We stopped twice at the Kenzi Farah and found this a welcome place to stay. For English speakers, it is easy to stay here as everyone seems to speak excellent English, in addition to a range of other languages. For our first stay, we had a room next to the street which provided some noise. The second time, we had a courtyard room with no outside noise. We recommend the courtyard side.
The food at the free breakfast buffet is very good, an omelette station, many choices of breads and salads, fresh citrus fruit and yogurt. There's also a blender for making vegetable juices. We had our choice of seating inside or outside in the garden, but note that the table cloths tend to get a bit of wear as the breakfast hours progress. The busy waiters will put down a clean table setting for you on request, but the previously used table coverings remain. Not ideal, but it works and it's very fast.
We also ate here for one dinner, again buffet, and were very pleased with the experience. Caution, there are two sit-down restaurants on the grounds, we ate only at the continental place (not the Moroccan one) and were very dissatisfied as we were almost alone in the room and the waiter appeared only sporadically, the food was not quite warm and the experience a severe letdown.
To get around town, we walked frequently from the hotel to other city sites and always found it a fun and safe excursion. We seldom took a cab and when we did we negotiated ahead of time to make sure the driver would use the meter (this is especially true when getting from the main square back to the hotel). Again, English seemed well understood with taxi drivers.
Tip: Please leave a small tip for everyone. It appears to be standard procedure throughout Morocco but we didn't learn this until several days into our trip. Perhaps as a result, our service only got better and better.
Overall, we loved Marrakesh and would happily stay at the Kenzi Farah again. Enjoy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A classic venue, typical of the Imperial City, a haven of peace set like a gem in a 3 hectors' private splendid park of luxuriant greenery and dappling hues and vivid colors, the mythical, iconic KENZI FARAH HOTEL is located in the very heart of the prime, trendy, cosmopolitan district "L'Hivernage".Completely renovated in 2011 and thanks to its privileged location, the KENZI FARAH HOTEL symbolizes and strikes the perfect balance between business and leisure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kenzi Farah Hotel Marrakech
- Kenzi Farah Marrakech