We went in a group of 14... 3 x families of 4 (primary aged children) and a couple. The adults were all late 30's early 40's apart from the couple who were 20's. The room was very acceptable, it was clean and spacious enough. It had a separate master bedroom with a connecting door, so adults do not have to sleep with the kids!!!! The beds and pillows were very very firm, so I did not think they were comfortable, but each to their own. The bathroom was very nice and there was powerful very hot water which was nice (Beware with young children), bath and shower over the bath with curtain. During our week long stay, sadly the weather was awful, so that spoilt the holiday. There is obviously no central heating so we were really quite cold a lot of the time (the hot bath every afternoon was very welcome). The television in the room only receives French channels. The patio doors were in the room with the children’s beds which made me a little uncomfortable as they didn't look terribly secure, I would have preferred them to be off the master bedroom. There is a fridge in the room (not a mini bar as described) but it is great as we took several bottles of decent wine in case the wine there was below par (it was drinkable at best).
As it was very early on in the year, there were not many people there and the snack bar was not open, neither was the indoor pool. There is a gym (I didn't personally see it, but my husband said it was ok).
The food was reasonably good, depending on your tastes; I would say it was of average to good quality and variety. It was buffet style.
The staff all spoke French and although may the effort to communicate in English, they really did struggle!!
The attitude of the staff varied widely, some were very helpful and made an effort with the children, others were quite grumpy to be frank.
The pool looked really lovely, but was far too cold for me to explore. There was also some work going on on a 2nd pool which required the use of power tools.
There was a number of sporty areas, small football pitch, basket ball area, a sand filled decent sized volley ball area and a boules area.
The whole complex was spacious with nice indoor lounge areas, although the bar was very dark and we spent a lot of time indoors due to the weather.
We did have a problem from the outset with the bar manager as a couple of the men folk in our group on our 1st day were drinking more beer that the bar manager though was acceptable (even though it was supposed to be all inclusive), so he started introducing silly rules like you can only get one drink at a time and can't therefore get a 'round in' meaning the wives also had to go up to get their drink!! The beer also 'ran out' twice!!!!This ensured an undesirable atmosphere between us and the bar staff, who were under strict instructions and not themselves to blame. Luckily for me the wine was no so great so I drank my own anyway and did not encounter the bar manager myself. The beer, I believe was reasonable.
Overall, I would say that had the weather been nice, we would have had a great time and we can't blame the hotel for that. I personally don't think Ill go all inclusive again, it's not my cup of tea ( the tea was atrocious).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Marrakech Ryads Parc and Spa is home to 260 light and spacious rooms, distributed across 13 riads in keeping with traditional Moroccan architecture. Each air-conditioned room includes satellite TV and a mini bar, plus a private balcony or terrace from which views of either the swimming pool, lush gardens or dramatic Atlas Mountains can be enjoyed. With its huge outdoor swimming pool, children's pool and terraces, guests at Hotel Marrakech Ryads Parc & Spa can soak up the year-round sunshine before cooling down with a refreshing dip. For a respite from the Morocco sun, head to the hotel's additional indoor swimming pool or unwind with a cocktail at the poolside bar. For the ultimate in relaxation, the hotel's renowned EDEN Spa is on hand to provide a wide range of treatments. This sensation wellness centre offers multi-sensory spas and a spectacular range of treatments and facilities that focus on the five elements of the Earth. For energetic guests, the Ryad Parc and Spa Marrakech boasts several sports courts including tennis, basketball and football, plus an on-site gym. With a varied entertainment programme on offer during the day, followed by organised shows every evening and an on-site nightclub, guests can rest assured that both relaxation and activities are catered for at the Marrakech Ryads Parc and Spa. The two restaurants offer a delicious range of modern and traditional dishes, served buffet style or a la carte once a week. Or perhaps jump on the hotel's free organised bus service into the centre of Marrakech to indulge in the wide range of Moroccan delicacies and sample the local cuisine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marrakech Ryads Parc Hotel Marrakech