This was our fourth visit to Marrakech, we chose this hotel as my father who was coming with us wanted something traditional. (His first visit)
Accommodation in Marrakech is not what you would find in the UK, if it says 3 stars, think 2.
We have stayed at The Majorelle Hotel (We would give it 2 stars) The Atlas Medina & Spa (we give it 4 stars) The Agdal (we give it 2.5 stars) and this one which we would give 3 stars.
It was spotlessly clean, couldn't fault the cleaners at all, both in the rooms and in the pool area. The rooms are fussy with lots of colour and frills, no need I guess, but when we stayed at The Agdal we got a bed with an orange blanket and that was it, so this was a nice change. The sheets were beautifully white and crisp.
TV worked, we only watched BBC news, and a working fridge and Air Con. There was a safe but there was a sur-charge for this.
The pool area was small, but pleasant and clean. It is enclosed by walls, and the sun doesn't always hit the area full on, but this was a plus point as it meant you could sit in comfort, outdoors, without getting too hot (October) Water was freezing at first, but you soon acclimatised to it. It was great to sit on the edge with your feet in - very refreshing. The pool was cleaned every morning and periodically checked for water quality.
Having read some of the other reviews I wasn't expecting a good breakfast, but it was excellent. Aside from the 5 star Atlas hotel we stayed at, this was the best hotel breakfast we have had. If you are expecting full-english, then Morocco is not the place for you.
Served on the rooftop with some tables outside and the rest inside a Bedouin style tent. There was loads of different pastries and cakey things. Along with cream cheese triangles and mini warm English muffins. Also, fresh pancakes (2 types) three bowls of different jams and a bowl of honey. There was 2 choice of cereal, and bowls of chopped fruit, along with some chopped cucumber, tomato and meat product. There was also bread to toast and plenty of french stick.
We did not use the restaurant or the Hamman, so cannot comment on those.
The hotel itself was 40 minutes walk with a good pace, to the old Medina and square or 10 mins in a taxi (don't pay more than 20dh, the drivers will try for 40dh - even at night) But it was only a couple of streets from the modern Gueliz area with it's nice cafes and modern shops.
Staff were great and very helpful. We booked an excursion through them and it was excellent value, as there was 4 of us we got a car and guide to ourselves. We had to pay for our own lunch, but to buy a tour with the same itinerary with lunch was 720dh each (through Holiday Services), this one without lunch was 300dh each, lunch was around 70dh - so a great saving. Plus the driver stopped whenever we asked him to for a photo stop.
Would definitely return to this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This hotel, the first of its kind, provides its visitors with different services and in an architectural style. Moroccan House Marrakech is at the center of the city. It is easy walking distance to many major attractions, theatres, shopping.... It consists of five floors and fifty rooms with different grades (3*, 4*, 5*). Here, you are not in an ordinary hotel, it is like a Riad, a traditional Moroccan house where visitors are cordially received. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moroccan Hotel Marrakech
- Moroccan Marrakech
- Moroccan House Marrakech