Palais Mehdi Hotel

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Palmeraie de Marrakech, Maroc, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco
Palais Mehdi
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Satisfaction Average
Excellent
45%
14
Very Good
19%
6
Average
9%
3
Poor
9%
3
Terrible
16%
5

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Costs 39% less but rated 15% lower than other 5 star hotels

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  • Families87
  • Couples77
  • Solo0
  • Business0

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Forum Posts

Airport - Passport conrol/customs

by xVickiex

It is my first time travelling outside europe to your usual holiday destinations. I was just wondering what marrakesh airport was like I read on here something about immigration forms. I'm travelling with my husband and 11 year old son, we arrive at 7pm and was just womdering how long we will be at the airport for, as we would like to go out exploring that night??

Re: Airport - Passport conrol/customs

by Odinnthor

Surprised that you have not already obtained the needed information of entry into Morocco. Don't despair though, it is fairly common. Here is some information you may find helpful.

http://visitmarrakech.net/2009/11/09/10-useful-facts-for-users-of-marrakech-airport/

http://www.marrakech-riad.co.uk/faq/

http://www.iexplore.com/dmap/Morocco/Visa+and+Health

Here are some comments from visitors to Marrakesh....

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293734-i9196-k1526990-Travel_Visa-Marrakech.html

Hope this helps you. Good luck!

Re: Airport - Passport conrol/customs

by vtveen

See my tip about arrival/departure at Menara Airport: http://members.virtualtourist.com/vt/tfr/1/20372e/9/1b9fdf/

Jaap

Re: Airport - Passport conrol/customs

by cabeyp

Arrival is fairly simple. You should be through customs and passport control in about 45min.
It is then a 20min drive to the centre.
Depending on where your hotel is locvated this could add some time.

You will manage to go out. Djema el Fnaa doesn't "close" til after midnight.

Re: Airport - Passport conrol/customs

by windcity

Before you leave the aircraft make sure you get the white immigration form, they are usually handed out during the flight, and can be filled it before you land. If by chance you do not get the form you will find them in the immigration hall.
I hope this helps

Re: Airport - Passport conrol/customs

by angiebabe

dont dally in getting to the custom hall and into a queue before the bulk of the planeload, or plural planeloads, watch out for any groups so you can get in front of them - the queues can be long and the customs police can be quite slow - getting your luggage has always been pretty quick though.
there are 2 atms in the airport terminal just ahead of where you come out of the baggage pick up - so get some dirhams and then youre off and out - as cabeyp says about 45 mins generally.

Re: Airport - Passport conrol/customs

by xVickiex

Odinnthor - Im a little confussed about your post; you mention me needing toobtain information for entry into Marrkesh. I've read other peoples advice and looked into it futher, and there doesn't seem to be anything I actually need to do until I get to the airport, when I need to just fill in the immigration form. Can someone please advised me if there are things I need to do prior to traveling?

Re: Airport - Passport conrol/customs

by Odinnthor

Sorry, did not mean to confuse you. Others have responded with clearer information. I merely gave you some websites that might explain the procedures. It has been a while since I was there, and did not want to speculate on possible changes. Others were more up to date. Take their advise. Good luck, and enjoy the journey......d:o)

Travel Tips for Marrakesh

Hand of Fatima

by keeweechic

In many of the craft shops you will see the Hand of Fatima. This is a lucky charm and comes in many forms such as brass, silver, ceramic wall hangings, door knockers and jewellery. It is believed that the hamsa will protect you from the evil eye. The open palm with the five fingers represent the five pillars of Islam.

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by toonsarah about Ensemble Artisanal

A trip to Marrakesh isn’t complete without a visit to the souks, and bargaining there is a holiday experience in itself. But it’s not one that everyone enjoys, and even if you do, sometimes it’s good to have the security that a fixed-price label gives you even if it does mean paying a little more. If that is what you are looking for, head to one of the two so-called “Artisanal” complexes – the Centre Artisanal in the south of the Medina or this, the smaller Ensemble Artisanal just outside it to the west of the Djamaa el Fna. And for those planning to shop in the souks, this is still a useful opportunity to get an idea of the range of goods on offer, the likely prices (received wisdom is that you should aim for about a third less than that charged here) and to browse without being hassled to buy.

The building is also worth seeing in its own right – the old part (opening onto Avenue Mohammed V) has a beautiful entrance with a traditional water fountain surrounded by zellij and stucco work (see photos 3 and 4), and the modern part, while less attractive (it reminded me of a 1970s suburban shopping mall) has a pleasant shady courtyard with a little self-service café. We came here mainly hoping to get some photos as I had read in our guidebook that you could see many of the craftsmen at work. But while this was true, the setting was less than picturesque, and in the carpet workshop at least I was asked not to take any pictures (I nevertheless grabbed a few, as you can see). But we did enjoy seeing some of the local crafts in production, and made a few small purchases – I got some bangles wrapped in the colourful thread known as cactus silk (a natural fibre that takes these bright dyes very well) and Chris bought a small leather wallet for himself and leather bookmark for his mother. The bangles cost just 15 dirhams each (less than £1.50) and the wallet 70 dirhams (about £5.50).

Aicha number 1

by johnsakura about Street Vendors

I've only tried 3 restarants in Marrakesh. Since I tried this one I've never went to eat in other places. Just here. Employees are very gentle and the owner Aicha, well she's just amazing. She's the boss. You can choose a large variety of food. Im vegetarian and lots of vegetarian food.
vegetarian couscous
vegetarian harera
etc

Ba Ahmed's legacy

by puerto_lover

Ba Ahmed Ben Moussa was described in "Morroco that was" by Walter Harris (1921 & in print! ) as a man " of no particular intelligence, but of indomitable will, and cruel" He had 4 wives and many concubines. Clearly a very interesting person. He was eventually killed off (it is said poisoned) along with his 2 brothers. The palace was built in the 1880s and was quarters for the French during the early 20th century.
Some really splendid morrocan painted ceiling panels and nice architecture but a rather soulless main courtyard at the rear surrounded by wooden pillars.

The Old Medina

by mafi_moya

The Medina is like a step back hundreds of years, to narrow alleys ringing with the sounds of blacksmiths and clucking chickens, with donkey pulled carts and men in Berber cloaks. Compared to the spacious Ville Nouvelle it's claustrophobic and chaotic but teeming with life and a fascinating walk round. When the sun goes down it's plunged into darkness and the alleyways become an impenetrable narrow maze.

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