Km 25 Route de l'Ourika, Dara AL Jaouad - Douar Chaaba, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco
Such a shame
Beautiful location, nice pool. This hotel makes many false claims about their facilities and level of service. Compare a few booking sites to see. Claims to be 4* but Moroccan 4*, believe me very different to any 4* hotel I've stayed in. The manager is rude, arrogant and unwilling to take any criticism, constructive or not. Poor, untrained staff, go from pleasant but not very competent to out and out hostile. They disappear and you can send a long time waiting for them to show up. Approaching some of them (especially when they are watching soap operas in the lobby) can be a very intimidating experience. The hammam was not very good and vastly over priced. Food was ok, but againg very expensive compared to elsewhere in Marrakech and no choice. Just try looking for a menu! There is an eight hour gap between lunch and dinner. Try oredering a drink and watch them up the prices in front of you and charge the new price retrospectivally. The breakfast was the same everyday. The beds were hard and noisy. Sound echos through the hotel. Everything there is 4* star prices comparable to a London hotel, in price only! Never experienced such bad service in my life. I advise people to stay away. Don't be fooled by these peoples lies and stay away.
Unique Quality: great views of Atlas Mountains and a really nice pool.
Directions: On thr road to Ourika Valley, watch out for sighs. Its 2.5 km up an unpaved road.
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car to share in Marrekech
We a a couple and we arrive in Marrakesh next Tuesday the 23rd of March at 9:30 from Luton by Ryanair
We already rented a car to travel during 5 days from Marakech to Mersouga trough the Dades valley and return to Marrakesh the 28th.
We can share the car and the charges.
is there anybody interested?
Re: car to share in Marrekech
hi me and my partner and newborn baby are arriving in marrekech on th 15th april and are just wondering if you would still be in marrakech and if you would consider accepting us as car sharers LOL ! plz getback to us asap cheers
Travel Tips for Marrakesh
Visit Djamaâ el Fna Square...
Visit Djamaâ el Fna Square (this mean something like 'The Mosque in the Apocalypse square'). If You see a man selling water, watch him, pay him to make a photo, talk to him or to those who put snakes on Your shoulder... but try not to drink the water... pay them other way... unless You don't care... cause there are other important things in life... The Hotel... the dinner in the restaurant near Djamaâ el Fna Square with a pretty woman dancing for us...the 'Palais al Bahia'... the Koutobia library (I've seen it just from the outside)...the Manara garden... the snakes in my shoulders in Djamaâ el Fna...
You can buy a tajine in the souks. The souks are special on a way that you have to bargain there as much as you can!!!! If you like cooking, a tagine is a very useful "souvenir" (even if it is a bit heavy)!!!!
There are also nice little ones to put salt and peper (less heavier and also very useful) Again, you have to bargain as much as you can!!!! (see local customs). For a basic tajine like on the picture, the normal price is about 30-40 DH... for a nicer one with decoration, my friend Bridget succeed to negotiate a price of 80 DH... a very good price according to our morrocan friends!!!!!
very good Moroccan food and automoshere
It has very good Moroccan cuisine and traditional Moroccan seetings Cosscus and Tagine are very good. I had few times. The service is very good and most of the servants are women. Make reservation before hand .
Arsat Moulay Abdeslam Cyber Park
Arsat Moulay Abdeslam Cyber Park is a recently developed area of parkland located just off Ave. Mohamed V, a 10-15 minute walk from Djemaa El Fna.
This 8 hectare Cyber Park is a WI-FI zone and also houses a building with dozens of computer terminals.
I never saw anybody in the park with a laptop, and saw only a few people using the computer terminals. Ironically, for me this park (devoted to modern technology) was the ideal place to escape the busy, traffic plagued streets and get out my pen and notebook to make notes for my VT tips! It seems that many others had the same idea - there were always dozens of people to be seen reading, writing or just sitting in the sunshine with friends.
The park consists of numerous pathways leading through palm trees, orange trees, cactus gardens and green lawns. Sit on a bench in the shade of a large pine tree or sit on a wall in the blazing hot sunshine, admiring the water features and fountains.
The park is open daily from 9am to 7pm and entrance is free.
disappointing but adventurous
Although there are a lot of mixed reviews a visit to the tanneries was on our ‘wish list’ during our second holiday in Marrakech. Finding our way through the maze of alleys in the medina from Rahba Kedima to the tanneries we made a stop to look on our map. Immediately there was a man offering some help and he even showed a passport with his profession: “tanneur”.
He offered us to show us the tanneries ‘for free’ and we followed him along street markets and side roads in obviously a poor neighbourhood of Marrakech. It felt a little bit more comfortable being accompanied by a local.
We reached a first tannery and another ‘guide’ wanted to show us this place. First we got a ‘Berber gas mask’- a bunch of mint leaves. The place was almost empty, with just a couple of concrete pits filled with liquids (lime and/or pigeon dunk we were told) and just two workers. I think the smell wasn’t too bad, because there was not much ‘tanning business’ during our visit.
We told ‘the guide’ we wanted to see another tannery and so we did. But again it was rather disappointing with again just modern concrete baths. No nostalgic pits or the colourful dyes we saw on pictures and again with just a couple of ‘tanneurs’. Our guide was pushing us into a (leather) shop, but we told him we were not interested. We decided to leave and gave the guide a tip, but probably it wasn’t enough and he became angry asking for more money, which we refused after such a poor tour.
All together a disappointing visit, although quite an adventure to find our way to/from the tanneries.
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Address: Km 25 Route de l'Ourika, Dara AL Jaouad - Douar Chaaba, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco