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Marrakesh Resort Apartments
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Reviewed 4 June 2008

My husband and I have just returned from our holiday, 3 days of which were spent at Marrakesh Apartments.
We flew in early in the morning, and the coach dropped us off at 9.30am. The staff were able to let us put our bags in the office and go for a wander until 2pm , when the rooms were ready.
We returned about 1pm, with tired feet, and were able to sit in the "Kesh Cafe and Bar" and have a quiet drink until rooms were released. The "Kesh "has a lovely atmosphere and menu, yummy food, and efficient staff.
We did not use the pool facilities, so are unable to comment.
We found our rooms spacious and well appointed, comfortable bed and lovely balcony. The kitchen had all the equipement one would want, and the cleanliness was excellent.
The staff were at all times, helpful, knowledgeable and efficient.
The fact that the bus stopped right out side the apartments was a huge bonus for us , as we had no vehicle, and it meant we could get around a bit.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and hope to return again someday, we do not hesitate to recommend these apartments.

7  Thank penguinlover28
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Reviewed 26 April 2008

My partner & I stayed at the Marrakesh for 6 nights in Feb 08 and were pleasantly surprised when we arrived (having previously had some rude hotel shocks).

Although the building/furnishings were slightly dated, the overall presentation was great. Apartment was clean and offered all of the ammenities that you'd need. Only thing they need to clean was the aircon unit. It was long overdue.

Pool and garden area was particularly good and puts many of the more upmarket hotels to shame. There is both & indoor & outdoor pool and both have really good spas as well as a nearby sauna and gym area.

Rooftop BBQ area is also pretty sweet. Although our room didn't have ocean views, a quick trip to the top floor and the ocean vista is at your disposal.

Don't really have any major gripes. As previously stated, some bits of the building are a bit dated and in need of some paint, but for the price paid we both felt it represented great value and (if they keep the rates the same) we will stay again. Also was especially relaxing as it seemed to be more of an adults only space. Was nice to enjoy the pool etc without children screaming all the time (maybe we were just lucky on the dates we stayed!)

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank foxy76
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Reviewed 19 March 2008

We had stayed at the Marakesh the previous year and found it quite satisfactory - spacious and clean, albeit a little dated. On this new occassion we were very disappointed with the standard of maintenance and cleanliness. Furnishings and carpet were worn and stained. The extractor hood in the kitchen was clogged with foul-smelling grease. The matress protector on the large bed was stained and torn. The outlet blades on the AC unit were covered in mould, and the outside walls - onto which the bedroom looked, were filthy with spider webbing, mould and dirt.

When we commented on this we were told the apartment could be cleaned for a fee. My email of complaint when we returned home received no reply.

I assume that this experience was indicative of the actual apartment owner's level of cleanliness, but it also reflects badly on the overall management.

The complex is well situated, being in a relatively quiet area and within easy walking distance of most local attractions, but following this experience we would never stay at the Marakesh again.

At the same time, it would appear from the reviews of more recent guests that there has been some form of re-furbishment

  • Stayed: December 2005, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank nevl
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Reviewed 17 December 2007

Stayed at the Marrakesh apartments in the first week of December 2007. Had a fantastic stay in a one bedroom apartment on the seventh floor with views towards the ocean and Surfers Paradise. We booked through the wotif website for a great price of $110 per night. Upon our arrival we were greeted by very helpful and courteous reception staff who made checking in a breeze.

The apartment was lovely, quite a good size for two people. Modern decor and appliances (including dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer) comfortable furniture (both bed and lounge) and lovely balcony overlooking the buildings of Surfers and the ocean. The apartment was very clean and comfortable, and the airconditioning was fantastic as the weather was very hot during our stay. Didn't hear any traffic noise or any other noise from any of the neighbouring apartments.

Location is great, far enough away from the hustle and bustle and subsequent noise of Surfers Paradise, but still within walking distance. A great peaceful location, a minutes walk to the beach and also just a short stroll down to the lovely cafes and shops of Broadbeach. Bus stop just outside the driveway, and a 30 second walk to the highway for other bus routes.

We found the pool and garden facilities to be great. Both outdoor and indoor pools and spas were very clean and enjoyable to use. Beautiful gardens with palm trees surrounding pool and outdoor areas. Didn't use it, but also a nice little gym with various equipment to use if so inclined. Rooftop garden provides fantastic views of almost 360 degrees.

Only visited the on-site 'Kesh' poolside Bar and Cafe once, for their buffet breakfast. Upon checkin we were given a 2 for one voucher for the breakfast which is usually $9.00 per person. There was a selection of self serve cereals, toast, fruit salad, yoghurt and mini muffins plus tea/coffee/juice. I don't think its great value if you were to pay $9.00 per person, but with the voucher making it $4.50 I found it quite a nice breakfast for the price.

Check out was at 10am, but a locked baggage room is provided by the resort so you can keep your suitcases there until you are ready to leave. Once again, on checking out the staff were very pleasant to deal with.

Overall, we had a wonderful time at the Marrakesh Resort. Based on our experiences I would recommend it to anybody, and will certainly stay again on our next visit to the Gold Coast.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Mandy_Kae
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Reviewed 28 October 2007

This is the most fantastic place to stay! We were on a top floor room, with the most amazing sea views. Absolutely lovely!

We spent the most time at the pools. An indoor and outdoor pool, not too mention the spa's. It was so amazing to come back from walking all day to lying in a bubbling hot spa.

This place is kept to a very high standard and you are made to feel welcome from to moment you enter the foyer.

I am definately staying there again when i go back to surfers!

oh p.s. it is between surfers and broadbeach, but it is only a 10 minute walk each way. Also on a bus route, with bus stops right outside the door.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank cpl_nz
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Reviewed 17 May 2007

The Marrakesh Apartments are very good value for money. The rooms are really nice and well set out. We enjoyed our stay so much we are booked to go again next month.

  • Stayed: April 2006, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Listy
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Reviewed 18 March 2007

We have just returned from staying 8 days at the Marekesh Resort, I was so excited to go to this place as most reviews were positive. and it looked lovely on the net.
It is definetly not a 41/2 star hotel, how they got their rating I dont know. The showers were the worst it took almost 10 mins every time you wanted a shower to get the right temperature and when you finaly got there it all of a sudden went extremely hot(not safe for small children),. There was a constant smell coming from the bathroom drains, Furniture needs updating, cracks everywhere, dishwasher didnt work had to re wash dishes.
In the indoor pool/spa area there was wires hanging half way down the wall a large area of rotten wood or termite eaten wood, and no attempt to fix it while we were there, They were painting part of the resort so scaffolding was around and you could not use the upstairs b-b-q area after 5.30 due to repairs/painting.
The cafe/bar closed each afternoon for a couple of hours, no sign to let you know .

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled as a couple
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14  Thank Oscar-7
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Address: 198 Surf Parade, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #15 of 124 Speciality Lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price Range: £79 - £176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Marrakesh Resort Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 144
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