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Jan 21st, 2001, 06:22 AM
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Sherry
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Hotel in Medina and Drive from Cassablanca to Marrakesh

We are two couples looking for two rooms in a Hotel or Riad near Djemaa el Fna in Medina. We want something nice and clean for around 50-100US dollars arriving April 30 and staying for 3 or 4 nights. We are flying into Cassablanca and renting a car and driving to Marrakesh. How long a drive is this and is traveling this route recomended? You can email me directly or a post will do. Your help will be much appreciated.
 
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Jan 21st, 2001, 06:37 AM
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ali
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hi sherry,

we can recommend you hayatt voayages tour operator,they have very good rates
if you their rates pls let me know
 
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Jan 21st, 2001, 07:50 AM
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Hi Ali,
Is that a hotel or a travel agent? Can you give me there telephone number?

Thanks,
Sherry
 
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Jan 22nd, 2001, 05:46 AM
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hi, i think our budget was less than yours but if you are willing to go downscale a bit we liked both the Hotel Gallia (under $30 with breakfast) and the Hotel Sherezade. (rooms from about $30-45) Both very near square, pretty tiled hotels with private baths, clean.

The drive from casa to marrakech is supposed to take about 2-3 hours and supposedly easy. but are you sure you want to drive? you won't need a car in marrakech, and if you want to get one to drive into the atlas or the desert or the beach you can get one in marrakech. we rented a car to go to essaouira and i don't think we would have wanted one in marrakech. also parking in the medina is kind of hard. a round trip on air maroc is about $90 per person; or you could take a grand taxi _ with four you could rent the whole thing for just yourselves, don't let the driver try to stuff more people in. that would probably be cheapest route...
 
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Jan 23rd, 2001, 11:58 PM
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The drive from Casablanca (airport) to Marrakesh lasts for about three hours. The road is a large one but traffic can be heavy and Moroccan drivers are not always careful (being French, I think I know what I am talking about...). We did it last year and everything went OK, but again this is not an easy thing to do.
Finding a connecting flight from Casablanca to Marrakesh could well be the easiest solution.
 
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