Hotel is great value for money and very nice Moroccan style. Pool area and outside restaurant bit are lovely with palm trees and really does feel cut off and peaceful from the manic city. Rooms were also nice and decorated in Moroccan style - very clean, lots of hot water. Reception staff were extremelly helpful and could speak English very well. There aren't that many sunbeds but most of the time you could get one - one side was in the sun in the morning and the other in the sun in the afternoon. However I did see the pool boy reserving sunbeds for people in prime position from first thing in the morning even when the people weren't turning up until 3/4pm if at all which I thought was a little unfair.
We were put in room 102 which is just above the reception area and restuarant. After the first night and getting pretty much no sleep due to the sound from the reception area travelling up - it sounded like there was a party going on down there with hundreds of people when in reality is just a few people - just the way the sound travels. We asked to move higher up - they quickly moved us to 403 which was definitely quieter but we could still hear plenty of hotel noise.
Breakfast was simple but very nice. Fresh orange juice, omellettes, eggs, croissants etc. Definitely enough variety for staying a few days. We also had a pizza for lunch there one day which was delicious. We didn't eat dinner here at all.
I would not reccommend the spa. It is still quite expensive - I had a relaxation massage. The ladies phone went off 5 times during the treatment and it was very cold in the room - I was then ordered to pay her a tip by another man standing there.
It is in a good location. It is at least a 30 minute walk to the Jamaa el Fna square (and we walk quickly). Other reviews on here said it was 15-20 minutes but there is no way you could walk it in that time. The Majorelle (YSL) gardens are a 10 minute walk which are definitely worth a visit. The tourist bus tour stop for all routes is literally right outside the door of the hotel which is brilliant.
For Marrakech in general I would definitely reccommend taking a French dictionnary - if only for the restaurants as a lot of places only had menus in French and as I don't know much French it was hard to work out what things were.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently built, our four star establishment welcomes you with its typically Moroccan decoration. Its warm lines and colours, mixing Zellige Fassi, marble and mosaics, offer to the traveler a haven of peace, combining oriental charm, great comfort and wellness. The kindness of the personnel welcome you as well as the delicate smell of the mint tea which is offered to you upon your arrival already launches you in a feeling of relaxation. Your stay will be unforgettable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Diwane Hotel Marrakech