We went to Bled Al Fassia for a few days over New Year and had a wonderful time. We don't often do reviews but have meaning to write one since we returned since it was such a great experience. It was our first time to Morocco and the distance from the hotel to the centre did not bother us. It was a relief after the hustle and bustle of the centre to be able to retreat to such a beautiful and relaxing idyll. With a little planning, the minibus is ready for whenever you want it, including after midnight on New Year's Eve!
The staff there were super, and although some had little English we always managed to work our way around it, and they were more than happy to help and very friendly. We felt sad not be seeing them each day after we had left! The owner is a charming and helpful lady who always made sure we were looked after. We asked her opinion on where we should go for New Year's Eve and she suggested and arranged a night at La Maison Arabe, where she knew the owner. It was a great evening. She also took us into town a couple of times to save us waiting for the minibus to come back.
We stayed in a traditional Riad on the property, which we seemed to have to ourselves. There were also standard hotel rooms on the property. The rooms were decorated traditionally, and were very clean. The shower leaked a little over the floor of the bathroom but of course the maids sorted it out. The grounds were kept beautifully, and we don't know a lot about gardening but it looked great!
The food was fantastic, and definitely cooked from scratch as sometimes we had to wait a while! It is best to pre-order food an hour or two before you want it, unless you are in the mood for a long, relaxed dinner. The meat brochettes with saffron rice became a favourite of ours, but we didn't have a bad dish, and their tagines were delicious too. The food was as good as their more famous sister restaurant in town, 'Al Fassia', which is run by the owner's sister. We were also able to eat where we pleased within the grounds, which we took advantage of and had our first lunch by the pool outside, with one of the waitresses on hand throughout. This attention may only have been because it wasn't peak season, but it certainly made us feel special!
This is the best hotel I have been to, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in a luxury setting a little out of the city. Enjoy!
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