Menzeh Zalagh Hotel
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... like most of our group members who buried their noses in bouquets of mint leaves; Moroccan gas masks. Our guide led us into a leather shop overlooking the heart of coloured skin. Sludge rivers oozed between stained vats of bright coloured slop, where barefoot Moroccans stamped and squelched out future handbags. Aside from the obvious ethical implications for the skinned creatures, purchasing cured skin now holds other concerns. I mean people ...
... exhausting. We've heard stores of people getting lost in the medina, asking for help and then been taken all over the medina and then being harassed for a large 'tip'. Don't get me wrong, navigating the medina was great fun with a steep learning curve.
This is what happened on our first day in Fes - Our Dar (guest house) was only about 250 meters from the medina main gate with a couple of turns on the way. Should be pretty easy to ...
... films have been shot here - Ben Hur, Gladiator, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, Asterix and Obelisk, etc. Since that was the main attraction here, I decided to give it a go, and see if I can bump into perhaps a Brad Pitt doing a chase scene or a Ridley Scott directing a new movie. As it always happens, there will be no shoot going on when you would be visiting. So I had to be content with gawking at some props and wave making machines or the tank where Cleopatra had bathed in ...
... work. I found a nice antique Berber necklace made of silver and semi-precious stones and called it good.
By now we had come full circle and were back at the Kissaria. We wandered past rows of bundled thread, past a mosque and multiple shops where every TV was turned to the soccer game featuring FC Barcelona (the favorite team of the Medina) and down a series of narrow past all the residences and schools and the hamman (bathouse) that we had walked by earlier in the ...
... because it's considered offensive to eat or drink in public (for good reason) we didn't feel comfortable eating our snacks out in the open. And because no one ate breakfast or got their caffeine, in addition to having been stuck in very close quarters with some conflicting personalities all weekend, I was not convinced we would still have five people to put on the train by the time it got there. It was around that time that Joel declared our situation to be a "Muslim World ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Menzeh Zalagh Hotel Fes
Initial impression after an 8 hour train ride from Marrakech was that it was a beautiful hotel with a stunning lobby. The older receptionist was very welcoming a real pleasure. We went to the room and were extatic. We had air con and a fridge all we had been dreaming of on the train. We were on a half board option so we went and had our dinner which was pretty awful and consisted of pasta with a bit more pasta and mains which were like school dinners, we assummed this was because of our late arrival.
Buena relación calidad-precio, pero desgastado.
Un hotel agradable, razonablemente a mano (en taxi) del centro de la ciudad. La habitación estaba muy limpia. Se notaba que había sido muy bonita, pero ahora tenía aspecto desgastado y obviamente tenía algunos problemas de mantenimiento - nuestra televisión funcionaba en el enchufe de tercera potencia que probamos. El personal del restaurante nos pareció brusco y nada servicial.
Muy buen hotel con unas vistas fabulosas del viejo Fez
Desde el balcón de mi habitación no. 331, tenía unas vistas espectaculares de Fez el Bali. Tanto la habitación como el baño eran amplios pero un tanto desgastados. El minibar no estaba lleno, el dispensador de kleenex estaba vacío, y no había secador de pelo - nada bien para un hotel de cuatro estrellas. En el lado positivo, las zonas públicas estaban muy bien, incluyendo los jardines y las piscinas. Con todo, es un hotel Marroquí agradable.
Très bon hôtel avec une belle vue sur le vieux Fes
Depuis le balcon de ma chambre no. 331, j'avais une vue spectaculaire de Fes el Bali. La chambre et la salle de bains étaient grandes mais un peu vieillottes. Le minibar était vide ainsi que la boîte de Kleenex, et il n'y avait pas de séche-cheveux - mauvais point pour un hôtel 4 étoiles. Plus positif, les espaces communs étaient très jolis, y compris les jardins et la piscine. Globalement, c'était un hôtel marocain agréable.
Très bon hôtel
Notre groupe a été logé dans une nouvelle extension de l'hôtel qui n'est pas aussi bien que la partie ancienne. Malgré tout, c'est un hôtel moderne, propre et la piscine et le jardin sont super les jours où il fait chaud. On accède à la piscine en traversant un tunnel. Le buffet du dîner n'est pas super mais vous pouvez aller où vous voulez en prenant un taxi en face du Mc Donald. Le café internet est dur à trouver donc demandez des indications précises avant d'y aller.
Good value, but tired.
Nice hotel, reasonably handy (Taxi range) for centre of town.
Room was very clean and had been very nice but was now looking a tad tired and obviously had some maintenance issues - our tv worked in the third power outlet we tried!
Found the restaurant staff fairly brusque and unhelpful.
Menzeh Zalagh rather basic
Stayed at the Menzeh Zalagh 2 nights with an organized tour. Our room had a nice balcony that overlooked the old city but the hotel is a tourist hotel and rather removed from anything. The rooms are a bit shabby, no hair dryers, food very plain. AC in the room worked well. The lobby is a bit dingy, too. I think I would look for something else if I were to return to Fes.
The first impression of this place is great: the public areas, such as lobby and garden/pool area were beautiful. But unfortunately this level of care didn't reach into the rooms. Plain would be an overstatement. The room was very spacious, though. There was a small fridge and hairdryer, but nothing else.
Very Good Hotel with a Great View of Old Fes
From the balcony of my room no. 331, I had a spectacular view of Fes el Bali. Both the room and bath were large but a bit worn. The minibar was not stocked, the kleenex dispenser empty, and there was no hair dryer - not good for a four-star hotel. On the positive side the public areas were very nice, including the gardens and pools. All in all it was a nice Moroccan hotel.
Very nice hotel
Our group stayed in the new extension of the hotel which is not as nice as the old section. Nonetheless, this is a very modern looking, clean, place and the pool and garden are great on a hot day. You reach the pool by walking under the tunnel. The buffet dinner is not great but to get anywhere you need to take a taxi from the station in front of the McDonalds. The Internet café is tricky to find so get careful directions if going.