Le Vizir Centre Park and Resort in Marrakesh

We’ve stayed 4 times at Le Vizir Center Park & Resort. It is undoubtedly one of our family favourites. The hotel has apartments called suites. It has it’s own pool & food outlet at the pool side. But the main restaurant & activities are held in the Park, which is a separate complex a short walk from the hotel.

The Pirate Themed pool at the Park is always popular with the kids.

Hotel Facilities:

The hotel has its own swimming pool, lined with sun loungers, for exclusive use of the guests staying there. Snacks and meals can be ordered. The reception staff are always happy to assist you. There is a free shuttle which drops you outside a Carrefour Supermarket, near Place de la Liberte, about 15 minutes walk from the Medina (old town) or head to Gueliz (new part) in Marrakech.

Pool for hotel guests only.

TOP TIP: Please book the shuttle for your family the day before, so you are more likely to get the times you want. Ask the reception for a map and keep the hotels information with you, in case you get lost. The hotel can also book you a taxi upon request.

View from our Solarium Suite. There are lifts/elevators at this resort.

The Park Facilities:

  • The large pirate-themed pool,
  • A separate pool area for women & girls, including paddling pool for younger children. Boys under 4 years only are allowed entry.
  • The Kids Club runs some activities for ages 4 – 8 years. You can supervise your younger kids there. It’s not as well-run as other Kids Clubs our kids have been to & it was on the smaller size.
  • The Gym, this is smaller than other gyms we’ve been to but does the job.
  • The Jasmine Spa & Hamam, which offers massages, traditional Moroccan Hamam experience & beauty treatments.
  • Trampolines,
  • Zip-wire,
  • Sand park,
  • Archery lessons are given at scheduled times in the day,
  • Tennis courts are at the back of the resort. Rackets & ball available upon request from the hotel reception or animation team.
  • The main restaurant is also located in the Park.
Smaller Climbing area for younger children.
Private pool for women & girls has a separate entrance next to the entrance for the Jasmine Spa.
Kids can actually climb onto the pirate ship & look for treasure ! And not find any…

The Perfect Fit for Families

Rooms Types:

  1. The Club Suite – This consists of a master double bedroom with en-suite as well as living room with a double-sized pull out sofa bed. Some of these rooms come with a balcony. Family occupancy: 2 Adults & 2 Children
  2. The Solarium Suite– This consists of 2 bedrooms either with double or twin beds & a living room with a double-sized pull out sofa bed. This room type only has one bathroom. As well as a balcony, this room type has a solarium upstairs, with sink, outdoor shower, sunbeds and even table & chairs to enjoy a meal. The stairs to the solarium are quite steep, and would not suit some one with limited mobility. Maximum occupancy: Total family size of six, up to 4 adults & 2 children.
  3. The Garden Suite – This consists of 2 bedrooms with a master en-suite bedroom with double bed, a second bedroom with twin beds and a double sized pull out sofa bed in the living room. It also has an additional wet-room with toilet. The rooms open out onto the gardens and make accessing the pool area easier, without compromising on the safety of your toddler. Maximum Occupancy: Family of 6, up to 4 adults & 2 children.
The upstairs roof terrace of the Solarium suite is a great for catching sunshine, drying clothes and having a meal.

Room Facilities:

  • All the rooms have a living space with sofas, flat screen TV and dining table. The rooms are air-conditioned/heated. You will not find a high chair in the rooms, but you can take along a travel booster if you require one. High chairs are available in the restaurant.
  • They also have a small kitchenette with full sized fridge-freezers, electric hob, oven and sink. You may need to request they turn on the electric oven or cooker for you.
  • There is no kettle in the rooms.
  • An iron is available from the reception.
  • Living rooms have a Flat screen TV however only news channels in English are available.
  • Shampoo, shower gels & lotion are available in the bathrooms. There is also a hair-drier.
  • Room service is available, so you can enjoy a meal in your own room dining area. Great if you have to stay in with the kids.
Private pool for women & girls. Boys under 6 years are allowed in this area & there is also a small paddling pool for younger children. This does get busy in peak periods. The downside is the loud music that’s sometimes played there.

Food & Drink:

A good variety breakfast is served at the restaurant for hotel guests who are on a B&B rate. Lunch & dinner are also available there. They offer both a menu and an a la carte option. During peak periods, there is often a buffet for dinner. There is a reasonable selection of food options which are a good price for a hotel, including chips & pizza.

Breakfast includes pastries, freshly made eggs & traditional Moroccan cuisine.

The free shuttle into town is a great way to try local cuisine & grab some fast food from well known chains like McDonalds. The stop off point is the Carrefour supermarket. We often buy snacks, milk, water and other food items from there. Since the rooms have kitchenettes, it is possible to rustle up a light meal. And the full size fridge freezers are great for keeping food & drink fresh and cool.

This is a “dry hotel” which means there is no alcohol sold on site. We have seen other guests purchase alcohol from the Carrefour supermarket, at the free shuttle drop off point.

TOP TIP: We buy 5 litre bottles of water from the supermarket, which work out cheaper than the hotel & reduces the amount of plastic we waste too. We fill up our leak-proof ion8 bottles and keep an eye on how much each of our kids are drinking, to help reduce the chances they get dehydrated. We also take these out & about with us. Really handy.

Reviews:

I’m a little biased. I love Le Vizir Resort & so do my boys. Between the relaxing private pool for women & the all the activities the boys enjoy, from rock climbing to archery, it’s our favourite place to stay in Marrakesh. Le Vizir has achieved numerous good reviews. You can look them up on www.tripadvisor.com.

You can also check out the verified reviews on hotel booking websites. Of course, other people will have different opinions & it’s always important to find out whether some where is suitable for your family. After all, no two families are the same.

Toddler friendly. The resort is very accessible with a buggy or wheelchair.

How to Book:

Le Vizir has become very popular since we first visited, as a result it is more costly than other apartment-hotels in Marrakech. We do suggest to book at least the Bed & Breakfast rate, since this usually offers the best value. Why not try out my TripAdvisor Hack ? I’ve found by searching up on TripAdvisor, you can save money compared to going directly to booking sites. Start your search now>

TOP TIP: May to October are the best times to visit this Resort if you want to use the outdoor pools, as they are not heated. But if you’re after some sight-seeing & activities for the whole family, toddler to teenager, then November to February is a good time to get better rates & cooler weather.

Please note that you usually have to pay a city night tax when you stay here, or anywhere in Marrakech. This is around £2-3 per night, per person. Children under 12 are exempt. Check if you hotel provider includes this, so you don’t have any nasty surprises on check out. Also be careful that you are buying the right room for your family size, since some hotel providers online actively sell the wrong room types for the family size.

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