Le Meridien N'Fis Hotel

, Marrakech, Morocco
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Le Meridien N'Fis Hotel

, Marrakech
5 star

Rooms: 277

Avenue Mohammed VI - Marrakech - 40000 - Morocco Hotel Website | | 212 524 339400
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Comfortable Hotel

from Polodriver
I didn't know what to expect having read mixed reviews but we thought it was great - clean, comfortable and the staff were very attentive and very helpful. 'An oasis of calm' after a visit to the medina and especially the souks. A good 15 minute walk to the main square but only 20 dirham max. by petite taxi. 15 minutes walk the other way and you can see the sun set in the Menara Gardens. We only ate breakfast at the hotel and so cannot comment on the restaurant food. We did enjoy relaxing drinks in the bar each evening though listening to the piano player before setting forth to the town again. I expect staying in a Riad will give you more of a true Moroccan experience but this hotel suited us fine for our first trip to Marrakesh.

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from FreddyCole
If you want a standard, international chain instead of a riad experience, this is a good hotel. The rooms are large but don't really have any character. The gardens are pretty. The pool is cool (literally!) so you can't swim in the winter.

The restaurant is pretty but the food is overpriced and lousy. We ordered the speciality of roast lamb which was fatty, bland and disappointing. Pizza at lunch was equally weird.

Overall, a good place to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the Jemma El Fna. Would recommend La Trattoria and Catanzaro in Guillez for good italian food, if you've had enough of tajines etc.

Good Hotel.

from bob230
HOTEL / LOCATION
This is a nice clean hotel, with friendly staff. The pool is excellent. The main central courtyard area is a refreshing oasis of scented bushes & flowers with the sound of the trickling fountains makes it a welcome reprieve from the inevitable dry & dusty conditions outside the hotel. The road & pavement directly outside the Hotel was being re-vamped, although not a big inconvenience we were disturbed on 2 early mornings. The speed of the work appeared to be very fast and think that most of it, should be completed by December (although you may well want to check with your agent first. Location of the hotel is about right and is very conveniently located to the airport and not too far from the old Medina (city).

FOOD
Drinks & food at the Meridien are expensive, but the quality good.
When we were there it felt like only 25% of the Hotel was occupied which meant that poolside loungers were readily available and hotel services inside relatively efficient.

Walk out of the hotel, turn right and walk approx 5 mins and you will find the very reasonably priced Curusoe Cafe/Ice cream-Bar where they do light snacks and limited range of set meals. Tastefully decorated, modern and very clean, although I would advise you to brush up on your French as English hardly spoken, but nonetheless, worth the effort. The Curusoes own speciality salad is very much recommended, as indeed is the Salmon pasta dish! Prices are less than half price of the Meridian but choice limited. Later we discovered another much arger cafe about 2 or 3 blocks down past the Curuso, about 20 mins walk, on the corner but can't remeber the name. We didn't get a chance to discover the culinary delights there but its location and size suggested the possibility of a larger choice food.

SHOPPING
WARNING! Practically all of Marrakech is one big tourist trap and decided to prioritise relaxing rather than wasting our time haggling in the markets for overpriced tat. The main shops and malls did not offer anything great, limited in choice and London prices! (for belts, Jackets etc).

OVERALL
Overall, we enjoyed the hotel experience. The weather was glorious in October (average of 28 degree Celsius).
If you want somewhere to relax and soak up some sun, which is only 3 hrs away from London, then go - but stay mainly at the hotel !

Very Nice

from GCrackr
We stayed at Le Meridian N, Fis for 3 nights as part of a tour package.

The rooms were clean and had all the expected amenities. Ours was on the ground floor which came with the added feature of a patio overlooking the gardens; a pleasant extra (all other floors do not appear to have balconies). Several have commented about the “basic” look of the rooms. True, but we believe this is an intentional style selection by the decorator. The furniture is not cheap, just simple in design.

The facility is clean, well decorated and very beautiful. The gardens are gorgeous. It is quite a walk to the Medina—we recommend a taxi—much faster and not expensive.

Service was mixed. Maintenance service was very prompt to open the in-room safe that has been left locked by the previous occupant. Front Desk and pool staff did their job, but without even a hint of friendliness. Table service was very good.

The breakfast buffet was quite good and had a great variety. We had one dinner at the upscale restaurant, it was excellent.

Good, but nowhere for an evening snack

from Packhorse
A bit far from the Medina. Wonderfully spacious & gardens beautifully kept. Food very good but only one restaurant (they claim they have two) & absolutely nowhere in the evening if you just want a light meal. The cafe just down the road is dire. Service good.

COMFORTABLE HOTEL IN GOOD LOCATION

from thegables
My husband and I chose Marrakech for a holiday as had been to Dubai, Oman and Egypt and did not want to go too far so seemed to fit the bill for some winter sun. Le Meridien is good value for money being betwixt the Old Medina (very busy) and the new town. We had a deluxe room which was very clean and spacious but basically furnished. The bathroom was fine. All public areas in the hotel are fine but the amenities and service are not like a normal 5 * hotel so don't be disappointed. Hotel is near a main road so ask for a room away from the road. Taxis (get small ones) are about £1.50 each way into town but always confirm rate first. The souks are a must but will drive you mad and you will apppreciate the quiet gardens of the hotel afterwards. We played golf at the Royal Club and the Palmeraie but was sorry to miss out on the Alkemes (?). Good restaurants nearby the Cafe de la Poste off Mohammed V1 Street, Rotisserie de la Paix in Gueliz (lovely peaceful garden) and Narwama (Oriental) in Medina. Hotel should give directions. All very reasonable. Went to Le Tobsil - great and Yacout which would not recommended (overpriced). Weather was warm.

4 star hotel but 2 star service

from Kevin_Tyler
I booked the Meridien having read some ok reviews on trip advisor and thought it likely to be one of the best in the Marrakech area. It was a reasonable hotel, perhaps in need of a little updating (very 80's), nice pool area and rooms were spacious and clean. Check in was quick and friendly. However, like many Marrakech hotels, it offers poor service in some areas. The conceirge service was non-existent. I had to catch a taxis to another hotel in order to be advised on restaurants and to have them reserved. Even though the hotel shop sold an excellent restaurant guide the main desk didn't carry one and when I suggested they purchase one to advise guests they simple didn't consider it worthwhile. If you want pool side food and drink service you can also forget it. You have to leave pool side and hunt for a waiter in the restuarant adjacent the pool. Overal an average 4 star hotel at best with some examples of 2 star service.

Wonderful birthday break

from kaquamarine
My boyfriend and I stayed at Le Meridien for a week in December which turned out to be a wonderful holiday. On the sunny fresh morning we arrived, early, we were taken to our room, well before usual check in time and settled in effortlessly. We found the staff quite friendly and willing to help.

Our room was pretty much what you would expect of a chain 4/5 star hotel. It was clean with all the usual amenities and very comfortable. Each night when we returned to our room I even found my nightie beautifully arranged with rose petals. Perhaps a bit OTT but cute I thought!


The breakfast buffet was fine, not a great deal of choice compared to other places I've stayed in, but adequate I felt. Also, due to the time of year, the hotel wasn't full so our experience of it was quite relaxing. The grounds had a very well kept garden and although on a main road, felt quite secluded. The large pool was lovely but unfortunately a bit cold (again winter time) but I managed to brave a couple of laps and had it all to myself. The pool restaurant had a nice little selection of food too.

We walked to the medina once and then the rest of the time, got cabs into it. Everything is nearby anyway. One thing to watch out for though and that's the cab fares. The cab fares are pretty low compared to London but we found that the Marrekech cabbies were trying to quadruple the price on us because we were tourists which we got wise to pretty quickly.

