Travel Blogs from Marrakech
... 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! ...
... It was lavishly decked out with Moroccan stylings, gold trimmings and the beautiful aromas of flowered incense filled the air. To really set this room above the rest there was a sitting area with an open roof. Like all Riads it had been built traditionally and despite what some might say as primitive, their age old techniques were fool proof in keeping the heat out. Our open air sitting room was a cool haven where we could enjoy the natural light. ...
... too. It wasn't long before the sun got hot and we came to more dessert like landscapes. It was a long day but we arrived in Marrakech mid-afternoon (minus one hub cap and plus one speeding fine!).
We found a secured car park at one of the entrances to the Medina and in broken French organised with the guardians to leave our van here for three nights. Well I think we did anyway. They have someone there to watch over ...
... have been all the rage. August 22nd: Today we had made plans to head out to the Akchour waterfalls for the day. So after packing our day bag and grabbing a feed, we jumped in a packed taxi, for our 45 minute drive to the falls. Once there, we didn't realise it was still a good half an hour walk till we actually got to the running water. And instead of one big waterfall, which we had assumed it was, it was just a constant stream of water, with little falls every so often. On the walk, ...
... wove through the crowds, hoping to sell tissues to the tourists who ambled through, amazed and in awe. We farewelled Omari, and after a bit of an ATM hunt, headed to a market stall for some dinner, where amazingly we ran into Holly who sat for a bit of a chat, and then departed into the growing crowd. After a wait to settle the bill, we headed back through the darkened streets to the riad. A somewhat distraught looking woman who seemed to be on a ...
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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.