The first adventure Mo and I embarked on was of course our honeymoon. A wonderful 7 night in Morocco made all the more special by the wonderful Terre Resort and Spa.
The hotel itself is about a 40 minute drive from Marrakech airport, located in the Palmeraie area of the city. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like royalty. We were given a free upgrade to the Romance Suite, which was beautifully decorated and very spacious in size. A room we would definitely recommend if you are thinking of booking. The room, Lavande, was decorated in hues of deep purple and green, luxury fabrics, lounger by the window and a generous sized bathroom with a walk in shower, deep tub and double sinks.
The staff went out of their way to ensure that we received the highest level of service. One morning after breakfast for example, Mo asked a member of staff for an umbrella to be taken down to the small pool/jacuzzi area so we could enjoy being outside without being in direct sunlight (it was an incredibly hot time of year!). Having gone back to our rooms to get changed, we went to the pool area to find two large umbrellas placed by our sun bed, which had been covered in towels and sprinkled with rosepetals. The staff go out of their way to get to know you, to know how/where you like to take your meals etc and they really do cater to your every request. They work around you and your expectations and needs. We cannot praise them highly enough.
The spa is a haven of tranquility and you are able to book sole use of the hammam to yourself, which Mo and I did. It was a good hour of relaxation. The food on the whole is great. Breakfast is lovely with a good selection of pastries and fruit, and the lunch menu is fantastic with great choices however I still dream about the one meal I ordered on repeat, burger and chips, as it was the best I’ve ever had! (I know its sad but it really was delicious!) My only criticism of the food would be the dinner menu, which was not as varied as it could have been. However, I would encourage everybody to venture into the Jema El Fnaa at least one evening, to sample local cuisine (mentioned in more detail on ‘Magical Marrakech’ post) The hotel staff were happy to arrange all the excursions we had planned and would have a driver at the door within half an hour of booking.
The hotel grounds are stunning, with long, windy paths leading to the rooms and many shady and seated areas set in the stunning gardens to keep you out of the glare of the midday sunlight if you wish. Even the noise of the fireworks at 10:30pm coming from Chez Ali next door did not dampen the experience for us. Other than these fireworks, which we found quite nice, the hotel is very quiet and peaceful throughout.
Would we go back? Certainly.