Sofitel Marrakech Lounge and Spa
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The next day our confidence level had grown and we were ready to take on the square cameras in hand. First, breakfast. Our riad was like a B&B and breakfast was included. They served pancakes... well, crepes. And bread with jams with coffee and juice. We went down to the square and took pictures. You should negotiate the price before you start …
Great. Just great. It's not to everyone's tastes, but for something just a little bit different and totally fascinating, I'd say Marrakech is a fantastic choice for a quick break. Once again this short trip ws broken up, this time into two distinct halves. First came the R&R bit, all 5 star luxury at the Sofitel Marrakech which was close enough …
Friday, February 24, 2006 Marrakech - 5:30pm and Midnight Dear Readers: Today is off to a strange start. I call the room of the client who is departing today to invite him to have breakfast with me, but I and get no answer. I ask the front desk if he is still at the hotel, and they tell me he is not checked out yet. I go to his room, and the maids …
... his nose up at my 40 dirham cents. Looked as menacing as a skinny 16 year old can be bless him. Fooded in the square on some heavy gravied tagline and bits, all for about 7 pounds each? Word of warning, free refills of that amazing sweet mint tea will give you diabetes...or at least a buzz that will last a good length of time!! It's not 1:43am been a busy boy! ...
... 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.
That night we headed to the square for what we had been told would be a very authentic meal. After a few "detours" we entered the hustle and bustle of the night markets. Despite being nearly 830pm ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Lovely public areas in hotel, but our rooms were a long walk from reception, in a largely deserted wing of the old part of the hotel. Also, the air-conditioning didn't serve much purpose, but may be better in the newer part of the hotel. Pool area is fabulous!
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My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights between 24th and 28th of February 2006. We were very impressed with the hotel. The staff were very friendly and very professional, the room was lovely, clean and comfortable, and the hotel was just a 10 - 15 minute walk from the main square in the Medina.
This is a well located luxurious hotel. We stayed with my son and his girlfriend for 3 nights. The rooms were very clean and large. The facilities of the hotel were superb. The only criticisms we had were that check in was rather tedious it took over 20 minutes and we would not recommend the buffet breakfast. Try the cafe just across the road instead!
We spent Christmas at the Sofitel in Marrakesh. It was a fantastic choice of location due to it's Muslim nature (not a string of tinsel to be see). The Sofitel is a very large hotel, with an equally large pool, several restaurants/cafes, 2 reception areas and very close to the airport (you can't hear any airport noise). We enjoyed our stay here as the staff were very pleasant and accommodating, the rooms were large enough, well equipped with hairdryers and bathrobes, and with a lovely balcony. The facilities are excellent and it is also well positioned with excellent access to all tourist places. This hotel does not have the 'wow' factor or the friendliness of a boutique, small hotel but we would would definately recommend it for it's professionalism, facilities and location.
We stayed here for 4 days early October just in the start of the Ramada no problems.
We had a very good stay in this hotel
We spent a week in the Sofitel Marrakech in late August and we really enjoyed it. The hotel is recent (built in 2002). We found the room's size fine (Deluxe version i.e around 40mē) as we were travelling with our four years old daughter. It was also very comfortable and we had no noise problems. The staff was really sympathetic and always had a special attention for our child. She really enjoyed the swiming pool (nice, big and with very few people using it). Restaurants are average +, but please try the Yacout! My wife went to the spa and loved it. Well, let's make it short !!! we loved our stay at the sofitel Marrakech.
Can't say more than WOW! Great service, great hotel, great staff, great rooms, great food...Would definately advise you to stay. Excellent overall....10 out of 10. We stayed there for 1 week Aug 6-13, 2005.
We stayed at the Sofitel Marrakech in July 2005 and LOVED it! The room was very spacious, including a sitting area... and beautifully decorated. The bathroom was a nice size, modern clean, and had a cute stained glass window into the main part of the room. There was a really main nice bar with great outdoor seating. There was also a smaller outdoor bar downstairs on a patio area. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to help. All commom areas had a very Moroccan feel and were well maintained. We had no noise problems at all. We would love to stay here again. The included photos are off of the room's balcony.
Shame-Some staff really tried
Top floor room with balcony overlooking the Atlas Mountain (when you could see them through cloud/mist). Room attractive lovely Moroccan colours..plenty of space. Breakfast on the balcony of the room is a must and worth the extra. Service slow down at breakfast area. Food is average and well worth avoiding and visiting Le Yacout or Dar Moha. Sheriff the concierge is a goodsend ...knows everything and can get you in when you like. Hotel and some othe staff are too French for me...arrogant and curt. Don't pay going rate always try and do a deal..especially around April when the season hasn't really got off to a start.
My wife and I stayed at the Sofitel in March. It's a large hotel with impressive architecture and a great lobby. The rooms are nicely decorated but mediocre in size and facilities and sound-proofing is poor. Our air-con wasn't working the first night so we called an engineer to the room who 'fixed it' and put it on maximum all night. Lulled into a sense of security as the fans purred away, we awoke to discover what felt as if we had been roasted on gas mark 7. Later on we discovered that the air-con had not been switched on and the hotel's ventilation system was set on 'heat' rather than cool! Not good for a five star. Anyway, breakfasts were good, pool was a good size and under-utilized and cocktail bar great despite the security guard insisting that my wife was a prostitute! This caused her considerable offence, and necessitated another Irish coffee to restore some equilibrium. Would I stay there again? To answer this, I would follow Winston Churchill's lead. He stayed at the Mamounia. But if you've booked in already-don't worry, it's not too bad.