My boyfriend and I stayed here for five nights over the Easter holiday. This little hotel truly became our relaxing sanctuary and place to forget about work and everything at home.
An interesting observation that made it a little more relaxing was that this was not a "locals" spot. Everyone at the hotel was from western countries; American, French, Spanish, Belgian, etc. It made it so that as a woman, I felt comfortable wearing my normal above the knee strapped dresses, laying in my swimming suit, etc. Also, I heard the staff speak Spanish, French, and English, which made me feel that they really are trying to accommodate to the needs of their customers.
We took in as much as the sun as we could. This involved drinking by the pool during the day, enjoying an outside lunch and resting before taking a late afternoon/evening shuttle into the Medina to experience the wonderful intensity of the streets of Marrakesh.
The shuttle service was really prompt and the 10 minute drive in was no issue for us at all. The shuttle dropped and picked you up right at the main square. I would have liked more shuttle times, but the times they did have were not difficult to work around. One note: The local taxi cab drivers know the shuttle and they will tell you that it has left. It will not leave without you.
We had several lunches at the restaurants and we ate dinner at the restaurant twice and it was lovely both evenings, but we agreed that we couldn't have had dinner in the restaurant every night. I've read other reviews where they thought the alcohol was expensive. We found that if you stick to wine or beer it is reasonably priced.
Everything you read is true, the service is incredible. From the moment you arrive you feel welcome. You are given mint tea, they carry your bags, etc. The owner truly cares about the people who are staying in the hotel, and if you are around, he will greet you every day to see how you are doing. The rooms are nice and clean. The maid staff makes little arrangements with the bed sheets and leaves your roses. I thought that was a sweet touch. It was always nice to come back in the evening after being in the Medina to see what beautiful bed-art awaited me.
The pool area is well sized for the hotel, and is surrounded by comfy beds, not loungers, to relax on. For a couple this was perfect, because you could really lay side by side and enjoying relaxing together in the same space. There are actually two pools, the cold pool and the warm pool. During our trip, most of the people spent their time in the warm pool. I kind of wished there was a Jacuzzi, but you can't have it all. There are only two downsides to the pool. One, although they serve drinks they don't serve lunch or snacks, so if you want to eat, you have to go up to the restaurant. I love eating by the pool (it really reminds me that I'm on holiday), so I missed that. Also, the pool area is perfectly sized, but it seems extra small when poorly behaved children are running around without supervision splashing everyone who is laying near the pool. This isn't a sign at all of the wonderful staff or hotel, but just an unfortunate consequence for staying at a more boutique hotel with some less than considerate guests.
As a final note, if I could give more than five I would. I absolutely loved staying here!
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