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“Great for kids” 4 of 5 stars
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Club Med Marrakech La Palmeraie
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Sidi Yahya la Palmeraie, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #209 of 481 Hotels in Marrakech
1 review
“Great for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The kids club was FANTASTIC especially the junior club. Hamza that worked in the junior kids club was particularly brilliant! All of the staff were friendly and welcoming. And even though many people spoke French, almost all of the staff adapted to the English speakers. The drinks (especially the mocktails were delicious and the package deal was fantastic. The kids can go off and do their own thing in a safe enjoyable environment whilst the adults enjoy the weather. All in all an EXCELLENT family experience.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Went there for a week in April 2013 with my mum and my three children (aged 3, 6 and 8) and we all had an amazing time. The weather was perfect, the hotel is located in a beautiful park, very green and well looked after, with olive and jasmine trees hundreds of years old.
The rooms are good and the restaurant is absolutely delicious.
The sports facilities are excellent, the range of activities is great for all ages, the swimming pool is beautiful too.
But my special mention goes to the KIDS CLUB, which is absolutely outstanding. My 3 year old went to the Petit Club (2-4) and did arts and crafts, horse riding, mini tennis, swimming, dancing... The kids club has its own heated swimming pool. He loved the treasure chest hunt and the clown hunt! My 6 year-old girl did archery, flying trapeze, trampoline, swimming, horse riding, dancing and performed in some very good shows at night - with professional lighting, sound system, choregraphy etc. All free of charge! She made some very good friends and adored her GOs. My 8 year-old did similar activities, plus tennis, football and more. We hardly saw him between 9am - 9pm, he had all his lunches and dinners with the Kids Club, made some good friends too and cried when he left! He loved his independence in a completely safe environment and thoroughly enjoyed the wide range of high-quality activities at their disposal.
All the GOs (=coaches) in the Kids Clubs are outstanding, really fun, energetic, gifted, caring and responsible. Well done Davy, Cedric, Kenza (Kids Club 8-10), Hakim and SouSou (Mini Club 4-7), Imani and Sarah in the Petit Club (2-4). A huge thank you for making the children's stay so unforgettable, we'll be back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Just got back from a fantastic week at La Palmeraie. Not sure who had the best time the children or us. All the staff worked so hard to make sure everyone had a very happy time. My two joined the mini club for 8-10s and the 11-13 club and we hardly saw them! There were so many activities and they made lots of friends who they were very sad to leave. I was a bit worried before we went that there would not be other English speaking children for my two to make friends with but there were lots.

Whilst the children were at the clubs or hanging out with their new friends we were able to have tennis coaching, use the gym or have a quiet chill at the adult pool (there are lots of other activities too if you want).

The rooms are clean, comfortable but if you are used to five star hotels particularly in the middle east then you will find the bathrooms in particular more basic. However we didn't feel this was an issue as you really do only need them to sleep in and they are very spacious particularly if you go for the interconnecting option.

All in all we would definitely return although we may try another of the Club Meds.

Room Tip: We had rooms on the upper level of the bungalows which we think were preferable. Did try to book th...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We had a great week at La Palmeraie. The kids had a great time and were kept very busy even doing the Harlem Shake organised by the wonderful kids club staff including Davy. Food was up to Club Med's usual standards. Rooms were a bit basic but had everything we needed. Really helpful english-speaking staff, Samuel, Christina and Esther in particular.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I went to ClubMed, hoping for the best. I made a lot of new friends, despite the fact that most of them left early, and we played a lot of sports together. But the main reason for the fun, was all due to the G.O. Hamza. He was the one who encouraged the ones of my age groupe (10-14) to come with us and enjoy the ClubMed to its best. He is very kind, and has a good sence of humour. He always smiles, and laughs at my jokes, even if they're sort of stupid. Instead of following the program of all the activities, he does what we want, letting us have as much fun as possible. I still can't describe all that he has done to make me happy. Thank you Hamza!!!!! (And Salad)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Casablanca, Morocco
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46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We went to Marrakech where we stayed in a rental but decided to splurge and buy a one day "ticket" to have access to all the Club Med amenities.
We did not know it was actually possible but it turns out it is: for 60 euros/adult and 20 euros/kid (+4 years old), we had access to everything in the club (pool, lunch, free drinks, ice-cream, afternoon tea buffet). The kids could also had access to the in-site activities but it was 30° in Marrakech so we all preferred the pool.... or the pools: the kids pool where floaties are free to use for the kids, the adults pool for families and the "zen" pool (not for kids).
We also had clean towels to use.
The club is beautifully located in the Palmeraie, the pools are clean, deckchairs are available and the staff is very helpful.
We really spend a beautiful day with the kids and would definitely splurge now and then if a nice Club Med is nearby (not so often though as it is quite expensive)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have just returned from a week here. It was lovely. I have been to many different club med villages before and this one was one of my favourites.

It's very well set out with the rooms in an area which feels like a Moroccan village. The rooms are pretty basic and not luxurious. Paint peeling etc, but don't be put off, all in all it is excellent value.The rooms were cleaned by the time we got back from breakfast, which was really nice.

The tennis team were friendly and good fun. We played in the intermediate group every day and by the second day they knew our names. By the end of the week we sad to say goodbye.They worked hard make the lessons helpful and challenging.

The food was the usual Club Med standard- fantastic. Fresh grilled prawns, local specialities, interesting salads and great desserts.Wine is freely available by the bottle. There are no queues at the bar and no rowdy behaviour, just a chilled out atmosphere.

The tables in the restaurants were cleaned quickly so we could always get a nice table for our little group.
The Go's were really enthusiastic and helpful.

So much better than any other all inclusive. We will go again next spring.

Room Tip: Some rooms on the first floor have a little patio area where you could relax
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Club Med Marrakech La Palmeraie

Address: Sidi Yahya la Palmeraie, 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 Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Marrakech
#105 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#105 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#165 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Club Med Marrakech La Palmeraie 4*
Number of rooms: 360
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marrakech is the Southern pearl, full of charm, mystery and bustle, at the crossroads of the Sahara and the High Atlas. The Club Med Village, set in Morocco's oldest palm grove, reflects the intimate aspect of the medina, fostering its way of life with its gardens, refined cuisine and warm welcome. The Marrakech architecture combines baked bricks, tadelakt, red ochre and colourful zellige, to create a relaxing haven to which you can enjoy returning after a stroll through Djemaa el-Fna square. ... more   less 
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