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“A real cultural heart warming experience”

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Berber Cultural Center
Ranked #76 of 286 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
Cessnock
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“A real cultural heart warming experience”
Reviewed June 24, 2011

A night at the Berber cultural centre is a must if you want to really experience Morocco. Not really a hotel more an experience. When you arrive you participate in cooking your own lunch which includes cooking your own bread in the community oven. Very basic facilities but that all part of the experience and worth suffering the bed to enjoy listening to music payed but a whole group from the village not paid musicians for the tourist but friendly people who just let us share in their evening. We all learnt so much about the culture, probably the highlight of our trip. GO.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham
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Reviewed January 25, 2010

We stayed at the Berber Cultural Centre with our two boys aged 5 and 8 and some friends. The staff were very welcoming and it was an excellent place for the children to explore and play. You are allowed into Berber village life in a very authentic and genuine way; Mohammed the owner's English is excellent and he is a very pleasant host. You can get invloved in food preparation and tea making or juts relax or go walking.The furnishings are simple, in keeping with the rural setting. I would advise taking your own pillow if possible and plenty of warm clothes if you are going in the winter/ spring as the nights are cold high up. They offer trekking too but we managed just a walk round the village.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 23, 2010

Our stay at the Berber culture centre was fabulous. We were there only for a short time, but felt like members of the family of the friendly host-family, who included us in many of their regular experiences, from making tagine, bread, going for guided walks in the surrounding hills and villages, a few words... but perhaps the most memorable part of this process for me was the tea competition which is truly celebrated in style (be warned, they will judge you fairly!)
I would mention that the water is not hot, but that too is perhaps part of the berber experience.
I really hope to be able to return - it was great.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: Berber Cultural Center
Address: Boulaoune | Imi n Tanout, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #76 of 286 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Berber Cultural Centre, in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, is a family homestay with 14 simple yet comfortable rooms. A stay with Mohamed and his family includes all meals and a daily activity, such as a cooking class, taking the donkey to the well or a trip to the weekly market. BCC is a great base for trekking, or just relaxing and experiencing Berber life. Mohamed has many years of experience in hospitality, event hosting and tours. Your stay at BCC will provide direct support to the local economy, education, local people and the land. ... more   less 

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