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“nothing grand about this hotel!”
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Grand Hotel Tazi
Ranked #474 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Luton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“nothing grand about this hotel!”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

worst hotel i've ever stayed in! it's dirty. Staff are miserable (especially receptionist!). Everything in our room was falling apart. We were moved to another room, but that was no better. This hotel was recommended to me by an ex colleague! OMG, i've never stayed in such a dump! Took one look at the restaurant and fled! would not risk eating in there. The place needs knocking down! It's a complete dive!

Room Tip: don't stay here!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2012

I stayed in a riad in the old town the first 4 nights of the vacation, but staying with my son, I missed having places close-by to go out to grab a snack at. So before we went to Essaouria, we were shown a room at this hotel, and booked it for our last night in Marrakech before heading home.
They were very accomodating and welcoming, we got a huge room with 3 beds for 280 dhs, and we could keep the room till our departure in the afternoon. The bathroom was ok, no faults, tiles and hot shower and clean towels and working toilet. The beds were clean, we had a flatscreen tv to Junior's joy, and the food we ordered to our room from the restaurant in the evening was tasty. No reason to fret about this place - but of course, do experience the charmy riads of the old town too!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2012

It was our last day in Marrakech and we wanted to make the most of our time there until we were recommended to this restaurant at this hotel. We were directed to this place by a " kind, friendly guy" who we thought were knowledgeable of local authentic restaurants, for a quick lunch. After rushing through a long distant from the market we were led to this Morrocan restaurant with affordable food yet it turned out to be a scam. The local guy who took us to the restaurant asked for a 20D tip and the restaurant presented us with a fixed menu of 250d a person. Drinks were extremely expensive as well.The food was awful and poorly presented for that money. We were very let down by the friendliness of the local people. Our advise is dont be foolld by the friendlyness of the local people- dont trust them!

Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Place recomended by friendly local claiming to be employee of our hotel, Awful food but attitude of staff even worse, Were not allowed wine without ordering food first; and even asked to place order while friend in dirty toilet! Food was very poor quality qnd tiny portions, Desert consisted of 5 pieces of fruit unwashed and unpeeled: Tip of 10% was demanded and very hostile attitude when we asked for our change, We felt bullied and intimidated by male staff, Avoid this place!!
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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marrakech
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67 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2012

The bar in the Tazi is a Marrakech institution and a long standing stop off point for a cold beer or two on a hot day. The bar is busy with Moroccan guys drinking beer and watching sport on the TV while the couches in reception are a more comfortable area to sit (especially perhaps for women). The waiters are that fantastic, apparently surly type but once you've caught their attention with a smile they are as helpful as could be asked for. It's a small slice of real life Marrakech tradition and if all you want is to sit and rest for a while with a cool drink it's great.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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leicester, uk
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2012

There are not that many places to have a beer a Marrakech, and spotted this place in one of my travel books. It’s a really weird awful place and looks as though its come through a civil war. I certainly wouldn’t recommend staying in the hotel, as when I went to the loo which is up stairs some of the corridors looked derelict, and there appeared to be a cat living in the toilet but if you want to brave it and see another side of life then have a drink there just for the experience, but certainly do not go on your own. Really strange goings on, constant stream of men arriving with carrier bags at the reception and disappearing up the stairs for about 30 minutes and then reappearing, I don’t think they were bringing their laundry in to be washed! The guy that comes round and takes your drinks order looked like lurch out of the Adams family, he had a suit and tie on that looked as though it had never been dry cleaned in 50 years.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2011

What an absolute dump! The rooms are alive with crawlies and are damp. Breakfast is the worst breakfast I have ever seen.

Room Tip: Do not book this hotel - you will regret it.
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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Grand Hotel Tazi
Address: Avenue El Mouahidines / Bab Agnaou, Marrakech, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #474 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Hotel Tazi 2*
Number of rooms: 336
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