Had i read the reviews of this hotel on this site I dont imagine that I would have chosen this hotel, but having joined some friends who had already reserved it I must admit to having certain reservations. I need not have done, as this hotel was very good indeed.
Location : It is 20 minutes walk from the Main Square or the Medena, BUT there is a bus stop opposite where every 10 minutes you can get a bus for only 25c, or you can get a small taxi for no more than 30 dirham. When choosing a location ask yourself whether you really plan to go out in the same area (new town/old town). if you do not intend to stay in the same area then being a short distance from all parts is better than choosing one.
The hotel itself is charmingly decorated, albeit with a dated quality to most areas. For me this was part of its charm. Does everything in a hotel need to look as if it was bought yesterday?
Rooms were simple and clean with beds that were fine. Bathrooms had plenty of hot water and decent water pressure (i d count on bringing your own toileteries though, what is provided is basic)
There is nice pool probably no bigger than 15m x 10m but more than adequate to take a dip. Around the pool is an adequate number of sun loungers, but if you are booking this hotel as an alternative to a beach resort then look elsewhere. it is a nice place to grab a few hours sun and a swim, but not for spending a day poolside.
Breakfast was perfectly acceptable continental. Good coffee and plenty of slighty dry croissant or delicious pancakes. Watery orange juice.
Some of the reviews on this site criticise this hotel for not being a proper 4 star hotel. Reality check here. You can get a double room + breakfast for 30€ a night in Marrakech - What are you expecting???
If you want the whole Marrakech Riad experience then by all means do that. If you want to have a safe and easy to find base from which to explore Marrakech then you could waste much more money elsewhere. Recommended.
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- Also Known As:
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- Le Tafilalet Hotel Marrakech