This was a really nice hotel, but do I think the review that says it's a little rough around the edges is pretty spot on. I don't think this should put anyone off staying here, but the rooms just need maybe a little more TLC and I would then have given it 5 out of 5.
We stayed for 4 days at the start of our trip (early April), and for 1 day at the end before flying home.
We arrived later than planned after our flight was diverted to Casablanca due to bad fog in Marrakesh, so were feeling a little jaded, but the feeling faded as soon as we arrived here!
We booked a Suite Senior but were upgraded to a Suite Ambassadeur which was a really nice surprise. Our room was ready straight away so we dumped our ags and went straight for a lunch and a beer at the pool bar.
There's a nice bar and seating area around the pool and the menu for lunch is quite varied. The food was great.
The pool area is lovely - we didn't really use the pool at our suite as the main pool area was so nice. Lots of really comfy sun loungers around the pool and garden and a relaxing atmosphere.
The room was overall really lovely, but the toilet was coming away from the wall a little and one of the bedside lamps needed its bulb replacing, so there could be a little more care with maintenance on the rooms, but overall the rooms were lovely, spacious, a big bathroom with double shower and a huge bed.
There is no fridge in the room, so if you want to take drinks back to your room after dinner (the bar closes at 10) then you'll need to get an ice bucket from the bar.
The restaurant was intimate and romantic, and the food was excellent. The chicken tagine was just about the best thing I ate in Morocco and the desserts are also really good.
The bar is ok, but lacks a little bit of atmosphere, but that may be because it was never very busy during our stay.
A taxi into Marrakesh costs around £2 each, and you can call to be collected as well. It's good value and slightly less than half what you'd pay just jumping in a cab in the city to get back.
We did spend one day completely at the hotel, and the only thing I would say is you are a little restricted on when you can eat! Breakfast was 7-9, lunch 12-2 and then dinner 7-10, which was fine but there is nowhere to get a snack in between if you're feeling peckish or just fancy something naughty like ice cream! Obviously you can grab some supplies in the city but there is really nowhere to go outside of the hotel without getting a cab.
Overall this place was really great and if we were to go to Marrakesh again I would definitely stay here. If you want entertainment or to be right in the thick of things then it probably isn't for you, however if you want somewhere relaxing and of a good standard whilst still being close to the the city then it's perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La maison des oliviers à l’écart des tumultes de la ville rouge est la destination rêvée pour un séjour à Marrakech. Vous retrouverez dans son architecture le charme du concept d’un Riad traditionnel, allié au confort le plus raffiné.Afin de vous relaxer durant votre séjour, un service bien être vous sera proposé. Des vacances pour le confort du corps et la curiosité de l’esprit.Notre établissement possède 10 chambres standard, 6 Suites Ambassadeur, 12 Suites sénior, 1 Suite Pacha, 1 Suite pour personne à mobilitée réduite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Maison Des Oliviers Hotel Marrakech
- La Maison Des Oliviers Marrakech