Menzeh Zalagh Hotel
Travel Blogs from Fes
... please, for the sh!t of the donkey"!! Climbing a couple of flights of stairs to a balcony to overlook the tannery, the smell was quite strong, but really no worse than entering a working farmyard. The photos show the large dye pools with men working in them, treading the pelts down into the dye. The white pools seen in one photo are filled with a solution of ammonia and pigeon poo. The pelts go into these pools first and stay there for a week, after which ...
W O W ! ! ! Wow and wow. What an amazing stunning day, everything I wanted to experience in Morocco and we've only just started. We left the hotel early this morning to go to the Fez medina. They say "if you get lost in the medina............" That's it there is no ending to that story, you stay lost and I can believe it. There are over 9,000 lanes and alleyways almost too vibrant to describe. There are no cars in there and everything is either moved by donkey or ...
... buildings that provide a vantage point are leather shops, who lead you up the stairs to the balcony, give you mint sprigs to block out the smell of animal hides, take your tip money for doing so, then lay on a THICK sales pitch as you walk through all the leather merchandise on the way back down.) When you walk up to ...
... buses, full ferries, and guys trying to rip us off. It's amazing how quickly people changed from nice to nasty when they realized we weren't going to play along with their scam attempts. Suddenly it was all "F*** you" and "You're rascists".
Faith in Moroccans returned when we met a really nice family on ...
... trip from the airport to Casa Voyages takes 35 minutes, the conductor helpfully says its the second stop. Otherwise you wouldn't know; signage is non-existent and the announcement unintelligible. We pass through flat dry spaces full of rubbish blowing about, houses in stages of decay, ugly backsides of towns. Looks very third world says Bruce. We are in Africa, I guess. Casa Voyages looks like Cootamundra station in the old days when I used change trains for West Wyalong on ...
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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.