3 Night Break to Marrakech (includes flights, B&B, airport pick-up, city tax) £105.38 (Total 210.76) ryanair
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3 Night Break to Marrakech (includes flights, B&B, airport pick-up, city tax) £105.38 (Total 210.76) ryanair

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Found 21st Sep 2015
As a big fan of Morocco I noticed this great deal combo and thought I'd share.

FLIGHTS

Ryanair have great flight offers from Stansted to Marrakech at the moment, the cheapest being return flight at £45.98 per person (£91.96 for 2).

Available 3-night return dates include:

22-25 Nov
29 Nov-2 Dec
2-5 Dec
6-9 Dec
9-12 Dec

(Note: other dates around that time are not much more expensive, only around £10 more for 2)

ACCOMMODATION

I can highly recommend Dar Nour El Houda, a stylish boutique riad I have stayed in twice before in the middle of the old medina (city). Rated 5 out of 5 on Tripadvisor, and ranked 46 out of 1136.

dar-nour-el-houda.com/boo…ne/

They offer a free airport pick-up and a 10% discount using the code DAR10PCENT

The cheapest room (Terrace Room) using the code and including breakfast and city tax is £118.80 for 2 people (£59.40 per person) for 3 nights, qualifying for the free airport pickup.

(Note: they have other larger rooms a bit more expensive, I stayed in Salam Room which was very spacious but saw the terrace room too which was nice, good cheap restaurants nearby too e.g. Dar Tazi 3-course meal = £8)

Total deal for 2 people including flights, bed and breakfast, airport pickup in Marrakech and city tax therefore is £45.98 flight + £59.40 accom = £105.38 total per person.

I am happy to answer any questions, been to Marrakech around 5 times now over the last 10 years. I've been in December and it's been sunny. Happy holidays!
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is it safe?
As safe as the UK I would say, I've never had any trouble there.
As safe as the UK I would say, I've never had any trouble there.
ive always wanted to go to marrakech but bit frightened
is this a good deal
People either love or hate Marrakech from my experience. The main sights are around the medina which is a old 600 year old city. It feels like you have stepped back in time. Therefore, it's for adventurous travellers who want to experience the narrow alleyways, souks etc leading to museums and historical buildings. Gueliz around 10 mins by taxi is the modern part of town with malls etc.

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Edited by: "iamaan" 23rd Oct 2015
It is a great deal IMO
Not for me but a great post, with lots of info, heat given.
Thanks!
Thank u so much for the post.will deff book soon.
lainey1311

ive always wanted to go to marrakech but bit frightened


Possibly stick to Travelodge for your hols
good deal,thanks
lainey1311

ive always wanted to go to marrakech but bit frightened



​Does mummy know you're using the computer again?
Cold

HIGH THREAT OF TERRORISM

Foreign Office Upgraded Threat Sept 2015
YouDontWantToKnow

Cold. HIGH THREAT OF TERRORISM. Foreign Office Upgraded Threat Sept 2015



I believe that's pretty much the same alert status as London and most major UK cities.

And personally, I'd rather visit Marrakech than London
YouDontWantToKnow

Cold. HIGH THREAT OF TERRORISM. Foreign Office Upgraded Threat Sept 2015



Ah yes. From Sir Harry Pearce himself ( mi5.gov.uk/hom…tml )

The current threat level for international terrorism for the UK is … The current threat level for international terrorism for the UK is assessed as SEVERE.



So, it's safer to visit Marrakech than stay here in the UK. FACT.
YouDontWantToKnow

ColdHIGH THREAT OF TERRORISMForeign Office Upgraded Threat Sept 2015



​I'd recommend you keep looking at those B&B's on the cornish coast if you want safety (although there is a growing separatist movement there).
cb-uk

So, it's safer to visit Marrakech than stay here in the UK. FACT.



You fail at facts.
roguesspam

You fail at facts.



Oh, really? From the WORLDWIDE Global Terrorism Index ( en.wikipedia.org/wik…dex ):

United Kingdom - 27th most dangerous
Morocco (which is where Marrakech is, roguesspam) - 67th most dangerous

So you can tell your teacher that tomorrow, and maybe even look smart for once?



Edited by: "cb-uk" 21st Sep 2015
YouDontWantToKnow

Cold. HIGH THREAT OF TERRORISM. Foreign Office Upgraded Threat Sept 2015

The current threat level for international terrorism for the UK is … The current threat level for international terrorism for the UK is assessed as SEVERE.



