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“Excellent for friends and family alike” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #349 of 470 Hotels in Marrakech
Birmingham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent for friends and family alike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This hotel was very well located in the new town area of the city. The pool was a good size and was clean. Understandably it got busy with a slight shortage of sun loungers at peak times. The hotel staff on the whole were very friendly and helpful. We had 2 rooms a bungalow and a triple room - both had two floors and were brilliant considering the cost. Lots of room and AC. Breakfast was not bad. Although we were there for a stag, there was a good mix of people including families. The location was perfect for getting to the popular nightclubs - for the I would recommend one called Theatro and another called So. Overall good stay and nice place with plenty of culture.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Despite the very different reviews we choose to stay in this hotel. After an almost two weeks during roundtrip through Morocco we were looking for a relaxing place with a large swimming pool for the children .

After reading a lot of reviews we were a little bit worried how the hotel really would be...

We have been there and we really don't understand some (very) negative reviews!!!!

We were staying in a bungalow. Our whole bungalow was on one level (some bungalows have two levels). The bungalow had an own private garden and this garden had a direct connection to the gardens and outdoor pool of the hotel. The bungalow was huge (with marble floor):
- one huge master bedroom with a very large bed with good mattresses (it was more a 3 persons bed!)
- two single sofa beds with really good mattresses too for the children
- a small kitchen with a small fridge so we had cool own drinks
- two bathrooms with showers and one of the bathrooms even had a bath too (four large and four small towels were provided)
- our bungalow was clean

Swimming pool:
- the children liked the swimming pool a lot. The pool was cold but not freezing like the other pools we had in other hotels but the outside temperature during our stay in this hotel maybe warmed up the pool (it was 37 degrees)
- in some reviews we read there were no towels at the swimming pool but they really have a free towel service at the pool (the large blue towels)! Just ask one of the poolboys!
- there are a lot of sunbeds but in the afternoon it's sometimes hard to get one. If you cannot find a sunbed: ask one of the poolboys! Most of the times they know which bed is used and not and they are happy to find a bed for you (with matresses!) and they place the bed where you want!
- the pool was clean

The breakfast was like the other breakfasts we had in the hotels during our roundtrip but you could take as much as you like. The continental breakfast in Morocco we had were normally: fresh orange juice, coffee, hot chocolate milk, pancake, Moroccan bread, 1 peace of sweet bread or croissants, one or two jam, yogurt. The only thing this hotel didn't had for breakfast was fresh orange juice but they had just the orange juice you always get in large hotels with a buffet... All other things were provided and there was more than one choice of sweet bread! They even had cold milk and cornflakes! And also fruit, scrambled eggs and sausages!! And there was plenty even if we had breakfast a little bit late...

The staff at the reception was friendly. After one day they even knew which roomnumber we had (we didn't expect this from such a large hotel).

For dinner we only tried the Italian restaurant and this was good and the prices were not so high as in the other restaurants in this hotel but be aware that the drinks are more expensive than we had in other restaurants in Morocco (normally a softdrink in a restaurant is 10 but max 15 dirham but in this hotel a softdrink was 25 dirham and this is a lot if your meal is only 60 dirham!!)

If you need drinks or snacks: just ask the reception the way to the supermarket. It's 10 minutes walk and there you will find softdrinks for 6 dirham. It's a really large supermarket. So if you are missing something you can get it there (also suncream etc).

The only issue we had during our stay in this hotel was that they clean the room very late and because of that we had no new towels during most of the day. And if the cleaning was done, they took the old towels and with a little bit of luck we had one or two new towels . If you want to take a shower after swimming before going to the medina than it's annyoing that there are no towels. Every day we had to ask the reception for towels which they provided promptly (the towels were earlier in the room than I was!). So improve this thing and everything is perfect.

Are you looking for a relaxing stay outside the medina you really can try this place!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Klaipeda, Klaipedos Apskritis, Lithuania
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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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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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 ) Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#144 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#159 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Tulip Farah Marrakech 4*
Number of rooms: 242
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