Reviews of hotels in Morocco.
The hotel in Morocco is very well described and very good for 2 nights but: – the room is small – left a reservation for 2 adults and 2 children but the room was only prepared for 2 adults – the reservation was lost, booking after check out was requested. Check out for more details.
Breakfast is very good- Sunny and friendly staff at Moroccan standards, the room is not very welcoming and the sun is shining. Read more
The staff are very friendly and helpful but our room is very clean and the dining room is very clean. Read more
Unbelievable hotel! Only positive emotions. We were welcomed in person and booked a cab. They complimented us and told us where to go, what to see, and where to eat. Delicious breakfasts, always clean and quiet. Beautiful. Read more
Clean hotel just 15 mins from the center of town) What was not to like : English only the guys at reception…. hard to order or ask for anything without knowing French or Arabic. Read more
Everything was perfect from the moment I stepped through the door until the last minute of my stay. The riad is beautifully located, quiet, clean, Hasan and the other guys were very nice, friendly and welcoming. Read more
I liked the beautiful lobby, good sun loungers by the pool and a polite lifeguard there Not liking the : yelling disco under the windows till 2 am, room poor breakfast (not that for 5,even for 3 stars) has not been repaired for a long time. Read more
Tasty breakfasts, nice pool, location Did not like : Uncomfortable leaving the pool, sink in the room was clogged, safe didn’t work, bed failed, shuttle didn’t arrive at the airport at. Read more
Very beautiful riad with its own small pool located near Jampa El Fna square we took quite a long time to find the approach to the riad be sure to ask to meet you but if not asked, in case. Read more
Nice hotel, first line. Reception staff is friendly and helpful. Room service is adequate and fast, everything you need in the room is there. For Casablanca. Cons : Water in the pool. Read more
The staff at the hotel were amazing with their competence, being on the job at all times. Any question or request was dealt with immediately. Everyone is very friendly and efficient. I have not seen anything like this in a long time. It’s easy. Read more
Koach Khalif is always attentive, finds out how we are doing and if we need anything. Breakfast and dinners are tasty and the choice is great. It is very close to the beach and has its own area. There was no kettle or even glasses in the room. Read more
We liked everything about the hotel! For a 4 star hotel with such a nice price, everything is just great: the waiters bring the drinks you ordered last time, you don’t even have to ask, everyone is nice, ready. Read more
the accommodation is not very comfortable because if you don’t know where to go, you won’t find your way around Not liked : very nice staff, kind, I believed my leg on the road, they treated it immediately and taped it up. Read more
Reviews of holiday resorts in Morocco
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Holidays in Morocco: what you need to know
Where better to rest in Morocco and how much it costs? Prices in 2022 for tours, hotels, food, entertainment. Beach holiday. Reviews and tips from seasoned tourists.
Morocco is an amazing country. There is a lot to see here: sandy beaches, cedar and citrus bushes at the foot of the mountains, waterfalls, gorges, desert. This natural splendor together with the buildings of the Eastern and colonial architecture is very impressive. An important factor that attracts tourists on holiday is its exoticism and at the same time affordability, because the prices in Morocco are not too high.
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Tourist reviews of holidays in Morocco
According to tourist reviews, holidays in Morocco are interesting, although not always safe, especially for women traveling without men. The most popular resorts in the country are Agadir, Essaouira and Casablanca. Vacationers go on tours, surfing, play golf and tennis, sunbathing and swimming at the beach.
Morocco’s best beach holidays in 2022 are in the “white” city of Agadir and bohemian Essaouira. It has everything for a serene beach holiday: hotels, restaurants, stores and entertainment venues. Essaouira is an ancient city and cultural center of the country with narrow streets, colorful oriental market and lots of shops. There are often festivals and international exhibitions, and the entire creative elite of Morocco and some European countries flock to rest.
Street tables in Essaouira (Photo: unsplash.com / @louishansel)
Casablanca has well-appointed white sand beaches and ancient architectural structures, the most famous of which is the Hassan II mosque. There is not much greenery in the city, which is not surprising given the geographical position of the country.
Marrakech is a major city and the former capital of Morocco. Holidaymakers go here for excursions, there is no sea or beaches here. The main attractions are the Koutoubia mosque of the 12th century with a luxurious garden and the famous Djema el-Fna Square. Every evening on the square shows with magicians, snake charmers and nimble traders begin. The square is always crowded, and it is easy for a tourist to become a victim of pickpockets.
