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Hotel Cecil Marrakech
Ranked #396 of 1,187 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Cecil hotel is located on a narrow street (cars can not travel there) close to the Jemaa el Fna square.
It consists of two riads bonded together, forming thus a place where one can feel the traditional Moroccan atmosphere.
The staff is very helpful.
Breakfast on the terrace looking to the Jemaa el-Fna square, is a wonderful time. The same is the sunset, with the minaret of the Koutoubia mosque silhouetted on the sky.

Room Tip: Choose a room that is not facing the street
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely little riad, centred around a tall flowering tree, in a traditional style. Traditional decor, I had an ensuite which was great - included a simple breakfast on the terrace so great value.
The only things to mention - google maps gives a very complex way of finding the place - I got quite lost and although locals were friendly and helped, it was an annoyance when I finally got there and realised it was literally 20 steps from the main door to the jemaa el-fna. Perhaps a sign there would help, or contact google?!
Also, due to this proximity and the fact all the rooms face one another it is noisy - you can hear al the neighbours and constant drumming etc. I didn't mind this, but if you're someone that will, perhaps choose somewhere else :)

Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
Thank css_87
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Good things:
• Very near to the market, Jemma el Fna, Koutoubia Mosque, Medina, Musee de Marrakech, Museum Photography, Palais El Badii and Bahia Palace.
• We got room for 4 (even tho we actually booked for 2). The beds & room are nice and warm.
• Breakfast was good with yummiest Jus D'Orange and Bread.
• Rooftop with great view!

• Very limited hot water (1 min only at that time).
• Limited Hair dryer (tips: if you want the hair dryer, better ask for it in the morning/afternoon).

Others/Tips based on my own experience:
A bit hard to find the location especially at night and your first time – because Google Maps shows different way to get there. Just ask good local guy and don't rely on Google Maps only. The riad is near Le Grand balcon cafe du Glacier btw.

Overall: if you're looking for a hotel nearby the touristy spots, this is an excellent choice :)

Stayed: March 2017
Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

My wife and I travelled around Morocco during the first 2 weeks of March 2017. A free and easy travel. Upon arrival at the Casablanca Airport, we took a train to Marrakech.

When we checked-in at the Hotel Cecil we were greeted by a friendly English-speaking Mr Said Del Desierto. He was very helpful and gave us useful tips of getting around in Marrakech.

The hotel was right at the Jemma El Fna square. Lively Medina, with plenty of street foods to savour. A very convenient and central location. Most places of interest were within walking distances from Hotel Cecil Marrakech.

Special thanks to Mr Said!

Room Tip: You can view the Jemma El Fnaa square from the roof top, also the place for breakfast.
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is a nice place to stay next to Jemaa El Fnaa market and .We stayed 2 nights. Just a few steps away from the Square. The staff were friendly and the breakfast was good on terrace was great in the Moroccan sun!Room was spacious, clean, and well maintained.

Stayed February 2017, traveled as couple

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Address: Derb Sidi Bouloukate, Marrakech 400000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #396 of 1,187 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range: $29 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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