AGDAL

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

1 Blvd Zerktouni, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco

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67%

Satisfaction Poor
Excellent
10%
7
Very Good
27%
19
Average
30%
21
Poor
19%
13
Terrible
11%
8

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Costs 60% less but rated 15% lower than other 3 star hotels

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  • Families25
  • Couples46
  • Solo52
  • Business80
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    Clean, reasonably priced Marrakesh hotel.

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    I read that the hotel was built in the 70s before i booked it, this seams true but it has been repainted a few times since. Our room was clean and in very good condition the room was cleaned daily and the bed made.
    The reception staff where polite and helpful their English and French easy to understand. They will try to sell tours but the prices there where quoting where about 5% cheaper then most of the tours we saw.
    The breakfasts where generally good, consisting of breads, pastries, jams hard boiled eggs, sometimes sliced meats and sliced tomatoes, always coffee, tea and orange juice.
    there is a good size swimming pool with recliners and a terrace, hygiene is so good we had to wait most days to get in to the pool as it was being cleaned.
    There is free safe deposit boxes by reception.
    The old part of Marrakech (Medina) is about 20minutes easy walking away.
    rough costings for the petit taxis( 3seat Taxis) to the medina 30dhms, to and from the airport 100dhms

    Generally a good place to stop, equal to a 3star hotel.
    There is a French supermarket a few minutes away, and ATMs nearby.

    Directions: Its in the new part of Marrakesh an area called Gueliz, there are 2 supermarkets, cafes and other hotels.

More about AGDAL

Visiting the Jama El Fna...

by bmoudoud

Visiting the Jama El Fna square, unique in the world.
eating diner in the Jama El Fna restaurants (about 40 mobile restaurants on the place).
visiting the great historical monuments : Badia, Bahia palaces, Saadiens groves, Ben Youssef College...etc.
Tour of the city in a horse car.
visitin the Gardens : Majorelle, Agdal, Koutoubia, My Abdessalam.
Horse riding spectacl. Seeing al the spectacles in Jama El Fna square.

Good Local Restaurant opp the Bar Anglais

by Armandin about Restaurant Agdal

Good honest local food, food better then another 4 I treid (including Ketchmara - where the wairess gets 10 points for the biggest *** on a slim girl I have ever seen but the food sucked),

right opposite the Chesterfield Hotel (home of the BAR ANGLAIS) on Bul. Mohammed the 6th. CouscousRoyal ot the Tagine au Poulet avec Limon.

Menara Gardens

by barryg23

It's a bit of a hike out to the Menara Gardens but it’s well worth it, especially on a hot day, when you need to escape the stifling heat of the city centre. There’s a large Agdal (water basin) at the centre of the gardens, with a distinctive Minzah at one end. On a fine day you can see the Atlas mountains in the distance and the view of the mountains from the Menara Gardens is one of the finest in Marrakech. To get here, leave the medina by Bab Djedid and walk past Hotel La Mamounia and then along Avenue de la Menara for 2km. A petit taxi will cost from 20 to 25 Dh.

The Imperial City of Meknes

by Waxbag

Sultan Moulay Ismail was responsible for transforming this small provincial town into a monumental imperial city. A ruthless leader he conscripted a massive slave army and fought off the Berber tribes to the South and Europeans forces rooted in the north. With captured European slaves and he built an enormous Imperial complex with over 20 gates, 50 palaces, massive walls extending over 45 kms.

The Place El Hedim meaning “square of demolition and renewal” is the social center of Meknes. Much of the medina was destroyed to make the square so it could be used as a staging area to construct the Imperial Palace. Along to the square is the exquisite Bab Mansour, a well preserved gate with classic Almohad designs and columns removed from the nearby ancient city of Volubilis. The gate is usually closed but occasionally hosts art exhibits.

Along the inside wall from Bab Mansour is the Koubbat as Sufara where the sultan’s Black Guard assembled. These were slave-soldiers who were given wives to produce offspring that were pressed into military service at age 16 thus exponential increasing the army. At its peak, the Black Guard had 150,000 soldiers.

The best way to get around to the various sites inside the imperial city is by Caleche, a horse drawn carriage. The temperature is well over 100 degrees in the summer so walking isn’t the best idea. The most distant site from the Place el Hedim is also perhaps the most interesting, the immense granaries and stables of Heri es-Souani These granaries were designed with incredibly thick walls and underground water channels designed to keep the temperature cool. Every farmer had to give 10% of their harvest to the city and granaries could hold up to a year’s supply. The granaries also fed and stabled some 12,000 horses of the Black Guard. Next to the granaries is the Agdal Basin which served as a reservoir for the sultan’s royal gardens and was fed by a series of aqueducts some 25 kms long. The royal gardens have now been transformed into a 9 hole golf course.

Our last stop in the Imperial City is the final resting place of Moulay Ismail his moseuleum completed during his lifetime. Moulay Ismail’s 55 year reign lasted until 1727. He was ruthless and bloody military leader but he also created the foundations of modern Morocco and for this he is highly venerated by his people.

See the video at The Imperial City of Meknes

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Forum Posts

travel and eating out

by kamalimomina

Hi guys, going marrakesh with friends on 26th for 6 nights. staying at agdal hotel in Gueliz. Anyone know any good restaurants that do shisha nearby? and whats public transport like? prices?

Re: travel and eating out

by adventurousman

hi there
am curently staying in hotel agdal with my friend , there is a nice restuarant near that hotel that do shisha it called :monte cristo .if u need any info about marrakech dont hesiiate to contact me.

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Address: 1 Blvd Zerktouni, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco