Marrakech bound - advice needed

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Jul 5th, 2004, 12:15 PM
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Marrakech bound - advice needed

I'm completely new to this forum/talk thing, but I really need the help and advice of all you seasoned travellers out there.

I did something radical at the weekend. I booked a ten-day holiday in Marrakech for August staying at the El Andalous hotel.

Can anyone tell me if that's a good choice of hotel and what the weather is really like in August? Also how much do I have to cover up?

Many thanks.
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Jul 14th, 2004, 12:04 PM
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You will love Marrakech. Definitely take a trip to Kasbah du Toubkal in the High Atlas Mountains. It's an hour outside of the city. I have never heard of that hotel. I stayed at Les Jardins de la Medina, which was beautiful. If you need an excellent tour guide, then contact Omar Chouiyakh ([email protected]). He was my personal tour guide for a 10 day tour through Morocco. As a solo woman traveler, I felt completely safe at all times. He was very knowledgeable. Regarding clothing...be conservative, but you do not have to cover your hair. It should be about 100 degrees F-pretty hot in August. Enjoy!!!! I'm jealous....ha ha...
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Jul 18th, 2004, 08:44 AM
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We returned from our trip in late May of this year (2004). On our tour with Go Ahead Vacations, we spent 6 days traveling in Morocco, stopping in Rabat, Marrakesh, Fes and Tangiers. I strongly suggest carrying your own bottled water and avoiding fruits and vegetables, while in Morocco. Approximately half of our tour became ill because they were careless in what they ate.
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Jul 19th, 2004, 09:44 AM
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Marrakesh is fabulous. I traveled there in the early 80s...female..alone and in my mid-twenties at the time.I stayed 8 days. I had no problems except the usual touts. But, I don't know your hotel. I stayed at the Les Almoravides which is walking distance to the big square. I loved the hotel and it's still in existence and is now a 4-star hotel.It was like a little oasis. Happy Travels!
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