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Hotel Palace Meknes
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Hotel Palace Meknes
Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Meknes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

I really hate LP for recommending this place and think it got paid off. We arrived in Meknes at night with no accommodation and were desperate so this place looks clean and modern from the outside. There are also foreign tour groups inside, so one thinks, hey at least it attracts outsiders, that's a good sign. uhhhhhhhhhhhhh no. As you climb the stairs to the first-floor landing, you smell the cigarette smoke from a lounge area off to the left. So just great, now you have to smell like smoke. The hallways have dingy carpets and the room, while spacious and clean, is dim as the lights are shaded. One bulb was out completely, making it even darker. I asked the front desk to replace it and a handyman came by and fiddled around, then left, then came back... and then left for good with the light still out. Sigh.

There was only one towel in the room for two people so when I called the front desk a guard? came up. We asked for another towel and he shook his head and pointed to the one. My husband and I responded "uhhhh, no two people two towels" and with the language barrier he vociferously shook his head no. I got agitated. Then, he did what I HATE about Moroccan culture and pulled my husband outside the room to try to talk to HIM ONLY, shutting me out of the convo. My husband had to go down to the front desk and even then the guard and the staff appeared to argue about this until my husband was begrudgingly given another towel.

The bed is surprisingly comfortable and there are proper sheets! The toilet flush sucks and the bathtub had a deep stain on it. Water pressure was not great. In room wifi was mediocre (wifi sucks nearly everywhere in Morocco anyway).

Oh and there's a nighclub right next to the hotel so you can hear booming Arabic music until midnight. Otherwise, the hotel is in the center of the modern city- I have no idea how close it was to the medina as I didn't care about going there. We only stayed one night to go to Moulay Idriss/Volubilis (both worth it!!)

Thank gosh we only stayed one night.

Room Tip: As close to the top floor as possible and on the other side of the hotel away from the club
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  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

The hotel has a good location. It's in new city, very close to the bus station and railway station (about 5 minutes) and a 15-minute-walk to medina. Rooms are big and clean. The bathroom was quite smelly, but still good enough for this price. The staff speaks good English and there's always a guard in front of the main door.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

The best things of palace hotel are 2: a/c and position. If you are in a cheap travel this is one of the few place where you can find the a/c facility. Even the position is good, a little bit retired from the interesting places, between the new and the old city. Obviously, you cannot expect a luxury place

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

Kind staff though sometimes ignored tourits being involved in the conversation with other staff. Rooms clean and decent, quite spacious. Window with the view of not very nice neighbouring building. Location very good, easy to find.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms have comparable quality..
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

The hotel is situated in the new town, within walking distance to the Bab al-Mansour square (around 25 minutes) . The hotel was rather simple, but rooms are clean and spacious with en-suite bathrooms. We did not encounter any problems during our stay in Meknes.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 11 Rue Ghana, Meknes, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Meknes
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Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Meknes
Number of rooms: 339

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