Travel Blogs from Marrakech
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... the sides of the ranges, the sheer drops had us pleased that we were in the most capable hands of our trusted driver Mohamed. As we came across large trucks and massive coaches on tight bends, switch back after switch back Mohamed kept us safe on this vomit inducing journey across the High Atlas. It was a breath taking drive; and not just from the scenery, we stopped at the Col Du Tichka Pass which at 2260 metres, is slightly higher than Mount Kosciuszko. It was ...
... prices our waiter was wearing a nice black suit and tie.
Having stayed as long as we could at the restaurant we decided to just head for the train station. On the way we realised we were actually quite close to Starbucks which was quickly deemed a much nicer place to wait out the day than the train station. Surprisingly it was one of the nicer Starbucks coffees I have had which was probably due to the fact that they had flat whites on the menu.
... hours in the car to get to Marrakech turned into the rest of the day spent driving over the High Atlas mountains - five people smushed into a small car with tons of luggage, winding mountain roads, single lane streets with crazy Moroccan drivers who overtake you on blind corners, and far too many sections of guard rails missing from the cliff. This terrifying and sickening (literally for me since I don't do too well with motion sickness) drive seemed to go on ...
... was wet and cold. After dumping the bags at the bus station (70p for the day) we discovered a stairway amongst the slowly opening market. The first floor contained small rooms, revealed behind huge blue doors, in which men wove striped woolen fabric in pairs. Some units had 4 looms, with a total of 8 men at work. Men crouched on the floor winding wool onto spindles ready for the weavers to swap into their polished wooden shuttles.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Imperial Holiday Marrakech
Me & my husband went to the Imperial Holiday Hotel for along weekend in Dec 06. Boy was we glad to get home. The Hotel is nice but the brochures dont tell you it is situated on a horrible back street full of local men.(very intimidating, not women friendly) Yes it is 30mins from the centre. The waiters / waitresses are friendly / roof top nice if the sun shines (it rained for us). The Hotel does not seem ready for brittish visitors yet. The Jungle Bar in the Hotel is a meeting place for all the local men, you can not even get in to get a drink and why would you want too. However the waiters/waitresses would be happy to get you a nice chilled bottle of wine to take to your room. (As their is nothing else to do at night). Again with the food no brittish theme buffet like they did for other countrys. But could always get a bread roll & butter. We went on a open top bus and their seemed nicer Hotels on much better streets.
J'ai demeuré à L'impérial, et j'ai bien aimé.Le service est courtois .Les repas c'est tres bien.Malgré que ce soit bruyant un peu, nous sommes quand même au centre ville, les chambres sont tres propres et acceuillantes.
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I stayed at the Imperial holdiay hotel july 2006, for four nights.
Me alojé en este hotel 3 noches en Septiembre, y me agradó mucho el nivel del servicio y la calidad de las habitaciones. Tenía una habitación que miraba sobre la preciosa piscina, y era muy espaciosa.
J'ai passé 3 nuits à cet hôtel en septembre et ai été très content du niveau du service et de la qualité des chambres. La mienne, très spacieuse, donnait sur la jolie piscine.
I stayed at the Imperial Holiday Hotel in Marrakech in Sept 06 and was really impressed with the facilities and service. We arrived at the hotel at 11pm and the staff were expecting us and were very friendly. The reception staff spoke excellent English, as well as a number of other languages.
I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights in September and was very pleased with the level of service and the quality of the rooms. I had a room, which overlooked the lovely pool and was very spacious.
Our tour group stayed in this hotel for one evening. Rooms are clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. Immediately after check-in, bell staff brought our luggage to the room.
My wife and I are senior citizens. The Imperial Holiday hotel is listed as a four star establishment and for service and cleanliness is exactly that. One needs to appreciate that in Morocco this grading carries a little less weight than it does in Europe. It has everything that is stated to be there in the listed details, but the rooms are just a bit gloomier than one would expect, largely because the more than adequate lighting is concealed behind Moroccan type shades and this cuts down the illumination considerably. On the other hand the rooms are immaculate, fairly spacious and spotlessly clean, with a complete linen change every day. A buffet breakfast was included in the price and it was adequate (with as much freshly squeezed orange juice as you can absorb) but one needs to watch for the occasional coach load of early excursion guests getting to it just before you do, because topping up can be a bit slow. Eggs are cooked to order in exactly the way you want them.