I stayed at Quaryati for fifteen days, over Christmas and new year. The holiday was booked as a very last minute affair, so I had done no research on either Quaryati or Marrakech before setting off. This was a good thing, as I think that had I seen that it is 15 or so miles from Marrakech I would have opted for something more central. As it happens Quaryati is perfectly positioned, half way between the city and the mountains. As Marrakech turned out to be overly touristic for me, and noisy, chaotic and polluted to boot, three day trips there in the 15 days in Morocco was enough, and to have to fight ones way out of the city each time a trip to the mountains was arranged would have been a nightmare. The position is also ideal as Françoise, the hostess, arranged a lift into Marrakech each day for free, for anyone who wanted it, and at a time that we chose.
During my stay, there were several guests who had booked hotels in Marrakech, and came for 2 or 3 days relaxation away from the city in the capable hand of Françoise and her impeccable staff. To say more about Françoise, she has been in the tourism trade for over thirty years, mostly in Morocco, and this shows. She knows that guests are on holiday for a variety of reasons, and knows how to cater for all of them, be it doing nothing by the pool (with the peacocks looking on), doing the tourist trail through the souks, medina and casbahs, or loosing yourself in the mountains.
All in all, a fantastic hotel and staff (and I forgot to mention the delicious local food), ideal as either a location for an event or short stay, or a base from which to explore Morocco.
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