Hello! me and some friends are spending a few days in Marrakech in September during our inter railing trip. Just wondering if anyone knows what the best thing to do for accommodation in Marrakech is? We were planning on just finding a guest house or hostel when we arrived. If anyone has had a good or bad experience with doing this please let me know.
Hello Lisam ,
Marrakech is a wonderful city - seems to be getting larger by the moment ! There are 100s of hotels , guest houses , riads etc to choose from . It depends if you want to be in the Medina or in the Ville Nouvellle - I would suggest a reasonably priced small hotel in the Ville Nouvelle but not too far from Jma El Fna - You should get a perfectly comfortable room for 300dhsper night. If you want any specific recommendations - please do email me through my website at www.moroccovilla.co.uk
I agree, Marrakech is a wonderful city and I can't wait to go back. There's plenty to do there with a lot of new developments in the city at the moment.
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I love merrakech!!! I cant tell you about hotels because i stayed with my fiance's family in their apartment, but i love the city, and it isnt far from the Atlas Mountains, where there is some great scenery too...that is just a taxi ride away...maybe 3 hours?
Be aware of what you are wearing there tho...local modesty standards are very different, and it is more respectful, and you will get more respect, by dressing appropriately. No shorts or sleevelss tops for example...
If i can be helpful with any of that kind of info, please dont hesitate to email me..
i also found that even a few words of arabic are helpful and much appreciated. There is a phrase book put out by lonely planet, available at many bookstores here, or can easily be ordered, and i think on Amazon as well- called moroccan arabic phrasebook (moroccan arabic is different from standard arabic) that is invaluable, and very small, fits easily in a pocket. Has not only the english and arabic spellings of individual words and phrases, but the english pronunciation too. because it has both, evfen if u cant pronounce something u can point to it...French helps too, if u speak it...
and know that EVERYTHING is bargained for there...