After a night at the Transatlantic in Tunis, this place was just what the doctor ordered. Rooms were clean and breakfast on the terrace was great. we came straight here..starting out in Tunis in the morning, flying to Casablanca and then catching the train from the airport to Marrakesh where we arrived in the evening and caught a cab here from the train station.
Unique Quality: The owner is great and asside from sending us to an overpriced dinner/show place the night we arrived I have no complaints as this is a nice hotel full of friendly cats and great staff. They spoke English here so no need for bad French or Spanish. My wife loved the place and my pics may not do it justice
Directions: A shot walk to theDjemma el-Fna
Except for La Moumounia, this is the city's oldest hotel. It opened in 1929 and still cuts it as a charming budget option. Although rooms are dull in comparison to the dancing foliage and bright tiles of the courtyard and terraces -- perfect for a breakfast of Moroccan pancakes -- most have en-suite baths and air-conditioning.
Unique Quality: Clean, conveniently located. Head down Rue Bab Agnaou from Jemaâ el Fna; the Gallia is at the end of a narrow street on the left. A 1929 building with beautifully planted courtyard. Good value for money, so reserve well in advance.
20Euro for double room
# In-hotel: restaurant.
# Rate includes: Full breakfast
# Credit Cards: MC, V
Directions: The building is near Djemâa el Fna, behind the post office.
Well located, well run hotel with about 24 rooms. An easy walk to the bank machines, internet cafes, the Djemaa el Fna and the souks, but in a quiet cul-de-sac. Quite impersonal desk service -- not the kind of service you'd get from a small riad like the Arahanta, for example -- but reasonably helpful. It's moderate accommodation, reasonably priced at 350dh for two people including a generous breakfast. Ask for the "moroccain" breakfast and you'll be stuffed for the day. Three kinds of delicious pancakes, fresh bread, honey, apricot jam, cafe au lait, and of course wonderful orange juice. Very pleasant service.
Unique Quality: We loved our rooftop room. Just before dawn on our first morning there we were wakened by the call to prayer. We went out onto the roof and heard it echoing from all parts of the city -- I'll never forget it.
The bed was wonderfully comfortable. There were extra towels and pillows, a good-sized closet, a table with a couple of chairs, and reading lights by the bed. Nice big bathroom with bathtub and shower. The room could have used a coat of paint, but I think they were doing them systematically and hadn't quite got that far.
Only thing about the roof top room is that there's a somewhat unpleasant little vent right under the window. But once we realized where the smell was coming from we put a magazine over the vent and that did it. The maid went one better -- she stuffed paper right into it!
The rooftop terrace was just beautiful, with very nice furniture and lots of potted plants. I could easily see sleeping on the roof, as I saw one woman doing, because the chesterfields were wide and looked very comfortable.
Directions: Just south of Djemaa el Fna. They take reservations by fax only, and reply quite promptly.
Nice old house, the view on the Atlas from the terrace is terrific. Reservations are necessary because the Gallia is almost always booked in advance...
Unique Quality: Hot water, bathtub, for summer: air conditionning and for winter: heating.
A double room with bathromm, including breakfast cost us 360 Dh/US$36
We are planning a trip to Marrakesh in December/January and I am looking for a clean hotel with en suite facilities near to the Djaarma el Fna. We do not want to pay for luxury, just a nice place to stay. Any personal recommendations please.
try hotel Gallia or faucould. they are jsut off Jemaa Elfna square and reasnobaly priced
Hi welcome to VT, if you check out the Travel guide sections put together by VTers you will see info tips there specifically to answer these questions.
I would recommend these 2 hotels above also but also Hotel Sherazade and even Hotel Islane. but Foucould is cheaper and usually pretty good - i once got a nice so good room but it was on the roof so that would indicate they were down to their last rooms - had good ones before that - only 169 dhm for single in double room without breakfast or 189 or something with it.
but this is what we put our tips together for so that readers can get info, which has a rating system also, and then use the forums for info beyond the basics as such.
all the best. i really like Hotel Toulousain - but its 5-10 mins from the main square - great/more so useful whenever weve got rental cars for car access etc.
You can try Hotel Panorama, 5 min walk from the Jamaa El Fna Square. It's cheap and clean. I stayed there two years ago and paid 50 dhs for a single. The roof has a beautiful view on the square, but the door leading to the roof is usually closed. You have to ask the Reception staff to open it for you. The showers are outside the rooms; I used to pay 5dhs to use them. Mind, these prices are subject to raise as I am talking about two years ago, but this hotel is generally cheaper than the rest, and the owner is a young, friendly person. He loves chatting about the world news. If you plan to go to Marrakech on December, then you definitely have to book in advance.
Enjoy your trip, and let me know if you need any help.
I stayed a night in Le Gallia & it's a nice place but their booking system seems a bit eccentric. I wanted to book a room for the time I planned to spend at the end of my stay in Morocco, but was told that since that was next month, they hadn't started taking bookings yet.
try newly opened riad pappillion -it is very cheap and traditional style-lots of character. Geat guardian and cook. Call 07968 063 227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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