Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial and Spa 5 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.6/5 1,983 reviews

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Description

Hotel extras

  • Bedrooms and suites w/ views of Atlas Mountains, swimming pools or gardens

  • Free access So Lounge for hotel residents excl. weekends/special evenings

  • Outdoor area: Gardens, riads and beds around swimming pools, pool butler

  • Kids suite and kids pool to entertain children aged 4 to 12.

  • 15 mins from airport, 10 mins from Jemaa El Fna Square and modern city

Our accommodation(s)

Hotel location

Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial and Spa

Rue Harroun Errachid, Quartier de l hivernage
40000 MARRAKECH
Morocco

GPS:31.62175, -8.002805

Access and transport

Hotel services

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On site
  • Swimming pool
  • Car park
  • Pets welcome
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fitness center
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms
  • Room service

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ALL Rating  4.6/5  1,983 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating  4.5/5  5,398 reviews

Poor value - poor experience

TripAdvisor rating 1.0/5

bosscolbert TripAdvisor review

Somehow, this property does not live up to expectations. Let's make it short - The only bright spot is the breakfast. Excellent and plentiful, that is if you show up before 9am, at which point it becomes a zoo. If you are an Accor All member, you might as well go elsewhere, as there is zero recognition, zero upgrades and zero perks. Being Doamond I was very surprised. The pool restaurant has the worst service of all. Food is overpriced and not good. You have to beg foe someone to take you order. Room service is quite quick. Warning, they charge for coffee pods. Housekeeping is a joke and I had to call five times for a couple of towels until I stepped out and found some on a cart. Our room was not a suite despite being called one. It was a long room ending in a small balcony. Every evening there was a lot of noise from a band playing by the pool or some conference event. Summary - not good at all. Poor value. Crappy "suites". Good breakfast.

Really Poor Service

TripAdvisor rating 1.0/5

John K TripAdvisor review

Public areas well designed and laid out - very photogenic! Staff throughout hotel are unhelpful and lack any interest, charm or in some instances any politeness. This is especially true around the pool or as we call it the 'the ask 3 times area'. On first arrival it is unclear how the pool area works. There are no staff explaining where or how to secure towels or how the poolbar restaurant works. It actually uses a QR code which links you to an unhelpful app which does not always load on the patchy hotel wifi. Most of the pool staff are gathered around in groups of 3 talking to each other and studiously avoiding any eye contact with customers presumably for fear they may have to do something. They are herded by men in blue suits who throw their arms around and achieve nothing other than confusing the already reluctant staff. One day we ate at the pool restaurant. Walked up to table area and stood for several minutes as staff worked around us but did not acknowledge our presence or ask if we wanted a table. Eventually we sat - another 25 mins before anyone came to the table - another 35 mins before our food arrived. You really just have to keep asking if you want any service. On another occasion we ordered some tapas - after an hour we tracked down a waiter and asked when the order might turn up. He checked. That menu not available during the day (not that the QR/website says that) his colleague was new and should not have taken the order - even though no one had bothered to come and tell us the order was not being progressed. The standard of food at the pool bar was average and the menu not that exciting (if only they did tapas at lunch!) Breakfast food choice more impressive and a shout out to the omelette chef - the only smiling staff member we met in a whole week (not joking!). We didn't eat dinner in the hotel firstly as we were not at all sure where this was but we think there was only a buffet option and secondly the lack of service made us look elsewhere - so glad we did. Had super food and service across the road in the Nobu restaurant and sky bar as well as other places. Used the Sofitel spa for a Hamman which was ok but again the service with a smile was lacking and a towel might have been nice. Our room was comfortable and the bed very comfortable. Housekeeping could have consistently topped up tea/coffee etc - some days they did some days not - mystery. All reviews are personal and based on expectation vs delivery. That is the power of a brand - you supposedly know what to expect. We have stayed in several other Sofitel's both in Morocco and in other countries. All are far better than this one. We will not risk another Sofitel. A head office emergency team should be sent to Marrakech to fix the service in this hotel before too many customers realise the issues. It is leaking potential revenue by its terrible service - guests are eating and drinking elsewhere. We spoke to other guests who felt the same as us.

Dear John, I'm sorry to hear about your disappointing experience at the hotel. It sounds like the service fell far short of what you expected, especially given your previous positive experiences with other Sofitel properties. Your feedback about the lack of attention and efficiency from the staff, particularly around the pool area and in the restaurant, is concerning. It's understandable that such experiences can greatly impact your overall satisfaction with your stay. It's unfortunate that the service didn't meet the high standards you anticipated, particularly in a hotel of this caliber. Your detailed account provides valuable insights for both potential guests and the hotel management. Hopefully, your feedback will prompt the necessary improvements to enhance the guest experience for future visitors. It's great to hear that you found alternatives outside the hotel for dining and enjoyed better service there. It's a testament to the quality of options available in Marrakech. Thank you for sharing your experience, and I hope your future travels bring you more enjoyable stays.

Mitigated stay

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Mathilde T. Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

Hotel is fabulous (room, amenities, concierge, etc.) but I expected a far better client service for a hotel up-scale. When we arrived the first day, we have waited until 4:30pm to have our room although : 1) We arrived around 11 am and I informed hotel of our potential early check-in 3 weeks earlier 2) We have 2 kids under 10 who woke up at 5am to fly to Marrakech and who were very exhausted At 3:00 pm (normal check-in schedule), the person gave us a room which didn't correspond to our order. We had to ask for change. Consequently the first day was not a success. During following days, we have been disappointed by lunch at the restaurant where we had to wait a very long time to order, then to have beverage and finally meals (just salad and pizza for kids). Hopefully, these mitigated experiences have been compensated by a beautiful place and an extraordinary concierge (M. Reda). However, I don't know if I would recommend this hotel for my friends with kids.

Disappointed

Customer review rating 1.5/5

Orhan Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

Service was very slow and no attention. Coffee would take more than 30 minutes to arrive after requesting it from 4 to 5 service attendants. Concierge provided wrong information on several occasions.

Great location, nice facilities and perfect for a family stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Jj L. B. Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

Great stay (one week) at the hotel with two young kids. Great rooms and great facilities : pools and spa. The staff were friendly and helpful, even though for lunch - service was not great (very slow). Would still recommend for the atmosphere and the location.

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