We went on honeymoon to the Taj Palace in June. The flight was delayed so unfortunately we arrived really late and were escorted straight to the room late so probably didn't get the complete welcome that everyone talks about.
When we arrived at the room and all I can say is WOW - the entrance, it really is the best room we've been in, big time. The size of the bedroom, the dressing room and the huge bathroom just fabulous. The high ceilings and the colours - just fantastic. The size of the bed also - it feels like you could just get lost in it...
The hotel was very quiet which was the only problem, which was such a pity as it was fabulous place, but they did say it was out of season. Staff were great and we even got to have a look at the suite they used in Sex and the City which is completely knock-out. Staff are very welcoming and pleasant. The guys in the breakfast room were very attentive.
The only problem as I see it and its always the same with 5* hotels, is the food. We only ate in one night and it was nice but nothing special, had the indian. I have read some of the other reviews saying how good it was - so maybe it was because it was quiet. Had a gin & tonic which was excessively expensive - I think it worked out at about £14. Had a cocktail in bar later on which was also very expensive, now I do accept its a 5* hotel and you expect high prices but its still a bit pricy for Morocco.
The last day we were there we decided to splash out and go to the spa (wow it was totally amazing) well worth the cost. We had the Hamman - out of this world. They wash you down completely and then the man giving my new husband the wash down bent and twisted him in all directions - it was soooo funny, but he said it was incredible. I was let off lightly - just having a good scrub. Your skin is amazing afterwards, so soft - then you get the massage - ohhh really lovely - I felt like a piece of putty. This is well worth the expense.
It was a lovely place to go on honeymoon and probably suited us being quiet but I felt for them.
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- Serenely nestled between the soothing Palmeraie landscape of palm and olive trees and the awe-inspiring Atlas Mountains, Sahara Palace Marrakech has been meticulously crafted with a vivid blend of Moroccan, Indian and Moorish themes that unfold from a magnificent Palace block to the four exclusive and expansive Riads. With its five glorious alabaster-white domes resting atop the luxuriant main building, the Sahara Palace Marrakech is regal and resplendent in this breathtaking Moroccan landscape. The hotel unfolds like a beautiful painting from galleries of hand painted frescoed wood ceilings and ornaments, restaurants of rich colours and texture, to the serenity and calmness of the Marie Iod Spa. The high vaulted lobby, highlighted by a sparkling 22 meter chandelier centerpiece and three kilometers of gold leaf adorning various ceilings, cornices, furniture and ornaments, makes this a truly royal experience. This palatial desert oasis features 161 well-appointed, spacious guest rooms, including 25 luxurious suites, spread between the magnificent main Palace and four exclusive Riads. All rooms and suites enjoy stunning views over the Atlas Mountains, the Palmeraie desert landscape or the calming pool and gardens. Our celebrated chefs have gathered the finest ingredients that span the Moroccan, Mediterranean and Indian in one unique destination. Our guests can wine and dine in some of the most stylish and charismatic restaurants and bars in Marrakech, whilst the warm and welcoming service makes every moment memorable. The hotel houses the renowned Marie Iod Spa spread across 3,800 square meters with 14 treatment rooms & two extensive hammams in line with the Moroccan tradition. The spa experience includes dedicated massage therapies, signature Moroccan experiences, personalized coaching services and a full range of esthetic treatments. The Yoga Temple further enhances the overall experience. ... more less
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