I went with my mother to this hotel In june 2012. It begins when you land on Marrakech airport. A driver is waiting for you to bring you to the hotel. Beautifull car, airco on, newspapers, music, fresh water availeble and very cold wet towels to refresh yourself.
At the arrival at the hotel you are awaited like a friend, everything is shown, you get a tour. I am a 5C member off the relais et chateaux and have seen all kinds of hotels. But the Namaskar is the best of the best.
Beautifull spacious rooms with all the possible luxury and privacy you need. The main swimming pool with the buildings around is simply stunning. There are sunbeds at the pool...real beds....
The service is of an EXCEPTIONAL HIGH STANDARD, and by that I mean the service in the restaurant, at the reception, the upkeep, breakfast.... My mother has a bad knee. No problem. She was picked up by a golfcar. The premises off 4 ha is SUPERB, the gardens beautifull. The staff is friendly and is there for you're every need. We had american breakfast each morning, and it was breathtaking...you could really order anything ( fruits, omelet, fruitjuices, bacon, potatoes, ...you name it.).
The General Manager mister PICARD is a great guy, and is on the field. One night he came to talk with us, what was very apreciated. The weather...OH the weather...warm, always sunny, a dry heat...superb.
The restaurant. A French chef that did get his formation chez DUCASSE....the menu is wonderfull...les plats superbes ( Salades Maroccaines, fish, lamb...). Des merveilles. Et les desserts....le chef patissier est un talent. And after all that a mind tea...never tasted as good a thee. The restaurant serves like clockwork, and the staff is hyperfriendly.
Oy yes, on top of the main building there is the NOMADE-BAR, where you can see the Atlas mountains. All the personnel have a strict dress-code, children are friendly asked not to be to noisy for the other guests. Real privacy you say? : you can book a villa just for you with private swimming pool and own butler. Miss LALLEMAND is also very friendly and asks if al is alright...My mother has been all over the world....and I mean all continents...... and she was impressed beyond believe. I am also a difficult customer, but can not find any fault.
IT IS QUIET SIMPLY IMPRESSIVE, and not so snobbish and expense as the south of france.
When we were back at home we were "Namaskarhomesick".
If in doubt, don't...just GO,GO,GO.....it is stunning. Also the bill is a win-win, modest for such quality. Lanquages : Allemand, english, french....And if you do not want a tiring flyt, there is a private jet....
There is also a very beautifull SPA with good treatments and a hair salon (DAVID) who takes care of the ladies, a hammam.....
I can go on and on...BUT COME TO THE NAMASKAR and you will never in your life forget the experience. It is UNIQUE...the leader among the worlds best leading hotels. What was beyond believe was the remarkable friendlyness of the whole staff. We were pampered like baby's.
One thing. Watch out in the sun..protect yourselfs.
I hope this "advise" can help you to decide. Have a great stay. Love you all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- More than a hotel, Palais Namaskar, nestled in the heart of a magnificent park of more than 5 hectares, is a real destination. Between the Atlas Mountains and the mysterious Djebilet hills, the hotel offers its guests a space and unlimited freedom for unforgettable experiences. ... more less
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