We just enjoyed a lovely week-long stay at the Kenzi Tichka Marrakech. The hotel used to be called Tichka Salam before being bought by the Kenzi group and it still features on many websites under its old name, so that's the mystery solved. They're the same place. Worth adding it's that many local taxi drivers also know it still as Tichka Salam.
I will bullet point all the pros and the cons of the hotel along with some final comments...
-the structure of the building is beautiful. This could easily be a top 5 star hotel had it offered a highest standard of service overall. The spacious garden with the swimming pool is gorgeous, decadent and well looked after. It's even better than how it looks on picture. I fell in love with it straight away.
-The hotel personnel was helpful and kind. They even let us keep a room for a quick shower after checkout time as one of us had an evening flight. Bear in mind that Moroccans are far more likely to speak French rather than English so if have a French speaker in your group it will help immensely.
-the position of the hotel is not exactly ideal. It's a 7 minutes taxi ride to Jemaa El Fna (the main square) and too far to walk. This will set you back anything between 20/50 dirham, which is still very cheap, but anyhow it's worth remembering.
-the hotel could do with being cleaner. When I checked in, the bathroom floor hadn't been mopped/hoovered and it was full of long female hair on the floor. I don't like to kick up unnecessary fuss so I just mopped it myself and that was that.
-breakfast was alright. Not awful, but hardly mind-blowing. I really liked the Moroccan pancakes though, so ended up having that all week, either with syrup or in a savoury version with tomato, olives and local cream cheese. They also have 24 hours room service and a swimming pool menu with light bites, sandwiches, etc. We never dined at the hotel restaurant so can't comment on that!
Overall, I would stay again at the Tichka Salam and recommend anyone who's looking for a no-frills, quiet and cheap getaway to consider spending some time here.
- Also Known As:
- Tichka Salam Marrakech
- Tichka Salam Hotel Marrakech
- Tichka Salam
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