Hivernage Hotel & Spa
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... his nose up at my 40 dirham cents. Looked as menacing as a skinny 16 year old can be bless him. Fooded in the square on some heavy gravied tagline and bits, all for about 7 pounds each? Word of warning, free refills of that amazing sweet mint tea will give you diabetes...or at least a buzz that will last a good length of time!! It's not 1:43am been a busy boy! ...
... do one without the other. After a few hours of walking aimlessly, happy that if you had to get lost anywhere, the streets of Marrakech were by far the most entertaining. Of course we had found retreat at one point for an off the beaten track lunch (Tajine with figs and a yoghurt desert that put every other yoghurt in the world to shame) we did finally reach the square. The walk from there was easy.
It was back to the rooftop terrace for some ...
... the men making the leather bags. Also on offer were exotic lizards and birds. After finding our way out of the maze of Souks we went back through the square where the snake charmers were in full force. There were also men with monkeys. We headed towards the Koutoubia Mosque which dates from about 1147. It is not open to non-Muslims so we just looked around the outside and also at the ruins next door of the original mosque which ...
... windy mountains, especially when you consider we only had two stops, one in an antique store and the other for lunch (which was at least at a picturesque spot). We arrived back in Marrakech just before 6pm, so after we said our goodbyes to our tour group, we headed back to our hostel, for a much needed shower. After a shower and some down time, we headed back into the square for one last meal, and as it was a Saturday night, there would of been over 30,000 people in there (easily ...
We bummed waiting for the night train. Aviva bought son stuff. We got food from our favorite places and low and behold we felt like we could handle the place. We had the confidence and knowledge to tackle the markets without issue and on the day we were leaving. Oh well. An hour before we left I realized that I couldn't find my ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Hivernage Hotel & Spa Marrakech
We were recommended by Villa des Orangers because they were full-up. Being our first time to Marrakech we opted for the hotel car to collect us from the airport to avoid any hassle. (20 euro) Needless to say we got a local taxi to take us back @ 10 euros!
We have just spent 4 nights in the Hivernage hotel and spa in Marrakesh. It was very good value for money and in a very good location with the Medina a short walk away, although this did involve A level road crossing skills and nerves of steel to go with it.
The Hivernage is on a busy road and a short way from a very busy, large roundabout with a 5 way intersection and lots of traffic, hence there is a lot of traffic noise at this hotel.
Very Pleasant Experience
I read some of the negative views about this hotel prior to staying there and was quite concerned. Our experience, however, was very positive. This hotel is in an excellent location. The concierage was very friendly and helpful as were others at the desk. We liked the fitness center and the breakfast was also very good. The experience at the spa was very average but the prices were reasonable for services. My complaints are that (1) from our room, we heard a lot of noises above us and (2) that the room temperature was very hot and stuffy despite our efforts to change the thermometer.
An excellent choice in the heart of Marrakesh. The rooms are spacious and contrary to previous reviews, the breakfast is really good. The service is good but spotty should you not speak French...but that is almost everywhere in Marrakesh. The rooms are really clean and a great value for money.
This hotel is beautiful. We discovered it by chance, by visiting its cafe on the bottom floor which specialises in croissants and treats, along with great coffee. And we ended up checking in at the L'Hivernage which is a gorgeous new hotel in the Quartier Hivernage in Marrakech, charging around the same price as the old tired run-down hotels of the area.
On the day we checked in we distrusted earlier TripAdvisor reviews. The front desk were charming and helpful, so were the porters, then and throughout our stay. The standard room was well designed with a balcony, an excellent bathroom with bath and shower plus bidet and toilet in an entirely separate spacious self contained room. Houskeeping was first class.
I booked for 2 days in this boutique hotel. The receptionist was really kind. She proposed to show me the different types of rooms in order to make the good choice. Finaly she advices me to choose the standard room wich was the cheapest one.
This is not a 5 star hotel. We planned to stay for 9 nights at the end of October but checked out after 4.
Hivernage Hotel and Spa good hotel
Just returned from 5 nights at the Hivernage Hotel and Spa which was a very nice, friendly newer hotel to stay. Not a Riad but not as big and impersonal as the large internation hotels. Excellent room with own Haman, spa with reasonable treatment packages, very nice French style pavement cafe selling great pastries. Seemed authentic at a high standard and more traditional than the international hotels, yet still 4 or 5 star.Only 10 minute walk from the main square. Nice view of Koutoubia Mosque. We paid approx. £100/room/night inc. good breakfast.
Only complaint is the swimming pool was freezing, warm enough outside to sunbath but not to swim. Used Hydro pool in spa instead.
We booked through Hotels.com and all went smoothly.