrakesh it is as if they have to show you that you are not better then them, some attitude that may be the French tourism has manage to bring there.
- We had the breakfast at this hotel, it was also good for the value, but you can see that it is just not good managed. There is so much staff looking at the roof, or taking your plats even if your not done yet. But no one take initiative to bring your cafe, or help with bringing you a chair for a baby if you needed, and instead of having one person to collect the room numbers, they give the bill and all the signing to everybody. SO,the customer have to do the verification for them,
- The lobby of the hotel is really nice,
We enjoyed our stay because it is a very nice hotel, it was pleasant if you make apart the staff.

Room Tip: Room far from the elevator and the staff storing room.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Mr_Alaoui_GM, General Manager at Le Meridien N'Fis, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Guest,

I’d like to thank you very much for your kind comment on Tripadvisor. We are so
delighted to notice that you have appreciated the hotel.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused, and there is no doubt that your comments will help us to improve and provide the best quality of service you may expect.

During your next trip, let me suggest you to try our different restaurants and explore
Moroccan delights at “L’IWAN Restaurant”.

Your sincerely.

Abdelouahed ALAOUI-Fdili
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Had our first stay in Morrocco here ,stayed 5 nights b and b for sisters wedding which took place in the grounds of this hotel.Lovely well appointed hotel about 10 mins by taxi to the square.Rooms and grounds well kept and clean with a very nice pool area.Breakfast was plentiful,had a lovely meal one night overlooking the pool,good service and prices all round.

The square in Marrakesh itself with souks etc is not to be missed,viewed the sun setting over the horizon from one of the many rooftop bars.although completely crazy never felt hassled or unsafe although we were in quite a large group.

Trip up the Atlas Mountains to see the real Morrocco, brilliant!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mr_Alaoui_GM, General Manager at Le Meridien N'Fis, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear Guest,

I’d like to thank you very much for your kind comment on Tripadvisor. We are so delighted to know how much you have appreciated the hotel, Staff, Garden & Location.

Your notes will be an added value to improve our services in order to satisfy your expectations and turn in your experience as a part of unforgettable memories.

During your next trip, let me suggest you to try our different restaurants and explore
An amazing oriental atmosphere at “AL KHAYMA” tent.

Best Regards from sunny & wonderful Marrakech!

Abdelouahed ALAOUI-Fdili
General Manager
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed recently for eight nights, arrived on an afternoon flight. There was an issue with my being booked into a smoking room, I was told by Splendia "I would have to contact the hotel as all the non smoking rooms Splendia had reserved were booked." The reservationist quickly resolved the issue. Our room over looked the garden that looked like an oasis, probably a 2-3 minute walk to reception. The beds were quite comfortable the rooms were spotless,(although they could meet the same high design standards of the rest of the hotel) towels and linen cleaned on daily basis, the maids and staff friendly and polite. The Concierge helped plan our day arranging guides and giving us helpful direction on how to navigate the Souks on our own and what was appropriate cab fare. Swimming pools lovely and always plenty of shade and beds. The buffet breakfast tasty. Drinks and food are a little expensive but service and quality excellent. The mint tea that we enjoyed in the lobby after an excursion excellent. Location - approx 15 min walk to main square with pavements and generally well lit, plenty of taxis but walk down street for a few 100 m's generally cheaper. The "Big Red Bus" has a stop outside hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hotel and whilst not a Riad or within the City walls it was a haven of tranquility after a mornings or late evenings venture into the market and souks Highly recommended

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the garden, the candle lit lantern pathways seemed magical
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mr_Alaoui_GM, General Manager at Le Meridien N'Fis, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for visiting Le Meridien N’Fis Marrakech and taking the time to share with us your experience.

We are so happy to learn that your journey was a great success and all your expectations came true. We are also delighted that you have appreciated hotel service, and staff’s attention.

During your next trip, let me suggest you to try our different restaurants and explore
Moroccan delights at “L’IWAN Restaurant”.

