Customer Feedback for Lawrence of Morocco

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5*

Thank you.
We had a wonderful time at Maroc lodge in Azmizmiz and everything from booking to our return was easy and stress free!
The Hotel and its gardens were lovely and the owners and their staff did everything to make our stay very enjoyable and relaxing.
We had a brilliant days walk in the town and countryside with our guide Latifa. She took us to meet so many different people and enabled us to discover life in both the town environment and  the villages. We had lunch with a family in a Berber village who were charming and very hospitable as were everyone we met.

The only negatives were that the weather was not good on the first day. Very cold and very cloudy!!
We also realised that we needed to brush up on our French language skills!!
WIFI would be useful in the villas if that was a possibility.

We would certainly go to Morocco again and definitely book through your company, and have no hesitation in recommending you to friends.

Regards
Kate and Chris Palmer

(travelled in Apr 2015)
5*

Dear Max,

Everything went really well, thank you. We found both the Maroc Lodge and Villa Maroc, excellent. The food was also great in both places - we only had b & b at Villa Maroc but we did eat there on the first evening and it was very good. The food at Maroc Lodge was outstanding. I couldn't fault it in any way. 

We also had two excellent guides - the Berber guide Nourid was great and so was Claudia who runs Berber tours in Essaouria. Both were very knowledgeable and on time. All connections and travel was good. No problems at all, in fact. We had a fantastic relaxing holiday - the only problem being that we didn't want to come home.

If I have any quibbles...and it's a small thing ....we forgot to take our travel kettle and it wasn't always so easy to get cups of tea....maybe it's something you could remind us English travelers about!

I would definitely recommend Lawrence of Morocco to friends and relatives and I hope we will travel with you again sometime.

Many thanks

Bronwen & Dave

(travelled in Mar 2015)
5*

Dear Max, 

Thanks for your email. We have had a wonderful holiday, one of the best. The travel details and transfers were all perfect and all charming. The fact that we spoke French was of course a big bonus as we had a full commentary from the drivers.

Kasbah Tamadot was absolutely magnificent. We had a smaller room on the corner of the courtyard but it as really cosy with lovely views across the river. The staff were delightful and we were very cosy. We loved the fact that the manager had thought of everything. Reading lights and torches. Slippers and the free mini bar.

The weather was gorgeous so we enjoyed the grounds and the lovely terrace for lunch. We also loved drinks in the library before dinner where we made some friends for our stay. We were also delighted that Eve herself came and sat with us one evening. I cant really think of anything at all I would change abut the place.

Villa les Oragers was of course a total contrast in setting. When we arrived we thought our room was very dark and had a flight of steps up to the bathroom. We were kindly sorted with an upgrade and had a very pleasant room with a terrace. After that we had a lovely time. The Hotel is a wonder with the door between the tyre shop and the washing machine repairers but that only added to the charm. A bit like a secret passage. The Staff were a little reserved but very friendly and helpful. I think that the difference is that at the villa you could have everything but needed to ask whereas at Tamadot it was just all there for you already. It also seemed that the Villa was set up more for French travellers which I am sure is not surprising considering the French connection.

The food was excellent and the local wines good. We enjoyed our lunches with the friendly staff and then most nights had drinks and tapas around the medina to soak up the local atmosphere. The tour of the medina and souk was epic running to a full 5 hours. The guide showed us everything but there was some pressure to go into a carpet shop which was a little unwonted and not perhaps official? Despite that we saw everything and our guide Rashid was excellent

We saw the Majorelle and the new town as well so we enjoyed all of Marrakech but we loved the juxtaposition of the hotel to the Jamaa al Fna and how we left such busy streets to get into the Riad

All in all the trip was certainly one of the best I could imagine and we are so glad we went to see such a vibrant place at a warm sunny time.

Suggestions?
Perhaps to advise travellers to get a room with a terrace at the Villa and to ask the staff to stock the minibar or to ask the minibar to stock the bar for your customers

I cant think of anything else really other than to say thanks for the experience which seemed to last for much more than just a week.

Martyn

(travelled in Feb 2015)
5*

Dear Max

Thank you for your email.  Philip and I thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. 
The riads we stayed in were excellent and we must mention Riad Cinnamon in particular as they were most helpful to us and were so obliging in every way. 

Unfortunately nothing really went wrong on the holiday so no negative feedback to give you. The transfers went smoothly and we had no real problem with flights etc.  The only probelm is the weight we have put on after the excellent food and wine!!!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff espceially Denise inh elping us book this trip and will certainly be recommended you.

Best wishes
Kay

(travelled in Feb 2015)
5*

Hi Denise/Max

We had a great time and here is my feedback.

Mrs Souad introduced herself on the journey from the airport to the Riad but we had no reason to contact her.

The Riad Camilia was terrific – Nicholas looked after us really well and was a mine of information.
We ate all of our meals in the Riad except for the first night.  As the hotel wasn’t full Nicholas moved us to a small private dining room, which was lovely, when it was just the two of us eating in. Although my husband did find the low seats rather trying. All the staff were most helpful.

