Les Jardins de La Koutoubia
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... after a guided tour of the palace we strolled the souks before finishing in the famous square. The souks are so vibrant and busy as people both local and tourists alike make their way through, forever dodging cyclists, motorbikes, mopeds, trolleys, donkeys and carts that can come at you with substantial speed!
As we were strolling through the souks a salesman came at me from the side with a snake, I freaked out and made some sort of noise as I ...
... about 3 hours in Starbucks we continued on to the train station where we hung out in a McDonald’s until our train was ready. (You're probably sensing a theme here but the big international chains never seem to mind how long you hang around in their restaurant for... very handy for travellers.)
In comparison to the overnight trains we have travelled on in India and Vietnam, this once was luxurious. Not only were the mattresses thick and come ...
... tucking into his vegetarian pizza when an opportunistic school boy came running past with some friends. He stopped, hesitated, pointed at the pizza and put out his hand. 'Pizza', he said, so he scored a slice for his initiative. Cheeky monkey! Mindful of the fact that he would bring his friends back for pizza, Chris finished the rest of his lunch in record time!
Dear Jacques (the owner of our riad) got it so wrong when he told us not to pay more than 20 ...
... finally boiling water. It is then poured from a great height above the glass, so that it has a frothy topping. We are divided into groups, my group preparing the tagine, another group the bread and a third taking the donkey to the well for water. The food we all prepare is a great success. Later we walk around the village, passing villagers walking to the fields and two girls riding a donkey. Dinner is another feast, with local music and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Les Jardins de La Koutoubia Marrakech
We stayed at the hotel for a long weekend in February and had a fantastic time
hotel maravilloso situado en el centro de la medina, justo al lado de la plaza más famosa de la ciudad. Servicio muy bueno (limpiaban la habitación dos o tres veces al día) con un desayuno completísimo. Ninguna pega
Voici notre expérience : emplacement idéal dans la medina et à moins de 100 mètres de la place Djema...parfait. Hotel calme, le patio est un oasis de paix dans la tourmente de la ville, je conseille néanmoins les chambres Patio, cela vaut vraiment le coup car c'est très très calme.le personnel est attentionné et bien au-dessus de la moyenne au Maroc mais bon sachez que vous êtes quand même toujours au Maroc...Note chambre ( 126) tout en longueur avec vue sur la piscine de la chambre, du mini salon et de la salle de bain ( très petite mais suffisante) était très sympa. Le petit déjeuner était plus que correct mais si le personnel semblait un peu dépassé vers 9h30...( mais bon n'oubliez pas que vous êtes en vacances). Plusieurs salons afin de se reposer au calme. 2 restaurants, celui de grillades sur le toit est vraiment top à tous les points de vue...
Good Hotel in a great location.
I can't understand the comments of the previous reviewer as my Wife and I were there on the date of his review. Great location on the edge of the Medina. The street noise never bothered us -however the summons to prayer from the Mosques was somewhat intrusive at five in the morning. Our standard room was spotlessly clean and everything worked although I agree that the bath took a long time to fill.
We ate in twice - food fine served by courteous and friendly staff.
The only real problem was with reception. We asked them to book at a nearby restaurant which turned out to be fully booked. They never told us and we had to make an embarrassing withdrawal from the restaurant. Overall, a very good hotel in a great position and a welcome oasis away from the city.
My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights in March 2006. We were booked for 7 nights but had to return home early due to my wife taking ill (no fault of the hotel or Morocco).
The only possitive thing to be said is that the hotel is ideally located for a visit to the old city. It was probably an excellent hotel many years ago, but now has had its best times.
Like the other reviews posted for this hotel, we have to agree and say that this hotel is truly wonderful. We stayed for a week in July 2005 (very very hot!) for a short honeymoon break right after our wedding and because we were honeymooners, they gave us a complimentary upgrade to a large room overlooking the pool/courtyard, plus a lovely fruit basket to welcome gift.
The hotel is beautifully designed but that is the only positive thing I can say about it.
We have recently returned from 7 days at this hotel and were extremely impressed. It is a calm oasis in the midst of the bedlam that characterises Marrakech. Situated only two minutes away from the Koutoubia mosque and the Square, it is ideally placed to explore the city. However this central location means that you are woken in the early hours by the first call to prayer from the mosque!
An absolutely stunning hotel. A great place to stay if you're looking for culture. The rooms are amazing and on the whole the hotel is very beautiful. Not a place for families, nothing for children to do and no entertainment. It's just a heavenly retreat