Ibis Moussafir Centre Gare

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Address: Avenue Hassan II, Place de la Gare, Marrakech, Morocco

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4.2

A friendly budget hotel that's great for families

This hotel, part of the international Ibis chain run by Accor Hotels, is something of an institution for people travelling back and forth to Casablanca, Fes, Essaouira and elsewhere in Morocco – as it is perfectly situated between the railway station and the Supratours bus depot, and a fairly short drive to the airport. Handy for a quick overnighter, then, but in fact perfectly pleasant for a longer break if you’re on a budget – its main advantage being its large swimming pool and garden - much nicer than one might expect for the money. The hearty buffet breakfasts are also recommended!

Location
4.2
90%
Eating/drinking
4.3
90%
Leisure facilities
4.4
90%
Service
4.4
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
4.1
90%
Public areas
4
90%

Location

The hotel is on Avenue Hassan II, between the beautiful new railway station (well worth a visit, even if you’re not catching a train) and the Supratours depot.

Bedrooms

The hotel has 103 rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning and TVs. Typical budget hotel rooms - they're for sleeping, showering and not much else - crucially, they're clean.

Public areas

Not much to write home about – there are seats in and around the bar area, and there’s the buffet restaurant. But you’ll probably want, in any case, to sit in the garden, either on a lounger, or at a little patio table…or maybe just on the grass.

Eating and drinking

There’s a restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner; the breakfasts are great but beyond that you may only want a buffet salad or a snack from the bar. The bar is small but friendly and ideal for a couple of beers before bedtime; there’s a TV so the place can fill up when the football’s on.

Leisure facilities

20m swimming pool (unheated); wifi is available (but you have to pay for it); other office services (photocopying, faxing etc) available.

Service

Manager Khalid and his staff are very friendly and helpful, and many speak English. Parking is available, and reception staff are happy to organise taxis etc.

Who stays there

Holidaymakers on their way in and out of Marrakech; business travellers; weekenders and families who want somewhere outside the medina with a pool, but without breaking the bank

Price advice

When booking make sure you understand whether or not the rate includes breakfast; sometimes it won't.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Shopping
  • No fuss
  • Chilling out

Pros & Cons

  • Well located
  • Nice pool
  • Affordable
  • 20 mins walk to the medina
  • Rooms facing road can be noisy
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