Marrakech market (Photo: unsplash.com / @max_libertine)
According to reviews of tourists, the disadvantages of vacationing in Morocco are the cool water in the ocean and hotels, which do not meet the criteria of stardom. Even in July and August at a heat of +40 ° C the water can be invigorating, and the coast of the warmer Mediterranean Sea in Morocco is often precipitous.
Another drawback is that there are problems with communication. The local population knows almost no English, you need to speak French or Arabic. Good French is spoken here, even by young children. Before the trip is advised to learn basic words in Arabic and French (at least the numbers – it helped us a lot), especially in Arabic – the locals are very happy when you say hello, goodbye or say “thank you” in their language (“shukran” – “thank you” in Arabic). It also helps to have a phrase book.
Women often complain about being molested by locals and do not recommend going to Morocco unaccompanied.
In our opinion, the population of northern Morocco is different from southern Morocco: the north is more developed, tourists are used to and not as warmly treated as in small towns and villages in the south.
(Photo: Ahron de Leeuw / flickr.com / CC BY 2.0 license)
Beach vacations in Morocco
The beaches in Morocco are sandy and wide and are cleaned daily. The main resorts are on the Atlantic coast, the Mediterranean coast is less popular because of the high shores, although the water is warmer there. Most beaches are municipal.
It is believed that the best beach holiday in Morocco is in Agadir – there are excellent beaches with white sand. They are very clean and are regularly patrolled by the police. In Agadir, the shallow water – up to 30 meters from the shore, which is convenient when vacationing with little ones. Not far from the resort in a suburban village is another beach Tagazud – no hotels there, but umbrellas and sun loungers are available.
Taghazout Beach in Agadir (Photo: unsplash.com / @louishansel)
In the southwest of Morocco stretches the country’s most famous beach, Legzira, surrounded by brick-colored cliffs. You can get there either on your own or as part of a tour group. The place is very picturesque, the beach is almost deserted. The best time to visit – at sunset and in cloudy weather, when the fog falls and the waves rise. It is interesting there at low tide – the coral reefs are exposed. Legzira is popular with surfers because of the strong waves, but it is not always comfortable to swim here. Recommended to visit this place until the hotels on the shore and few tourists.
Surfers also like Essaouira because the wind often blows and the waves are high. The bottom is shallow, the water is shallow and the tides are strong. In Casablanca, the beaches are mostly artificial, the ocean often swells, so most hotels have swimming pools.
Not a bad beach holiday in Morocco in 2022 can be found in Assila – another cultural center of Morocco. Various music festivals are held here. The beach is long and wide, with golden sand. The bottom is also gentle, but the ocean is cool.
(Photo: Singa Hitam / flickr.com / CC BY 2.0 license)
Cultural and sightseeing holidays in Morocco
Excursions in Morocco are well developed – almost every hotel has a rack with offers. There are few boat trips, and tourists are most often taken by bus. The most popular tours to waterfalls, two-day tour to the Sahara Desert and sightseeing tours to the cities of Marrakech, Casablanca, Essaouira. Interesting tours cost about 2 thousand rubles and last a few hours, one-day tours are already 3-4 thousand rubles.
Reviews about the tours in Morocco are different. Some tourists were disappointed by the trip to the Sahara: the desert is just beginning, and there are no high dunes with sticky sand. However, the lack of excitement is compensated by camel rides and a hot dinner with overnight stays in real Berber dwellings.
The Great Mosque of Hassan II in Casablanca is the largest mosque in Morocco and one of the largest in the world (Photo: unsplash.com / @fabiosbruun)
Holidays with children in Morocco: worth the trip
Hotel question in Morocco is a separate issue – favorite of our compatriots “all inclusive” system is not common in the country, and here it is difficult to find a hotel with children’s animation and special food. Instead of entertainment – beaches and water parks, fairytale town in Casablanca and the zoo in Agadir. It is desirable to find a hotel with a children’s pool, because the water in the ocean is often cold, besides the wave often rises.
Nutrition – a sore point for parents. Holidays with children in Morocco is complicated by the fact that the local chefs put spices in the dish, and the children refuse to eat, feeling the unfamiliar taste. In Marrakech, Casablanca, Agadir, there are special cafes for children, but they are not so many, so parents are better to rely on the integrity of the cooks and ask them not to use spices, or order a child’s vegetable stew, chicken and other harmless dishes without pretensions to the exotic.
As for excursions, the mountainous landscape will make them very tedious. Trips along the serpentine, slides and hills, steps – all this is not for young children. Parents will have to carry them in their arms (in kangaroos) or refuse to travel around the country at all.
