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Bab Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Angle bd Mansour Eddahbi, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #300 of 462 Hotels in Marrakech
San Francisco, California
1 review
“A piece of Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Everything is highly exceptional. It is more than an excellent experience we had during our stay. Usually people like free offers which are the thing that make me prefer to come back again and again. ... My wife & I appreciate the honeymooners compliments the hotel surprised us with. Superb, Marvelous, Exceptional and Wonderful times and extraordinary experience and memories in a relaxing home-like place.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Samara
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Stayed 5 nights as a single traveler early October. As from the moment I entered the hotel a relaxed feeling came over me. Soft lounge music, elegant fragrance, perfect interior. Was happily surprised with the deluxe room on the first floor. Room is big with separate dressing and awesome bathroom, all spotless clean. Nice to have the balcony as well. It felt good to realize that I definite made the right decision to choose for this hotel. I am in the interior and rental business myself so I check out my hotels with a lot of attention. Hotel staff is very competently, helpful and friendly. Breakfast buffet was ok but a bit more variety would be nice although. This small minus won't prevent me to return, I found the perfect spot for my trips in the future. It was already my third visit to Marrakesh, have stayed in nice riads in the medina. Main purpose this time was shopping and after a tiring day I definite prefer the 5 minutes bus ride to Gueliz to walking through the medina. Another reason for choosing Gueliz is the wide offer in good restaurants and bars. As a single woman walking in Gueliz in the evening felt more safe and comfortable in than the medina, I never had any trouble in the medina but in Gueliz there are all the time people on the street which gives a safer feeling.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

I stayed here in September after we were unable to find our Riad in the Medina (arrived at night). The hotel is located in the Nouvelle Ville (new city and outside the Medina walls), which is much easier to navigate and has secure parking located directly in front of hotel, which is highly convenient. The hotel is stylish with a modern bar, restaurant and rooftop bar. The hotel/restaurant/bar was rather empty while we were there but this was most likely due to the time of year. During higher seasons I'd imagine that the hotel would attract a high-end clientele. Overall the experience was a good one. The staff is very diligent and helpful, the rooms are sizeable and very modern.

However, the experience is comparable to staying at any W hotel in any major city. The main question to ask yourself is whether you want to stay in the Nouvelle Ville or in the Medina. For a more authentic experience of Marrakesh I recommend staying at one of the many top notch Riads w/in the Medina (recommend Riad Argan). The benefit of a Riad is twofold (i) you're staying directly in the heart of the old city and (ii) the level of attention/care at Riad will be much more personalized and will enhance your overall experience. Finally, the value at a Riad is better.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Herts, UK
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

Me and my partner stayed one night at Bab Hotel after a terrible experience at a previous hotel. We booked a standard room but was upgraded to a deluxe room free of charge without asking. Hotel is extremely clean, comfortable, smells amazing in all areas including bedroom and staff are exceptionally attentive and friendly. We would most definitely stay at this hotel again. The only downside would be that our bedroom was quite dark but apart from that it is difficult to find fault with this hotel.

Room Tip: Our delux room was quite dark so if you like a lot of light, perhaps ask to view a few rooms first
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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36 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

My friend and I stayed here in March. We had a bit of difficulty getting there - the taxi touts at the airport are awful! Try to arrange a pick up or get the bus into the city and ask the driver. He dropped us off about 50m from the hotel :) However, on arrival we were very pleased. The hotel is very cool and stylish and seems to be the local hot-spot - lots of people in the hotel bar when we arrived. The room was nice, although as you could see through from the room into the bathroom it was a bit weird when sharing with yiour friend! Good points - free movies in the room, great decor, free drink on arrival!! Bad points - rude receptionist, pool is so small it's not worth bothering with. Overall though, it was a blessed relief to be outside the Medina in the relative quiet of the Guilez area and the hotel was very cool and stylish.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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25 hotel reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

Stayed here just one night before we moved on to our destination. Was a lovely hotel and so glad we booked it for our first nights stay. Had a double deluxe room which was very spacious, clean and modern. Huge 50 inch flat screen tv. Bathroom had large bath and very large walk in shower.

Hotel is in the new town with many shops, bars and restaurants nearby. We had breakfast in the hotel which was very enjoyable. We had our evening meal across the road at La Trattoria which was a great find, lovely food and reasonably priced.

The bar area in the Bab hotel is wonderful, gets very busy at night and serves lovely cocktails and finger food.

Definitely would recommend this hotel if you want modern and contemporary surroundings.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marrakech
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

This hotel was an oasis of calm after a frenetic day in Marrakech. The staff could not have been more helpful, our room was so comfortable, clean and quiet. I loved the modern bathroom and the bed was excellent. Fresh fruit in our room and nothing was too much trouble by all the staff. The swimming pool was located in the restaurant and was very small, a bit of a waste of space but that was a minor detail. We felt as if we were leaving good friends when we left the Bab.
Can I suggest that you AVOID 'Fantasia' like the plague it was quite horrific, dreadful food and a dire show - very much like a Monty Python Production/ Life of Brian.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Angle bd Mansour Eddahbi, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #300 of 462 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bab Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the heart of Marrakech,The BAB, is the first « Boutique Hotel » of the city, it invites you to discover…At the ground floor, the BAB restaurant welcomes 120 seats over viewing on a patio with a pool and wooden pontoon, it offers a refined international food with a jazzy and hype atmosphere.The bar and the beverage menu is a selection of the finest international’s wines.The 45 Art deco rooms, signed by Clémence Pirajean interior designer for studio “Hopscotch” in London. ... more   less 
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