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“Beautiful and peaceful hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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La Maison des Oliviers
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Douer Lgouacem - Tasoultante | Km 6 route de l'ourika BP 429, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #157 of 462 Hotels in Marrakech
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful and peaceful hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very beautiful hotel set in gorgeous gardens with a lovely (if a little cold) pool.

We had a suite for us and our two children aged 8 & 6. It was very pretty and we had our own little bit of garden, which was a lovely surprise.

The staff couldn't be more helpful, very friendly and welcoming.

The only downside is the location, as other reviewers have described, the area surrounding the hotel is a building site with huge piles of rubbish on the sides of the road and it is impossible to go anywhere on foot.

Also I think the food and drink at the hotel is way too overpriced and being in that location meant you didn't really have any alternatives.

The shuttle service was very good which was great for getting around the city during the day.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stayed in La Maison des Oliviers just recently and overall, were very impressed with everything it had to offer. Upon arrival at the hotel we found out we had been upgraded to a suite for no extra charge and the room itself was spacious and clean with impressive decor. The hotel is tranquil and charming, a stark contrast to the road leading up to it which was dirty and full of rubbish. We had opted for half board when booking the hotel which consisted of breakfast every day and lunch or a 3 course meal in the evening. The breakfast wasn't great however the evening meal more than made up for it with many options to chose from including steak to a traditional Moroccan tagine. To travel into the Madina the hotel offered a shuttle service which was 25 dirhams per person which equates to roughly £2.50 and runs frequently throughout the day up to 8pm. All in all, I would strongly recommend this hotel if looking for a peaceful stay in Morocco, away from the hectic Madina but easy enough to travel there for a day trip.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We enjoyed staying at this atmospheric hotel. We were kindly up graded to a suite and ate half board.
The positives:
Dinner each night was three courses of high quality delights.
The pool area is quiet and charming.
It was a quiet hotel.
The reception staff were very pleasant and helpful eg when the bulb went in our room, arranging restaurant bookings and letting us check out late.

The not so positives:
The hotel appears worn and jaded in the rooms and around the pool _ worn paintwork, threadbare towels and bedding.
The hotel does not offer good value for drinks and as it is out of town you can be stuck with this.
The hotel is right next to a very unpleasant area of rubbish and unfinished buildings. Costs 10euros if you go anywhere outside the transfer times or area.

Marrakesh is exciting and offers culture and fun but it was a culture shock at first and we really noticed that we were seen as walking money signs by locals.

We just wanted to ensure travelers were aware of this.

We ate at Dar Essalam which was not great food but it was entertaining and had a gorgeous dining room.
A must is to visit the souks after having a mint tea in Cafe De France and admiring the crazy scenes below.

Room Tip: Suites are spacious 402 is pleasant with large lounge area all rooms are dated.
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

As we turned off the main road i thought I was in Beirut and wondered what I had booked, the road to the hotel is dirty, with rubbish everywhere, half built houses and the smell of sewage, then you drive a little further and there is the hotel, a beautiful paradise in the middle of this run down area. Everyone we met said the same thing, so don't worry as you go down that road, it will be fine! The shuttle bus from the hotel was cheaper than a taxi, so just book this with the hotel. It takes ages to get through customs at the airport, you have to fill in forms coming into the country, at your hotel and when you leave, so we were a little late, but I think the drivers are used to this.

You enter a beautiful courtyard and are transported into an oasis of calm. The woman and two of the men on reception could not have been more helpful. We stayed in room 402, which was enormous, with a huge wet room with a beautiful,domed ceiling. The air con was quite noisy and made some strange noises in the night, but did keep,the room at a nice comfortable temperature and was included in the price. Breakfast was unusual, lots of sweet food, which my son loved, as I don't have a sweet tooth I had bread, olives and tomatoes, which filled us up for the day.

The pool area was lovely, although the last couple of days were more noisy due to a large wedding party. There are plenty of sun beds and shady trees if you don't want to be on the sun. The only thing that was strange is the choice of music, now,I love rap and hip hop music, but loud blaring dance and rap music, the same songs on repeat all day was not relaxing, especially when there was so much swearing, " tell me how my dick tastes" or "f... you mother f....." are not the words of a song I want to hear whilst sunbathing or eating my dinner. I don't know if they play it and don't know how rude the words are, but if I had young children I would not want them to hear some of the lyrics.