We look forward to welcome you back to Le Meridien N’Fis for another amazing
Trip where you’ll continue to discover more and more wonderful areas at le Meridien N’Fis.

Best regards from sunny Marrakech!

Abdelouahed ALAOUI-Fdili
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

My stay was very pleasent. I found the staff to be very helpful and many spoke English. The hotel is situated just close enough to the Medina that you can cheaply take a taxi or a 15 minute walk in, but when you're ready to leave you can rest without the chaos and smog of the Medina. It is situated on a strip of hotels with chic cafe's and new restaraunts which is great because the hotel restaraunt is way overpriced and fairly average in taste and you're taking your chances eating the medina.

The garden is beautiful and lovely to relax in, and the breakfast buffet is great, even if you have a wheat allergy.
I only give 4 stars because the rooms are fairly standard. No decór, or anything fancy but they kept it very very clean. Literally wiped the floors down with bleach every day. Overall I would recommend N'Fis to anyone travelling to Marrakech.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Mr_Alaoui_GM, General Manager at Le Meridien N'Fis, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Dear Guest,

I’d like to thank you very much for your kind comment on Tripadvisor. We are so delighted to know how much you have appreciated the hotel, Staff, Garden & Location.

Your notes will be an added value to improve our services in order to satisfy your expectations and turn in your experience as a part of unforgettable memories.

During your next trip, let me suggest you to try our different restaurants and explore
An amazing oriental atmosphere at “AL KHAYMA” tent.

Best Regards from sunny & wonderful Marrakech!

Abdelouahed ALAOUI-Fdili
General Manager
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208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We like the Starwood group, they very seldom disappoint and their excellent classification system allows one to choose amongs their various properties, knowing quite well what to expect.

This miserable place however does not do justice to Starwood nor Meridien at all, in fact we fear it will destroy the name on it's own and if nothing is done,. They should very quickly check this out because clients who choose the N'fis on their brand's name will not be encouraged to do so again, anywhere else.

The whole hotel is an ugly worn down depressing affair, the staff is not even pleasant (rarely seen in gentle Morocco), the reception staff is the worst, unwelcomming, sometimes outright unpolitet.

The breakfast served in an ugly barrack style room is not only miserable, it's bad. What a way to start the Day !

This is the sort of place that makes you want to move out as quickly as possible. Which we did. Marrakesh, a city of good taste and refined style, has excellent hotels and Riads. Avoid this one. Don't be tempted by the low price, it only reflects low quality.

We very rarely give a "terrible" note but we feel this one is well deserved.

PS : We must wonder if the positive reviews here are genuine.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Mr_Alaoui_GM, General Manager at Le Meridien N'Fis, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for visiting Le Meridien N’Fis Marrakech and taking the time to share with us your experience.

We are deeply sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

There is no doubt that your comments will help us to improve and provide the best quality of service you may expect.

Your sincerely.

Abdelouahed ALAOUI-Fdili
General Manager
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174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I must admit this is the first time after nearly 120 reviews that I have re-called a review and I am re-writing it again.

The reason for this is the unprecedented customer care that I have witnessed today. You may say (and you would be correct to do so) that the hotel hates a bad review on tripadvisor and they would do anything to remove it..... but its very rare to see a hotel management to pro-actively seek the customer and discuss the issues.

In my fist review I was truly upset about the following:
-quality of the standard rooms
-poor quality of the breakfast for a 5 star hotel
-slow internet

There are some positive items as well:
-nice pool area
-pretty garden
-very good dinning options (the moroccan dinner was excellent)
-good concierge service

Most of the times you will find hotel managers writing some really lame response to a review where they hardly acknowledge any of the shortcomings. Today the rooms division manager Mr. Jamal and the chief concierge Mr. Mamouni asked to meet with me to discuss and talk about my feedback. They were very open indeed and I feel positive that my complaints where not only heard but im sure they will try and resolve the issues I found.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Le Meridien N'Fis

Address: Avenue Mohammed VI, Marrakech 40000, 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 Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#99 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Meridien N'Fis 5*
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