After spending a weekend in the Agafay desert for an electronic music festival, I was able to rest at this oasis in Marrakech before heading to Taghazout. This itinerary was part of my two months working remotely in Europe and Morocco.
Le Méridien N’Fis is a large establishment offering all the necessary services to rest during a stay in the effervescent city of Marrakech. Let’s discover this hotel together.
Le Méridien N'Fis - Reservation
My night at Le Méridien N’Fis cost me 1,144 Moroccan dirhams, or about 150 CAD for a room with two single beds and a garden view. The rate included breakfast for two people.
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Le Méridien N'Fis - Location
Le Méridien N’Fis is located in the Menara district of Marrakech, close to the city center and opposite a shopping center. Thanks to the hotel’s large grounds, we are sheltered from the noise of the city.
To go to the Medina and the Jemaa El-Fna square or to the Majorelle Garden for example, you can take a cab. There are a few usually parked in front of the hotel and prices can easily be negotiated; getting around by cab is very affordable in Marrakech.
I liked the fact that the doormen asked me if I needed a cab, and offered me some tips on how to visit the city.
Le Méridien N'Fis - Check-in
When we arrived, a doorman was waiting for us and immediately took charge of our luggage. The access to the hotel is fenced and gives the impression of entering a small vacation village. The entrance hall is vast and immaculate, one immediately recognizes the typical Moroccan decor.
After taking our passports, the staff at the reception desk invited us to sit down. We waited for about 20-30 minutes while we checked in, not knowing why. Although courteous, the receptionist did not give us any information about the hotel.
Rather, it was the doorman who delivered the luggage to our room who informed us of the times for breakfast.
In the lobby, there is also a concierge service and a currency exchange desk.
Le Méridien N'Fis - Room
To get to our room, we had to go outside and then through the garden to finally reach the fifth floor of one of the hotel’s towers.
Our room was large and had everything needed for a comfortable stay.
However, we feel that the decoration could be updated and that the furniture and the place are a little worn; on the other hand the large window gave a very beautiful view on the gardens of the hotel.
Le Méridien N'Fis - Breakfast
Breakfast is served at the hotel’s restaurant Le Jasmin starting at 6:00 am, which I greatly appreciated since we had to leave early for our next destination. The restaurant has tables inside and outside near the garden.
The buffet was very varied and included a choice of American and European food as well as local cuisine (Moroccan soup and other local dishes). An omelet station was available where we could order it the way we like. Here’s a look at what was served:
Le Méridien N'Fis - Other services
Le Méridien N'Fis - Restaurants and bar
Le Méridien N’Fis offers several restaurants:
- Le Palmier: barbecue and drinks by the pool
- Le Jasmin: Mediterranean menu and breakfast buffet
- The Riad: authentic Moroccan cuisine for dinner only
I preferred to try the local cuisine outside the hotel, but the breakfast buffet was very good at Le Jasmin restaurant. I also noticed that there was a bar on site with a grand piano.
Le Méridien N'Fis - Pool
The pool at Le Meridien N’Fis is definitely appreciated in the intense heat of Marrakech. There are deck chairs and umbrellas all around.
The shallow part is ideal for families. Unfortunately I couldn’t enjoy it during my short stay but after hours of sightseeing, this kind of pool is a real oasis in Marrakech.
Le Méridien N'Fis - Fitness Center
A fitness center was available on site, including equipment and free weights for strength and cardio training. Since it is often too hot to train outside, the view of the garden makes it very pleasant.
Le Méridien N'Fis - My general impression
Although very short, I enjoyed my stay at Le Meridien N’Fis and wanted to stay longer to rest.
I recommend this hotel to individuals and families who want to enjoy Marrakech while enjoying a small sanctuary of tranquility. With the garden and its aromas as well as the large swimming pool, one definitely feels on vacation.