My stay at Sherazade didn't get off to the best start - despite this, I am still unequivocally giving it an "excellent" rating. My rough start happened due to some miscommunication regarding an airport pick-up. I was a single woman traveling alone, arriving in Marrakech by air at 9:00 on a Saturday night. I arranged through the hotel to have a driver pick me up….I'm not sure what happened, but no driver appeared even after waiting over an hour. I hired a taxi (a board outside the airport lists the established fares for taxis to/from the airport so check this out before bargaining with taxi drivers). The taxi dropped me off as near the square as they could get. From there I hired a local young man to walk me to the Hotel Sherazade as I had no hope of finding it on my own that first night. I was a bit stressed upon arrival at the hotel, but was greeted by a nice man who apologized for the confusion and kindly got me some water and showed me to my room. I never found out what the mix-up was, but "all's well that end's well" and my stay at Hotel Sherazade couldn't have been better. Bachiir, at the front desk became my "personal assistant" during my 5 day stay in Marrakech. He is an exceptional young man who speaks 5 or more languages and is very well-organized. He made recommendations and arranged everything I needed; a visit to a local Hammam, a group day trip to the Kasbah Ait ben Haddou, a camel ride in Palmerie. The hotel is beautiful, full of character and has many nice common spaces for sitting, reading, sunning and relaxing. My room (20) was charming, had a private bath and was big enough for 3, for about $60 per night. There are less expensive rooms available, but this was the only one available for my entire stay. (book ahead during high season). The hotel is in a great location in one of the "derbs" (alleys) about 100 meters from the Djemaa el-Fnaa square. Breakfast (extra cost) was good and could be enjoyed on the beautiful patio. The hotel was safe and secure; I felt very comfortable staying here as a single woman. Overall, the hotel is quiet but there is a minaret right next door with a 5:00 am call to prayer over the loudspeaker - I found it an enjoyable part of the overall atmosphere, but recommend earplugs if you are a light sleeper. I found the hotel to be a peaceful, charming space right in the heart of the fascinating, albeit sometimes crazy, medina of Marrakech.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Sherazade is located in the Medina of Marrakech, near to the famous square "Djama El Fna" in a quiet, small alley.All sights of the Medina are in a walking distance. From our roof top terrace you have an overview over the old Medina. In our Restaurant we offer daily fresh cooked Moroccan dishes. The Hotel gives you the choice between 23 rooms with different rates. Most of the rooms are equiped with bathroom and A/C. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. All rooms are decorated in traditional Moroccan Riad style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sherazade Hotel Marrakech