Third stay at the Menzah and still quite pleased with the overall value: we paid $85 per night (approx 53 pounds = 60Euros) for a spacious family room. Before booking, I considered at several alternatives in the Hivernage area which is about a 5 minute walk on the other side of Avenue Mohammed VI. Due to budgetary constraints, I limited myself to properties that would have cost between $100-$140 per night (62-88 pounds, 70-98 Euros) - there are several places in the area that would have cost many times more. While Hivernage is a nicer area and 5 minutes closer to the medina by foot, I decided to stay with the Menzah for the value is represented: larger rooms (equipped with a small stove/ fridge), access to a nice pool, free wi-fi in all rooms etc. for $85 per night.
Not sure if other reviewers have mentioned but because the Menzah is somewhat out of the way, it is very quiet. Perhaps we've been lucky on three occasions but noise has never been an issue and indeed we enjoyed deep, refreshing sleep.
We may also have been fortunate on another account - dealing with the hotel staff. On each visit, we've had small things that weren't quite right: AC or stove (hob) not working properly, not enough towels or pillows, etc. In every case, a maintenance person (or someone from housekeeping) was sent up to fix the problem or deliver towels etc. If the AC/stove/fridge remained problematic, we were shown other rooms and asked to choose one.
The hotel staff (which has not changed since my first visit in 2009) have always been friendly, helpful and responsive. English is not their first language but most, if not all, are sufficiently competent to handle routine inquiries. As is the case most everywhere, I think, the attitude with which you approach them will be reflected back in the way they respond to you. I would only summarize this portion of my review by saying I've been lucky - the staff, especially Noureddine, did everything possible to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable.
Final comments: as was the case during my first visit, I noted many local (Moroccan) travelers choosing the Menzah. I also noted many more non-Moroccans on the property.
For sure, it is not a 5 star hotel, is not located just outside the medina walls and there are no fabulous restaurants within walking distance. Nevertheless, I continue to believe that it provides good value for the money. ( As in prior years, we took the local buses (numbers 11 and 11b) from the Royal Mirage Hotel - 5 minutes by foot from the Menzah - into the medina area. We also ate at restaurants in town and only used the stove to boil eggs.)
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