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Golden Tulip Farah Marrakech
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenue du President Kennedy, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #341 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
Klaipeda, Klaipedos Apskritis, Lithuania
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“No regrets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We came to Morocco for 5 days but did not book a hotel, so asked a taxi driver to drive us around hotel area to choose. This was a second hotel we went inside to have a look and decided to check in for 2 nights (in case if we are not going to like it, extended to 4nts later).
Receptionist was vey friendly and chatty with good knowledge of English language.
He also let us know that all double bed rooms are gone and only option is a room with 2 single beds pushed together - did not regret.
The room was clean, with 4 pillows, clean white bedding, towels, as well as sofa, table, TV, and a balcony!!
Breakfast was ok, I had a same breakfast once in 2007 in 3*hotel in Paris - croissants mainly ;)
Swiming pool - amazing, you also get a beach towel if you need one.
Rooms been cleaned everyday, staff was polite, security was very friendly.
Nice lounge, there are really nice restaurants nearby, nice New City area...
No regrets!
P.S. Hire a car! its only 400dirham (about 37pounds) for 24 hours! You are not going to regret it ;)

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
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New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stayed here as part of an excursion package that took us all over Morocco, both at the beginning and end of our trip. I chose not to upgrade to ta bungalow because we were not planing to spend much time in our room. This vacation was all about getting a true Moroccan immersion. We literally slept and showered here, and that was it, so for the price, it was perfect. Clean, simple and relaxing.

We did have a few meals and they were OK, definitely made to be mild for tourists, which was a turn off for me. We ventured out into Marrakesh for most of our meals. The front counter gave us some excellent places to go that were highly regarded by locals.

A few tips:
- When the front counter recommends a place for you to go, also ask them how much the taxi should be, because they will try to overcharge you. Most tourists don't know any better and will pay up to 300 X what you should be.
- Same with leaving a restaurant, ask them to call you a taxi and what the price should be.
- Other than in the market, it is not a good idea to walk around at night.
- Learn some Moroccan Arabic, the people will be amused and grateful and are more likely to be friendly and give you a fair price. I was able to have so many wonderful conversations and really learn about the people and culture and I don't think that would have been possible if I wasn't trying to communicate and open up first.
- If you are looking for a spa or relaxing vacation spot, you are in the wrong country.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We booked this hotel based on the photo of a lovely pool. Yes the pool area is great and there are plenty of loungers. There is a breakfast and dinner buffet which was convenient but some hot food was going cold. Room was adequate but more like a chalet than a hotel. Wifi only available in the lobby.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

As for other reviews, when in a foreign country don't expect what you get at home.
We stayed for five nights and couldn't fault the bungalow we stayed in.
Clean, air-conditioned, spacious, sun bed in your own space if required, you only had to ask.
Satellite TV - English speaking channels with or without satellite.
The staff couldn't do enough, if asked, and the food was of very good quality. You have options but don't miss the Italian restaurant.
Reception couldn't do enough for you and the massage/sauna area was superb. You must book the day before you require your appointment.
The hotel is situated just a 20-minute walk from the centre of Marrakech, although it proved a little too hot to walk every day. A taxi ride, if haggled, was available for 30 dirham (about £2.50).
All-in-all, a very pleasant experience and a hotel that was to the standard expected of Golden Tulip Hotels.
Would we return? Without a doubt.
PS When it's 35 degrees in the shade, the pool is going to feel cold but I didn't hear any complaints!

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Room nice, quiet and very clean. Linen spotless. Hotel and garden area very nice. Swiming pool lovely but PRETTY COLD!!! Reception staff good. Food in a la carte restaurant of poor quality, small portions and expensive. Eat out! The breakfasts were a fiasco! Staff had no clue, food was of poor quality, not a lot of choice, no fresh fruit or yoghurts, not replenished very frequently, the queue for the crepes was long and boring - the lady had a frying pan cooking only 4 crepes at once! The whole breakfast experience was not pleasant but in general the visit was enjoyable and good value for money.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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dorset uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We stayed here for one night on the first day of our tour although it was not the one specified as that had a festival on or something and we were booked in here. The room and bed were fine although a lousy balcony view which didn't matter for one day, the pool area and gardens were great. (It was the only one of six we stayed in that had gardens).
Didn't fancy the main restaurant so we tried the Italian which was ok but as with nearly every hotel meal we had, was just warm and very expensive drinks. Breakfast was standard continental style but nothing special.
The hotel is not near the centre so I taxi is needed but can be walked on a cool day.
Staff were indifferent and the décor a little tired but still better than most of the other hotels on our tour.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Was a bit nervous having read other reviews but was very pleasantly surprised by the Golden Tulip. Staff were very friendly and helpful and our room looking over the pool couldn't be faulted, being clean with no problems. Just a few minor issues - when more than 1 person is checking in, it would be useful to have more than one receptionist checking guests in; more fruit at breakfast please ... and a heated pool would be appreciated (it was BALTIC!!). Being half board, we were able to try all the restaurants - and being vegetarian, I was very pleasantly surprised by the choice. Main complaint - no English speaking news channel available - but maybe it's nice to get a break from the world's bad news. All in all, value for money - and yes, I would return!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Address: Avenue du President Kennedy, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#128 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#134 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
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Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Tulip Farah Marrakech 4*
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