this is a very stylish hotel, but not OTT, fairly simple in design, which is based on the Riad style. huge and comfortable lobby, with a 'Phantom of the Opera' type chandelier, and a fabulous Moorish domed ceiling.
the Reception staff are not just effiecient and helpful, they are all really nice people: Customer service 100%.
my room was a good size, with a super king size bed (i'd asked for a double bed) - a firm mattress, and good pillows. lovely cotton sheets and pillowcases, and a balcony overlooking the garden and pool. a pretty garden.
the landings all have lozenge shaped stained glass in the windows, which looks gorgeous when the sun is shining through. i imagine it also helps the hotel stay cool in the hot summer months.
everything is kept absolutely spotless, and i noticed that the maids bring fresh roses in every day which are placed in the public areas. those girls work their socks off, and are very demure and sweet.
the breakfast is fine, usual hotel fare, but nice to be able to choose an omlette or pancakes as well as the buffet stuff. the coffee's pretty OK considering it's from an urn. the mint tea is really nice.
i'd definately go back there, and would definately recommend it very highly. it's well placed, and the Tourist bus stops outside, which is very convenient, and the 2 tours are good - one is around the outskirts of the town, and one is within the town. the 48 hour ticket is good as you can get off and find places to eat, etc., as well as explore. it's less fiddly than using usual city buses, and so easy for visiting the Souk or the big square, and for going to restaurants for lunch. the service stops at 6pm. taxi's are inexpensive, and the drivers are friendly and good fun, and yet another source of good info.
i missed out on the 'passport' the hotel offered, but i think it gives a discount for the Tourist bus, and maybe for museums. i wasn't paying attention, but def worth looking at.
so ooooo......lovely hotel, very relaxing, can't fault it
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently built, our four star establishment welcomes you with its typically Moroccan decoration. Its warm lines and colours, mixing Zellige Fassi, marble and mosaics, offer to the traveler a haven of peace, combining oriental charm, great comfort and wellness. The kindness of the personnel welcome you as well as the delicate smell of the mint tea which is offered to you upon your arrival already launches you in a feeling of relaxation. Your stay will be unforgettable. ... more less
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