We really wanted to give Club Med another chance, had a great holiday with them in 2009 but after that nothing but trouble. travel agents did not know resorts, nice room levels always unavailable ( you can for instance not book suites in punta cana from europe but hell, they are there, you ending up with your nose on a fence.... To make a long story short, we did ten days in the Riad, with Kids club in le Palmeraie. I literally had to beg for that and guess what, it is like a 2 min walk from our room. but you cannot just book it. incredible. we booked interconnecting suites for us and our 3 kids and our flight was horrible ( london marrakesh has a stopover in casablanca that runs bad quite often/always) nevertheless someone was waiting at the airport for us and there was a beautiful tray of food in the room waiting for us 2 am in the morning. And guess what. How long is uncooled salmon and pate supposed to wait for?right. Beautiful rooms, nice setting, good service ( club med seems to have this maffioso thing going where everybody needs to talk to you as if they know you, I can see where it comes from though not everyone might like it, but yes CA VA, merci - everything in french also kids club) but they have a bit of a hygiene problem. we had cockroaches in the room, hair on the ham and fished out food from the previous child from the child seat EVERY SINGLE TIME. for ten days, I was the only one cleaning seats. THere are flies everywhere and they do a posh cocktailparty, put all the food there for the flies to taste and than you can give it a go. All the people we met at one point struggled with digestion and I wonder weather a lunch with choice of carpaccio of beef or salmon might be a good option? Food was way below level we want and expect from 5 stars. baby 10 months could choose between two 6 month baby jars so lived mostly from bananas and rice. Overall, not worth the health hazard for this price. we enjoyed each others company and met some wonderful people but I think this resort has serious health and safety issues in the food dept. If you really need to go, take disinfectant wipes and spray. And buy souvenirs and everything at the local Carrefour and mall. This will bring you more into local culture than the souks ( don't skip them) where you are either harassed or set up by your guide. overall a good trip, too expensive. to give you an idea, we could never take an afternoon nap in the room because of the noise. that shouldnt happen in a 5 star hotel?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Riad, which is surrounded by private gardens, has sixty Suites which combine a Moroccan setting with every comfort imaginable. With its swimming pool and its rooms each with a fireplace, Le Riad is an intimate and princely place. You can sample a privileged lifestyle relaxing in the Bar-lounge, enjoying the cozy atmosphere in the piano bar or unwinding in the library. The more curious amongst you can treat yourselves to the exotic flavours and spicy dishes on offer at the restaurant. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Club Med Marrakech Le Riad Hotel Marrakech
- Marrakech Club Med