Having travelled to Marrakech with a certain no frills airline we were looking forward to some luxury, winter sun and peace & quiet... And thankfully this is exactly what we enjoyed.
The free transfer provided by the hotel was a great start to our weekend break. We were greeted at the airport by a welcoming smile and pleasant introduction, our bags were taken from us and we were whisked away from the airport in the hotels plush Landrover Discovery.
With the hotel been relatively small, and with our driver confirming our arrival to the reception, the hotel check-in was dealt with whilst we sat in the lobby enjoying a fresh Moroccan mint tea. We were given a tour of the hotel and then shown to our room (the hotel had kindly upgraded us).
The rooms are spacious, with a blend of traditional Moroccan design and modern touches. We were on the ground floor overlooking the pool with our own little courtyard. The bed was huge and comfortable, and the bathroom had a whirlpool bath with overhead shower. The room was spotlessly clean and very well maintained.
The hotel itself is a tranquil oasis, and although it has only been open 18 months it has a feeling of old with mature gardens and mosaic decorations. At the centre of the hotel you will find the hotels beautiful pools, although it was too cold for us to take a dip we did spend several peaceful hours sat around the pool enjoying the surroundings and the warm winter sun.
We ate in both restaurants at the hotel, the food was always fresh, with delicious flavours and presented beautifully. The menu in the main restaurant is a mix of Moroccan and Italian and the pool side restaurant provides salads, pasta, fish & meat dishes. The menus are not extensive, but there is certainly enough choice for a stay of a few days. Breakfast is served in the main restaurant or outside and is a continental breakfast, simple but again with great quality fresh produce, and you also have the option of having eggs to accompany your breakfast.
The staff at the hotel are very pleasant, all extremely helpful and polite.
We used the spa and can thoroughly recommend the treatments, the staff are very good and the prices reasonable (particularly if you take advantage of the 20% off for treatments between 12pm-3pm). The spa itself is a beautiful and relaxing space. The hotel gym is located in the spa, it is very small, but at times I was the only person in the gym and there is enough equipment for a light cardio / core workout.
We had a very early check out at the end of stay, far too early for breakfast (7.30am-10am). The hotel kindly provided us with fruits, croissants and yoghurts... A simple but nice touch.
We would most definitely recommend this hotel and we will definitely stay here should we return to Marrakech in the future.
I would reiterate other comments and suggest if you intend spending lots of time sat on your terrace and you like complete privacy, then you should possibly request a room either on the first floor or not facing the pool.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently close to the beating heart of the imperial city, Mosaic Palais Aziza & Spa, discreetly nestled away in the heart of a green oasis located in the most exclusive recess of Marrakech's palm Grove "La Palmeraie," it is an elegant and serene haven of luxury and simplicity. This five star deluxe boutique hotel offers richly appointed guest rooms, suites, pavilions and garden villas tucked away in 5 acres of lush gardens planted with fruit and palm trees and lined with flower beds tastefully laid out around patios and pools. Harmoniously blending traditional Moroccan architecture with state of the art amenities, attentive service and outstanding facilities created to seduce the discerning traveler. ... more less
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