Eden Andalou Hotel Aquapark & Spa
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As we descended into Marrakech airport we were bursting with excitement. Peering out the window of the plane, our first glimpse of Morocco was the sunset over the desert.
On route to the hotel, we experienced the streets of suburban Marrakech. Men busy in their shops/garages and women wearing traditional dress and headscarves. There were …
Got 1st class tix. had compartment to ourselves for awhile--laid down & slept. In Meknes 2 others came in.
Nice driver took us to the Cottages. Difficult to find, but he was very nice.
Got in our cottage, Sylvain showed us around. Went to the pool.
Laid down, not feeling well. A/C not working. Sylvain couldn't get it to work, so we moved to another cottage.
Dinner: chicken & couscous--delish.
We walked. It was hot.
Lunch at (name coming) on way to Jardin Majorelle. I was dying for some iced tea. Of course, there was nothing like that on the menu. I saw someone at a table with a glass of ice, and it occurred to me that I could make my own.
We ordered Salade Variee and The Noir with glasses of ice. The server looked at us with confusion, "Verres? Avec glacons?" Oui. He went over to make the tea, which was right in front of where ...
... Cafe and went there for something cold to drink. We had Coke Lights, and Hunter ordered some hummus for lunch. The heat and my migraine kept my hunger at bay.
We were up on the terrace by ourselves, but then a large group of (highschoolers?) from Bristol, England joined us. We had a good time talking to them. They had been trekking in the Atlas Mountains for three weeks. They are going home tomorrow.
We got to the spa right on time this time. ...
... It took forever. Then we got our bags. Then we exchanged some dollars for dirhams (sounds like a gameshow doesn't it?). [Dirhams are equal to 10 times a Euro. Often, you can pay for things in Euros. If something is 200 Dirhams, it is equal to 20 Euros. Once I learned this it really helped me understand the cost in USD when things are priced in Dirhams.]
After that, we found our driver who was waiting for us with a sign as promised. He pointed out ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEden Andalou Hotel Aquapark & Spa Marrakech
The hotel was amazing, the ambience breath-taking, the pool area a dream- the buffet fantastic. I would definitely recommend this place. We got this deal through groupon and for what we paid, it was worthwile- i would never pay the full price though. The hotel needs some renovation but all in all- splendid. The rooms are big- the beds comfortable.
The only thing that needs to be addressed: The massages. We were supposed to have a 30 min massage every day. On the first day, it was a 15 min caress- the ladies were yawning and were seemingly not bothered to massage me and my friend with whom I shared the massage room with. The second day we complained and the massage was still just 25min but it was a whole lot better. I do recommend Miriam (or was it Mariam). She is amazing. The third day was reasonable too even though they yet again did not reach the 30min. It's important to speak to them at the Spa reception.
Further, at check-out they added taxes to our hotel bill to our surprise. It was moderate, nevertheless: We did not know about it.
Doesnt matter- the overall impression I had of this place was positive!
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