We booked the Adama via booking.com. The room delivered far beyond our expectations, reserved a room + mesanine actually what you get is a two double bed detached villa with two private gardens and double height ceilings. Two bathrooms, one with walk in shower. Even a fully equipped kitchen with Bosch dishwasher!! Full size brand new air con units in every main room. WOW! For the cost by far the best accomodation we have stayed in (25 year travelling).
Flat screen Tv, Beautiful furnishings, Queen size beds. The rooms are massive! Daily sevice to the rooms was also fantastic - all the staff in this Hotel are great without exception.
So 11/10 for the accomodation - truly amazing. The grounds are fabuously maintained - the pools are great although strange being tiled in black (makes you think the water is dirty but once you get your head round it, its fine). There are a couple of things which let this Hotel down which is a shame...the main issue is that you are very isolated at the Adama - you are 10km from the Medina in the middle of nowhere. There is nothing nearby you can walk to. So you are reliant on the hotel restaurant and the hotel shuttle into the city. The shuttle is reliable and a godsend - if there are too many people they provide extra buses which is great.
Our only negative comment is about the restaurant. Twice we went for dinner only to give up and return to the villa after a 1.5 to 2 hour wait for food. All others we spoke too had the same issue. The staff are acutally great but there is a complete lack of 'management' - no one in charge - no-one accountable for the service level. Breakfast is ok but again a bit chaotic not befitting of a 4star hotel ie some days orange juice somedays not, somedays pancakes if the pancake lady is in somedays not. If you want a yogurt get there before 8.30 as once the 15 put out are gone thats it.. plenty of great coffee though and bread and cheese and stuff.
They also charge stupid prices for drinks - 3 pounds for a can of coke, 5 for a small bottle of beer - dearer than a top restaurant in the city. AND you can buy a 1.5lt ice cold bottle of soft drnik in the shop for one pound and its 10 yards from the restaurant - so guess what - no-one buys drinks! Bit silly realy. And why no ice cream of any description? ITS 42 DEGREES!!
If the owners are reading this - you have a fabulous hotel - get someone who knows what they are doing to sort your restaurant out then you will have one of the best hotels i have ever stayed in. We took some emergency dried food with us as you cant eat out every night in the city - we used it all!! We would go back and hope the restaurant is 'under new management'!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The residence Adama is located 10 minutes by shuttle from Jemaa-El-Fna and has a panoramic view of the Atlas mountains. It offers a heated lagoon swimming pool, spa facilities and free Wi-Fi internet access.The traditional Moroccan houses are set in a quiet garden and are fully equipped with flat-screen satellite TV, washing machine, coffee maker and balcony or terrace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Adama By Residhotel Hotel Marrakech