I stayed in the Marrakech for a few nights in March in order to sit an exam as I am not from the US.
When I booked the Marrakech I did not realise the lengths the hotel would go to in order to recreate an authentic third world experience.
I was staying in a double queen room with a friend. Upon entering the room we immediately started fighting as to which bed we got-the one with the flat mattress or the one with the stained pillows. After much fighting I was eventually triumphant and received the bed with the flat mattress. After my second night in this bed I actually complained to the person at the reception as a spring in the mattress came through and pierced me in the leg. I was told vaguely that someone would do something about it and everything would be sorted by the time I returned. As it happens I did not return until late as I was at a show. Upon entering the room, mon dieu quelle surprise nothing was done. Again I said it to reception and this time I was told nothing could be done about the mattress as it was so late. that night I tried not to turn in the bed for fear that a spring would come loose and pierce me again.
The en suite was small but I am not one looking for massive space, just a clean one. As I was on holiday, so it seems in this hotel was hygiene. The en suite window faced out to another window of the building beside us. The towels were never replaced and each day we had to ask for new towels or just clean ones. The toilet was not cleaned at all when we arrived and the shower had 2 settings-freezing and third degree burns.
Never one to be the pessimist I bravely soldiered on and spent as little time in this over rated mess. I have stayed in hotels all around the world as part of business and leisure and I can honestly say barring an unpleasant room in a St Petersburg hostel, this was by far the worst place I have ever stayed. The thing that really bugged me was the fact that hotel prices were being charged for what is basically a hostel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the pageantry, color, and welcoming allure of Morocco hotels - in one of New York Manhattan's trendiest emerging neighborhoods. Situated on the Upper West Side, the Marrakech Hotel boasts a chic design, NYC hotel accommodations, and a fantastic location in beautiful New York City,all at an attractive price. Walk up one flight into our vibrant NYC hotel lobby, filled with ceramic tiling, authentic Moroccan lamps, and colorful ottomans and tables - ideal for relaxing by yourself or hanging out with friends. Spread out in comfortable, exotically designed guest rooms. And once you've unpacked, explore the wonders of the Big Apple. The NYC subway is directly outside the hotel, just a short ride to New York downtown attractions such as New York City Times Square and NYC Fifth Avenue. Our hotel accommodations feature upscale amenities such as flat-screen TVs, plush, European bed linens, and CD clock radios. You can also enjoy high-speed Internet access, daily maid service, and a laundry valet service. You'll feel so pampered in our hotel that you'll forget you're traveling on a budget! Looking to refresh yourself after a day of sightseeing? Perhaps you're getting ready for a night on the town? Your hotel room bathroom is equipped with fine Ecco bath products, as well as a shower with a soothing massage head - creating a truly rejuvenating experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marrakech Hotel New York City
- Hotel Marrakech New York
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