My friend and I have just returned from a short break to Marrakech. We opted for this hotel ultimately for its location and we felt we got a good deal on half board. Our room was on the top floor and was over looking the pool and yes as others have said, it looked like work was going on nearby but don't let that spoil your time. We had no issue with the room and was glad there was a fridge as we could put bottles of water away. Only thing as others have said they do make a fuss over food/drink coming into the hotel - there is a sign on the door. It is cheaper to go to one of the local corner shops and get a bottle of water for about 6 dirhams whereas in the hotel it is 22.
We walked every where, the only day we did not was when we went to Atlas Mountains for a day trip.
The tourist information centre is nearby, we recommned a day trip to the Atlas Mountains.
In terms of the hotel, food was fine, yes there were a a couple flies we saw and two birds appeared one morning. It is hot and they fly about. Basic food was chicken, fish and meat (there were various variations for lunch/dinner).
It was a buffet service for both meals. Personally i would not want to do half board for a week, 3/4 days was sufficient.
If you are not happy about the local food, there is a mcdonalds, pizza hut, kfc nearby (within 15 mins walk).
Also we found a lovely italian run by a lovely french family. It is called Little Italy city. When you come out of the hotel on the main road, turn right and cross the road and you will find it. Perfectly cosy and lovely food.
Across the road fromt he Hotel is Le Reinessance where you will find Sky Bar. A lovely little find, and thanks to those who suggested it on here.
Cheese Me which is nearby is somewhere definitely to go.
Finally comments have been made about cats, this is a city issue, we saw dogs too. We saw no cats at the hotel last week. We saw 4 during our stay when we went out and about in the city.
We actually saw a lot more near Atlas Mountains.
We definitely recommend this hotel as a central location to visit the city and are glad we did not stay in the Medina.
This is more of a 3* hotel at best but clearly is considered a 4 by Moroccan standards.
We have seen many negative reviews complaining about various things, food seems to be a big issue. As said there are other options.
We found out one hotel cost 1500 euros a night, so if you want flashy hotels go there. There are plenty of other resort hotels in the area you can stay in.
Go with an open mind, you are visiting another country, experience another culture. Apart from a couple of times, where had some people hassling us to buy stuff we found Moroccan people really warm and friendly.
- 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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