We originally booked to stay for three nights based on trip advisor reviews, but only ended up staying one,as this place did not meet our expectations. Reality and previous reviews did not match, which causes me to question their nature. Good points, the staff where EXTREEMLY friendly and helpful throughout our stay and we are so grateful they let us leave early when we had originally booked for 3 nights so this is a credit to them. But unfortunately this was the only plus point to our stay here. Firstly, the food was ridiculously overpriced and of a very poor standard (I must point out I don't have particularly high standards). Our meal was basic and most certainly microwaved ( mine was cheesy pasta with peas and carrots which was reminiscent of a children's meal), my husbands was microwaved chicken and frozen fries. This was our wedding anniversary meal and was HUGELY disappointing. I'm at a loss as to why previous reviews raved about the food when it lacked so much? The most recent rough guide also describes the resturant as being 'award winning' and I will be sending them an email as to the current menu and standard provided as this was another reason we chose this place. The bungalows themselves tried hard to be stylish but were shabbily built and quite a treck through winding, uphill paths which were overgrown and poorly lit. Although a member of staff did escort us to our bungalow with a torch after our meal which was appreciated. Getting back to the bungalows, the bathroom door didn't shut properly and the main door didn't either and would only stay closed when you locked it. This and the fact that there was a gaping hole between the door and the floor added to the poorly built feel and also meant that our room was crawling with ants and spiders (I know we were in the mountains but I don't expect to find two spiders in my bed as I am about to get in!). For me it was glaringly obvious that the resturant and pool where the original business and the bungalows were added as an afterthought, and this really shows. Nobody checked us in, no welcome drink and nobody told us when or where breakfast was which just seems odd and highlights the amateurish feel of the place. Breakfast itself was disappointing again although served with a lovely smile but unfortunately when you are charging over £75 pound a night a breakfast of a yogurt pot and croissants and jam just isn't acceptable. Furthermore the pool didn't not seem clean and the pool furniture was genuinely unusable (rusting frames and torn padding). To sum up this place is missing the mark hugely and is aiming for style but has no substance which is a genuine shame as the staff where LOVELY. This is a rare negative review for me but this place does not match previous reviews and we were glad to leave.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- L'oliveraie de Marigha located in the countryside, 60 km south of Marrakesh.The hotel restaurant serves traditional cuisine, which can be enjoyed in the Marigha’s dining room of outdoors. There is also a helipad at the hotel for VIP access.Guests of L'oliveraie De Marigha can enjoy hiking in the countryside around the hotel and enjoy trips into the Atlas Mountains and Toubkal National Park. ... more less
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