For a number of years we have been trying to find an
all-inclusive golf resort/holiday that would provide the 5 star quality and
facilities that Fairplay hotel in Benalup provided before its demise. On
recommendations we tried Turkey last year and we were disappointed. The Magazan
Resort in Morocco however, scores extremely highly on our scale of quality,
service and facilities.
The hotel itself was fantastic. Very clean, impressive décor,
a wonderful pool, excellent rooms and even our “partial sea view” was very
good. There’s a great gym and spa and good tennis courts too. There are also great
facilities for kids if we ever take any! We went horse riding but this was
disappointing (just a walk on the beach!) so wouldn’t recommend.
Mazagan’s golf course is excellent; very interesting and
challenging. We played 6 days and never tired of the course. In fact,
it is a course I would be happy to be a member of and would never get bored. We
had golfers in our group from handicap 12 – 36 and they all enjoyed the course
too, coping with the challenges it threw at us.
The course is long and the greens are excellent; fast, true
and undulating. There are 4 levels of tee which will appeal to any golfer and
from the backs, the course will challenge even the lowest handicappers. The golf
club’s bar and restaurant are very good, in a great spot over-looking the sea,
as well as the 9th and 18th holes. Highly recommended.
In terms of food, there is a mix of buffet food and a la
carte. We are very discerning diners and I must say I can’t wax lyrical enough
about the buffets. I hate buffet slop that is over cooked and often left to go
cold but this buffet was excellent. From the sushi to the curries and
desserts, everything was prepared with fresh ingredients, was hot and of a very
good quality and was always served with a smile by the chefs.
My only view on how they could improve the food is to
provide a wider range of menu for all-inclusive clients in the a la carte
restaurants which is different from their normal menus. The range of beer,
spirits and wine on offer is OK but could be wider too.
This was a great holiday in a true 5 star resort and will
definitely go back and recommend the resort, as well as Your Golf travel to my