Name of hotel: Opera Plaza Hotel
Address: Angle Avenue Mohammed VI et Avenue Hassan II, Marrakech, Morocco.
Date stayed: End of May 2018
We arrived at the hotel late in the evening and was warmly welcomed by the staff. We had no hassle with check-in and our porter took our luggage to our room. We found the hotel to be very clean from the room to the pool to the restaurant.
We were fortunate to have a pool view with balcony which was lovely to sit out on during the evenings. The music from the poolside normally stopped around 11:30 pm but did not bother us in the slightest.
The location of the hotel is in the ‘New Town’ area and around a 45-minute flat walk to the Medina. You are across the road from the train station where we (if we had time) would have got a train to Fez.
Like previously said our room was clean and spacious with a large and very comfortable bed. There was a flat screen TV with a couple English speaking channels, we manly caught up with BBC worldwide news and CNN. Like other reviews the bathroom is lovely, but the bath does have tall sides and can be difficult to get in and out of. I struggled and I'm a little under average height. Our only 'complaint' which was just personal preference was there was no coffee making facilities in our room. We understood why, but for us we really missed having our coffee in bed before heading down to grab breakfast. There is however a fridge stocked with water, soft drinks and beers. We did use the minibar on several occasions, and unlike other reviewers we paid our bill at the end of the stay with no problems.
The pool area was our favourite aspect of the hotel. It is busiest during the day where people use the many sun loungers to get a tan. In the evening there are live Moroccan acts on to give it a lovely holiday feel which either having some food or a quiet beer. While we were there at night the pool area was quiet and we had the luxury of having the full attention of the staff. On our first night we decided to try and have the buffet. At 200dh this was expensive compared to other places in Morocco, yet for me personally I love that the staff talked to me about the Moroccan food, its history (and at the time) its links with Ramadan. The staff made sure our individual needs were met (I have a severe fish allergy) in a very polite and professional manner. The breakfasts were good with a variety of pastries, hams, cheeses and made to order omelettes and scrambled eggs... and chicken nuggets and potato.
They have facilities to change your pounds/euros/dollars into dirham, when often changed pounds in dirham and was a much better exchange rate than at Gatwick airport.
On the day of departure, they sorted everything out quickly and efficiently. They arranged a taxi to take us to the airport later that day and put our luggage in a luggage room while we went out shopping.
We would stay here again - hopefully my French will be improved!
(Please see link below for guide book used on our trip)
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xx Family Of The Day xx