Not inexpensive, but honestly the best accommodation we've ever had. To describe this hotel as clean and comfortable would be a huge understatement - it is just incredible - like having your own palace! My husband's health means he needs to rest a lot and mustn't get too much sun, so it was ideal to have somewhere so luxurious to just relax and lie in the shade on our own balcony overlooking the beautiful pool.
The downside is that there a is a courtesy car in and out of town about four times daily, but the last one back to the hotel is 6pm, so if you go out for dinner after 6 you need to pay about twenty dirhams for a taxi back. The hotel restaurants are expensive at around £40pp for dinner, so it would cost a lot to eat there every evening. We did have one evening meal in the hotel which was lovely, but other guests agreed that were the prices slightly reduced, like us, they'd have been happy to book a meal at the hotel every evening. However, with such delicious and ample breakfasts we usually skipped lunch, so meals were less of an issue.
The hotel seemed very quiet for August which was lovely for us as we felt like the only guests! You could go all day and only see a handful of other people. We also liked that although it is luxurious it isn't stuffy in any way and the staff can't do enough to help you. They are absolutely wonderful, as other reviewers have said.
Would also recommend checking out Trip Advisor to book an excursion with Faim D'epices (A Moroccan cookery day) which was excellent fun and only around £50 pp.
We had the most wonderful week in Marrakech and could happily have stayed in and around this beautiful hotel for a further week.
Thank you so much to all the staff of the Taj Palace for the most memorable holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Serenely nestled between the soothing Palmeraie landscape of palm and olive trees and the awe-inspiring Atlas Mountains, Sahara Palace Marrakech has been meticulously crafted with a vivid blend of Moroccan, Indian and Moorish themes that unfold from a magnificent Palace block to the four exclusive and expansive Riads. With its five glorious alabaster-white domes resting atop the luxuriant main building, the Sahara Palace Marrakech is regal and resplendent in this breathtaking Moroccan landscape. The hotel unfolds like a beautiful painting from galleries of hand painted frescoed wood ceilings and ornaments, restaurants of rich colours and texture, to the serenity and calmness of the Marie Iod Spa. The high vaulted lobby, highlighted by a sparkling 22 meter chandelier centerpiece and three kilometers of gold leaf adorning various ceilings, cornices, furniture and ornaments, makes this a truly royal experience. This palatial desert oasis features 161 well-appointed, spacious guest rooms, including 25 luxurious suites, spread between the magnificent main Palace and four exclusive Riads. All rooms and suites enjoy stunning views over the Atlas Mountains, the Palmeraie desert landscape or the calming pool and gardens. Our celebrated chefs have gathered the finest ingredients that span the Moroccan, Mediterranean and Indian in one unique destination. Our guests can wine and dine in some of the most stylish and charismatic restaurants and bars in Marrakech, whilst the warm and welcoming service makes every moment memorable. The hotel houses the renowned Marie Iod Spa spread across 3,800 square meters with 14 treatment rooms & two extensive hammams in line with the Moroccan tradition. The spa experience includes dedicated massage therapies, signature Moroccan experiences, personalized coaching services and a full range of esthetic treatments. The Yoga Temple further enhances the overall experience. ... more less
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