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“Adequate hotel in good location” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Les Idrissides
6, avenue Mohamed VI, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #382 of 469 Hotels in Marrakech
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“Adequate hotel in good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

This is basically a French speaking hotel geared for French holiday groups. So be prepared to take a second place to the groups. Very little staff speak english. Room maintenance is non exsistent. Our a/c was broken and I reported it on numerous occassions. every single day to reception and I left after 3 days and it was still broken :(.
Nonetheless adequate , good location and good breakfast and if you are driving,as we were there is plenty of secure parking on the grounds

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I booked this hotel as the price and location was good.
I would say this hotel is definitely a 3star standard to UK citizens.
all French speaking staff, therefore communication was hard. room maintenance was appauling and other customers also told us the same thing.
However if you are not too fussed about comfort the grounds are beautiful and pool was clean too. There are restaurants opposite and you can walk to Jama El Fana. its also quite easy to catch a taxi from outside the hotel.

We did not book any tours through the hotel as they were very expensive! as you walk around the main square and souks there are more excursion companies.

I would recommend Quad biking and a day trip to Essaouria. Quad biking is usually priced at 600 dirrhams but you should be able to bargain down to 350 dirrhams.

Room Tip: we were in a 4 people room but the bathroom was through the master bedroom, so if this will be a pro...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Les Idrisses is another one of the large, group oriented hotels in Marrakech, located in the main avenue (Avenue Mohamed VI). Other reviews stress the point that it caters to the French, and I would like to go one step further: it caters to the "all inclusive" french crowd, in what looks like an indoor version of "Benindorm" (not the town, but the TV series), complete with Karaoke and sign-along (in French naturally).

There is nothing wrong with any of those things, and the hotel is quite ok. Not luxurious by any means, but it most basic room is a good deal better than the ones at the Atlas Asni. For around £50, it is not bad. Just be aware that English is not widely spoken, and even the TV has only CNN as an English option.

Let's cover the basics:
Room: Stayed in the cheapest one. It is airy, and big enough. With good space for lots of suitcases. The racket of the 10dh/day to use the safe is alive and well here, and the room has no wi-fi.
Common areas: Lots of smoking going home. It is almost refreshing to see an older man smoking a proper cigar in the lobby of a hotel. It is nostalgic, and let's face it, it won't kill anyone. You might have to put up with it, if you want wi-fi. The pool is large, but be aware that the all-inclusiviness includes "fun" activities, so your time on the pool might be shared with a zumba class or something similar.
Restaurant: Did not try it, not even for breakfast as I was late. If you miss breakfast, you can have a very good one at any of the cafes across the road. It will cost you less than 50dh for pancakes, fresh OJ, coffee, etc.

All in all, I rather like the area of the Avenue Mohamed VI. It is beautifully framed by the Atlas mountains, and it is good for a run. This hotel is definitely on the same range as the Atlas Asni. For the right price, I would stay here again in January. I would imagine that come the high season, the "fun" might be too much.

Room Tip: There is a good distance between the road and the hotel. My room was on the front, but it was quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6, avenue Mohamed VI, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #382 of 469 Hotels in Marrakech
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