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Flight was bog-standard Ryanair. I bagged a window seat and thought I'd settle down for a nice sit down and chill chill with a bit of music. When two northern whales, tatted up to max and smelling like something died plops themselves next to me.....I swear the amount of rings and bangles between them would fetch a house where we were headed. Ugh. Typical brit on ...
... out into the craziness of the Marrakech medina we opted for a Morccan beer on the roof top terrace first to reflect on how incredible the last few days had been and to brace ourselves to enter back into the hecticness of a Moroccan medina.
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... made a joke), every single person was fine and went on with their business....even when we walked into a shop and left with nothing. If you are nice to them, they reciprocate. If you ignore them, or say no like an ass...they probably won't be so nice. It's pretty simple really. With all that said, the souks were cool, huge and had some of the least amount of hassle so far. The night bizzarr in the main square was one of the more entertaining markets that we have ever been to (refer to the ...
At about 8 am, the male nurse who doesn't speak English, arrives and gives me a heavy beige gown to put on. He gestures to get into the wheel chair. Where are we going? I ask. An autre docteur. Another doctor. Maybe the gynecologist, I wonder. The nurse pulls the gown closed. I don't understand. I have been wandering around this hospital with bare skin for 4 days. Suddenly, it seems I am offending someone, maybe just this nurse. We are joined by a nurse who speaks ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Le Palais Rhoul & Spa Marrakech
Very unique boutique hotel
My husband and I just got back from a trip to marrakech. We chose the Palais rhoul on a magazine [vogue italy] and i was very happy.
having our own hotel in roma, we are very demanding,attentive to details.
I spent the first few minutes of my stay transfixed by how unique everything was.
The service at palais rhoul could not be any better, and the tent... unbeliveable
I highly recommend this hotel
The Best in Marrakech
Without the pretense of Amanjena, the Palais Rhoul manages to fit into that rare category of unique excellence.
From the exquisite rooms and breathtaking tents to the unique Hammam, the Palais is unrivaled. More than highly recommended, it's a must for Marrakech.
Loved palais rhoul
My husband and I stayed at Palais Rhoul on the 19th and 20th of May and had the most wonderful experience at this hotel.
The accommodation was unique, the service from the staff was excellent, the beauty treatments were so relaxing, we felt like new people when we arrived back in Monaco as we were taken care of so well and were made so relaxed by everyone at Palais Rhoul.
All I can say is it was paradise.
Compliments to the owner for creating such a paradise.
We will for sure be returning to Palais Rhoul.
Ola and Deirdre
mon fiancé m'a organisé un long week end à Marrakech mais je fus sur un nuage pendant ces 4 jours et le temps passa très vite, trop vite...Contexte un peu particulier car il m'a demandé en mariage...Je regrette juste d'avoir été absorbée par toute cette magie qu'offre le palais rhoul et surtout ma tente Harem avec une jolie piscine intérieure!Malheureusement, je me sentais tellement bien que je n'ai jamais eu envie d'aller dans le souk et je regrette un peu car j'aurais voulu ramener des petits souvenirs.J'aimerais pouvoir organiser mon mariage là bas masi je crains n'avoir jamais le budget pour le faire! Mais bon, on ne sait jamais, le rêve...ça fait avancer...Je souhaite à toutes les femmes d'avoir un mari aussi romantique et généreux pour que mesdames deviennent princesse le temps d'un week end inoubliable...
absolutly fabulous !
it is not a hotel, it is somethnig different, try it you will love it.
i am planning to go again in the royale tent, next month, so magical
"island" beneath the city
It was our first trip to Marrakech, we decided to stay 4 nights.
The first thing I recognized was the absolutely extraordinary architecture and Monsieur RhoulŽs collection of fine arts from all over the world -just gorgeous! Paired with almost perfect service and very goog maroccan food in the main house as well as international cuisine at lŽAbyssine it made our few days as relaxing as two weeks.
The two cute german shepherds (Rex and Siam) made me feel even more at home. Perfect, if you just want to escape for a few days to a wonderful little "island" of green park spiced with two romantic pools and a traditional spa.
My first experience in Marrakech was in 2004, during which I visited uniquely for using the highly reputed hammam.
Our second time at Palais Rhoul
We visited Palais Rhoul in Sept 2005 and loved it so much we decided to return. Although it wasn't 5* luxury or incredible service, we fell in love with the elegant charm of the place and the laid back atmosphere.
This time we opted to stay in one of the rooms by the pool rather than a tent. We much preferred staying in the room - a beautiful dark oriental styled room with billowing white curtains on the balcony. Unfortunately still not 5* luxury - they still have problems with the hot water supply and the food was still mediocre, but we just relaxed and enjoyed the amazing atmosphere of the place.
It is expensive, but it is unique and we will be back.
First, I must admit that our stay at the Palais Rhoul was back in 2001 so some things may have changed. In particular it appears from the website that the Palais has tried to increase its profile and relaunch itself as an ultra-modern and chic location. However, it appears that the complaints in the other reviews mostly pertain to the "tent" accomodations which did not exist when we were there.
We found our stay at Palais Rhoul extremely disappointing. Despite it's five-star prices and flashy website, it did not deliver and we couldn't wait to leave. Check-in took almost 45 minutes - with no explanation for the delay and no offer of mint tea/water etc. Our "luxury" tent was terrible - damp, dark, smelly and in desperate need of updating -furnishings were all full of mildue and dirty. The air-conditioning didn't work at all and looked like it came from the 70's. We didn't have any hot water so not a decent shower to be had. The service was barely there and we felt completely neglected. On our way to the Palais Rhoul our driver jokingly advised us that the name of the hotel means Palace Monster - which indeed it turned out to be. Couldn't wait to leave!!! If you are looking for a 5-star experience, I would avoid this place like the plague.