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“Hicham Hotel....is underated” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Hicham
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4 av Mansour Eddahbi | Quartier Guéliz, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #417 of 465 Hotels in Marrakech
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3 hotel reviews
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“Hicham Hotel....is underated”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I have enjoyed staying in this Hotel over a few years. The Reception staff, are friendly and
helpful, and speak good English. The hotel is very clean throughout. The rooms are modern
and convenient, the beds changed daily, and towels also. The pool area, although smallish
is comfortable, and family's can enjoy the peace and quiet of Gueliz.
I would stay here again, at any time. J. Dodd. Stayed Nov.'12

Room Tip: Rooms on the 4th floor are the best, as there is a night club adjacent, but can hear very little on...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

After reading all these bad reviews expected it to be terrible.
It's in a really good location:
close to the train station, which is good for day trips to essauria with supratours,
close to all the guide book reccomended restraunts, i.e kechmara, al fasia the loft,
a 20 min walk or 20dh taxi ride to the souks and theres acima a supermarket round the corner.
Breakfast was basic and the TV had no english channels... but it was clean with free wifi, working air con and quiet at night.
The pool was actually quite a decent size and nice to sit next to, was sunny there for quite a long period of the day as well (contrary to another review).
to be honest it was cheap and if you want to stay in the heart of the old town i guess you'd pay more, but I would much prefer to stay in guilez because it's more european feeling and less intimidating.

Room Tip: we were third floor facing the pool and it was quiet but we didn't have a balcony, perhaps ask t...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amlwch, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Stayed here for 7 days, the hotel is obviously a little worn, the showers were temperamental, but this is Africa, bear in mind how little of its population actally have running water at all, and cut them some slack.

The hotel is in a fairly quiet street next to a great ice cream parlour, not a long walk from a supermarket (which sells cheap booze), near some nice bars and close to a brilliant pizza restaurant. All of this under subdued Moroccan street lights that let you see the stars above you.

The madness of Djemma El Fna is an easy walk via olive and orange tree lined roads, with a great state controlled (and priced) rug and craft shop en route.

This is a very civilised way to experience Marrakech.

This is a cheap hotel in a cheap part of town, it's basic but very clean with nice friendly staff. It IS a bit quirky (the bar full of 'ladies of the night is true'!) but we sat outside and enjoyed beer, chips and harissa over the free wifi. For two blokes on a tourism photo shoot it was a great room share.

Approach with a Western wallet and an African heart!

Room Tip: Ask for a room aqt the back overlooking the pool, nice and quiet and you can spy on the building opp...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cascais, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We stayed over Xmas holidays from the 21th of December2012 till the 3rd of January 2013.The only saving grace was the people on the reception who were very helpful and tried their best to be accommodating under the circumstances.We managed to have hot water once.They moved us to another room which they promised the water situation was better but to no avail.The air conditioning didn't work,the kettle was broken and we had no bidet but only exposed pipes where they removed the bidet.The breakfast was O.K. but very boring after a while.It was the worse Hotel We ever stayed in Marrakesh,we certainly wouldn't advise anyone to stay there.the maids never cleaned our room ,only changed the bathroom towels.

Room Tip: our 4th floor was quire noisy.They had a club playing loud noise till very late at night.Rooms on si...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

If you love staying near the Souk dont stay here. The best thing about this hotel is that it is not in the Souk, which personally I do not like: I dont like being aggressively accosted by people to buy things or have them follow you around if they dont, or have them demand that you pay them money when all they did was lie to you that they won't ask for money, then talk to you, and then aggressively demand money at the end. Yuck! This is why if I ever return to Marrakech I would never chose a hotel near the souk or old part of town, I dont care how good the reviews are.

Fortunately Hicham is away from all that mess. But still, although its clean, they have friendly staff, and they provide you a free breakfast every morning, which is good; other people are right that there is a loud bar downstairs that plays kareoke till 3am and also that it takes at least 3-5minutes for the shower to get between "warm" and "hot," and that is as good as it gets. The other good thing about Hicham is that it is fairly cheap. The best hotel in my opinion is Sofihotel (yes, better than momounia) if you can afford it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Just to say all fine here - having travelled throughout Morocco I am perhaps more experienced in terms of expecting Moroccan hotels to be very basic and not as well maintained as European hotels. People need to remember that most moroccans are very poorly paid, and it is a very different culture. I'm not sure why people expect things like eggs at breakfast in a hot African country?! Mint tea and bread are staples at breakfast and with ALL meals...people should research countries before they go and assume it will be like England...

Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

IMPORTANT NEWS!! Went to Marrakech with lads an one of the lads booked this hotel where we stayed at this useless place its an out of date hotel an it is so dirty its all falling apart what ever you touch it breaks the food was ok but the waitor smelt of sweat and cig smoke, no one can even speak English at all. Even etap hotel is better than this waste of crap. weather was good overall. ADVISE!! Pay extra an if you go with friends always check the place out what the friend has booked or else you will regret. Lovely country

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4 av Mansour Eddahbi | Quartier Guéliz, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #417 of 465 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Hicham 3*
Number of rooms: 349
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