A fantastic hotel. We stayed at Tigmiza during the second week of July and were extremely impressed. It is built to an very high standard indeed and the staff are extremely courteous and willing to assist.
The suite rooms were impeccably decorated, clean and well presented, with a good sized mezzanine sitting area and a lovely bedroom. The design of the hotel is its greatest selling point, the courtyard pool is beautiful, secluded and cool and views from different seating areas are nicely framed.
It is the perfect place to base yourself from if you want to balance the craziness of Marrakech with somewhere secluded and calm to escape to. There are shuttle buses in the morning and evening (10am drop off, 1pm pick-up and 7pm drop off, 10pm pick up) and the journey is around 15/20 mins. It would be good for Tigmiza to extend these times, or offer a third mid-afternoon shuttle service as well, particularly as the drop off point is a good 25 minute walk to the centre of the city, so it can feel a little rushed getting back in time.
It may have been because we were visiting Marrakech during the off-season (the July heat can be just a few degrees too hot for comfort) but the most noticeable thing about the hotel (as others have commented) is how few people are staying there at any given moment and how sparsely distributed they are. We were the only ones staying in any of the ten suites, with a few other couples staying in villas or pavilions. This can make it feel slightly like a ghost hotel some of the time as you are unlikely to run into other guests anywhere except the pool. It almost feels as if the hotel was built to be larger than it needed to be. Hopefully through word of mouth it is able to attract more and more guests, as it is clearly set up to accommodate them and deserves a good sized client base. At the moment it can lack a little atmosphere, particularly in the evenings after returning from the city.
Overall, and despite the need for a couple of tweaks here and there, it is hard to think of a better place to spend a few days in Marrakech and we would thoroughly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Bab Atlas, in the very heart of the Palmeraie of Marrakech, Tigmiza, in Berber, Izza's House, is a Guest House full of charm.A colorful place where the universes coexist in harmony and where each space tells a story, a journey. ... more less
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