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“Not worth the effort of getting there”

Menara Gardens and Pavilion
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Marrakech Day Tour from Essaouira
London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Not worth the effort of getting there”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

This is really an Olive Plantation, a couple of acres of land with many many olive trees! I can't comment on the very expensive evening light show as I wanted to leave as soon as I had arrived. The "lake" is a man-made square reservoir packed with koi in murky waters. There's the 'opportunity' to take a trott around on a camel, but unless your made of asbestos - I'd strongly recommend avoiding this too...the heat is phenomenal. Take water with you if you chose to visit.

Visited October 2012
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pleasant”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Not too sure what to say about this place. We visited it as part of our bus tour. There was a long walk to the building with no shade but it was very nice to sit and watch the water.
Had a mint tea at the cafe. I think I may just have been too hot and tierd to appreciate this site.

Visited October 2012
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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“Don't bother”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Scruffy and nothing to see. The postcards of the Menara Gardens make them look beautiful, but they really are not and a taxi ride or long walk from town. There are much better ways to spend your time in Marrakech.

Visited September 2012
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice Place ...... Worth a Visit”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Menara Gardens and Pavilion is situated just outside Marrakesh. The place is quite big and need lot of walking. The walk around the artificial lake is enjoyable as it gives very nice and photographic view of the pavilion along with the lake. The lake has a good number of big fish which are easily visible. The pavilion and the lake is surrounded by olive grove. A walk through the olive grove is highly recommended. This place is worth a visit T

Visited November 2011
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“Underwhelming”
Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

Grubby, poorly maintained and the water in the pool is filthy. I'm surprised the carp in the pool can breathe, though that might explain the amount of time they spend looking out of the swampy sludge they swim in. Be warned that you cannot walk all the way around the pool as the pavilion blocks it off. There is no advance warning of this.
If you are using the red bus tour making it a quick stop is just about justified.

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