Moroccan House Hotel
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Arrived Marrakech yesterday. It is hot! Our hotel is a traditional Riad. Beds rather hard and no room to swing a cat but clean and atmospheric. Water in pool, though cold is warmer than swimming in sea at Pembroke! I swim my obligatory 50 lengths. Ian dips his obligatory toe in then sit on loungers refusing to join me. This morning finds us in the …
Today we visit the Kasbah. We take the bus and arrive mid-morning only to find that it is Sunday and it is closed. Interesting since Friday is the official day of worship here. Ironically we did not encounter a single 'unhelpful helpful local' today to inform us of this fact!
Afternoon at the pool. Same old same old. Well almost...Ian …
This morning we rise early to try to avoid the main heat of the day. Breakfast at 7am. What's this, all the terrace tables have napkins on them...a German tour group has arrived. Today we take it easy and haggle for a taxi to take us into the old town. We make our way to the Ali ben Youssef Medersa, a twelfth century university. It's still early …
A lazy day relaxing by the hotel pool. I swim. Ian does not.
Today we get to grips with the local bus system. It turns out to be very easy with a flat rate fare of 4 Dh ... Just under 40p wherever you want to get on or off. We locate the bus stop at the end of our road and off we go... Much less hassle than haggling with greedy taxi drivers who refuse to use their meters for foreign fodder. We arrive at the …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMoroccan House Hotel Marrakech
Rooms clean, beds hard, fridge works, air con works with a little persuasion, wifi permanently US, friendly staff, atmospheric. Wifi works...sometimes ;-)
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Historical Traveler Reviews Moroccan House Hotel Marrakech
We have just returned from spending a week in Marrakech - last week in January, staying at the Moroccan House Hotel, Loubnane Street, Gueilez.
I went to Marrakesh in Aug 06 with a friend we made a booking through lastminute.com for flights and hotel for about £270 each. The hotel was lovely, the rooms were very nice and clean and bright and airy, all the staff were extremely friendly and as an unexpected bonus, a swimming pool, which we had missed in the litereture. The location was not obviously great, but we felt staying in the new town we got a bit more of an insight into the real Marrakesh, not just that you see in the Medina, the added bonus was a lot of the nicer restaurants were nearby, and some hotels with some good bars. Also, there was a supermarket in walking distance which was great for stocking up on bottled water - an essential for Morroco in August! The medina itself was about a 20 minute walk, maybe a bit too far for some, especially in the heat, but taxis were cheap, if a bit breakneck! On the plus side we were a 5 minute walk from the Majorelle Gardens, which for me, were the must see of the visiti, and if you were in the Medina, these might have seemed too far. The main downside was the bathroom was not brilliant, it was impossible to have a shower without soaking the entire floor, and I did feel that while we had a good deal, we didn't pay so cheap we could over look that.
I have just returned from a 5 night stay at the Moroccan House Hotel and I am pleased to report that it was absolutely fantastic.
Having just returned from three nights here, with my wife, i thought i'd return some of the staff's helpfullness by posting a review.
We've just returned from a week in Marrakech,staying at the lovely Morrocan House Hotel.The hotel 's interior really is beautifully decorated in traditional style-you could spend hours just looking at the fine detail and lovely colours!
I stayed at this Riyad with my wife for 3 days on our arrival into the country.
We booked through holidayhotels.co.uk and only paid £80 GB for 3 nights for a twin. The room was comfortable although I did find a cigarette end under the bed, suggesting the cleaning wasn't very thorough. The bathroom was white and drab compared to the rest of the decor, and was slightly rusty and worn. Breakfast was acceptable with a reasonably large selection. The swimming pool was ok although mostly in the shade and the roof terrace could not have been used for sunbathing as all the furniture was packed away and the space was used was washing the carpets. The hotel is in the area of Gueliz, a nice place for up-market restaurants and also where you will find nightclubs/bars. The medina and main area for tourists is quite a long walk - 35 mins, although cheap in a taxi. I would say that this hotel is ok for people not looking to spend too much but you get what you pay for. If I were to go back to Marrakech, I'd choose to stay in the old town, as the walk there/back became a bit of a treck, especially with all the shopping. However, no real problems with this place, we only used it as a base anyway and the staff were very friendly.
Great time at the Moroccan House Hotel
My girlfriend went to Morocco for the first time in mid August 2006 and had a wonderful time at the Moroccan House Hotel. Although the hotel is new and looks bland from the outsider, the interior rivals any of the beautiful riads in the city.
The rooms were clean and the staff were very friendly and genuinely helpful with recommending places to visit.
Situated in the newer part of the city, the location of the hotel is also quite ideal for those who want to be close to the city centre (just a 60 pence cab ride), but far enough from the noisy tourist areas. Furthermore, if you are looking for trendy places to eat and drink, this hotel is also ideal since most of the nice restaurants and clubs/bars are walking distance. I would stay here again - enjoy!