Because we booked a last minute, we quickly searched and found a nice deal online at Riad Mabrouk. It turned out to be a worthy choice!
The hotel is located only 1 minute away from the famous and wonderful Jamaa el-Fna place (the inhabitants call it the "Big Square"). For us it was perfect, but for people who need total silence in order to get some sleep, it might be less attractive. After a whole day walking it is so nice to come back to your hotel, freshen up a bit and go out again any time you like!
The room we got was not big but not small either, just normal sized. The interior is very pretty; all the small details and decorations make it a colorful and cosy place to stay in. The room gets cleaned and tidied up every day. In our case, we opened a window and watched the big crowds flow through the streets. As mentioned before, it can get a bit noisy (until 12pm), but for us this wasn't a problem at all.
Breakfirst was included: if you are a sweettooth, you will love it! Nice Moroccan tea, jus d'orange, small pancakes, sweet bread and a croissant. They vary the breakfirst a bit every day. We also had a lunch and diner once. It is somewhat expensive in comparison with other places, but surely not overpriced.
The staff is very polite and is willing to assist you with almost everything. For example, because we payed a bit too much for the taxi from the airport to the hotel, the man from the security made sure we used taxi's that were fairly priced. Everyone speaks basic English, so communicating is no problem. A special thanks for Hassan, Saliha and Hanan for answering all our questions and helping us out with making the best of Marrakech!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the Medina, the Jamaa El Fna square, in the center of the monuments of the city of Marrakech. Riad & Spa Mabrouk merges Moroccan and Andalusian architecture. It has several rooftop terraces with panoramic views of the city.4 suites and 10 rooms, air-conditioned and elegantly decorated, are decorated in a Moroccan-Andalusian style. With colorful tiles, the en suite bathroom is provided bathrobes and or showers and complimentary toiletries. They feature a minibar, satellite TV and a seating area.A Moroccan breakfast is served each morning. Lunch and dinner, you can sample Moroccan dishes in one of our fine restaurants.Wi-Fi access is available free of charge. The Riad has a currency exchange desk and a souvenir shop.To relax, the Riad offers a hammam, Jacuzzi and a massage service and a gym. The staff is at your disposal 24h/24, it can help you organize your excursions and airport transfers. ... more less
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