Le Meridien is in the new part of Marrekech, therefore convenient for some of the clubs such as Teatro and Pacha, if you like that kind of thing and restaurants. One restaurant which I loved (5 min cab ride) was La Trattoria which had great food, a lovely setting by a pool, and tasteful decoration.

During our week we arranged a trip, through Le Meridien to the coastal town of Essouria. The funny thing though was that the concierge was behaving a bit odd about the booking telling us to come back later rather than just book it, which he eventually did. Seemed like he was trying to get a mate to take us but we couldn't be sure. The trip turned out great in the end. Six of us with our own minibus and driver, who dropped us off at the harbour and agreed a meeting point for returning several hours later. A fun seaside trip!

On our last day, we tried the hotel's Hammam, which was my first experience of one. Situated downstairs in a tranquil part of the building. The facilities were mixed but were reasonably quiet. I'm not sure how authentic the hotel's version of a Hammam was. The women working there couldn't speak English so I didn't know what was coming next! My very basic broken arabic wasn't really understood either.

All in all, I would recommend Le Meridien, it's like an oasis a midst the nouvelle town but also has the more authentic culturally rich medina close by. A nice place to stay in December too when you want a bit of winter sun.

Could have been alot better

from Holmes114
We booked the hotel direct with the hotels website and knew that we would be in a twin room (the majority of rooms all seem to be twins) but got a really good deal so couldn't really complain - when we arrived the reception staff were ok but this soon changed after we found that the non-smoking room we requested when booking had somehow turned into a smoking room. To put it mildly the room stank! It took them a while to sort out the problem but eventually we were moved. I agree with previous comments about the huge chip on the reception staff shoulders - they really couldn't be any less helpful or friendly. The conceirege couldn't even give us information on the bus tour that stopped right outside the hotel - even though they had leaflets on the reception desk! Another big problem we had was with the pool - if you don't get there early the sun beds begin to run out and getting a towel from the pool staff is very difficult. If you leave your sun lounger at any point you run the risk of losing it - the staff are very quick to clear your stuff and the towels away.
The food and drink is very expensive at the hotel and nothing special - we turned right out of the hotel and walked less than 5 mins to a little cafe/restaurant (Caruso) and had breakfast and dinner there each night. The cafe charges about £3 for a delicious breakfast, the hotel charges £12.
Overall the hotel staff were particularly snotty and couldn't even arrange for the hotel bus to take us to the airport. We had requested a 7am pick up and at 7.15am the bus hadn't arrived - we eventually had to arrange our own taxi with no apology or explanation.

Lovely Hotel, shame about reception staff

from AmyConcannonChester
Upon arrival we were greeted by an extremely friendly bell man who greated us with hugs and could not do enough for us!
The hotel foyer is beautiful with amazing furniture and decor! However the reception staff were not great! My partner and i are both in our early 20's and therefore we felt we did not receive the same welcome as other older guests!

The bell man took us to our room, we were promised a double room by Airlinenetwork, but were given a twin, we expressed our concerns to which the bell man went off and came back with the receptionist, i found her to be rude and unwilling to help us, she would not allow us a double room that night & PROMISED us one the next day, 10 mins later 2 chamber maids arrived and rearranged the bedding to make a make-shift double for us.
Tthe next day i went to reception at the requested time to be told in a rather 'snotty' manner that we could not have a double, i argued until eventually we were given one, after this the reception staff appeared to sneer at us each time we saw them & were not very helpful - they all seemed to have attitude problems & 'chips' on their shoulders!

The staff at the bottom of thr ladder, i.e. chamber maids, bell men & restaurant staff were lovely, friendly people who could not do enough for you!

The pool was large, spacious and clean and the gardens were out of this world, truely magical at night all lit up and smelt and looked gorgeous in the day! Very well maintained!!

I would deffinately reccommend this hotel but i would suggest double checking that you are in a double and maybe upgrade from the standard room, the rooms are nice but pretty basic & not quite as luxurious as you would hope for a 5*.
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  • Address: Avenue Mohammed VI - Marrakech - 40000 - Morocco
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