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“Good hotel in convenient location”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Opera Plaza Hotel

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Opera Plaza Hotel
Ranked #121 of 495 Hotels in Marrakech
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Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good hotel in convenient location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

We stayed at this hotel in early April. The hotel is very clean and well maintained, the pool area is lovely although it could have done with some sunshades, which were eventually brought out on our last day. Before the temperatures soared to the high 30s we found the walk into the souk areas very pleasant and interesting and it took about 25 minutes, However, the heat led us to take taxis which cost about 40 MAD each way (approx 4 euro) but you have to bargain, sometimes we paid 50 and sometimes 30 depending on the time of day.
A few gripes about the hotel: they seem to have only one type of pillow, which is hard and high, I asked twice for an alternative but nothing was forthcoming; breakfasts are somewhat mediocre for a hotel of this apparent standard and finally, because it was early in the season, the aircon was not on so we needed to open our windows at night but the hotel played loud repetitive music in the pool area until about 12 each night (although there were very few people around), which seemed to rebound around the 4 sides of the inner square. Also, the wifi is really slow. We bought our bottled water from the shop in the railway station over the road.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

We stayed here on our way from Marrakech to Fez great location right opposite the train station. A huge modern hotel that met our needs, however much preferred staying in the Medina as we did previously. The room was large, own balcony overlooking the pool, comfortable bed, plenty of hot water and pressure. Seemed popular with tour groups. Great spot if you are transiting through Marrakech.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

If you want a large, modern hotel with a good pool, spa and fitness centre this hotel is perfect. It doesn't have the charm of the small riads closer to the Jemma-el-Fnaa square (where we had stayed previously) but it has spacious, comfortable rooms, good facilities and excellent breakfasts. A small drawback is the lack of reception staff - there was only ever one person on duty so if one client had a lengthy request to deal with everyone else had to wait. However, when we were seen to the staff were charming and helpful. The hotel is situated next to a busy roundabout which could have made it noisy (we booked too late for a poolside view) but this proved not to be a problem. In fact it was quite entertaining looking down on the traffic chaos from our balcony.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

Just got back from a 4 night break to Opera Plaza. Our room 206 was facing the very busy roads but with 2 sets of doors, it wasn't noticeable. Around the pool was miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Just far enough from the shops and quite a long walk to the Souks. The hotel was clean and our room was cleaned each day. Staff were attentive and polite, you do need to recap on your French before you come to Morocco as all menus and people speak French. The only downside was this was for a special birthday and even though it was on the booking nothing was done for it...... The spa was very dark and busy and even though it was really hot no offer of a drink was given. Would I go again.... oh yes.....

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Oxford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

My wife and I are just back from a long weekend in Marrakech.
Short review - Do yourself a favour. Book In!

Longer review - As always prior to the trip we did the standard couple of days research. We chose the Opera Plaza as our base for exploring based on the reviews here. We wanted a relaxing stay at a reasonable price. This place hit all the targets smack in the middle.

I always disregard the top and bottom 10% of any reviews based on my experience that some folk are always happy and some folk just can't help complaining. That said for what it's worth, my opinion is that this place is just about perfect.

We found great friendly helpful staff throughout the whole hotel. The place was extremely clean - everywhere. A good continental breakfast to start the day. A quiet lounge bar with reasonable prices open most of the day and evening, and a location not too far from the prime tourist spots.

We are quite well travelled and can say without any hesitation that this hotel is in the top 3 hotels we have visited.

Initial check in was flawless, polite and very fast. We had requested a late check in and a high room with our on-line booking and after 5 minutes we were in our pool facing room on the 3rd floor. We found the room a good size, with a huge double bed, a complementary safe in the ample wardrobe, a mini bar, and a wall mounted LCD TV.

If I'm hyper picky, the tile grouting in the bathroom was a little worn (but very clean), the rooms are not sound proofed completely, the TV only had one English channel (but who comes to Marrakech to watch TV?) and the pool was colder than a sauna plunge pool even though air temps got to 36C during the visit. I can honestly say though that we have stayed in 5* accommodation that has been quite a lot worse that this place.

Location...
3 minutes from the Train Station and the McDonald's (Who really needs this place?)
20 minutes walk from Guiliz District
30 Minutes walk from the South Mediana walls
45 minutes walk from Jemaa el-Fnaa square
45 minutes walk from Jardin Majorelle gardens

I have no hesitation at all in highly recommending the Opera Plaza.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Milan, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

Right across the street from the train station. Slow check in but very relaxing seating area while you wait. Extremely friendly staff. Lots of restaurants and good shopping all around.
The mini bar is expensive but there are a lot of little stores nearby for water, soda etc.
Breakfast is good and everything is fresh.
WIFI is free in lobby but there is a hefty charge for in room internet. Toiletries are just OK.
They have the best city maps, ask for one.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were met by a delightful receptionist who was warm and welcoming - as were all the other staff we came into contact with. Beautiful, comfortable rooms with good soundproofing - great sleep.
All the public areas were of a high standard and easy to relax in after the bustle of the town. Good service at the bar in the evenings and great outdoor pool. Super selection of cold and hot for breakfast.
We found the position ideal after spending the first part of our holiday in the centre - we had taken a car into the Atlas Mts and wanted somewhere convenient to return the car to the railway station. The bus station was close by for our connection to Agadir - perfect!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Opera Plaza Hotel
Address: Angle Avenue Mohammed VI et Avenue Hassan II, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #121 of 495 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Opera Plaza Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 115
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