Ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.5 Room cleanliness
2.0 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by Mic from London, UK
Poor managementPosted Jan 21, 2013
Pros: Pool, but we never used because too cold
Location: Good location , calm, less traffic , great view of Atlas mountain
Poor management , unhelpful staff, my booking purely mention king bed , but thy told me there's no king bed in this hotel, after lots off talking thy change to king bed room ,
Recommendedby Maryann from London UK
Nice hotel-remote locationPosted Dec 2, 2011
Location: There is plenty to do and see in Marrakesh - well detailed in the guide books. We ate incredibly cheaply at the stalls in the Jemaa El Fna Square - the harira soup - thick vegetable, eaten with the locals at long tables was a highlight. It cost 3 dirrhams a bowl and is absolutely delicious. Move onto the stalls with the polished copper tea urns for a piping hot cinnamon/ginger drink which smells like mulled wine, and is served with sweet cakes - also 3 dirrhams each. Try a traditional hamman - the Hotel has recently opened a spa centre, but we found a hamman bathhouse off the square and warily decided to try it. We were scrubbed, soaked, rinsed, shampooed and massaged for 2 hours and left feeling great - it cost 500 dirrhams for 2 persons. It is much cheaper in the "local" hammans, but may be too much of a culture shock for some tourists. Visit the Bahia Palace for a look at a traditional riad palace built with no expense spared, and visit the Jardin Majorelle - long associated with Yves St Laurent. We did a day trip to Essaouira, a working fishing port on the Atlantic coast with amazing castle ramparts and medina, using the long distance CTM bus - cost 160dirrhams pp for return trip - allow a day for this trip and read up on the directions from the Bus Depot to the Port-the walk is through a run-down part of the town, but we found it looked worse than it actually was! The beach and port area are stunning and well worth the effort getting there..
We spent 4 nights at this hotel as part of a Cosmos Coach tour around Morocco. The tour was scheduled to assemble at the Zalagh Kasbah, so we checked in there one day earlier for convenience. The hotel is on the grand Moroccan style, built entirely around a large swimming pool and sun-bed area. It was too cool (late November) for any swimming but the pool was carefully maintained daily and was spotlessly clean. The public areas were impressive and the breakfast was perfectly adequate - more Continental than "full English, or American", with only scrambled egg, or pastillas as a hot option. There was plenty of breads, rolls pastries, salad items, cereals etc in the style of European hotels. The only downside was the distance from the hotel to the Centre Ville (ie the Jemaa El Fna Square), where all the sights, souks and mosques are situated. It is some 4kms (at least) and is not on any public transport route. The hotel provides a limited free shuttle service-7 trips daily but the van broke down when we were there. We actually walked into the city using the Kotoubia Mosque minaret as a landmark - there is a pedestrian path lined with rose bushes on the right hand side of the roadway, and the walk is over completely flat land. It took 40 plus minutes. We had no safety concerns whatsoever. Otherwise pay no more that 40 dirrhams for a one-way petit taxi fare - every driver initially quotes 100 dirrhams, which is extortionate. Supermarket 10 mins walk towards town