Not fact.
YouDontWantToKnow

Not fact.



Yawn.

From the WORLDWIDE Global Terrorism Index ( en.wikipedia.org/wik…dex ):

United Kingdom - 27th most dangerous
Morocco - 67th most dangerous




Edited by: "cb-uk" 21st Sep 2015
YouDontWantToKnow

ColdHIGH THREAT OF TERRORISMForeign Office Upgraded Threat Sept 2015



​High threat of being shafted by your own government #piggate

I've been to Marrakech and it's great fun. Good deal, heat added! X)
Been to Marrakech 3 times... It is very safe indeed... Better Google first which celebrities spend their holidays there... No word of a lie but it is safer than London! However you could be always in the wrong place at the wrong time just like everywhere in the world
YouDontWantToKnow

Cold. HIGH THREAT OF TERRORISM. Foreign Office Upgraded Threat Sept 2015

The current threat level for international terrorism for the UK is … The current threat level for international terrorism for the UK is assessed as SEVERE.



Not quite fact the risk matrix for the two is very different and the scaling of threat levels is also totally different. The domestic security index has a set of key markers that basically dictate what the threat level is, however it doesn't reflect the chance of success of the incident just the chance of one occurring or more accurately being attempted. The foreign office assessments tend to make a slight assumption that people are accepting of a higher risk and exercise a bit of common sense, and as neither UK itself or it's security apparatus are directly involved and rely on the system it's a totally different analysis and data sets making the decision.

A high threat of terrorism alert from the FO means something very different from the SS Severe rating for the UK. You can have decades of severe ratings and have no incidents domestically because we have good internal security and response. For the foreign office a high threat means they expect an attack to occur and don't put much faith in local security services to prevent it.

Morocco does have a higher threat level and if you are travelling there you need to be aware you are more likely to be a victim of terrorism, and the consequences are likely to be more severe. Now I wouldn't say that should stop you going, but you should consider the relative risks. And it most definitely is not a fact that Morocco is safer than the UK, you are at much higher risk travelling in Morocco than you do walking the streets of London.
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cb-uk

Oh, really? From the WORLDWIDE Global Terrorism Index ( … Oh, really? From the WORLDWIDE Global Terrorism Index ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Terrorism_Index ):United Kingdom - 27th most dangerousMorocco (which is where Marrakech is, roguesspam) - 67th most dangerousSo you can tell your teacher that tomorrow, and maybe even look smart for once?;)



Teachers know crap all, they never left school, now that is a fact!
Great deal, probably gonna go next year and can't wait!
You pays your money you take your chance ! I went here many years ago and found the souk a bit claustrophobic. They also tended to treat western women badly. As a rule of thumb I would holiday well away from that part of the world these days.
But good deal if this is what you want.
Been this year with my children 3yrs, 5yrs, 15yrs, 24 and 26 yrs... Plus me and my wife. Wonderful place and people.
Walked freely around the Medina, Djemma El Fna, Koutoubia Mosque and visited many places (inc. my favourite, Jardin Majorelle)...
iamaan Thank you very much for this post! Lots of info, checking out the B&B and it looks great too! Have no hols left this year, but will look at March going from Bristol :-)
Thanks!
Hey, newbie comment, how did you book the the whole deal and get £105? hotel + the flights + transfers? All on the ryanair website?
misablue

iamaan Thank you very much for this post! Lots of info, checking out the … iamaan Thank you very much for this post! Lots of info, checking out the B&B and it looks great too! Have no hols left this year, but will look at March going from Bristol :-)Thanks!



Thank you, hope you have a great break!
nmadz

Hey, newbie comment, how did you book the the whole deal and get £105? … Hey, newbie comment, how did you book the the whole deal and get £105? hotel + the flights + transfers? All on the ryanair website?



You book the flight on Ryanair and the accommodation (with free airport pick-up for 3 nights stay) on the guesthouse website, I put links on the first post to both.
As a Marrakech regular, here are some tips I posted on another Morocco deal:

Highlights of Marrakech: Madressa Ben Youssef, Jema el Fna/Katoubia, Jardin Marjorelle and a day-trip to Ourika Valley (Atlas Mountains) are all a must!

