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Always been a place on our list to visit. If you just want to go to Marrakesh then would say a week is ample to visit the Medina's during the day and night. Eating the fab food, albeit yet again when eating from the stalls, which we do wherever we visit, make sure you have a strong stomach. The hustle and bustle of this place is an adventure in …
Rennie-brewers stayed here on Mar 30, 2004 during their trip titled: Spain 2 Morocco.
Rennie-brewers stayed here on Mar 29, 2004 during their trip titled: Spain 2 Morocco.
Rennie-brewers stayed here on Mar 28, 2004 during their trip titled: Spain 2 Morocco.
Rennie-brewers stayed here on Mar 27, 2004 during their trip titled: Spain 2 Morocco.
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Wonderful stay at the royal mirage Marrakech hotel
We stayed at this hotel to relax for a couple of days, every thing was nice.
The rooms, grounds and swimming pools are excellently laid out and well maintained. Service at breakfast, lunch and dinner was very attentive.
Stay away from it!!!!
First time we ever stayed in a five-star hotel which is not even worst three..
Poor service, dirty rooms, packed swimming pool area, endless wait at pool's restaurant and all that for 200€ per night!!
The earlier reviews of this hotel offer a fair picture of the standard of the hotel. It is in general a soulless place. The rooms are shabby with poor, uninspiring decor. The food is mediocre at best. The service is also poor - slow and rather surly. Although the pool itself is quite nice there are loose tiles and broken lights surrounding the pool. The poolside bar is very slow to serve and many of the cocktails in its menu were unavailable. It is also true that although there are a lot of sunbeds surrounding the pool because the other guests reserve them with a towel or book these are all taken by half past eight in the morning. Many then remain unused but reserved all day which is irritating. The towel service by the pool is also unsatisfactory as most of the time they have no available towels forcing guests to use the inadequate small towels provided in your rooms. The bars in the hotel shut at about 11pm with the exception of the extremely loud bar by the entrance of the hotel which seemed to be frequented by a significant number of single, well-made up ladies..... Generally if you are looking for a hotel of a four or five star standard this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a hotel of character or charm look elsewhere. If you want a lacklustre overcrowded understaffed package holiday destination this may be just your thing.
Absolutely awful Hotel. Building work next door from 6am to 10pm, piledrivers etc etc. Service appalling, waiters picked up rolls from floor and served them. What a pity as Marrakech is such a great place. Wish we'd stayed at the Oudaya as we did last year
Had a lovely holiday and a really nice stay June 2004. Room was nice and staff friendly. Service was good.
I stayed with my wife at this hotel for 4 nights in May 2003 (originally planned to stay for 7!) I suppose that i was being optimistic to think it would be a 5 star hotel considering the price... Unfortunately, the hotel is worse than the pictures displayed on their website. The pool was the biggest disappointment - not enough chairs (thus had to get there early to get one), missing tiles everywhere - would not recommend going barefoot despite being a "pool area"!, service around the pool was awful - couldn't be bothered to wait for a waiter to serve you and had to go to the bar to order (only to wait an hour for food!)
I tried to book a room at this 'hotel' by calling the UK center on 0800 353535. This connects to an overseas call center and the staff have trouble understanding basic English - such as 'half-board' and 'is dinner included'. I kept being qoted rates for 1 room per night, even though I asked for 2 rooms for 1 week. The staff kept giving prices per night in Moroccan rather than UK currency, making it hard to understand. I was quoted a price and asked 4 times for confirmation that it was for 2 rooms half board - I asked again 'is this including dinner and breakfast?'. Each time I was assured this was so and proceded to make a booking for £1035. When the e-mail confirmation arrived I found that:
This hotel is really not all it makes out to be. Apparently it's a franchised Sheraton, and this shows in the overall quality and atmosphere. We knew it wouldn't be a typical Marrakech hotel prior to arrival - but weren't prepared for just how soulless and atmosphereless the place would be. The staff were rude and unhelpful (particularly when we had a bag stolen from just outside the hotel). The main road it's situated on is quite dangerous at night, or in bad weather.