Just got back from 5 days/4 nights at the Albatross Garden. It's handily placed half way between the airport and Marrakech old town. For information it took about 15 mins to walk into town, if you decide not to take a taxi - avg price 40 dirhams. The hotel is very well appointed, the public areas are very grand, with lot's of marble and mosaics, the spa is extremely good - try a Hammam and a gommage, which is basically having a sauna and then having your whole body rubbed by an exfoliating glove, which feels like a wire brush! Sounds terrible, but was fantastic!
The rooms were spacious and well equipped, and ours overlooked the main pool (their are two) with a swim up bar. The only down side was the food in the main restaurant, we were stopping half board, and the hotel provided a huge choice of options but the quality was not as good as we expected, also the drinks in the hotel were very expensive. That said it was ok and apart from eating in the main square one night to try the street food was adequate.
I was expecting a lot of hassle in the Souk's from traders, street kids, etc but it never happened, generally if people knew you weren't interested in the shop/goods then they left you alone and the battering was a laugh, it was all done with good humour and if you weren't happy with the end price, my advice would be to walk away, the stall owner would generally run after you and agree to your price. Again the only dissapointment we had was on our way to the Tanneries; you'll get spotted as a tourist and "befriended" by someone on there way and despite them saying their is no charge as they are on their way, at the end of it all will ask for money and be very put out that you won't give any.
Overall, a great hotel and a great place and I've no hessitation in recommending it - by the way don't miss the Jardin de Majorelle, definitely the highlight!
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