We stayed for 6 nights at the Golden Tulip Farah from 25th -30th March it cost us £244 for a twin room with a garden view for 2 people BB and around £500 each for the flights. Its and cheap price and the saying goes you get what you pay for. I wouldn't rate this a 4 star hotel more like a 2 star. I will begin by pointing out the positives. The staff are generally very friendly warm and attentive.If you ask them they will book restaurants on your behalf ect There is a pool and sun loungers and you do get breakfast included in the price and you get a bed shower television and your own toilet shower. It is also a fantastic location very close to the airport and Medina and other hot spots.
Now to the negative points - The lifts are tired and old and need fixing. The carpet on the 3rd floor is disgusting stained and dirty. The white bed linen they provided me with was stained and the duvet covers are old tired with fluff and bits. The cleanliness of the rooms was below standard. The cleaners came every morning to rearrange our belongings rather than clean. They don't change the bed linen. I resorted to putting mine in the bathroom and throwing water on it to ensure that i would get new bed linen but it was always stained somewhere so made no real difference. The television is basic with 1 British channel and then BBC world news. There was no remote for the television. The room is very basic so don't raise your hopes. There was no working wifi or computers for the duration of our stay. They had technical problems. I found this rather inconvenient we had to resort to going to the hotel next door (Kenzi) to use the managers office to search for Hamman spas in the area. The hotel breakfast was very basic if not dire! The highlight of the breakfast was the lady making pancakes. However, she was not there every day and once she had run out of mixture that was it. Breakfast is served from 6.30am 10.30am food should be provided like promised during those hours. But it was more like first come first serve and some days certain foods were just not there. There was no consistency. The eggs were cold and looked sloppy, the potatoes were cold. The cheese if they had any tasted like rubber. The fruit and pastries were decent. The hotel don't upsell their services at all. We had to ask about trips and certain services. We went to the Atlas mountains through the hotel and that was fantastic! Bring plenty of money because there are things to buy everywhere. You can get private drivers to the mountains a lot cheaper than the hotel. 400 Ds for 2 people was one quote we had but we had already done the trip and we liked the fact we were with other tourists.
Visit the Medina its very intense busy and dusty but there are some really nice restaurants overlooking the Medina. We paid 50 Ds but you can get a taxi there for 20-30D we just couldn't be bothered with haggling.
There are also plenty of really nice restaurants close to the hotel some places are a bit pricey but if you want to treat yourself then you will find it really good value.
Do visit an Hamman spa outside of the hotel. We went to Les Bains De L'alhambra we had a facial a scrub wash foot rub and full body massage and steam for £55 each or 550d. It was the most relaxing experience I have ever had. Its worth a visit!
Overall we had an amazing time in Marrakesh. Its a brilliant vibrant place full of culture and history. I will write a separate review for each place we visited.
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Tulip Farah Marrakech Hotel Marrakech
- Golden Tulip Marrakech
- Hotel Farah
- Marrakech Golden Tulip