I spent 5 nights at the Taj Palce with my partner and we celebrated her Birthday whilst there. All in all we had an absolutely fantastic experience at this wonderful hotel and would highly recommend it to anyobe else. From the moment we arrived at the hotel we were made to feel genuinely welcomed by all of the staff and were greeted with Mint Tea, a Tour of the Hotel and an upgrade to a fabuously spacious and gorgeous Atlas Suite.
We ate in the Indian Mantra Restaurant the first night and the food was delicious, the service was amazing and we really enjoyed this experience. This set the tone for all of the meals which we had whilst staying at the Taj.
Breakfasts were a truely wonderful experience where we were guided to our seats by Mazem and his team and continually topped up with coffee, fresh orange juice fresh knives, forks and napkins. The Morroccan breakfast was highly recommended by Mazem and lived up to its expectations.
The entire Hotel is immaculately clean and sells absolutely gorgeous. Fresh flowers are in abundance throughout the corridors, rooms and reception areas and the actual builing has a really fragrant smell about it.
The pool area is amazing, the sun loungers smart, comfortable and come provided with fresh towels. The pool bar staff serve you with water as soon as you arrive at the pool and are always on hand to bring you coffee or fresh fruit cocktails.
The indoor pool in the spa is free to use and is like swimming in a large warm bath. Once again the loungers, robes and towels are provided and the staff serve you with mint tea upon arrival.
The suite we were upgraded to was spacious, well decorated, extremely clean and had a coffee machine provided which is topped up each day free of charge. The suite had 2 large flat screen televisions with a wide array of channels to choose from and a large log fire which the staff will light for you every eveing if you ask them to.
The bed was huge and comfortable and the bathroom and balcony area once again were huge, comfortable and spotlessly clean.
On 1 particular night when it was my Partners Birthday we returned to find the following. The log fire lit, candles lit all around the room, swans made out of towels, rose petals scattered around the bath and bed. They also provided a birthday cake which was and all in all the staff had made a really big effort.
The Taj is located a bit outside Marrakech itself but a free shuttle mini bus takes you into Marrakech itself 3 or 4 times a day. The last time is 1700 and you'll have to get a taxi back which will generally cost you 200 dirham which is roughly about £15.
All in all we had an amazing time at the Taj Palace. We were absolutley spoiled by the staff from Angela McGuire the Guest Relations Manager through to Hassan the Receptionist and Mazem who ran the breakfast and Pool areas. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and all of them were extremely polite, helpful and courteous.
I'd highly recommend staying at the Taj Palace. Its definitely an amazing place to look at at and stay in. The smiles and courtesy of the staff really adds to your experience and you'll always remember stsying there.
- 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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