My husband and I booked the Mazagan via Fleetway travel and it was an amazing experience. We wanted a week of complete relaxation and indulgence, and the Mazagan exceeded our expectations. The service at the hotel is fantastic - they are always on hand to help and ensure you are happy, whereas at the same time they are never pushy or over-bearing. The hotel is large, but this is part of its charm with all the Moroccan lanterns and pathways to the ocean. A huge plus of this hotel, which is a luxury hotel in its size and quality, is that you can wander to the beautiful beach in minutes. The beach is always peaceful and quiet; at the Mazagan you feel hundreds of miles away from the over-crowded/loud beach resorts on the European coastlines. The sea itself is quite rough, but amazing to swim in. They have lifeguards always on hand to put you at ease. We would often relax by the pool in the day (the pool is lovely) and pop down to the beach for a swim in the sea in late afternoon when it wasn't too hot.
The food was incredible, breakfast of freshly made omelettes (to your liking) and fresh coffee with an abundance of fruit and bread was perfect. The lunches served by the pool side were always fresh and beautifully presented. The evening food, served in the Market Place if you are half board, was amazing! I would recommend their salads, sushi, Moroccan cuisine and curries. The desserts were all created by a patisserie chef and were also amazing - especially the pistachio macaroons!
The spa was amazing. The hammam is well worth a visit, which is included in your stay, and the gym/tennis facilities are excellent. I booked in for a aromatherapy massage and it was truly one of the best I've ever had - the therapist asked lots of initial questions about health and what I wanted from the massage.
You can keep an eye on your bill throughout your stay and we did this via the TV in our room. The bill was spot-on at the end of the week, with nothing unexpected added. The transfer from the hotel to the airport was also great. On our way in we were delayed, and I kept them informed via email which worked well. They still sent out a transfer coach at 3am!
Although we went on this trip as a couple, I could see it was a perfect place also for families. We chatted to a few people who were v impressed with the children's clubs and facilities available.
A few niggles (but by no means negative): The hotel casino is fun but a bit smokey and dingy compared to 5*Vegas or other similar hotel/casino complexes. The drinks are vv expensive (£7 for bottled beer, £4 for coke etc) but they have a 2 for 1 deal between 6-8 in main bar which we took advantage of. They also give you complimentary bottles of water in your room. The hotel is in middle of nowhere ( perfect for a relaxing break) but they have no shop at the hotel, so all of your snacks etc have to be bought from the cafes or restaurant, this wasnt a bad thing but could add up if you had children there for 2 weeks. Finally, Air Arabia is a truly budget airline and queuing is common, it made Ryan Air seem luxurious!
In summary, if you want a luxurious & beautiful hotel, access to the beach, hot weather, helpful staff and fab food/wine then you've come to the right place. Book it :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mazagan Beach Resort is a magical destination combining relaxation, leisure and sports through its infrastructures: Golf, Spa, Casino, Kids Club, restaurants. All the amenities are built to facilitate the stay. The hotel is set in 250 hectares of landscape with a private beach of 7km and features a 180° view over the Atlantic Ocean, a very good recommendation for families (special offers for children rooms), couples & singles. The design of the 500 luxurious and spacious rooms (42 m2), the flavours of Moroccan gastronomy and the Spa ensure you an authentic memorable experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mazagan Beach Hotel El Jadida