The balloon ride was a great success.

The first guide who showed us the cultural parts of Marrakech was very good, and he even took as to a good English speaking herbalist as my husband had a cold, and we bought some rather potent nigella seeds, which certainly helped.
The 2nd day we had a driver to drive us around to see the gardens and he must have thought we were odd because they really weren’t worth the bother.  They could and probably were once so much more, and from the air on the way out of Marrakech you could appreciate the extent of them.  It was my idea to have a look but I certainly wouldn’t recommend this to any others except of course the Majorelle gardens which were interesting in their own way. The driver also took as to the Mamounia Hotel at my request – we thought we would have a coffee there, which was an excellent idea as it turned out, a swanky hotel with a nice garden! We didn’t bother going around the Palm Grove area as we had driven through there quite a lot before and after the balloon ride, delivering other guests so felt we had seen it.

On reflection we could have made better use of the driver.  Next time!

We had an easy transit to Bab Ourika and requested that we visit the Berber market on the way, but the driver indicated he was short of time having driven quite slowly  to the mountains.  Although he did say we could stop for a short while  I felt that we didn’t really have enough time, so we decided not to see it.  A mistake.

Bab Ourika was a complete contrast to the Riad, where one was opulent the other stark, but we had been upgraded to a de luxe room, and it was really a very good peaceful location, lovely grounds and views.
We had an excellent guide the next day, with good English and a good and generous picnic was bought to us on a donkey!  We made use of the Hammam and the masseuse afterwards which was a good idea for desk bound English people who hadn’t taken any exercise for some time.
I would say that the food was quite basic here but perfectly edible, and I think I would be disappointed if I had come to Bab Ourika for my main holiday for a rest.  Fine as a base for walks, which others were doing, or as a stopover.  I believe the owner is English – we met him briefly - but I thought he might have realised that the actual food itself could have been so much more.  Again the staff were faultless.

All in all a great success and leaving us wanting more.  As an aside both Maurice from the balloon company and Nicholas sang the praises of your company. 

Kind regards and many thanks.

Fiona Applegate

(travelled in Feb 2015)
5*

Hi Max

Thanks for your email, overall we had a great time, we would return to Marrakech, and we would definitely recommend you to all of our friends that are thinking of going to Morocco.

The La Sultana was fantastic in every aspect, and especially the staff. The Balloon flight was a bit disappointing, in part due to the weather. The guided tour was good but unfortunately the guide did not want to take on board what we wanted to do, only what he wanted us to see. In the end we cut the tour slightly short but enjoyed the experience.

KBO was a total contrast, and again was fantastic. The trek was great and our guide was perfect.

The transfers were spot on, and the contact we had with your local team was spot on.

Thanks again for your guidance and arranging a fabulous break for us.

Cheers Ian

(travelled in Feb 2015)
5*

We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful holiday, the pre flight documentation was first class and while a departure from MP2 on Ryanair is never a wonderful experience, everything changed the moment we arrived in Morocco. The hotels lived up to our expectations and in each we received a warm reception, good service and on each occasion were sorry to leave. The hire car was fine and we enjoyed our drive from Essaouira, Taroudant, Skoura and onto Marakesh and although the roads had suffered from considerable damage after the recent storms we quickly realised that it takes far longer than a 'French autoroute' but it was all part of a wonderful experience. The final stay at Les deux Tours was magnificent, the staff were so friendly and the hotel well positioned that we were reluctant to leave at 6.45am especially after the New Year celebrations! the night before.


This was our first long stay in Morocco and we are already discussing a trip next Christmas to see Rabat and Fes - if we do, We will definately use LOM and I have no hesitation in recommending the company to family and friends - GREAT experiences - many thanks and best wishes for 2015

 

(travelled in Dec 2014)
5*

A fantastic trip, thank you for organising it. This is my second one with you , having been torn away from a company I have used for over 20 years, and I have to say that I am really  impressed again. My initial choice of Maroc Lodge wasn't available and I was dubious about Bab Ourika, as some reviews are a bit.... But Denise convinced me and I am glad she did.

Although I was away for only a short time , it felt like I was away for far longer.

The whole service from start to finish was first class. I loved the venue and the walking so much so that I am seriously tempted to book straight away for a similar time next year...something I have never done! So hopefully that gives you some idea of the satisfaction I have had for both my trips.

With many thanks to you all and I wish you an amazing and successful New Year.

 

(travelled in Dec 2014)
5*

Dear Max,

Thank you for your email - I am sorry, but I am going to disappoint you!  Although negatives are helpful to you, our holiday was perfect and I really can't find anything but praise to feed back to you.  I would say you have a great team and we will definitely use you again for a return trip to Morocco.  Thank you to everyone for making our holiday everything we wanted it to be.

With best wishes

 

(travelled in Nov 2014)

9 reviews for Lawrence of Morocco (on this page) and 9 ratings, with an average rating of 5.00 out of 5.