Walking around the old Medina: A huge tip for walking around the medina in Marrakech without a guide is that Google maps works without WiFi so you can navigate around easily, just say "ok maps" whilst viewing the maps online and it will give you the option to save offline.

Exchanging money: Only change a small amount of currency at the airport, you can get up to 5% more in the kiosks near the medina and jema el fna.

Eating near the riad I recommended (Dar Nour El Houda): Eat at Dar Tazi a few minutes walk away (huge 3-course meal in an authentic Moroccon restaurant is 120dhs/£8!) and Cafe Naima also nearby for the best couscous (but a place more for regulars so a bit rustic).

Dealing with Hawkers: The best advice I can give you is to completely ignore the hawkers, just don't engage and ignore completely and keep walking. It's very un-British and feels like bad manners but it's what the local do and it really works. Otherwise, it's a great country and a place you'll never forget. The Atlas Mountains are mesmerising.
cb-uk

I believe that's pretty much the same alert status as London and most … I believe that's pretty much the same alert status as London and most major UK cities.And personally, I'd rather visit Marrakech than London

high threat of terrorism thanks to US & UK. it was all about the oil.

independent.co.uk/new…tml
PiratePete

They also tended to treat western women badly.

depends on your point of view they could argue the same.
smckirdy

Not quite fact the risk matrix for the two is very different and the … Not quite fact the risk matrix for the two is very different and the scaling of threat levels is also totally different. The domestic security index has a set of key markers that basically dictate what the threat level is, however it doesn't reflect the chance of success of the incident just the chance of one occurring or more accurately being attempted. The foreign office assessments tend to make a slight assumption that people are accepting of a higher risk and exercise a bit of common sense, and as neither UK itself or it's security apparatus are directly involved and rely on the system it's a totally different analysis and data sets making the decision.A high threat of terrorism alert from the FO means something very different from the SS Severe rating for the UK. You can have decades of severe ratings and have no incidents domestically because we have good internal security and response. For the foreign office a high threat means they expect an attack to occur and don't put much faith in local security services to prevent it. Morocco does have a higher threat level and if you are travelling there you need to be aware you are more likely to be a victim of terrorism, and the consequences are likely to be more severe. Now I wouldn't say that should stop you going, but you should consider the relative risks. And it most definitely is not a fact that Morocco is safer than the UK, you are at much higher risk travelling in Morocco than you do walking the streets of London.




Moroccan here. I can assure you that you will be safer in Morocco than in London. Homicide rates in morocco are one of the lowest in the world. I do not feel safe walking around in London especially around teenagers, some of them are in gangs and known for their violance. You will not get stabbed in morocco. If you get mugged nobody will attack you phisically. I'm not saying there is no risk, but its very very low compared to london.
nano8

Moroccan here. I can assure you that you will be safer in Morocco than in … Moroccan here. I can assure you that you will be safer in Morocco than in London. Homicide rates in morocco are one of the lowest in the world. I do not feel safe walking around in London especially around teenagers, some of them are in gangs and known for their violance. You will not get stabbed in morocco. If you get mugged nobody will attack you phisically. I'm not saying there is no risk, but its very very low compared to london.



Usually tourists don't travel through high crime residential areas. Central London is one of the most well policed and secured bit's of real estate in the world. If you feel unsafe because of gangs in London it's either because it's in your head, or you are very very lost and in an area you shouldn't be in. I would be very shocked if there aren't areas of Marrakesh let alone Morocco where there aren't criminal gangs operating, and I know for a fact there are many organised criminal gangs that operate extensively out of the whole of North Africa including Morocco. And saying there is no violence in Morocco is slightly disingenuous as it's homicide rate is more than double that of the UK.

However that is irrelevent as the discussion is largely about the risk of terrorism, that has no bearing at all on the day to day crime in the area. It's about it's local security measures, it's geographic location and it's merits as a target. As we recently saw in other areas North Africa is a prime area for terrorists to operate and target British Citizens overseas thanks to the ease of movement and the local security arrangements.
I can only speak from experience but I've always felt safe in Morocco having been to many cities (Tangier, Fez, Agadir, Essoauria, Marrakech), people get intimidated by the salesman but I've just ignored those I'm not interested in and felt fine, they ignore you after a while... I've also met some of the most friendly and helpful people their, Noureddine who works at the riad recommended is the best guesthouse worker I have ever met going above and beyond...
Great post £205 for 2 for a short break is amazing value heat added.
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