Pros

  • Huge water park with slides and kids' pools
  • All-inclusive food and beverage option
  • Contemporary and spacious rooms
  • Kids' club, mini-golf, and other activities
  • Full spa with sauna and steam room
  • Outdoor sports area with tennis and soccer
  • Modern fitness center
  • Free area shuttle and parking
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
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Cons

  • Obligatory resort fee
  • 11 miles south of the city center and historical sights
  • Packed with kids and filled with noise
  • Long lines in high season
  • Food gets low marks for quality
  • Pools are not heated
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Bottom Line

This all-inclusive, self-contained resort with a massive water park is designed for families with young children. Be aware, though, that the water park, a seemingly endless expanse of giant water slides and pools, is not heated and cannot be used in the colder months. Food and beverages are included in the room rates, but the quality, aside from the pizza and French fries, is at best uneven. Guest rooms come with small balconies or patios -- a nice touch -- and there are larger family-style rooms available, though all lack Moroccan character. Frustratingly crowded in the high season, the three-and-a-half pearl LABRANDA Aqua Fun is 11 miles south of the city center, and families interested in exploring Marrakech's culture, historical sights, and good food might want to stay elsewhere.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Spa

Oyster Hotel Review

Aqua Fun Marrakech

Scene

Big, bland, water park and playground for kids

LABRANDA Aqua Fun could be anywhere in the world where the sun shines regularly. The sprawling property is divorced from its Moroccan locale, lacking any distinctive style or decorative flair. International flags hang from white, recessed ceilings. The big lobby has marble floor tiles with black and red leather couches arranged in small seating areas, but all the action is outside on the massive water slides.

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Location

Eleven miles from the city on a private park

LABRANDA Aqua Fun is in an isolated area 11 miles south of Marrakech with little within walking distance aside from a few small shops along an undeveloped road. The historic medina is about a 25- to 30-minute drive away. Marrakech Menara International Airport is about a 30-minute drive. Parking at the hotel is free, and there's a free shuttle that brings guests to nearby areas of interest.

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Rooms

Large, but bland with minibars and private balconies

Of its 262 rooms, the hotel has 70 Family Rooms with an extra bedroom separated by sliding wooden doors. The rooms have a generic, yet contemporary decor that's devoid of Moroccan style, with a mix of wooden furniture. Some rooms are done in a stylish black palette, but the overall impression is of a big chain's half-hearted attempt to add flair with colorful floor rugs. All rooms have small desks and chairs, as well as small private balconies (or non-private patios) -- some with views of the mountains, while others include views of the water park. Bathrooms are complete with bidets and large tiled walk-in showers, but guests have complained about maintenance. Mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi are standard. Plastic bathtubs for babies are a nice touch. 

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Features

Huge water park, full spa and fitness center, and all-inclusive restaurants

The water park is an outdoor kids' paradise (in the summer, the pools aren't heated) of 10 different pools and a dozen different water slides. There is closed tube slides, huge open tower slides, twisting spiral slides, and a family slide where the whole gang can go together in a small boat. There's also a lazy river and a river rafting ride. One pool is dominated by a bright-orange castle, with various small slides extending from it like watery dungeon escape tunnels. Other pools are just for swimming or for lazing about, surrounded by cabanas and covered loungers. The hotel also has a kids' club and playground with mini-golf and staffed activities to keep little ones busy all day. An outdoor sports area has tennis courts, volleyball, and a small soccer field. 

For adults, the full spa has a hot tub, sauna, steam room, and several body treatments. The all-inclusive restaurants and bars aren't far from the pools, but other than convenience, the buffets of bland food with fatty, questionable cuts of meat leave much to be desired. Watch out for extra charges that apply to special dinners, as well as select dishes and beverages. Wi-Fi is free, but there's a pesky daily resort fee. 

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Things You Should Know About Aqua Fun Marrakech

Also Known As

  • Pickalbatros Aqua Fun Club
  • Be Live Family Aqua Fun Marrakech
  • Aqua Fun Club Marrakech

Address

Km 18 - Route de l'Ourika, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

Aqua Fun Marrakech

Scene

Big, bland, water park and playground for kids

LABRANDA Aqua Fun could be anywhere in the world where the sun shines regularly. The sprawling property is divorced from its Moroccan locale, lacking any distinctive style or decorative flair. International flags hang from white, recessed ceilings. The big lobby has marble floor tiles with black and red leather couches arranged in small seating areas, but all the action is outside on the massive water slides.

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Location

Eleven miles from the city on a private park

LABRANDA Aqua Fun is in an isolated area 11 miles south of Marrakech with little within walking distance aside from a few small shops along an undeveloped road. The historic medina is about a 25- to 30-minute drive away. Marrakech Menara International Airport is about a 30-minute drive. Parking at the hotel is free, and there's a free shuttle that brings guests to nearby areas of interest.

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Rooms

Large, but bland with minibars and private balconies

Of its 262 rooms, the hotel has 70 Family Rooms with an extra bedroom separated by sliding wooden doors. The rooms have a generic, yet contemporary decor that's devoid of Moroccan style, with a mix of wooden furniture. Some rooms are done in a stylish black palette, but the overall impression is of a big chain's half-hearted attempt to add flair with colorful floor rugs. All rooms have small desks and chairs, as well as small private balconies (or non-private patios) -- some with views of the mountains, while others include views of the water park. Bathrooms are complete with bidets and large tiled walk-in showers, but guests have complained about maintenance. Mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi are standard. Plastic bathtubs for babies are a nice touch. 

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Features

Huge water park, full spa and fitness center, and all-inclusive restaurants

The water park is an outdoor kids' paradise (in the summer, the pools aren't heated) of 10 different pools and a dozen different water slides. There is closed tube slides, huge open tower slides, twisting spiral slides, and a family slide where the whole gang can go together in a small boat. There's also a lazy river and a river rafting ride. One pool is dominated by a bright-orange castle, with various small slides extending from it like watery dungeon escape tunnels. Other pools are just for swimming or for lazing about, surrounded by cabanas and covered loungers. The hotel also has a kids' club and playground with mini-golf and staffed activities to keep little ones busy all day. An outdoor sports area has tennis courts, volleyball, and a small soccer field. 

For adults, the full spa has a hot tub, sauna, steam room, and several body treatments. The all-inclusive restaurants and bars aren't far from the pools, but other than convenience, the buffets of bland food with fatty, questionable cuts of meat leave much to be desired. Watch out for extra charges that apply to special dinners, as well as select dishes and beverages. Wi-Fi is free, but there's a pesky daily resort fee. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Children's Pool

  • Cribs

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Tennis Court

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