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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Good accommodation great pool excellent service, good facilities and perfect location to casinos clubs and restaurants. Enjoyed the privacy, good breakfast and comfort. Highly recommended. For a great getaway or just a romantic valentines evening

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Pretoria, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The beds are unbelievably uncomfortable with the receptionist being aware of the problem but still doing bookings regardless. Parking is a huge problem. The guesthouse is not situated in a safe area. The kitchen is understocked. It is dirty underneath the beds and on top of the kitchen cabinets.The bathroom towels are super old and hard. Some one there stole... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Booking a week before leaving for Ballito, we found the Seasonal prices for staying at Al Marrakesh EXTREMELY cheap! Parking was a small problem and the TV didn't work at all, but for someone who goes about exploring and doesn't drive 6hours to go and lie on a bed, this was perfect!

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I was disappointed with this guest house. The booking officer had immediately come down to tell us that we have arrived on the wrong day. When we showed her confirmation however, she did assist in moving booking around with not much of an apology. Even though they had apparently expected us a day earlier, there was a broken cupboard door.... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My wife and I together with our two young children spent a total of 6 nights at Al Marrakesh. Our inquiries and bookings were handled vey promptly and our special needs as a young family were well accommodated. I usually stay at Al Marrakech for work and it was just as comfortable and enjoyable staying there on holiday. Our kids... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Had a great time at al Marrakesh, booked the entire house out for a family event. Nice quiet area, and close by to all amenities. Property has a Moroccan theme throughout, and is good value for money.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Rage beach parties and the vibe in the town of Ballito were great, we enjoyed it very much.The Guest House has a nice setting with stylish rooms, we had TV and DSTV, air conditioning and a nice bathroom with a shower and a bath. Our room was close to the reception entrance and we could hear the old reception... More 

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AlMarrakesh, Owner at al Marrakesh Guest House, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed the unique, Moroccan setting; stylish décor and comfortable facilities of Al Marrakesh Guest House as well as the vibe of the popular rage festival in Ballito. Nonetheless, we are dismayed to hear about the disturbance and wish that you’d advised management directly, to enable us to promptly resolve the issue. We apologise for the... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

only complaint was that the beds were extremely hard. woke up with severe back ache ! otherwise I would recommend the place. great facilities and very attentive staff. Close to all amenities. chilled weekend with the guys !

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AlMarrakesh, Manager at al Marrakesh Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback Kiron. We are pleased you enjoyed your exclusive “boys getaway weekend” partying overnight around the BBQ and chilling outdoors with attentive staff to meet your needs. Sorry to hear about your back ache. Although our mattresses have a wide range of sizes and suppliers we will follow up and welcome you back for your celebration next... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We booked a self-catering unit and we were very disappointed at state of the rooms. I think the rooms look much nicer on the internet than they really are. Kitchenette practically outside (like a sheltered extension of the house) which made it difficult for me to work at night, whole unit was extremely dirty, uncomfortable bed & very small so... More 

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AlMarrakesh, Owner at al Marrakesh Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Mr and Mrs Sithole, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your perceptions and compliment the co-operation and customer service skills of our Bulgarian manageress. As we like our guests to have a pleasant experience we provide (prior to payment) a concise description of units and services including the cancellation policy; the size of rooms and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Al Marrakesh is a lovely peaceful and quiet place with very friendly staff and nice clean facilities. Me and my husband spent three nights at Al Marrakesh Guest House. We enjoyed the town of Ballito and took many walks along the beach. I recommend it wholeheartedly!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Al Marrakesh Guest House is situated in the heart of the seaside town of Ballito, on South Africa’s Dolphin coast, within 1km of the main beaches, shops and restaurants. This serene, family establishment intertwines the Middle Eastern and African cultures through a unique Moroccon décor which makes for a relaxing stay. Facilities offered in all suites are air conditioning, a private entrance, en suite bathroom, complimentary hospitality tray, hypo allergenic douvets, Egyptian cotton linen, a bar fridge, fan, safe, LCD TV with DVD player and either DSTV or an in house library of movies. A braai facility, swimming pool and secure parking is also available. Beyond Al Marrakesh, you’ll discover beautiful golden beaches on which to stroll, rock pools for fishing, and the Indian Ocean’s warm waters where you can enjoy a good swim, or try your hand at surfing or body boarding. If you look hard enough, you might even spot a Bottlenose dolphin since these animals frequent this coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about al Marrakesh Guest House

Address: Hilary Drive, Ballito 4420, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Price Range: $65 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — al Marrakesh Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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