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“neither cultural, nor entertaining show” 2 of 5 stars
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Route de Casablanca, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
Ranked #467 of 505 Hotels in Marrakech
Bucharest, Romania
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66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“neither cultural, nor entertaining show”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

it's a big and pompous show but neither authentically cultural nor entertaining...the subject is a moroccan wedding but dances and songs are played around your table, not on a stage and in the finale the rest of the show is on a stadium !!!!!!!!!riders, the wedding again, the belly dancer (one!) music is live only around the table, on the stadium it's a recorded mixture of traditional berber music and carmina burana and progressive! it is nor entertaining because you are not invited to dance in the end... the only good point is the food which is much and delicious...and if you buy it from the hotel is much cheaper then from the travel agency...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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91 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We booked this on the pretext that my partner is a horse rider and wanted to see the horses in the show. It was only after booking we read the reviews, but rather than cancelling we went anyway.

As our expectations had been reset and we really quite enjoyed the experience. It was cheesy and bit over the top touristy but no more than if you had done a similar thing else where as I have at home in Australia.

I think the confusion is that if you are expecting a "cultural event" on Moroccan life you would be disappointed. If you are looking for a fun night that is not too serious and a bit cheesy this it is.

The show is entertaining enough, the food is actually good and the wine we bought was nice. The service was, well a bit average but I have had worse to.

We enjoyed the night, the horse show was entertaining and there was a lot of musket firing which was loud so expect this.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I went with some trepidation having read the reviews. However unless you're expecting a Disney spectacular then you won't be disappointed. The dinner consisted of 4 courses (huge portions) accompanied by efficient service and great vibrant surroundings. Musicians coming to your table may not be everyone's mint cup of tea but it's definitely an experience. It's certainly not for those who like a quite romantic dinner in a Michellin star restaurant. After the dinner the show was good and better than expected, the horse riding skills were definitely impressive and the show worked as a concept. At 450drh it is pricey though we did negotiate our two young children for free, so don't accept the first price. A great eving alongside the other Marrakech musts!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We arrived late due to the transport being late. We were sat in a dark corner away from other guests. The waiter for the drinks took 30 minutes (we were told that food was included in the price but drinks weren't - we ordered 2 bottles of water, usually 20dh, came to 75dh!).
The food was terrible, the 'lamb' was stringy and it was too dark to see what we were eating.
The show started whilst we were still eating - it was horses running up and down...in general, it was a waste of money and the 30 minute drive from our hotel in the centre of Marrakech wasn't worth it.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Property: Chez Ali
Address: Route de Casablanca, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #467 of 505 Hotels in Marrakech

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