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“All good!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Fantasia
184 Arset, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #451 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 hotel reviews
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“All good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2010

After almost 3 years I returned to Riad Fantasia - and I still love it. I just love the convenient location, the courtyard, the roof top terrace, the coffee and the fresh orange juice.
Yes, the rooms ARE small and not very clean, and so is the bathroom. But he, what do you expect for 30€?

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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amsterdam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

At first the welcome was frienly enough , after a long hot drive we ( my 9 year old son and I travelling by car trough morocco for a month) wanted a bed and a Shower . put the bags in the room,cleaned out the shower a bit myself , cleaned up ourselves and went onto the jerm el fnaa square wich is a one minute walk away,

comming back turned down the beds an had the impression (so did the beds) that someone had slept on these sheets before, the reception all of a sudden only spoke arabic or did not understand my french, so we got our own bedding from the car and made our own beds the nex mornig we couldn't have breakfast and the attitude towards us was very unfriendly to say the least

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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london
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

if you are looking for a riad that is dirty, facilities that don't work, provides poor service and cheats its clients...then this is the riad for you!!! they also provided a 3 am wakeup call..for free..by a crazed moroccon who clearly consumed too much berber whiskey!! scary..

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2009

It's very dirty, noisy and service is poor. Moroccan service but at European prices. Someone smashed up the place overnight in what must have been a dispute and clever use of a baseball bat. Spend a bit extra and look for something better, trust me. I've travelled half the world so if you read my comment and still decide to go to Hotel Fantasia then you only have yourself to blame in the end. I'm so glad I got my vaccinations before staying there. Loved Morocco but not this place.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2008

A bit of a joke really!! The hotel has a lot of charm but you have to have a lot of patience. When we arrived we were told it cost 350MDH per night for a room without a shower. We spent wo nights there and then went on a trip to Ouazarzate. Before leaving we booked two more nights for when we returned, a room on the roof with a shower this time and were told that it would be 400MDH. When we did return there was no record of our booking and were told that there was a room free but it had no shower, so we accepted and were told they would give it to us for 300MDH (we later found that this was the usual rate and we had been ripped off the first time). The next day we were ready to move room. I asked in recpetion and they looked at me in a funny way and said that there were no rooms with shower free!!
Also if you have a mint tea the prices vary. From 5MDH to 20MDH depending on who serves you. If you contest the pricethey just ignore you.
However the hotel has a lot of charm and I loved the roof terrace.

  • Liked — The roof terrace
  • Disliked — The staff
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2007

We were recommend this Riad by some friends so decided to go straight there and drop off our bags.

The riad is bright and traditionally decorated with a great roof terrace with a tent to hide away from the heat. We were given an en-suite room and at first appearance was fine. After closer inspection the bed, the sheets were clean but the pillows under the cases where really grey and dirty looking. The wiring was really quite dodgy and the bathroom was quite dirty.

The hot water was intermittent we discovered in the morning (it had been hot the afternoon before) but the breakfast was ok and the birds in cages aroung the courtyard a nice accompanment.

We did only stay for one night after this.

  • Liked — the decor and terrace were really authentic.
  • Disliked — the lack of hot water.
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chefchaouen, Morocco
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2007

We showed up at 11.30 at night, no booking and it was no problem at all.
The guys at the reception made us very welcome and very quickly we were settled and sitting having drinks and talking in the lounge.
The terrace is the winner though. It's on two levels and is emaculate, great place to chill out after a run around the medina.
The rooms, although basic, are very clean and the prices are competitive.
The night we were there, there was about every type of group staying, from families, to signal backpakers, all of us chatting on the terrace at some point.
Already we are arranging going back with my parents as even they would love the chilled out feel to the place.

  • Liked — The welcoming, helpful staff.
  • Disliked — The pet budgies (birds) at 6.30 in the morning, I was just going to sleep! :)
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 184 Arset, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #451 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
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