I was petrified after reading recent reviews regarding this hotel. I was relieved to find that this hotel is adequate, and great value for money. We paid £300 each for 10 days half board including fligthts in mid August.
The room itself was not particularly modern, however it was clean and functional. The shower hose was split, when reported to reception, it was fixed with an hour. However the new hose was quite short and I had to kneel down to wash my hair. The usual house keeping services were carried out daily by the maids to an acceptable standard, towels were repalced daily, bathrooms cleaned etc etc.
I warmed to the staff as my holiday progressed, the first day I thought 'oh my, they are so rude'. However by the end of the holiday we had a regular waiter, table, and a friendly chat with many of the staff. I think their general persona often comes accross as a bit arogant, what with their limited understanding of english and their traditional values/beliefs, however I found them all aimable, not over the top smarmy like in other countries like Egypt and Turkey.
We were really impressed with the evening meals. They were always really tasty and well cooked. There wasn't a huge variety of dishes, normally 2 mains either chicken, fish, beef or lamb, accompanied with potatoes, rice, couscous, veg and a salad style bar. Enough to keep us happy on the nights that we ate in. Breakfast was quite manotanous, the usual asian style breakfast consisting of eggs, cucmber, feta, tomatoes etc with some croissants and pastries thrown into the mix and occasional pancakes if you timed it well or asked.
The pool was well cleaned every day, there was the normal sunbed rush early in the morning.
Outside the hotel you will find Mohammed, a taxi driver with good English. We used him for several excursions for half the going rate. He's friendly and knowledgable, he will try and steer you towards his friends outlets but just tell him what you want to do and he will respect it.
Definately worth a trip is the coast, it i beautiful and far more relaxed than Marrakesh itself.
Don't waste your money on the 4x4 Atlas jeep safari, guide is in french, and quite honestly the tour itself is really boring.
The weather was scorchio the first week, hitting 50 celcius, the last few days we had cloud and rain in the morning, followed by sun in the afternoon.
I did hear some stories of other Brits being ripped off by locals, and verbally abused, and even spat at. However I think it depends on what sort of traveller you are and how much research you put into your trip. If you know how much to expect to pay for taxis, goods in the souks etc then you will leave Marrakesh a happy person. The morrocan's have a fairly hard life and will make a fast buck out of tourists if they can get away with it.
All in all, I had a lovely 10 days, we got into our stride towards the end of the holiday. The hotel was far better than expected for the price I paid, I would return to this hotel, however I wouldn't spend 10 days in Marrakesh again. I would spend more time at the coast.
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