Just returned from a stay here. I was due to travel with a companion but due to unforseen circumstances ended up travelling alone.
The hotel itself is charming. The staff clean non stop and it is spotless. The rooms are styled in the tradtional Morrocan way with little artifacts and nick nacks making it feel very homely.
There is free Wi-fi - which is a nice touch. This may work in your room if you're lucky but I usually had to go to reception.
Breakfast is typical continental breakfast of fresh crusty bread (hot -yum!) with tea/coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Staff are attentive and helpful, and it was lovely to be able to eat breakfast on the roof terrace in the sun.
I did not find this hotel far from everything, in fact it was a short 10 min walk to thr Museum, and only a little further to thr souks, however, as lone female I was hassled badly by teen agers and young children, and was even followed a few times. I guess it was harmless as they were just trying to make a living - as they try to take tourists back through the 'maze' of streets, back to their hotel. I found this very intimidating and they wouldnt even take no for an answer. Whilst I was ok with this during the day, it meant that I was too frightended to leave the hotel alone in the evenings. When you think you are on the right road home - the locals will insist you are going the wrong way, and lead you round and round in circles in order to extract a few Euros from you. If you werent lost before - you certainly will be if you listen to them!
It was so uncomfortable withthis I checked out into another hotel in a larger hotel in a complex just outside the city.
There isnt a pool, and its not the sort of place you could sunbathe either. It really is a base. Overall I liked the hotel and would recommend. However, I have to say that the twin beds were small ( think they were 2ft 6"" instead of 3ft) and even though I changed rooms to a double - the mattresses were very uncomfortable and hard, but I guess thats a personal preference.
My only 'gripe' is the cost of the taxi from the hotel. I was told by someone in the know that a taxi is £8- £10 max to and from airport - but I was charged £20 - so they doubled up on the cost, which narked a little.
Marrakech is an amazing city and an assault to the senses. Bring an empty suitcase for shopping - its shopping heaven!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A stone's throw from the Marrakech Museum and the Mederasa Ben Youssef, a genuine haven of peace and quiet, Riad Amira Victoria, welcomes you in from the hustle and bustle of the souks. Indeed, a beautiful home with over 500 square meters on the ground floor the riad boasts 11 bedrooms with views on the two tree-lined patios. Original labyrinth style architecture with Moorish lines symbolizing the epitome of traditional Moroccan art. ... more less
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