We are a family of 2 adults and 2 children, aged 12 and 5. We stayed at the Aqua Fun Club for 1 week and we left on the 31st August. We arrived at the hotel at 10.30am but check-in wasn't until 3pm. We were told that our room would be ready by midday and the reception staff did offer us a room to get changed in so we could use the facilities but we were happy to wait until we got our room. We were given drinks whilst sitting in the hotel lobby and our room was ready at 12.30pm. It was a lovely room on the ground floor, as requested.
The food was fantastic. For breakfast there was omlette and pancakes made fresh every morning, cereals, yoghurts and fruit. There was pizza and pasta made to order and also a variety of dishes and delicious desserts for lunch and dinner. There was an Asian section which had Indian and chinese dishes on offer. There was a good variety so everyone would be happy with something. The service was excellent.
Hotel entertainment during the day takes place by the pool near the Mickey Mouse hut, where kids can also get their lunch and an ice-cream! The other end of the hotel is the Aqua park which is open to other hotels. The slides are amazing and for people with younger children there are 2 other pools where they can have lots of fun, with smaller slides. There are life guards at all slides and around pools.
We also took a trip to the Medina of Marrakech on the free shuttle bus that runs twice a day, this needs to be booked the day before you want to go. We went for the morning shuttle that left the hotel at 10am and arrives back at 1pm so it wasn't too busy in the square and was easy to get around. You have to expect to get pestered by the locals to go into their 'shops' and it is up to you to take it or leave it. We didn't experience any rudeness and did not feel uncomfortable in any way (apart from the heat!)
We did have a problem with towels on a daily basis. They would only leave 2 when there was 4 of us in the room but it wasn't a problem to get more. The reception staff were very helpful in the event we needed them. Evening entertainment could be better but we have to remember it's a new hotel and will have teething problems. Overall, we had a fantastic time, the kids loved it and I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Marrakech.
- 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