Stayed at the Aqua Fun Club from 20/7/11 - 3/8/11. This was during the time where people were suffering with D & V. We were a family of 18yr old son, 15 yr old daughter, me and hubby. During the 2nd week out daughter had sickness and diarrohea for 24hrs, I managed to curb my diarrohea with Immodium which I had taken in plentiful supplies. I believe the bug was caused by using tap water to wash our teeth and ice in the drinks. Fair play to the hotel, they did use anti-bacterial gel outside the restaurants during this time and changed supplies of water from the water fountains back to bottles in fridges - always a plentiful supply during our stay. The food was fantastic - especially the Asiatique and Tagine restaurants - excellent choice and plenty of it. The service in the restaurants was excellent too. Consider that the cost of staying here was approx £45 per day including full access daily to the waterpark, which would set you back at least 20Euros per person in other countries - a bargain!!
We went out there with an open mind and decided we could put up with anything as long as we had air-con and hot water. On 2 occasions when showering to go out, there was no water at all - but 20 minutes later it came back on!! Hey this is North Africa after all. 5 star in Morocco is not like 5 star back home and we truly believe we had a fantastically cheap holiday.
We all enjoyed the water park - which was not without it's faults. The music could be rather loud. The entertainment team- Hassan, Sarah and Simon work damn hard to keep guests amused and entertained with very little resources.
Some people were determined to look for the faults and were constantly moaning around the pool - I do genuinely feel sorry families who were affected by sickness but the hotel in my eyes were doing its best to try and overcome these problems. They were constantly cleaning, gardening and most of the staff were very nice indeed!
The shuttle bus to Marrakech which we used on 2 occasions was on time and not overbooked. We enjoyed an evening to the Square in Marrakech by booking a taxi from the hotel and return pickup at 10.30p.m. Again no problems!
Consider what you have paid and overlook the smll problems they are having with the running of the hotel - we did and had a fabulous holiday - a bargain!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The LABRANDA Aqua Fun Club overlooks the Atlas Mountains and is built on 5 hectares of land surrounded by shady olive trees, just 15 minutes from the city center and features magnificent views over the Atlas mountains. It features 16 pool and 2 heated indoor pools and the largest water park in Marrakech.Each air-conditioned room has a modern design and feature a private balcony. The rooms are equipped with a seating area with satellite TV. A buffet breakfast is provided each morning and all guests receive a mint tea upon arrival. The restaurant serves traditional Moroccan and International cuisine. Guests can also enjoy a drink at the bar and have a night out at the private night club. The hotel also offers a tennis court, a beauty salon and a well being center. Also available is a kid's club and free WiFi access in the 24-hour reception. Free private parking is provided. This resort is located 18 km from the Marrakesh Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pickalbatros Aqua Fun Club Hotel Marrakech