Me and my wife fancied a break over new year and Marrakech was a choice we decided on after weighing all our options up.I have to say it was a great choice and the winter weather we experienced was great and far better than was predicted on all the weather forecasting sites i looked at prior to our holiday. We sunbathed every day until about 5 o clock and the temperature was in the 20s everyday although it did go quite cool at night, so you do need to wrap up warm at night
The hotel was very nice and i would reccomend it very highly although there was a couple of things that i must mention later.our room was very nice, the staff were very nice, the food was nice and i found the all inclusive deal to be excellent value bearing in mind this was our 1st venture into the all inclusive style..I found the general ambience of the hotel to be excellent and we met alot of very nice people and felt at home almost immediately at this hotel.the hotel shuttle was a mystery though because it drops you off no where near to the main square which is where we all want to go and instead you are dropped off about 25 minutes walk away and i couldnt understand why because it still meant you either did the long walk in to the main area or you stilll had to get a taxi which was not what you would expect if you are getting a shuttle you think is to the main action area.
Marrakech itself we found was very exciting and you cant fail to get a buzz when you arrive at the main square. it really is an unbelievabley exciting place and just full of exciting things and out of the ordinary things going on to really keep you enthralled. things like snake charmers , musicians, boxing, story tellers , and just general random sites just constantly keep you enthralled with the whole place. Just off the square the souks are amazing also and we dont go along with the comments you sometimes see of harrasment and not feeling comfortable etc. we did feel safe and i think that you just need to obviously keep your wits about you but just enjoy the whole experience for the originality that this place offers,You must barter if you do want to buy anything and i think about 25 to 30 percent of the original asking price is about the general final priceto pay. e g i bought a silver plated berber tea set with 6 glasses for 425 dirrams after being asked 1600 at 1st.I must reccomend that you do an Hammam steam room . massage etc in 1 of the many places offering this around mixed in within the souks. We paid 300 each for a 30 minute hammam followed by a half hour full body massage , but it was a truly excellent experience and i must say far cheaper and authentic than the similar things that are offered in the hotel spa.
One thing i must mention is that my wifes I Phone went missing from her bag on our last day as we chatted by the pool to say a few goodbyes and it has not been found since, and a friend we made at the hotel also had his phone go missing earlier in the week and that was never found either. so just bear this in mind and be very watchful of where you leave your mobie phones.I certainly wouldnt want this to put you off going to this hotel because it is very good and extremely good value for money but its apoint that i think you need to be made aware of. allin all its a great holiday destination and a very good hotel and if i return to Morroco i would stay here again and we had a great weeks holiday in the sunshine at new year, IT WAS GREAT,
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