Forget what everyone else says, this hotel is 100% French speaking and solely geared towards them. The staff speak a very small amount of English but it is limited.
Having said that it did not deter us from having a great holiday. The hotel and beautiful gardens are spotless and extremely well maintained. The hotel is situated about 5 miles outside Marrakech in the country side and is enclosed by a wall. There is gate security.
Our rooms were spacious and cleaned every day with new towels. Did not receive a sheet change during week. The temps were very hot into the top 90's so the air condition was fab. There are no fridges in the room. The TV received a CNN news channel and 2 others in English with Arabic subtitles.
The restaurant was spacious and never a problem getting a table, your meal comes with water and a choice of red/white wine.
The food was superb, great choices at all 3 sittings. The bar was well stocked with local brand beer and spirits but used with real Cocoa Cola, Fanta, Sprite ,Schweppes etc.
You could also get coffee/tea as you wanted it. If English then ask for a Liptons, this is the nearest to a home brew as the Morrocan tea is mostly mint (which is also very nice)
The snack bar beside the pool has every drink you could want from alcohol to a range of soft drinks. They also cook if you require a snack mid meal, crepes, hamburgers, chips, pizza etc.
When you book in get towel cards from reception, you can hand these in at the poolside and get towels for the pool, a handy way of not having to take your own beach towels.
We booked our own holiday on the internet, a taxi from the airport cost us 200dirham going back it was only 150dirham (aprox 12.5 =£1) probably a little more than necessary but not too much over the odds. Remember to ask price first and make sure it is for you all, not each person.
Well worth it to do a tour of Marrakech, we asked first choice rep if we could book with them 400dirham pp for an all day 8hrs tour of the city with a lovely meal included. very good value, as if we had gone on our own would not have seen half of what we saw and where we were taken. Various other tours on offer, people spoke highly of the Atlas Mountain tour and the Oura valley waterfalls.
Hotel staff as well as the Morrocans we came across were very pleasant and friendly, we had no problems at all. Saw the site of the bombing in the main square where flowers and a shrine had been erected.
Always ask prices first, especially if you are getting a drink in Marrakech otherwise you will get ripped off. And haggle, haggle and again. Our wives bought 2 kaftans starting price was 350 dirham each in the end we got them for 100. But plenty of advice on other blogs about bartering.
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- Royal Decameron Issil Hotel
- Royal Decameron Issil Hotel Marrakech
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