Moroccan House Hotel is located in the Guilez district in a side street just off of King Mohammad V road. Guilez is the newer part of Marrakech and the hotel is about about a 15-20 minute walk (or 10-40 dirham taxi ride depending on your negotiation skills) from the medina and Djemma Al Fna square.
I was promptly greeted at check-in with a cup of cold mint tea and a couple of cookies while waiting to be shown to my guest room. I had booked a single room for 4 nights as was delighted by the generous room size, including double bed and ensuite bathroom. The furniture is a bit kitschy, all wrought iron and floaty fabrics but reasonably comfortable and that is what really matters. The bathroom featured a tub/shower, sink, and both bidet and toilet. The bathroom was a bit shabby, tiles loose or missing around the base of the tub, dank lighting, and a bit scummy from the lack of proper ventilation. The shower curtain was dirty, not sure if it was soap scum, mildew, or hard water stains so I tried not to touch it while in the shower. The hot water never ran out so that was a plus. There is a small color television that broadcasts CNN international in English, free wi-fi (spotty connection at best) and reading lamp in the room. There is also an individually controlled AC/Heating unit in the room. My stay was in January and even with the heater on full the room was still rather cold and damp feeling especially at night.
Breakfast was included in the rate I booked and was served each morning in the Bedouin tent on the roof. Breakfast was a buffet with a variety of simple breads, cookies, cereal, cakes, dates, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Coffee, Tea, and Juice were also available. Bottled water was only available for purchase at reception. The down side of eating in the roof tent is there are a lot of small birds flying in and out and they poo on the furniture. The staff wasn't very prompt about cleaning up after the birds so sometimes it was a challenge to find a clean place in the tent to sit down.
All the staff I meet were friendly and spoke good English and/or French. The front desk staff was especially helpful in providing information on sightseeing, arranging for a driver back to the airport on departure, recommending restaurants in the neighborhood, and any other request that came up during my stay. As a single female traveler I felt safe staying at the hotel.
Lastly the only reason I booked this hotel was Easy jet gave me a 50% discount on the hotel rate for booking my flight from Paris to Marrakech. They listed the property as a three star location but I'd say it's more of a two star due to it's basic services and slightly run-down appearance.
- 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