More about Le Meridien N'Fis
A good choice for our first Moroccan experience
Very comfortable and welcoming. Clean, modern and well equipped. Staff attentive and friendly, and spoke good English. Good location - close to airport and a short walk/taxi ride to the Medina. Lovely grounds and gardens with first class clay tennis court and huge swimming pool. Buffet breakfast excellent, as were the restaurant meals. The concierge was very happy to organise trips, but these were not promoted and we had to ask for information. Tea-making equipment in the rooms would have been appreciated. The gym is rather short on equipment.
Great hotel and value
Loved the hotel. A fruit basket awaited us upon arrival followed by a bouquet of pink roses...staff were very helpful and the housekeeping service terrific. The hotel did their utmost to provide us with topnotch service and would not hesitate to return to Le Meridien. The pool was very clean and so were the surroundings. The hotel got renovated in 2000 and is very well maintained. The locale was away from the frenetic Medina area which we appreciated. Loved hearing the prayer calls from the Koutoubia mosque nearby.
1st class hotel
I simply do not understand some of the negative reviews of this hotel. We have stayed in many 5 star hotels and were totally satisfied with this one - service, cleanliness, food, pool, room, amenities all up to standard and a beautiful landscaped garden around the hotel. It is only 20 mins walk from the medina or a £1.50 taxi ride and what a wonderful view of th Atlas mountains!
We also loved Marrakesh for the difference of its culture and architecture - a totally enjoyable holiday.
Beautiful Hotel, Lovely Staff
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights in Feb 07. From the minute we arrived every member of staff could not have been any nicer. They all were extremely friendly, courteous and helpful. The hotel is beautiful and the food is fantastic! Highly recommend the Lamb Tangine with prunes (yes sounds weird!) and the Chicken Tangine with olives and lemons. Excellent wine list with good recommendations from the staff. Every meal we had was first class, even the buffet breakfast which i'm not usually a fan of was excellent. There was a barbecue at the poolside on the Sunday which was fantastic - highly recommended to try. The food was fairly expensive but well worth it for the quality and the service. The Bar was lovely, rather quiet at times but possibly because of the time of year. Again the staff in the bar were friendly and courteous. Excellent service and very clean. (We did venture across the road to the Royal Mirage Piano Bar - but quickly returned!). The Spa is wonderful - highly recommend the hammam, mud wrap and massage. The bedroom was huge with a massive double bed. The bathroom was a bit tired - tiles around the bath needed replacing. Fantastic power shower and lovely robes. Rooms cleaned each day and night - excellent servicing. The pool is huge and there were plenty beds with no problems getting towels. Overall this was a fantastic experience, great hotel and great people.Can't wait to return!
We stayed at Le Meridien N'Fis for 7 nights in Feb 2007. Having stayed elsewhere in Marrakech in previous years, I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Clean and excellent service. The view of the High Atlas is outstanding, the gardens are beautiful and the pool is heated - not all in Marrakech are. It makes a huge difference in the winter. 15-20 walk minutes to the Djemma, flat and easy. Plenty cafes, some licensed, further up Avenue Mohammed VI. Again, an easy stroll of an evening.
We travel a lot and I just don't understand the occasional negative review of this place. Maybe some people out there think that $10,000 a night, top-end Paris or New York service should be available at a Meridien. If you judge it for what it is - a middle-of-the-Starwood-range hotel in a developing country - it is outstanding.
nice hotel, good size room beautifully cleaned. Arrived early and was able to check in early. Taxi to city 5 mins and just over a pound. Only problem was with taxis- twice they dropped us off at a shop they wanted us to visit rather than where we asked to go!! Get guy on door to tell them where to take you and arrange the price- it made life much easier- still thats world travel!!
We stayed here for 3 nights in March and were very pleasantly surprised by the whole experiance.
The grounds were absolutley beautiful and staff very friendly and helpful.
The room was not up to the standard of the hotel grounds but still big, clean and exactley what we needed.
Yes the drinks and food were expensive but that goes without saying when staying in any 5 star hotel.
Walk to the sqaure etc was about 40 minutes but taxi were only about 2 GBP.
We would stay here agin without a doubt.
Excellent experience in Marrakesh
I enjoyed staying there in Marrakesh so much, they are very helpful staff, and specially the concierge gave me all information about the best places to go, and gave me a map of marrakesh.
they recommended. room was nice, and they have a very good amenities, the swimming pool is amazing, the view of the room is great. it's pool and mountain view..the hotel has a great spa. i really enjoyed it so much... it's 10 minutes by taxi the 2 main shopping areas in marrakesh.
Have just returned from a week @ Le Meridien,this is a great standard hotel
We really enjoyed our stay,the staff are great and quality of accomodation is 5 star.However not cheap we paid 3 times more for a bottle of Moroccan wine in the restaurant compared to outside.The positon is good although too far to walk into the Medina.Taxis are cheap,however they try to rip you off if your new! Don't pay more than 20dn in the day 30 after 8pm into town.
We decided to stay in a modern hotel rather than in a Riad in the old town,We looked at some of the Riads they are wonderful,but I did not feel comfortable on the streets of the Medina at night and we got lost several times,the locals offer help,then expect to be paid .Don't get caught in the square by the HENNA Painters or the snake charmers,and you have to ignore the beggars as there are so many. A great experience and we found some great restaurants,but you have to be streetwise,crossing the road takes courage! It is after all a very different culture.
Extremely well looked after at the Meridien
I have just returned from a week in Marrakech (5 nights staying at the Meridien and 2 nights in a Riad) with my Mum.
We were extremely impressed with the Meridien. It is a beautiful hotel, and doesn't manage to feel too huge (like the nearby Sofitel). Our room overlooked the lush gardens full of orange and lemon trees, which smelt amazing in the evenings. The swimming pool is large and an interesting shape - we were happy to spend lots of time lying by the pool in the sun, although the water was rather cold (unheated - 22 degrees - so not for the faint hearted! or children). We also made use of the tennis court. I had a massage in the hotel spa, which although good was a bit expensive and was overshadowed by our experience at Les Bains de Marrakech (in the Medina).
The breakfast was vey good, you can chose to sit outside on the sunny terrace and there is a large selection of hot and cold food with lots of fresh croissants. We ate in the poolside cafe some lunchtimes which was good - salads etc. We avoided eating in the hotel in the evenings since it seemed a shame to miss out on the many and varied restaurants in the Medina or the Gueliz area.
Our twin room was more than adequate. It was spacious and extremely clean with new towels provided twice daily. An nice touch was the weather forecast for the following day along with a little chocolate that appeared on out pillow in the early evening!
The highlight of our stay however was definitely the staff. Staff at all levels were always cheerful, helpful and hospitable. The men on the door advised us how much we should be paying for the taxis, and the cafe staff around the pool were very attentive.
Overall we had a very relaxing experience and if we return to Morocco, we will not hesitate to stay at the Meridien again.