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Mogador Express Bab Doukkala
Ranked #462 of 505 Hotels in Marrakech
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“I Really Don't See the Problem?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This hotel has been given some really mixed reviews, but I found no major issues with the hotel. We stayed for 2 nights on an easyJet package, it cost £210 for flights and hotel for us both!

The hotel itself is in a good location, about a 10 minute walk from the nearest sightseeing bus stop and about 15 minutes from the medina. There is a supermarket and bakery downstairs which is really good to take drinks and snacks out with you when you're doing the trip on the cheap. There was a nice bar area downstairs where you could buy drinks and watch the TV as well as using the slightly temperamental WiFi.

The room in the hotel was adequate, it was clean and had full working AC. The only problem was the lights in the hallway which you have to switch on whenever you exit the lift, otherwise you're walking around in the dark!

Breakfast was really good, it was fresh items from the bakery downstairs and tea, coffee and orange juice.

If you want a cheap break in Marrakech I would recommend this hotel, just don't expect The Ritz! I would also recommend you request a room on higher floors, much quieter.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Do yourself a favour and stay ANYWHERE ELSE in Marrakech. If I wasn't with a tour group I would have checked out and stayed somewhere else. I got food poisoning from the dinner the first night which meant being sick the entire next day and missing out on our tour of the city.
The room was disgusting - smelled like ten thousand cigarettes and the walls were actually grey from people smoking in there. The bathroom was also dirty - blood and other stains smeared on the walls.
The staff are arrogant, unhelpful and RUDE. The only nice person was a guy called Sleiman who worked the night shift on the front desk while we were there.
No internet in rooms which means you have to sit downstairs in reception. This means putting up with smoking inside with all doors and windows shut at night. Not great if you're a non-smoker or like breathing fresh air from time to time. It was also super hot in there and when asked if they could put the aircon on they switched one tiny unit on and left the rest off. I couldn't be bothered to ask for more because dealing with their staff was horrible.
An absolutely awful hotel experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Kirstin B
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Their location is good, walking distance to the main
coach station and not far from the train station also
near to the medina (old city) walls. Rooms are tired
and worn but airy. The staff is reckless and I think
not adequate. Breakfast is basic. There was a small
pool but never tried. I suggest to them to renovate
there immediately and try to find more motivated staff.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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    • 1 of 5 stars
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8 Thank Joseph O
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

firstly if you want a quiet break do not stay here, this hotel is in the middle of the town centre, with a bus garage right opposite it, vehicles driving all night, there are loads of shops and restaurants a small walk away (5/10 mins) there is also a cheap supermarket next door. I went full board, the food was lovely, a little repetitive sometimes but I had breakfast lunch and dinner, each meal was three courses, breakie was continental and the staff we're very helpful. A few servers did not speak English so brush up on your French. Ladies cover up, you will get harassed anyway as the locals can tell your a tourist, don't let anyone show you around, they will demand money, and ignore the locals wolf whistles and gestures, the swimming pool was basic but ok for tanning. our room was fine we had decent beds that were changed daily and a nice view, bin was emptied and nothing went missing, staff even opened a bottle of wine for us, which is major, since they don't drink here, you will have to pay local tax. bathroom was clean although the bath had rusting? we just put a towel down ands stood on it when we showered, only downside of the room. Also air conditioning was free :) This hotel has wifi, we 2 young girls had a great time, we rode camels, haggled at the market and explored, the hotel does what you need it too. I think I preferred our time at the hotel to our time exploring, make sure you check out the jardin majorelle, beautiful, absolutely beautiful, and the markets and ride a camel, it is hilarious, haggle anywhere you can, it's quite funny to watch a 700dirham item go to 5 without you saying so much as nah I'm alright. I would definitely go back, very interesting country.

Room Tip: All rooms will hear the noise, try and get a pool view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank cc d
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Alicante, Spain
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Worst hotel ever!!
Soufiane, the man on the front desk, the manager apparently - though God knows how with his demeanour, so rude and unhelpful, the worst service I've ever encountered.
We arrived late at night, only to be told we couldn't stay at the hotel, even though everything was already arranged and paid for. We were not allowed to use the telephone to contact our travel agents, we actually had to leave the hotel, buy a phonecard and find a public phone to use on the street. The worst thing about it was the way in which we were spoken to, Soufiane had a constant smirk fixed on his face, it was like it made him so happy to be as unhelpful as possible.
All of this because myself and my partner didn't have a marriage certificate (we are getting married this Summer). We have stayed at hotels in Morocco in the past, in Marrakech, Casablanca, Chefchaoun and Fesand, everything has always been fine, the staff always helpful, polite and friendly.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marrakech, Morocco
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40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

had an unexpected visit from friends and a contct said this was a cheap n cheerful hotel. however my friends who stayed a week said it was pretty run down, the staff just wanted tips all the time and one of the female receptionists was quite rude to them, but they said the food was good altho breakfast basic pastries. the noise from the main bus station across the road was the biggest problem and the blowing of horns goes on 24 hours a day and the dual carriageway outside the hotel never really dies down. moroccans drive blowing their horns for any reason. so best ask for a bedroom at the back of the hotel facing the petrol station if you want a quiet night's sleep. inside the bedrooms were basic but comfortable and fairly clean. towels were not replaced every day or sheets changed, just beds made. floors were not swept every day. the shower worked and the bath was ok. the satelite tv only has two english speaking channels. the rest are arabic. phones are avail in the room. ok for a quick stay but for the same price better hotels can be found in the same area. i'll know this next time friends stay.

Room Tip: there was no spa or fitness room inside tho they say if you go to another hotel nearby you can get a...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank goingawander
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596 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Faded with mixed service that can be dismissive/brusque and very variable quality of breakfasts etc. Good location but much better alternatives around. Free wifi and nice cafe bar for coffee in evening. Small swimming pool.


  • Stayed April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank sdmmb
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Property: Mogador Express Bab Doukkala
Address: Angle Blvd 11 Janvier Blvd Prince Moulay Abdellah | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco (Formerly Mogador Express Bab Doukkala)
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #462 of 505 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mogador Express Bab Doukkala 3*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opposite the city Ramparts and overlooking the Atlas Mountains, the Ryad Mogador Marrakech features an outdoor swimming pool and air-conditioned rooms. It is located in Marrakesh's Medina district. The Mogador Marrakech has a restaurant serving both international and traditional Moroccan cuisine. The pool-side snack bar serves Italian food and local specialities. Guests can also enjoy a mint tea in the Tamuziga tea room. Each guest room at the Ryad Mogador includes satellite TV and a private bathroom, and room service is available. Free Wi-Fi is accessible in the hotel's common areas. With a 24-hour reception, the hotel also provides currency exchange, car hire and a babysitting service upon request. The hotel is located a 5-minute walk from the Majorelle Gardens and a 10-minute walk from Jamaa El Fna Square. ... more   less 
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