I have just come back from a 5 night stay in Le Caspien in Gueliz, Marrakesh and would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for good value, traditional Moroccan style accommodation. The rooms are not not very big, but the beds were clean and comfortable. Breakfast consisted of croissants, pain au chocolat, cakes, biscotti, pancakes, fried potatoes and omelettes which were cooked to order. Freshly squeezed orange juice was lovely and plentiful. We ate in the restaurant on the first evening and found it very good and reasonably priced - a pizza was about 50 dh (about £4). There is a fabulous little Italian restaurant just around the corner from the hotel called La Catanzaro (Rue Tark Ben Ziad). We went there 3 times as it was so good! Again - prices were excellent - we had 4 meals with wine, soft drinks and desserts to share for about £40. Service was excellent too! It is probably best (though not essential) to book a table, because it is very busy in the evening and at lunchtime. Al Fassia, another restaurant a few minutes walk away also serves excellent tajines and couscous but will cost you 120dh for a main course - well worth a visit if your budget will allow!. The hotel is in a nice quiet area so walking to the restaurants is no problem in the evening and your sleeping is not disturbed by street noise or prayer calls. It took us about 30 minutes to walk from the hotel to the Medina but the route is flat and it was no problem finding our way along Mohammed V (the main road into the centre). Mcdonald and KFC (if you need them) can be found at Place du 16 Novembre on the way into the centre. It is about 15 minutes walk to the Majorelle gardens (again flat and easy and you pass a fairly big supermarket en route). Taxis come past the hotel frequently - A taxi for 2 or 3 people costs about £2.50 into the medina, but you need to establish a price before you get in. The hotel will change small amounts of money for you, but if you need more there are several places on Mohammed V, about 5 -10 minutes walk away. Free Wifi was sometimes available in the foyer (useful for my teenage daughter to keep in touch with friends via phone on facebook!) Staff in the hotel were friendly and although they did not all speak English, there was certainly no problem if you can't speak French. The swimming pool is more of a decorative feature than anything else - it's tiny and was in the shade for most of the time. My only real complaint was that the water pressure in the shower was variable and the water was only luke warm in our room (501).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- L'Hotel le caspien, une oeuvre artistique, une architecture irreprochable, une vue imprenable. Construit et decore dans la pure tradition architecturale marocaine, le Caspien met a votre disposition 54 Lits repartis entre 36 chambres et 02 suites. Ces 36 chambres doubles et en twins confortables et spacieuses, avec baignoires ou douches, entierement climatises, telephone, TV chaines nationales et internationales, coffre fort payant a 25 dhs par jour, 2 ascenseurs et des detecteurs d'incendie et de fume dans chaque etage. Chaque suite est composee d'une chambre avec grand lit et un salon decore a la marocaine, telephone, climatisation selon la saison, grande TV plasma avec des chaines nationales et internationales, une grande terrasse spacieuses. L'hotel dispose d'une cuisine marocaine qui laisse courir fantaisie et imagination. Ses restaurants vous proposeront une cuisine marocaine et internationale dans un cadre moderne et raffine decoree d'oeuvre d'art de plus bel effet. Cadre de soiree inoubliable. 02 Restaurants bar situes au rez de chaussee dont une vue piscine integree, vous pouvez vous relaxer au bord de la piscine au milieu d'un cadre de verdure tres agreable. La direction de l'hotel et son personnel vous souhaite la bienvenue. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Caspien Hotel
- Le Caspien Marrakech