Taghazout Beach in Agadir (Photo: unsplash.com / @louishansel)
Reviews of prices in Morocco in 2022
In general, hotel prices in Morocco in the summer of 2022 are reasonable. Consider hotels in Agadir – that’s where the bulk of tourists stay. Accommodation in 5* hotels by the beach in Agadir will cost from $ 66 per night for two people, in a 4 * hotel – from $ 62, a three-star – from $ 20. Hotels some distance from the beach are cheaper. We recommend searching and booking hotels on Roomguru, where you will find the best deals and the search engine finds the best prices.
If you do not order full board at the hotel, you can have lunch or dinner at a cafe. Prices range from $9 to $15 for lunch (at the local eateries, prices are much lower). Going to a nightclub is expensive: you have to pay at least $45 for a nightclub entrance plus drinks. At the market you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables and fish cheaply.
The most budget entertainment available – riding camels, quad bikes and trips to the desert – about $ 8-10, to play golf or tennis – about $ 18 per hour. Inexpensive wellness treatments at a spa: a two-hour session will cost $15.
Authentic Riad Be Marrakech in Marrakech.
Tour prices in Morocco in 2022
All tours are usually offered in Agadir – there is a concentration of resort hotels and tourist infrastructure. Holidays in Morocco on an “all inclusive” in the summer of 2022 will cost from 170 thousand rubles for two (depart from Moscow, hotel 5 *, 7 nights). Staying at an all-inclusive 4* hotel will cost from 100 thousand rubles for two. There are no “three brothers” with all inclusive, but it is possible to buy tours with full board from 90 thousand rubles.
Prices for tours in Morocco without meals are much lower – the rest costs from 80 thousand rubles. And you’re advised to look for cheap tours on the Travelata and Level.Travel services – they compare the proposals of 120 tour operators, and are able to find the best option. You can buy tours online, which is very convenient.
When to go on vacation in Morocco
Holiday season in Morocco lasts from late May to October . In June there are a lot of locals on the beaches, and for swimming it is warmest in July and September. Daytime temperatures are +32 ° C and above, the water is +24 ° C. Holidays at sea in Morocco in August and September are comfortable – it was in these months we traveled around the country.
Excursions are better rescheduled for October-November or March-April, when the air temperature is +23 ° C, and the ocean is cool for swimming.
Winter in Morocco is wet and windy, often raining with fog. In January and February, there are ski resorts. Ucaymeden and Ifrane are the most beautiful places to ski, but the infrastructure is not yet too developed to recommend them.
Ifran is located at an altitude of 1665 m above sea level. The temperature is kept at 0°C in winter and snow falls from January to March (Photo: unsplash.com / @bilalkamal16)
Tips for tourists
Morocco is a Muslim country, so clothes should be as decent and closed as possible. By the way, shorts can also cause disapproval of others, so the rule is common for men and women.
In the market you should not buy right away the thing you like. It is customary here to haggle, and the price you can safely divide by 3. If there are no plans to buy, then you should not enter into an argument with the traders, they can get seriously angry and even insulted.
Before buying products at the market or ordering food in a cafe, as well as before boarding a cab always specify (or better – write) the price, so that then you were not asked for a different amount.
Do not ask a passerby to show you the way; it’s better to ask a policeman or a store owner. The people here are enterprising and may ask to show you the way and then insistently demand a reward.
Taghazout is a quiet resort in Morocco. Tourists say it is quiet and peaceful at night (Photo: unsplash.com / @louishansel).
You have to be especially careful on the road. Traffic rules in Morocco are not strictly enforced, and during Ramadan the carriers are on the verge of a nervous breakdown, as most of them are heavy smokers, and smoking is banned on holidays.
Absolutely all tourists in their reviews indicate that being in Morocco on holiday, be sure to buy the local oranges or freshly squeezed juice. Such delicious and fragrant citrus fruits as in Morocco, you can’t try anywhere else!
Read our review of our trip to Morocco on our own – the post has information on how to get to Casablanca, how much hotels and food cost, suggested itinerary around the country and more.
Before the trip is strongly recommended to pack a travel kit.
For the sole purpose of beach holidays go to Morocco in 2022 is not worth it, for this there are places more comfortable in every way (eg, Tunisia). But to try the local cuisine, watch the amazing sunsets and historical sites – definitely. For all its shortcomings Morocco – a country of interest and worthy of attention.