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Hotel Central Palace
Ranked #361 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Reviewed 8 February 2014

If you're looking for a place which is cheap, clean, safe and 2 minutes walk from Djemma es Fna then this is it.

The traveller photos on tripadvisor give a good impression of what it's like.

Cost approximately £7 per night per person based on two persons sharing a room using communal bathrooms.

Room Tip: We stayed on the first floor at the back of the riad, at night it was dead silent.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stayed at this place in 2003, and returning to Morocco for a special Christmas break ten years later we thought it would be nice to check out our 'old haunt'. Being a bit older and a bit less skint we were very pleased to see the website which suggests the hotel has been restored and includes pictures of beautifully furnished rooms.

This is our first and biggest complaint - the website is a complete con. Affiliated with two riads (which I'm not sure even exist) the site shows lots of pictures of rooms that are certainly not the Central Palace, except for one or two images of the central courtyard, which in fairness is the prettiest part of the hotel.

Other than that, the hotel is perfectly average and ordinary for a budget backpackers place. A big plus is the location near the Djemma es Fna, although if we had our time again we would not stay here but would go for a quieter riad and the eastern part of the medina, or a more spacious place in the Ville Nouveau.

On the downside, the rooms were pretty cold at night (that's clearly going to be a seasonal thing), and the receptionist always had a gaggle of his mates in the doorway every night shouting and laughing which meant the noise was a bit much on a couple of occasions.

OK for the money, but we were left feeling like three nights was a least one night too many…

Room Tip: Avoid the ground floor if you don't want to be kept awake by the lads in the doorway.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

We stayed for 2 nights here in a mid price room so we could have our own bathroom. The staff were friendly and the rooms were clean although a little tired. The central courtyard was a nice meeting space and the lounge area on the second floor was a good place to relax and read or chat. The location is a little noisy as to be expected from somewhere so central but the location was very convenient being so close to the jemaa-el-fna. The roof terrace was lovely too.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

We travelled to Morocco in September and our first stop was at Marrakech. We spent 2 nights at the Hotel Central Palace. The place is a stones throw away from the Jama el Fna. Friendly yound people at the reception. Perfect for the tired traveller to lay down and rest for the night.

Breakfast was normal and good. The guy making the breakfast for everyone is always running around getting everything ready. Very friendly person and caters to all your needs. We tipped him decently before we left.

I recommend this place to every traveller who is looking for a place to sleep and relax before setting out to explore the city.

- Naveen

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

The location is just great - very close to the main square Jemaa el-Fna and quite easy to find. Staff was really friendly, always smiling & helpful! The room decoration was very simple but the patio area is beautiful, there is also a nice terrace on the roof.
I would chose this hotel again if I ever return to Marrakesh.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

We stayed for a one night stop-over. Rooms are clean, good value, staff are very friendly and helpful and location is very good being very close to the main square. There is free wifi, and a hamman and massage parlour inside, well recommended. Breakfast is good and cheap. There is a restaurant - food is fine but the service was almost non-existent, I would recommend eating elsewhere. It is fairly noisy late at night and early in the morning, but still a good choice for backpackers and travellers for a short stay, I think it was much better than the youth hostel we stayed at.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

I had booked to stay at this hotel for three nights this September. I had received email confirmation that I had a booking for the room I had requested. On arriving at the hotel I was told there was no room available for me and that I could stay at his friend's hotel across the way, the usual trick! I received no apology for this (although this may have been due to the language barrier). The replacement room provided at the manager/owner's friend's hotel (Hotel de la Paix) was unattractive, on the ground floor, practically windowless and very noisy. I was told by the manager/owner of the original hotel and of the replacement hotel that they would see if there was an alternative room available for the remaining nights of my stay i.e. a less noisy room or a room on the first or seconds floors. Needless to say I did not hang around the next day to find out if these alternatives materialized. Breakfast was also not included in the price as expected.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Address: 59 Sidi Bouloukate Marrakech Maroc, Marrakech, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #361 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range: £16 - £33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 207
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