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“A quiet haven” 5 of 5 stars
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Le Gallia
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   30 Rue de la Recette, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #266 of 460 hotels in Marrakech
Tetouan, Morocco
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“A quiet haven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Hotel Gallia is a quiet haven from the frantic activity that is Marrakech. The hotel is one of the oldest in Marrakech and has been operating since 1929; a restored mansion, it is situated down a small side street in the medina which runs off the main road; it is easy to find and very accessible by car. There are 19 rooms which open off two internal courtyards or the roof terrace. Rooms are comfortable and clean with ensuites, air-conditioning and heating.

Staff are friendly and helpful; I asked where I could find a good restaurant, serving Moroccan cuisine and wine (not the average everyday menu) and my host went out of his way to accompany me to Dar Najjarine a few streets away. Jemaa el Fna is only a short walk, as are other tourist attractions and numerous other restaurants. Wifi is available in the sitting area and courtyard on the ground floor.

Hotel Gallia is very reasonably priced for Marrakech, breakfast is included. I paid 320 dirhams. I will definitely stay here on return visits to Marrakech. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I stayed at Riad Gallia this September for 4 nights and loved it. The owners and the staff were lovely and nothing was too much trouble, they even offered to take us to their own restaurant and teach us how to cook in 'true Moroccan' style. The riad itself is lovely, it's like a little paradise hidden in a crazy town. The rooftop terrace has sun chairs so great for sunbathing and views over the city. It is built around 2 courtyards decked with flowers and chirping small birds. Avoid the tortoises wadering aimlessly around, . The breakfasts were lovely although lacked variation consisting of butter jams, Danish Pastry, Croissant and French bread with good coffee. This was served in the courtyard although I am sure had we wished we could have had it on the roof terrace. There is also a common room off of the courtyard should the weather be inclement. This is the only spot where you could use the free wireless network. My room was spacious and well appointed, clean and comfortable with air conditioning that worked very well and it was free! The bathroom was the bathroom. Had a bath with a shower over but no bath curtain so the floor did tend to get wet. The location was ideal a 5 min walk to the Square and the souks in one direction and a 10 minute walk to the old palace, the tombs and the Jewish quarter in the other direction the souks are no more than a ten minute walk from the riad. It is situated down a small alley (perfectly safe) which is off of the main pedestrianised road which is full of life. The rooms are large in size and very clean. Overall we would highly recommend this riad to anyone going to Marrakech.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Lovely, clean and comfortable rooms with a beautiful view of the courtyard where roses and flowers abound. The terrace is well kept and offers a good view of the surroundings.
We stayed four nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is conveniently located, if you want to spend some time in the Medina which definitely deserves more than a day or two of your time. It was a peaceful place to come back to after a day of exploring and experiencing the ancient alleys, the markets and Jemaa El Fna, which can be pretty intense. The breakfasts were generous and tasty.
If they recommend a day trip for you outside of Marrakech, ask if your tour guide speaks your language. This was the only negative I experienced at Gallia.
On a different note, we wanted the opportunity to talk to the natives of the community and tried to find places to eat where it wasn't just tourists. It made our experience even more rewarding.

  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

we spent only 1 overnight and we found the place pretty good. The double room was clean and quite, the location was excellent a few minutes on foot from Place El Fna. There are cheaper hotels, but for Marrakech the price is in the average. For the ones driving, there is a private garage next door. Good choice.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Friendly Marrakech welcome and great refuge from the madness of the square! Breakfast in the garden is lovely, the rooms are spacious (if the wiring is somewhat questionable!) and while the views from the terrace are a little restricted, it's a nice space.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

For 20 years we have been frequent guests at Gallia in the heart of Marrakech Medina. More need not be said.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

The courtyard layout makes the windows orient towards the corridor & hence can be noisy sometimes. Leafy courtyard is an excellent place to have the fabulous breakfast. Clean toilets. Air-conditioning helps during summer. Good value for money.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Le Gallia Hotel
Le Gallia Marrakech
Le Gallia Hotel Marrakech
Hotel Gallia Marrakech
Address: 30 Rue de la Recette, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #266 of 460 hotels in Marrakech
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Hotel Class:2 star — Le Gallia 2*
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