My boyfriend and I booked this all inclusive holiday with Expedia and it was excellent value for money. We stayed for 6 nights in March 2012.
The reviews that I read on here were very mixed. I am happy to say our experience was a fantastic one.
A 10 minute taxi journey from the airport. I did try to catch a 19 bus but it only goes to the centre of the city and did not stop at our hotel. Taxis- you will not be able to barter on the price as all drivers stick to the same amount. We (and others we met) paid 150Dh which was roughly £10 according to my exchange rate. The alternative is to book transfers with your holiday provider prior to arrival. The taxi drivers were very polite. Make sure to agree the price set for the amount of passengers travelling and confirm your destination.
Once at the hotel we were able to book a hotel shuttle bus that dropped us into the centre of Marrakech just a few minutes from the Souks and Medina. You book the day before. There was no charge for this. This was about 10-15 min journey. Taxis are sat outside also and the general price is 100Dh.
I found the hotel to be very quiet, we did not see many children. You can see the snow capped Atlas mountains on a clear day.
Beautifully clean and modern. Photos on hotel websites are actually accurate. Flat screen TV with free cable- English movie channel with arabic subtitles, BBC world, Sky news and some childrens programmes that do not have spoken language ( Donald Duck, Pingu etc). Also free WIFI in the rooms and around some areas of the hotel. Signal poor in some places but good enough. Maid service daily and changing towels- you have to leave them on floor if requesting a change. Nice bed linen with duvet cover rather than sheets and no feathers! ( I have allergies). Fridge provided. Safe provided at extra charge- we did not use.
Food and Drink:
We are both vegetarian and found it easy to find enough variety. Chef was happy to use a clean pasta pan etc. Enough variety of dishes.
I have been to a few all inclusive hotels previously and I rate this as one of the best. Drinks- freely available and they are happy to give you bottles of water, wine, coke zero and lemonade at your meals rather than per glass. Good selection and wines and beer of a good standard for all inclusive.
Breakfast- Juices, large selection breads, fresh and dried fruits, omelettes and pancakes to order, eggs, cheeses, cold meats, cereals and cooked breakfast items.
Lunch/Dinner- Pizza, pasta to order (choose sauce items), rices, cous cous, fish to order, plenty meat/chicken dishes, tagines, vegetable tagine, fries, breads, salads, cold meats, sushi, ice cream selections, huge amount of desserts, fresh fruit and potato dishes.
They also serve snacks at pool bar and do afternoon tea with fresh crepes, cakes, paninis and sandwiches.
Closed currency so we bought ours at the airport on arrival, Either at a counter where they take cash- Pounds or Euros. You can use an ATM at the airport to get cash. We did not seem to find anywhere else that we could use our card in an ATM. Our tour guide said they were only sometimes working.
Also suggest getting a bottle of water at the airport or changing large notes at hotel for coins- 5Dh and 10Dh for tipping as they are hard to come by. We tried to tip 10dH at each meal and between every few rounds at the bar.
3 pools; small kids, large unheated and medium heated. Good pool bar, mostly music played was ok and not too loud was easy to sit away from it. Lovely loungers and also double day beds made of foam with lots of pillows. Free towels and no deposit needed or limit but cannot take to room. Clean and tidy. 3 water flumes were brilliant fun and a good way of getting into the unheated pool.
Entertainment- lot of daytime stuff and Kid stuff but you were not hassled to participate. Evening- great bar and atmosphere. Resident singer nice and not cheesy like many other resorts. Fab cocktails and drinks menu, very classy for all inclusive.
Friendly waiting staff.
Trips- we booked a half day walking tour for £12 before we arrived and had a guide to ourselves. We went through the Souks etc with no hassle and good information and history. We did hear some horror stories of people putting monkeys or snakes on you and wanting money to remove- saw none of this. Bought fab tagine and bowls but need to haggle, haggle, haggle.
We did have £24 local tax charge to pay when leaving hotel but to be honest we did not feel too cheated considering the service that we received.
Weather was great. Perfect break away would go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A pioneer in its category. This hotel-club provides a full range of activities together with the best contemporary design by architect Imaad Rahmouni. Modernism and discovery can be shared by families or friends, in one of the best leisure hotels in Morocco, located by the Atlas Mountains, in the middle of 10 hectares centenarian olive trees. Accommodation 9 riads 254 double or triple rooms (32 m²) and 60 suites (53 m²) – all with private balcony. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kenzi Club Agdal Medina Hotel Marrakech