Palais Mehdi5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Great rooms and beautiful swimming pool. The massage in the Spa is one the best I've ever had. The gardens are delightful and the resident Dalmatians made me smile every day! Free airport transfers and a small cost to take the driver into the Medina were much appreciated. We ate by the pool most evenings and the menu was limited but very good, however the main restaurant will be open again late September for those wanting a la carte dining. Very friendly staff and generally a very relaxing stay.
We visited on the 15th of July 2017. We arrived in the night around 11.00pm and the temperature was 45 Celsius. We were greeted at the pool side with a traditional Moroccan tea. We were unhappy with the prestige suite choice. However the young gentleman who was on duty that night, called the owner and arrange for us to change the rooms which was very nice. The kitchen was closed at that time of the night, but then he came with us into town and found us a nice local place to have dinner. It was our first time in marrakesh and we didn't know our way around. So this gesture was very nice. We stayed in a suite called "Rania". A ground floor villa with a large living room with a portico facing the pool and gardens, spacious bathroom and a massive bedroom leading to the back of the hotel gardens. The menu was limited but the quality of the chef's cooking was amazing. He was a very jolly gentleman and extremely humble. The quality of the cooking was equal to that of "La Maison Arabe". The stay felt very relaxing and felt like home. We spent many evenings conversing with the chef, the waiters, gardeners, and the gentlemen at the gates. Also each time we stepped out, on our return, the room was cleaned, bed was made and towels were changed. Sometimes 3-4 times a day. Though the hotel is away from the city, about 10 minutes walk from the hotel, you find a bureaux de change, a supermarket, a club, ice cream bar and many more. I would recommend this place for anyone who wants a break and need a relaxing holiday. If you have children, they'd love this place. The green gardens, 3 dogs to play with, a cat the greets you every morning while you enjoy your breakfast and sing a few cat songs for a slice of cheese, is pure bliss. For people who wish to visit this place in the future, I'd say it definitely is an amazing experience. However, don't expect the same routine experience and service you get at a traditional hotel chain like Hilton. The food isn't mass produced here and it's not a traditional hotel where you are known by the room number. It's more of a personal experience. The staff are very nice and helpful. If you spend few minutes to appreciate their work and thank them, you'll be surprised how a little thank you brighten their faces. On our last day, we met the owner. A true gentleman clearly highly educated and who has traveled a lot. He was very courteous and professional. This is one place I will definitely visit and stay when I visit Marrakech in the future.
We spent a week here in low season - August - and it was a week of calm and tranquility. The staff are friendly and helpful. They serve meals at any time during the day wherever you would like to eat. We had the pool menu and tried almost everything, a couple twice, but we were never disappointed. It has low number of rooms and as a consequence we sometimes had the pool to ourselves. The room was very comfortable. This is first rate.
We have just had a week staying in this fantastic place. A bit out of town but well worth it. The whole place is just like being in another world. All of the staff are so lovely and helpful and free to chat and answer any questions you may have. Highly recommend this place to go and completely relax yet a taxi is always available and the staff are so willing to organise tours. Thank you for making our stay so pleasant
During our first visit to Morocco we stayed at the Palais Mendi for 4 nights, a little out of the way from the centre but nice and peaceful away from all the noise. We were upgraded straight away to a presidential suite which was pure luxury and huge. Having always stayed in big chain hotels before it was very impressive this boutique hotel and the calmness, tranquility you get in a place like this. Service was excellent although a little slow!! Poolside was nice and clean and big. We used the spa the therapist was so good she left me revitalised!! Overall a great place to stay it was very quite when we visited which was excellent as we wanted some ME time and in the silence we could hear the birds in the morning sun.. Well looked after immaculate gardens. Restaurant in the hotel was good but pricey. Had lunch near the poolside which was suburb. Breakfast was ok same things everyday could do with a change after 4 days. Overall a beautiful place with lovely rooms and friendly staff and management.
We spent a week in Palais Mehdi on our honeymoon and it was like stepping into another world - absolute paradise! There is a beautiful sense of serenity in the hotel - it's a calm oasis surrounded by palm trees with birds singing constantly and gardens full of mint & exotic plants. The hotel building is an amazing piece of architecture - you really get the feeling of being in a palace with it stunning arches, columns and Morrocan lighting. There is also a very extensive collection of art and historical items scattered throughout the rooms of the hotel- well worth getting lost in! The breakfast is very extensive with eggs, fruit, cakes and lots of bread & croissants and freshly squeezed orange juice. The food in Palais M restaurant onsite was very good also although a bit on the expensive side particularly for a bottle of wine. There is entertainment most nights in the restaurant which itself is a work of art reminiscent of the Great Gatsby in its design! The pool in the hotel grounds is huge and a lovely place to relax for the day. What we loved most about Palais Mehdi was the relaxed atmosphere and the fantastic staff - from the gardeners to the waiters to the management- a brilliant team! A huge thanks to Sofia whose lovely friendly manner really made our stay special - we felt like we knew her for years! She's a credit to Palais Mehdi. We'll be back!! :-)
We received a great upgrade to an impressive suite looking across the gardens to the Pool. Room Service was superb with cleaning and tidying a constant occurrence. The pool is very large and there are plenty of comfortable beds. Luckily we were there to laze as speed is not high on the cultural list for any type of food or drink service. But when the service happened it was always with a smile.
This hotel only has 22 rooms/suites, lovely pool with comfortable sunbeds. lovely smiley staff who were all very helpful...the only criticism is that their concept of time is different to ours - if you want something in a hurry or by a certain time forget it! The owner is charming and everyone from the office staff to the waiters and cleaners
End of Jan is the off season and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. Good room but I shall remember sitting around the pool in bright sunshine listening to nothing but birdsong and the gurgling of the pool. Sophia was so welcoming and could not do enough for us.
We had 5 nights here and had a very relaxing time. The hotel and grounds are beautiful and very peaceful, and the pool is superb. In particular the interior of the mansion is a lovely old Moroccan style mansion with courtyards, marble columns, and little hideaways with couches and curtains. The staff are incredibly helpful. You can eat and drink anywhere in the house and grounds that you choose - in your room, on your terrace, by the pool, in the lounge - just ask. Breakfast was enormous and very filling if you eat it all - we hardly needed lunch! We had dinner in the hotel a couple of times and the food was great - just remember you're paying 4/5-star prices, so it's a little pricey by Moroccan standards. The manager Sofia was also very helpful in arranging taxis, restaurant bookings and tours - useful particularly as our French isn't that great and also the hotel is a little bit further out of Marrakesh centre that most (which is really its only downside, btw). You can see as well that they're still improving things - not all the gardens are quite finished, nor is the tennis court, but they're working on it, it doesn't detract at all from the rest of the surroundings and it's clearly going to be great when they do.
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80% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 158 reviews