We returned on the 18 July after a ten day bed and breakfast deal booked through Voyage Prive. From the moment we were collected from the airport in a very comfortable Jaguar XF driven by a smartly uniformed chauffeur to our return journey to the airport, this time in a large Mercedes, we were treated with the utmost respect, with absolutely nothing too much trouble for any of the superb staff. Particular praise must go to the Spa staff who carried out the most divine treatments with extreme professionalism, considering it was Ramadan and they were working whilst fasting. My husband played a couple of rounds of golf on a superb course, however, golfers should be very wary of the winds! The driving range is also superb and when you book a round, you get 50 free balls for the driving range. May be it was because it was Ramadan, the hotel was so quiet; apparently only about 20% occupied. We tended to spend our days lying by the freshwater pool (I called it the green pool!) as the small amount of children staying at the hotel with their parents used the infinity pool and it was very quiet; most days there were never more than 4 other people there. I will not repeat the comments made by other guests who gave this hotel an excellent review, only to agree with the majority. I was not expecting great service, having read a number of negative reviews about this but we experienced no problems whatsoever. Indeed, my husband injured his wrist whilst putting the back of a lounger down and was treated immediately with first aid and his wound was regularly dressed. I, too, had cause to be treated with first aid after I was attacked by the hotel cat! Beware if you are going shortly, as she has just had a kitten and I was just bending down to look (she lives under a large canopied bed by the breakfast area) when she came out and dug her claws into my wrist and then bit me, presumably just protecting her baby. I was walking across the grass to clean it when a member of staff saw me and immediately took charge! That was nearly a week ago now and I am healed with no apparent side effects! We ate in the hotel's French restaurant on the last evening - it is situated on the first floor opposite reception. We did not know it was there until one of the other guests told us! It was quite expensive but not much more than is charged in the Kasbah and was absolutely superb. Actually, I am glad we only found it on the last night or our bill would have been a lot more! We ate out in Essaouira about 4 or 5 times and the bus provided by the hotel was appreciated. As it was Ramadan, the 8pm run is suspended but taxis are easily available (don't pay more than 35dhms). Again, because it was Ramadan, it was difficult to find somewhere for an alcohol drink in the Medina but not impossible! We did ask to look at a Villa whilst we were at the hotel, and it was fantastic and if money were no object, we would seriously consider returning and staying in one. If you are looking for a very relaxing and quiet hotel, with great customer service (at least it was during Ramadan), this is the place for you.I can honestly say this was one of the very best holidays we have had over the last 20 odd years. Please contact me if you would like any other information, particular with regard to the Spa as I have all the treatments available with prices (fortunately ours were included in the price). Just book it, although you may wish to wait until an airline starts to fly direct from the UK to Essaouira airport which is only 10 minutes away, as opposed to Marrkech, which is a good 2 to 3 hours drive, depending on the time of day.
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