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“Only here for the beer” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Hotel Tazi

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Grand Hotel Tazi
Avenue El Mouahidines / Bab Agnaou, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #446 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
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“Only here for the beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

After a few dry days in Marrakech I just fancied a beer so popped into the Tazi to give it a try. Very interesting building inside and has an old world charm to it. The waiters were very keen to replenish your drinks (as presumably they do not get much custom from the locals!). Bar on ground floor and also extensive rooftoop bar on second floor. First floor consists of rooms.

You feel you are doing something you should not be doing by drinking in an Islamic country but that is part of the intrigue in doing it. This is not meaning to disrespect their religious views but the Tazi has chosen to cater for the desires of non Muslims.

Beers are 30 dirham for a 240 ml bottle (that is about £2.40 for 2/5th of a pint 'in English' or £5.70 a pint) and they give you unending free supplies of popcorn and olives. Glass was a bit grubby but no problem, just drunk from the bottle instead.

Overall, certainly worth popping in for a swift one and to soak up the unusual atmosphere as part of your tour of Marrakech.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Probably the cheapest beer in the medina... We onl went for evening beers rather than staing there. It felt like a waiting waiting room in a colonial train station. A very varied an transient crowd, but not an atmosphere given to easy conversation Ach well, it is was interesting!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Popped in here for a beer. Ordered. after an extraordinary long wait & two reminders beer arrived . Unopened & no glasses we waited a further parched 10 mins for them to be opened.. We didn't wait for the glasses, the bottles were empty before they arrived!!
Yes it is atmospheric, the waiters are living on past reputations, assumed the large note we left consisted of their tip and looked miffed when we asked for the change & handed over a small gratuity which to be honest they were lucky to get!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Came here twice, in the space of one year. You can have a nice cold beer or some wine in a decadent post colonial time, with faces that looks from a dark movie from the 50's. Unsual movement up and down the stairs, looks like another business goes on...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I've only ever been here when in Marra to drink cold bear in the lobby bar. It's slightly seedy in a faded days of empire way, but the beer's fine. You don't always get charged the same amount for your drinks though, which is a bit naff. There's a few Moroccan barflys and loads of people smoke. Interesting characters too, but i don't know if i'd feel that comfortable here as a single woman.
The thing is, there are so few places to grab a cold beer, and this is just very convenient, and you can people-watch.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Visited Marrakech in December 2011 and found this relic of the Colonial Era was one of the few places one could just walk in, much like any UK bar, and have an alcoholic drink without having to order a meal. Bit run down now, but must have been a quite spectacular watering hole. Staff friendly enough, especially so if you try a 'morning','please' or thankyou' in Arabic. Toilets-spotless.

Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Surrey, UK
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I would like to appologise for the great review I gave the hotel/brothel back in May. I have just returned from the holiday from hell at the brothel known as Grand Hotel Tazi. I cannot understand how a hotel can change in the space of 4/5 months. If you are looking for drugs/prostitutes MALE OR FEMALE then this is the place to go.. I had no sleep for 3 nights as the prostitutes work from the rooms all night, the rooms at the far end of the corridor where i stayed in May were now occcupied by the local POLICE !! the waiters who new me from before, either didnt give me my change or charged me more than before, everytime i tried to go to the bar myself i was cut off by the waiters who snatched my money. the maid didnt clean the room, but she had time to watch tv in my friends room and leave the door wide open when she left (ASSUMING IT WAS THE MAID AND NOT USED FOR PROSTITUTION). which he found on his return from a day trip. The last night I confronted the security guard a prostitute and her client at 03.00am outside my door. I was basically dismissed and informed by the prostitute it was the cats making all the noise, Silly me their cats can slam doors and talk, well I never!! Wont be going there again.....the cats are noisy..

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avenue El Mouahidines / Bab Agnaou, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #446 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Marrakech

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