Les Jardins De La Koutoubia5.0 out of 5.0
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The hotel, as many previous reviewers have said, is a surprise package. First impressions are of a busy street of cars, hand carts, motor cycles and people but when you step through the hotel entrance you are greeted by calm and tranquillity and very welcoming staff. To think 4 hours ago you have left the midlands of England and have arrived in such a fascinating place - so different yet so welcoming. The rooms are spacious, overlooking the central pool area. Although only a few metres from a noisy busy road, on the roof of the hotel by the smaller pool you can hear no street noise only the calls from the mosques for the faithful
After a wonderful night in a yurt at the foot of Atlas we returned to this hotel for 4 nights. This is the 6th time we've stayed at this hotel (the only hotel we repeat visit) we were not disappointed. The location, just outside the mad square, with the Koutoubia mosque in view from the rootop pool and the magical call to prayer makes this hotel special. Brilliant service from all staff, fantastic breakfast and Indian restaurant super (shame it the rooftop restaurant had recently burnt down - it was still running though, am sure it will be rebuilt quickly) Personal thanks for great service to Abdessadeq Khanjari, Head of Reception and Abdel Bari, Bar Manager. We'll be back! From the Sellins Family.
Beautifully designed hotel with wonderful rooms and pool. We stayed two nights and were kept awake both nights until after midnight with the music and singer in the piano bar. To management please either close the door to the piano bar or play music a bit quieter after 11.00pm. The prayers from the mosques in ther middle of the night also kept us awake but as this is a muslim country that is to be expected. Breakfast ( especially the olive bread) was delicious. I agree with other reviewers that the lady making the crepes in the breakfast room does look extremely unhappy but she is friendly enough when you order a crepe from her. Would highly recommend the food in the Indian restaurant Les Jardins de Bala. The food and service in the restaurant Relais de Paris was terrible. The fish we received was uncooked and had to be returned twice and the waitresses were more interested at checking their makeup in the mirrors than attending to guests. The bill then took nearly half an hour to appear due to "technical problems" Reception staff were friendly and efficient. Be careful of the men standing directly in front of the hotel who tell you that they work at the hotel, have some free time and can show you around Marrakech. They are just after your money. Taxi to and from the airport should not cost more than 10 euros. All in all I would recommend this hotel.
Stayed here for 3 days over the Marathon weekend. This boutique hotel is perfectly positioned just around the corner from the main square. It lacks the polish of a 5 star European hotel but this is more than compensated by the Moroccan experience. Recommend the rooms overlooking the pool as larger than the standard rooms. Liked the opportunity to use two pools - the view of the snow covered Atlas Mountains from the top pool was lovely. Had great massage and Hamman. Sabah on reception was charming and very helpful. Only downside the wine in the bar was expensive and not very chilled. Nice nibbles though!
Very good location, so close to the main square but peaceful and easy to find, just looked for the landmark tower and could get home no matter how lost I though I was. Room was upgraded and was lovely, well decorated (super old black and white photo art), huge balcony, large comfortable sofa, fridge, fresh fruit, daily new rose petals on the bed and robes and slippers with both a large shower and a bathtub. Almost my favourite feature was the scent used throughout the hotel in the elevators and restrooms, it was addictive. The rooftop Indian restaurant is excellent, lunchtime grilled food there delicious, the main bar is cosy and friendly and is perfect spot to end the night. The local rose wine served there (with pistachio nuts and olives) and on the rooftop poolside is refreshing and delicious and affordable. For a fancier night out also enjoyed the French restaurant. I loved the breakfast, would agree with some others that the lady making the omelettes most days was a little grumpy, but they were yummy, as was the large selection of hot and cold meats, fruits and cheese, and the most delicious yoghurt I've ever tasted and I really really don't like yoghurt normally! Overall I found Marrakech delightful, safe, friendly. I only felt slightly out of place once in the main square late at night when it was a distinctly all male atmosphere, but rest of the time was relaxing, particularly enjoyed Sunday evening which seemed to be many local families out for a walk and dinner like the passeggiata. I had two great day trips to the Ouzoud waterfalls and will never forget crossing the Atlas Mountains, just stunning. Helps to know French as seems to be default language.
Perfect for a weekend in Marrakech. Right outside the medina and the big square, this is the most amazing quiet oasis to relax and enjoy the vacation. Rooms are truly beautiful (I wish I could buy the furniture) and you definitely feel like you are in a fairytale. Amazing stay! Highly recommended! Rooftop pool is the best kept secret!
We had never been before and would go back. Staff are amazing so happy and helpful. Hotel is great. Fantastic location for getting everywhere and easy to find! You will know what I mean if you have been to Marra before!!!!! Indian restaurant in hotel definitely worth a visit. I can honestly say the best I have tasted. Hotel bar is friendly and the staff know what you want after first night and bring your drinks over. Nothing is too much trouble for anyone.
The suites are located in a peaceful setting a few minutes walk away from the main hotel. Our 'Mini-Suite' overlooked a verdant courtyard garden with views from our private balcony terrace towards the Koutoubia Mosque. This became a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle, dust and heat of the Medina and Kasbah. The buffet breakfast was varied, had a broad selection of European and Moroccan dishes and set us up for each day ahead. When we walked around the hotel we felt we were living in a different time and cocktails in the Piano Bar were a splendid way to end a busy but satisfying day. For two days, we hired a private guide via the hotel reception. Each day we planned what we wanted to see and were not disappointed at the additional sites we were taken to. Dinner at the hotel's Moroccan restaurant was good (700MAD for 2 peoples - drinks. starter and main course), though dinner at the Indian restaurant was a disappointment - dishes lacked taste, were served luke warm and were almost inedible (650MAD) . The only irritation to flag to other guests of La Koutoubia are the cost of taxi's. As with other international cities the taxi's are abundant in Marrakesh, licenced, metred and easy to hail However, should you ask for a taxi via a hotel porter / doorman then you will find the taxi is either for private hire or the metre is switched off at which point the fare rockets from 20-40 MADs to 200 MADS. Just a minor irritation but something to be aware of. Would we return? Difficult to say as there are some splendid luxury Hotels and Riad's to try another time!
Love the hotel the staff and the roons with patio view is my Second time here and I will be stay again insshala the manager MRs Roukaya is the best Oh my god love all The spa is wonderful And the Hamman is the best
Hotel is fantastically centrally located with great views including the Koutoubia Mosque. Room was traditional if not a bit dated and overlooked the road outside which was noisy on occasions, but benefitted from a small outside terrace. The main pool was excellent, and we very much enjoyed relaxing with a beer overlooking the pool courtyard of an evening. The upstairs pool was delightfully quiet but too many chemicals in the water. The spa was also excellent. There was too much inconsistency between service / quality between different parts of the hotel. We thought the bar / indian restaurant service and food was great. Breakfast was poor, the food itself was fine but tables were often left uncleared and on a number of occasions there were several tables available when we arrived but none cleared and gaining the attention of staff difficult. The concierge was really helpful with dinner reservations.
Located in Medina, Les Jardins De La Koutoubia is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Jamaa el Fna and Souqs. This 5-star hotel has 112 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 4 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Koutoubia Minaret and Marrakesh Museum are a short walk from the hotel, which is in the historical district.
Free breakfast is included with your stay and is served each morning. Enjoy the garden views at Marocain, one of 4 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
The 112 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Fireplaces, refrigerators, and minibars are also standard.
Les Jardins De La Koutoubia features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 40 per vehicle one way. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and a steam room.
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