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Ibis Marrakech Palmeraie
Ranked #304 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Rude, unhelpful, un informative staff
Miles from anywhere (not 3km from the Jemaa el Fna as advertised)
Rooms are extremely basic
Filthy rooms (hole ripped in curtain, dirty shower tray...see our photos)
Shuttle bus only runs at 10am and 3pm Monday to Saturday...(not regular intervals as advertised)
Pool was freezing..couldn't go in
Poor choice of food on restaurant menu
All signs, notices, bulletins etc are in French or Arabic

Room Tip: Do not book! Or if it's too late ask for a room with a pool view. Other rooms look out onto main...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

On their website they claim to run "regular" shuttle buses between their Ibis at the Train Station and this one, they also claim that the hotel is 3km away from Place Jemaa El Fna (The main square in Marrakesh), these are both lies.
They run 2 per day (when I arrived at the Ibis at the station at 2.45pm I was told the next wasn't until 8pm, and I would have to take a taxi!), and on Google Maps it shows the hotel to be over 8km from the main square.

For 2 days before I arrived I emailed the hotel in both French and English asking what times the "regular" shuttle service ran, they didn't reply to any of my mails, I explained this to the manager at the Ibis at the station, and eventually after much discussion with the Palmeraie, he had them agree to pick me up within 30mins, an hour later I was collected.

When I got to the hotel I was given room 243, I took the lift, the hallways smelt damp, the room itself was dirty (hair on the bed, bathroom floor etc), stains (where drinks had been sat down), plaster coming off wall as you entered the room, at this stage I thought I would complain to the management.

I went to the reception and asked for the manager, the person on reception asked why, and when I said to him I wanted to complain, he folded his arms and said "about what"!

He said the manager wasn't available, but agreed to change my room, the new room, 240 smelt of cigarettes (I'm a non smoker) but at least it was slightly (and only slightly!) cleaner.

I attempted to contact Accor to complain, but they make it extremely difficult, I sent an email to a general address, but they haven't replied, cannot believe how bad this was.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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3  Thank Rory73
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank yojimmy
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed for two nights,proximity to railway station was an added advantage. staff was very cooperative n the morning breakfast with a couple of authentic native dishes was a wonderful experience.Added to the hotel was the city entirely different to fes,cassablanca or rabat.

Room Tip: ask for a room facing the garden view
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Stayed 5 nights in June in 2 joining double rooms with my wife, son and his girlfriend. Booked on accorhotels.com at the special advance rate of only £27 per night each room. This hotel is very good for the price, however if you expect a higher standard then expect to pay more! The rooms are small but adequate with a flat screen TV and ensuite, there is no tea/coffee making in the room and the aircon is very feable. There's a restaurant and a bar with a big TV showing sports all day. They serve an all you eat buffet breakfast for only £4.50 and other meals for lunch and dinner. By far the best point is the outdoor pool with plenty of sun-loungers all around. The staff are friendly and helpful but mostly French/Arabic speakers but know enough English to get by. I recommend the nearby Oasis cafe for the best Moroccan Tagines and other traditional meals at very good prices. There's a big supermarket, McDonalds, Pizzahut etc about 25 mins walk or a 20 Dirham taxi away and the Main Square was 20 mins/100 Dirhams by taxi or you can risk either the 11 or 36 bus for pennies. Overall and very nice stay and the June climate was perfect.

Room Tip: Top floor, pool view.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We stayed at the Ibis Palmeraie hotel for 5 nights. The location was perfect for our need, however it is out of the city centre and may not suit tourists wanting to stay in town. The price, booked on-line, was extremely good value and the hotel bar practiced good prices too. We ate one evening in the hotel restaurant and found this to be good value for money too.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Just needed a place to rest for a night before getting back on the road. This Ibis fit the bill perfectly. We didn't have to deal with the medina or getting into the city, straight off the highway and back onto it. Clean, good price, decent rooms and service. We didn't eat or take in any of the amenities though. Gas station next door had a decent breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ibis Marrakech Palmeraie

Address: Avenue Abdelkrim Khettabi | Route de Casablanca, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Best Value Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: $29 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Marrakech Palmeraie 3*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the exit to Marrakech, the Ibis Moussafir Marrakech Palmeraie hotel is ideal for a relaxing holiday or a seminar/conference. Close to the city centre and the finest tourist sites of Morocco, the hotel puts at your disposal a bar, a restaurant with Moroccan specialities or international cuisine and well-lit parking. It has a swimming pool, and a convivial terrace with deck-chairs. The 7 suites and 147 air-conditioned rooms have Wifi Internet access. ... more   less 
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Accor Marrakech Palmeraie

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