This All Inclusive hotel is more than a little bit special. It looks like a traditional desert village, with annexes sprinkled around oasis-like gardens. There are 13 acres in total, laid with lawns, palms and hibiscus trees, and linked by stone-flagged footpaths. The size and openness of the place makes it feel really peaceful, too.
The star turn, though, has to be the pool. It’s super-sized to say the least – a seemingly endless sweep of turquoise. Marooned in the centre is a pink-domed bar. And framing the pool are more stone terraces, lined with sunloungers and white parasols.
Elsewhere, there’s a wellness centre offering a good line in massages. If you want to step things up a gear, there are tennis courts and a gym. And then there are the restaurants to consider. Along with the smart buffet dining room, there’s a Moroccan restaurant and a poolside eatery serving up light lunches and Italian cuisine for dinner.
Rooms, meanwhile, fuse modern style with authentic Moroccan touches. A canvas of dusty pinks is accessorised with satin bedcovers and inlaid wooden tables.
As for location, the hotel is in the smart Palmeraie district of Marrakech, around a 15-minute cab ride from its souks and the main square.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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Sunbeds, parasols and towels are freely available.
Evening entertainment programme
Shows, live music or Riu evening programme available daily.
With various treatments.
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Twin room sleeps up to 3. This room comes with a ceiling fan and a mini-fridge. Most also have a seating area with a sofa.
Connecting room sleeps up to 3 adults. This room comes with a ceiling fan and a mini-fridge. Most also have a seating area with a sofa. These rooms must be booked in pairs.
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Stayed here from February 21st for a week and just couldn't fault the place. We arrived about 8.00pm and reception was rather busy so was told we could go for food and check in later so within about an hour we'd eaten,checked in and unpacked so time to try the bar,from that first evening we found the bar staff to really quick and friendly and all drinks of good quality,same applied to the food and a special mention to the Morrocan restaurant. Basically there wasn't anything we could fault about the place it was just great and seven days of sunshine helped. On to Marrakech fantastic place visited Jemaa El Fna and souks and also modern part,found there was a lot less hassle than there used to be all in all a great holiday. Oh nearly forgot special mention to the shuttle bus driver really happy go lucky,which is surprising when he spends most of his day negotiating the madness of the Marrakech roads.More
Karl H, Bradford, England, United Kingdom
Very welcoming & attentive staff, everywhere clean & well maintained. Lovely well kept grounds & outside areas including the pool area. Rooms spacious & well equipped. Food was varied & well prepared but not very exciting; Italian restaurant was particularly disappointing but the Moroccan restaurant was a real treat. Mixed clients of varied nationalities was welcome - no boisterous or drunken behavior !!More
Glenda W, Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
4 nights were just not enough !!!!
