Set at the edge of the Old Medina, this Hotel is in a great position opposite the bus station and the Bab Doukkala Gate, a kick and a step from the train station. The rooms were slightly tired, but kept fairly clean. Towels in the bathroom were in need of a good boil wash, as ours were Grey (although they should have been White). Breakfast was simple but substantial, toast, eggs, salads, bread, cake, jam orange juice and coffee. We had a Half Board booking, the evening meals, although slightly small in portion size, were very good quality.
The staff were friendly enough and attentive when required.
The Pool however was very small, the water ice cold, although each morning, the pool attendant cleaned this thoroughly and checked the chlorine levels. Around the pool was a total of 12 sun loungers, although the sun never actually hits this area until 12 noon, it can be a hassle to get a sun lounger if the hotel is busy.
We had great fun watching the disappointment on peoples faces when they came to view the pool area. Thanks to Will and Ruth from Yorkshire, this made our stay very entertaining, giggling at the new arrivals at the poolside.
Because of its location, it can be very noisy at night, if you are not a deep sleeper, avoid this hotel.
For a couple of days sightseeing or a stop off point before trekking to the Atlas Mountains, this is a great Budget Hotel, otherwise book into a better class hotel toward the New Town and Mohammed V. The Hotel would often get busy with tours stopping off for one night prior to travelling else where, or before departure from Morocco. If we return, we will stay in a better quality of the same chain, possibly the Mogador Opera, although they have a few others around Marrakech.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ryad Mogador Marrakech
- Riad Mogador
- Ryad Mogador Hotel Marrakech