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“Good location in the souk; kind staff”

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La Casa Del Sol, Marrakech, Morocco
Reviewed 14 June 2011

My boyfriend and I went with another couple last summer for our first trip to Morocco. We paid extra for the hotel to pick us up from the airport. Our plane was delayed and we waited in customs for a long time and the man picking us up was a bit rude although everything was out of our control and would not allow us to buy a water bottle or go to an ATM.

We were dropped off at Jemaa el-Fnna where the manager of the hotel picked us up and showed us the way through the souk to the hotel. If you want to be right in the middle of the souk, then this a great location. You are very close to the main square and the hotel itself is just a few feet from a main road in the souk, so it did not take too long for us to orient ourselves in the labyrinth that is the souk.

The manager sat us down in the lobby, gave us tea, and offered some advice and information about Marrakech. We stayed in a 4 person room in the riad with two sets of bunk beds. We were there in August (our mistake!) and it was unbelievably hot. There was a fan in the room but it was not enough relief. Some other people in the hostel ended up sleeping up on the roof.

The roof is a nice respite from the city, a good place for some cool air with a nice view of the minaret of the great mosque. Bathrooms were clean but sometimes too busy; could do with another bathroom. Lovely to have free mint tea and shisha and sit around with other guests. The manager was also nice about letting us use his computer when we were fretfully trying to rent a car for the next morning to go to Fez. He also kindly let us store our water bottles in the fridge in the kitchen.

Overall, a nice experience! If you want to be in the souk this is a good spot. Beware if you're going during the summer months with the heat!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 December 2010

It's my first time to Morocco and particularly in Marrakech. Arrived first time in Jmaa el fna and got the hostel staff to pick me in front of a caffe on jmaa square. Wasn't far from that though but if this is your first time then better to have them pick you up. Stayed there for 3 nites on a single room.

Location wise is great, located on one alley on the souk, so its very near from the main square. A bit dark in the nite, but isn't really a problem since the riad located like ~20 metres from the main souk road.

Room was OK. Bed a little bit thin but was OK with a very friendly price for a solo traveler/backpacker.
Bathroom was also clean. One thing to complain is a bit noisy sound from downstair at nite (I stayed at 2nd floor) where other guest are having shisha or chatting around, but isn't really a big deal for me (I've tired roaming around Marrakech the whole day already so fall asleep in 2-3 minutes!!)

Staff is OK. Hassan was a very friendly guy, and will show you dos and donts and what to do in Marrakech. Nite staff was also Ok and will let you use their computer to check email/browse.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled solo
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Thank ravvlivius
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Reviewed 10 July 2010

The name of this small, cosy riad says everything - when you enter it, you`ll face sun everywhere. It`s only minutes away from Djemaa el Fna and the rooms are colourful, sweet and very clean. In the middle of the house is a big table, where you can sit altogether and have free mint tea (oh, it`s delicious) and shisha. Ali, Lahcen and the girls treated us like family members and every time we came back from the chaotic but beautiful town Marrakesch, it felt like coming home. I`ve been in many hostels and riads, but it was the 1st time that somebody cooked me a special tea against my stomach problems in the middle of the night or invited the whole guests to domestic meal Tajine, which was superb. THANK YOU guys and hopefully see ya in a while ...

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank Salinschka
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Reviewed 27 May 2010

Casa del Sol is a great option in Marrakech. It's riad-style, so very open and I thought the four bed dorm was big compared to most hostels. The manager was very helpful and Ali, the night manager, is awesome and super friendly. I also thought the location was great, just a couple minutes walk from the main square. For the reviewer who said that it was spooky or whatever to walk back through the souks, welcome to Morocco. I didn't feel in the least bit intimidated or threatened, but it may be different for a female traveler.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 February 2010

Perfect Riad in the heart of Marrakesh. Very close to the place Jemal el Fna in the souk area. Cheap and perfect rooms. A great and friendly staff is managing the Riad, led by the always smiling Ali.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled solo
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1  Thank Jerbas
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Reviewed 19 October 2009

The hostel is first rate, going out of the way to help, buying tickets, organizing trips, and teaching the local customs.

Stayed: September 2009, travelled with friends
Thank William B
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Reviewed 30 September 2009

Had reservation from Moroccan Views owner, Hassan AAOUID. In writing/email:

"The room you will be having is a double room Ensuite with a TV and A/C (the rooms are normally for 60 Euros in this Riad, but we make an exception with you)
And the room is on the 2nd floor )"

Kicked out of room.

Obviously a couple of dollars more in revenue means unbelievably unacceptable treatment for single travelers!

Stayed: September 2009, travelled solo
4  Thank MazzyDog
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Additional Information about La Casa Del Sol, Marrakech, Morocco

Address: No 03 Derb Tijani/Mouassine, Marrakech, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #65 of 306 Speciality Lodging in Marrakech
Price Range: £13 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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La Casa Del Sol, Marrakech, Morocco Hotel Marrakech

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