From the moment we entered the hotel the staff were friendly & attentive. We received an upgraded room so our party could stay next to each other in the resort. Unfortunately we were too busy on day trips to enjoy all the activities & entertainment that was available but did use the gym twice. The gym doesn't open until 9am & brekkie finishes at 10.30 so its not great if your an early riser & want to fit a couple of hours in at the gym before. You don't need to worry if you do miss breakfast & you are all inc as snacks start at 10.30 there is food available all day !!!! The food was v.good & we enjoyed the Morroccan restaurant on several occasions - No wonder I put on 4lbs !!!! You MUST go on 'Discover Morrocco' tour as it shows you the highlights & a guided tour of the souks - believe me it is v. easy to get lost !!! Remember to take a jumper for the evenings as the temperature drops dramatically!! We wished we had stayed longer & would definitely use this resort again in the future.More
gcloeboe, Slough, United Kingdom
Beautiful hotel and pool, the double beds around the pool are great if you can get one. Food was the only slight let down to the holiday. I would recommend trips into Marrakech to the markets they're a real experience! Cocktails and wine great in the resort too More
Joanne H, Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
A winter get away
Hotel & Room: We emailed prior to our visit to ask for a pool view, it was an amazing view, further away from the main building but the view was of the dawn and dusk and we also had clear views of the snowy mountains. The hotel itself is immaculately maintained with luxurious wall hangings, ornate lamps and all traditionally styled. The cleanliness is second to none. The rooms are very well sized and again kept immaculately. The only downside was the air con doesn't work in the winter months and for us it was still slightly hot in the room but it was not a major problem. The gardens and ponds are amazingly beautiful, excellent in fact. Amenities: Exchanging money is easy at the reception desk and a good rate of 13DH per £1. We were able to get an iron from reception which was no trouble at all for the staff. The outdoor pool was extremely cold, I would have expected this to be heated as it is open all year round but was icy cold. There is an indoor pool which is heated and this is at the other side of the hotel. Free bus service provided by the hotel which is excellent. Breakfast is from 7.30-10am, lunch from 12.30-5pm and dinner is from 7.30-10pm. Location: The hotel is about 1/2 an hour from the airport and is conveniently situated just off a main road which is about 20 minutes out of Marrakech. There is a bus services which runs from the hotel into the city and I would definitely recommend you book in advance and plan your trips as sometimes we found they were fully booked. Weather: We expected the weather to be cloudy but it ranged from being 21-27 degrees during the day and the sun was extremely hot, however in the shade it was significantly cooler. The temperature dramatically drops in the evening and the wind can be chilling so make sure you pack enough jumpers and trousers. Food: The food was plentiful and was very nice. For reviews that say it was poor need to realise that what is served is local foods, although there are plenty of English dishes served. There are ranges of dishes including Moroccan, Italian, English & other world foods. There is plenty to choose from and enough to eat even for the fussy eaters like myself. Omelettes can be made to order for breakfast so just ask the chef in the far right corner, lunch is served in a restaurant by the pool and are again plentiful. In the evening you can eat in the main restaurant or book to go in the Italian or Moroccan. The Moroccan was really nice but we never tried to Italian so cannot review. Drinks are served from 7.30am in the main restaurant and then can be got everywhere else from 10am. The only downside is that there are no drinks available before 7.30am so for the early risers it can be a problem; coffee is served in jugs in the morning so it can be difficult to get a drink back to the room. Entertainment: We thought the entertainment was poor. There were sports going on for those kind of people but during the day there was no other entertainment such as quizzes etc to keep everyone occupied. In the evening the entertainment staff were not really able to engage the audience in the evening as the shows were really terrible. Most shows were actually sketches or miming sketches and they were not really funny and some were hard to make any sense of. Sometimes there would be guests up there on the stage but no one could understand what their roles were as it wasn't explained and they did nothing. I do not believe that if you go somewhere in the winter that the entertainment should be of a different class, it should be consistently good throughout the year if the hotel is open all year round. Out of a week of entertainment there were 2 karaoke nights and one ''professional'' show which was of belly dancers that were dancing and this lasted for 30 minutes; it was actually not that good to be honest either. There is however 2 guys that sing in the evening whilst the children's entertainment is on, these are excellent musicians and I could have listened to them all night. Marrakech: Lots to see and do in the city centre. Worth a visit to the Souks and to Jamaa El Fna square where you will be surely entertained. A good place to sit and have a drink is on the balcony cafe which overlooks the whole the centre-amazing views especially at sunset as you can watch the sun set behind the main central mosque. We visited the centre at various points throughout the day and would recommend going at night, much more to see and do. We visited the Badai Palace which was lovely to see the ruins etc and it was only 10DH each (£1). On the top of the ruins you can see the huge storks nesting too and the size of the nests is hard to fathom, they are massive! Overall: My experience of this hotel was great overall. It is an exceptionally well kept place and all of the staff were brilliantly mannered, nothing was too much trouble and the local people were also very friendly too. I would definitely return to this hotel when we go back.More
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