Amalay Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

87 Bd Mohamed V, Gueliz, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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62%

Satisfaction Poor
Excellent
7%
3
Very Good
25%
10
Average
30%
12
Poor
15%
6
Terrible
22%
9

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Costs 64% less but rated 22% lower than other 3 star hotels

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  • Families33
  • Couples42
  • Solo50
  • Business0

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Forum Posts

phone number Mohamed

by Wvanedom

Dear,

We are traveling to Marrakesh on Thursday and are really looking forward to exploring this colourful city. Could you please provide me Mohamed's number in case we want to arrange a taxi.

Thank you!

Wendy

Re: phone number Mohamed

by nhoolb

You probably read about this on a tip that a member made. So you should go back to that tip, click on that member's name and then, on that member's homepage, click on "write me an email".
That should do it.

Re: phone number Mohamed

by vtveen

There at least 1 million Mohameds in Morocco ......

Re: phone number Mohamed

by Wvanedom

Yip :o) saw it a bit too late.. still early for a Monday morning :o)

Re: phone number Mohamed

by Lurchizo

Just stick your head out the window and yell "Mohamed!" and I am sure someone will answer.

Travel Tips for Marrakesh

Dinner all together!

by Veroali

This was the best in Morocco.
Every day there are a lot of food-stalls at Djemma el-Fna. Every people all around were coming to have dinner over there and enjoy and talk to people. We were in Morocco during Ramadan, so it was even more excited, because everybody was waiting for that second, they could start eating. We met there a lot of people, it was really fun. Although it is full of tourists, so also there are many locals and we had chance to talk to them. If you are in Marrakesh, never miss dinner at Djemma el-Fna. The atmosphere is amazing and food delicious!

Telouet Kasbah – past glory

by vtveen

In the past Telouet was an important stop for camel caravans from Marrakech to the Sahara. The Glaoui brothers built a Kasbah on this place controlling the traffic to/from the south. It was the main residence of Al-Thami el-Glaoui, Pasha of Marrakech. It was built in the 19th and 20th century and housed up to 1000 people. After the independence of Morocco in 1956 the Kasbah deteriorated and nowadays is more or less a ruin, although our guide told the building should be restored.

We were approaching the Kasbah from the (old) village of Telouet along the slave houses and crossing the Mellah River with great of the building. Coming closer and closer the building became more and more impressive with its massive red mud walls.

Through a courtyard with camel stables and a minaret of the former mosque we reached the wooden gate into the palace. Although most of the buildings are really ruins, there are just two rooms, which still gave a good impression of the wealth and power of the Pasha. The central reception and the harem room are beautifully decorated with stucco work, carved cedar wooden ceilings, painted doors and fantastic zellij tiles. Windows do have nice ironworks, which invites shooting a picture of Telouet and the mountains.
These two rooms look like the palaces in Marrakech.

Information
For Telouet turn off from the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass road (signposted) and follow the narrow road into the valley for about 20 km’s. You can not miss the impressive Kasbah, otherwise a ‘guide’ will offer his services bringing you to the palace and showing you around. We had to pay 20 Dirhams for the guide and the entrance fee (10 or 20 Dirhams) to the caretaker.

Food Stalls

by mariquita

As the sun sets, the main square is filled with food stalls. You better not try that food, because your stomach is not rfeady for it.

Do not approach either, because some stalls produce a lot of smoke and your clothes will stink.

Let the adventure begin....

by belgianchocolate


But first an icecream....
Actually we booked this trip on one of those moments.
You know? You see a promo passing by on
the television , you book and afterwards you
try to find out where you have booked...


So , our hotel was in the modern parth of Marrakesh.
The neighbour of the palais de congress.
This parth of the city has big lanes , large
hotels , modern buildings.
We decided that it was time to relax and take it slow.
We took our time to orientate ourselves a bit -
in style , always in style of course.


Green ice
is a modern ice salon. The ice looks
quit tasty and is presented the italian way.
I ordered the coupe tropical ...not bad.
But a pitty that some of the flavours tasted a bit
artificial. Frederik had the coupe Bresilienne...
but served without the nuts. I could not resist the
fresh orange juice.....

Millenium complex
Résidence Atlas
Avenue de France
(opposite of the palais de congres)

Koubba Ba’adiyn - oldest building of Marrakech

by vtveen

The Koubba Ba’adiyn was built in 1117 and the only remaining building - part of a mosque - in Marrakech from the Almovarid dynasty. That is why this ‘koubba’ is also called the Almovarid Koubba. It once belonged to a mosque and most probably was used for ablutions before prayer. For centuries it was covered by the many rebuildings of the (new) Ben Youssef Mosque. The ‘koubba’ was rediscovered in 1948 and excavated in 1952.

When we approached this rather small building from the Marrakech Museum, it didn’t look like an important building. Initially we just saw the upper half, because its base lies meters beneath ground level and we had to descend some stairs to stroll around on this small site.

The ‘koubba’ (= domed pavilion) has an ablution basin; the inside is richly decorated with pine cones, palms and acanthus leaves. Around the ‘koubba’ itself we saw a water cistern, remains of fountains for performing ablutions and public latrines. It is just a pity the information board on the site were absolutely illegible. We had to read the most from guide books and later from the internet and then understood the significance of this small building.

Opening hours: every day 9.00 am – 7.00pm. April – Sept. / 9.00 am – 6.00 pm Oct. – March.
Entrance fee (Dec. 2007): just for the Koubba 10 Dirhams, but there is a combined ticket for the Museum of Marrakech, Ben Youssef Medersa and Koubba Ba’adiyn for just 60 Dirhams.

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