We have stayed quite a few times over the years in Hotel Sherazade - it's the one we come back to. Why? Perfect location - a couple of minutes walk from the square. Easy to find - in the Medina down a quiet street. The staff are friendly and helpful. The terrace is beautiful. You can sit out and look over the rooftops to the mountains. As much bread, eggs, jam and coffee as you can eat for breakfast. Yes - you can save a few dirhams by going to the square to eat, but you're paying for the convenience and the peace and quiet.
Reading the other reviews here before posting my own has made it clear to me that some people - particularly those new to Morocco - could do with some basic info before choosing to stay in this lovely place. So here goes: firstly, this is an old house. In fact it's two old houses joined together. That means there's quite a few stairs - so if you need a lift or can't carry your own luggage this probably isn't the place for you.
Secondly, the Sherazade is right in the middle of the city, so you will - emphasis - hear the call to prayer. No good moaning about it - put your ear plugs in or just get up early.
Thirdly, there are a whole range of rooms, which you can see by checking the hotel's own website. You can book the one you want by emailing the hotel direct via their website. Prices range from 180 DH-690DH, excl breakfast, depending on the room. There seems to be a bit of room for negotiation if they're not busy. Which room you choose will depend on the season. The lower rooms which look out on the internal courtyard will be cooler in summer. Personally I like the small rooms on the terrace, but then I don't mind a shared bathroom and I'm never here in the height of the summer.
Lastly, this is Morocco so you will be a target for touts, especially if you have just arrived and are getting your bearings. Print out a map before you go and have a look at Google maps. No need to book a taxi - there are plenty at the airport or a regular bus which is marginally cheaper. They'll drop you at far side of the entrance to the square then you'll have to walk across and down Rue Zitoune. If you choose to employ a man with a handcart to carry your luggage he'll want paying.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Sherazade is located in the Medina of Marrakech, near to the famous square "Djama El Fna" in a quiet, small alley.All sights of the Medina are in a walking distance. From our roof top terrace you have an overview over the old Medina. In our Restaurant we offer daily fresh cooked Moroccan dishes. The Hotel gives you the choice between 23 rooms with different rates. Most of the rooms are equiped with bathroom and A/C. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. All rooms are decorated in traditional Moroccan Riad style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sherazade Hotel Marrakech