Opinions and Comments from an Anonymous User
Watch out for tourist touts that offer to take you to the medi evil dye pits!
1. They are not really worth the visit (unlike the excelent dye pits in Fez)
2. The touts work in pairs. The first takes you to the dye pit (which you could probably manage with a map) and then introduces you to his "friend" to guide you round the pits. The BOTH expect to be paid, and are prepared to follow you incessently for a very long time if you do not give them enough money.
The main night market is definitely worth a visit, and the food is priced on menues so no hastle there. But the best food we ate there was in a little back street near the museum where a guy was frying fish. Ended going back there twice.
(moved by Nils 09:30, 13 Apr 2004 (EDT))
Advice for dealing with touts....
Smile! - shake their hand and politely say no thank you!
In addition, if someone decides to walk with you and you do not want to pay any money to them then, as soon as you meet them, tell them that you will not be giving them money.
With regards to giving money... If the person has actually performed a service for you that you found helpful, then a tip is definately in order! - it would be rude not to do it!
Deletions by anonymous user
Just noticed that the entries for Riad Dar Mimouna and Riad Kalila have been deleted by anonymous. Any particular reason for this? I don't know the hotels concerned, but their web sites seem to be running OK.
If this was done in error, or if there's no response from anonymous, I'll revert the changes in a couple of weeks.
(Footnote 30 July 2006: No response, so I've now added the hotel details back in from a previous diff, but left all other changes intact).
I may be wrong, but Bargaining section looks to be better moved from Marrakech to How to haggle except Morocco-specific stuff which should go to Morocco#Shopping. In my experience, haggling in Marrakech is nothing different from Essouria or Ourzazate--and is likely the same in the rest of the country. --DenisYurkin 18:09, 9 November 2006 (EST)
content from http://elcuerpodecristo.com.ar
Dear 220.127.116.11, is content at http://elcuerpodecristo.com.ar/wiki/Marrakech only created by yourself? Otherwise, do you have a written permission to use its content at Wikitravel? Is its license compatible with Wikitraveller's? If not, we are not allowed to use their content. --DenisYurkin 13:35, 21 March 2007 (EDT)
Hotel Riad Mogador
Warning to all travellers who think they are going to have a wonderful romantic break in Marrakech. We were told our hotel was close to the Market sqr. - it was if you call a 2 mile walk through a very dodgy bus station to start with then streets and streets of nothing but gangs of men peeing in ornimental gardens at the same time pointing you in the wrong direction and wanting money from you for the pleasure. Even our rep (who wasnt that interested) said dont walk back at night its not the best area!!! As for the hotel itself, what was that smell? The corridors and stairwells smelt of dead and decaying fish. We got to our room and the door had been broken into and instead of being offered a different room we were shown how to wiggle it locked. Once inside it was clean and tidy but not 3* by any standard, open the windows and the noise and smell of the bus station and the locals fighting ( we saw one man get glassed in the face because he deicided not to get on the illigal bus and wanted his money back) really made us feel welcome. I have travelled to many places often on my own, and have never felt so unwelcome or unsafe even with my husband as I did in Marrakesh. All I can say is I can strike it of my list of places I want to visit.