The food is nice, but expensive, we worked out that even with the cost of the shuttle bus, it was still cheaper to get the shuttle into town to eat. Food in town is about 60 dirhams for a tagine, whereas at the hotel it was 160 dirhams. Even at lunch time we were paying the equivalent of about £8.50 For a few chips and two beef skewers, though they were delicious! I would have eaten more at the hotel if the prices were more reasonable. Try restaurant chez za za in the medina, rated second on trip advisor and just off one of the streets off the main square, the lamb tagine and fresh juices were gorgeous and cheap?

Make sure you allow plenty of money for the shuttle bus as you are too far from anywhere to walk, there was not a shop close by, so we just bought water, crisps etc in the medina and brought it back. The last shuttle back is 8 pm, which was fine, although we did stay late one night to see the medina square in full effect, we paid 100dirhams for a cab back to the hotel. The hotel charges, 25 dirhams per person each way and 50 dirhams for journeys which are a bit further like majorelle gardens, which was a fair price.

The trips organised by the hotel seemed much more expensive than other tour operators, we used click tours, who have won a trip advisor award. if the hotel prices for tours were more comparable to the other operators I would have used them. I think they probably make less money than they could, because they are too expensive.

I would definitely go back to this hotel, as the centre of Marrakech was so mental, in a good way, that it was nice to return to calm, despite the rap music!

So in summary, take plenty of money for the shuttle bus, don't worry about the road as you drive up to the hotel and take an I pod and headphones so you can listen to the music you want when you are relaxing in the beautiful gardens and pool x

Room Tip: Room 402, first floor, large room with fantastic wet room and view of the mountains, close to the po...
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Its an amazing hotel so peacefull. Only a short taxi drive into town. They offer a shuttle taxi for a small fee. The pool was lovely but did get a little full in the afternoon. The food was good. Breakfast a little basic. I recommend the lamb tagine. We stayed for seven nights but I think five is enough. I would rely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Beautiful hotel with beautiful grounds and the staff were very friendly and always helpful. The breakfast buffet was simple but a nice variety, could have done with a bigger professional toaster as the one they had took for ever to toast and did only 2 slices at a time which meant you where waiting for while.
We had 2 rooms which were very spacious and clean with one having it's on patio.
we booked our trip to the atlas mountain with the hotel which was a good day out. There was WiFi only in the reception area but was grateful for that it meant the children weren't stuck on there phones all the time!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My partner and I have just returned from our time here in Marrakech and could not sing it's praises high enough.

We had arranged beforehand our airport transfer and the driver was waiting for us at the airport as we arrived. This was arranged very professionally by the reception team with all prices agreed on before arrival.

Upon arriving at the hotel we were given a guided tour and told that we had been upgraded from the standard room to a larger suite. The tour also included a visit to the standard room so we could see the quality of the rooms. We could have quite happily have stayed in the standard room had we not been upgraded. The room had a lovely reception area, a good sized bedroom area, a fantastic authentic Moroccan Hammam shower room/ bathroom and a private balcony which overlooked the pool and the Atlas mountains.

The pool area is beautiful with plenty of sun exposure if you want to develop your tan but also shaded areas for the hotter parts of the day. There are lovely red dragonflies flying around the pool along with African swallows which fly over the water. There is a bar and restaurant area poolside and a shaded patio area to eat lunch here.

The food at the hotel was lovely especially the lamb tagine which was beautiful. However if you do not feel like eating at the hotel, the reception team are more than happy recommending and booking tables at surrounding restaurants.

They are also happy to arrange excursions or taxis to the city or other places of interest for you.

We used the Hammam spa facilities a lot whilst we were here and I really enjoyed the back massage and face sculpturing massage. My partner had the traditional hammam but I would suggest having this before any sunbathing as sunburn and an all over body scrub do not mix.

Do note that there is no in room wifi however there is very fast, free wifi available around the reception area should you need it.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Douer Lgouacem - Tasoultante | Km 6 route de l'ourika BP 429, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#57 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#61 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#95 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#130 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — La Maison des Oliviers 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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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