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Boasting a shared lounge, garden and views of garden, Gite El Menzeh is located in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, 2.2 mi from Volubilis. It was very clean, close to the grand taxi stand and a fairly short walk down to to Volubilis (took a taxi back). The host doesn’t speak English, but was very patient with us and our bad French. We resorted to Google Translate for most of our communication. We had a great time when the door handle malfunctioned- we were trying to get out, she was trying to let us out. Ah, the things travel stories are made of...! There really wasn’t a functioning restaurant on site, but we had a nice tagine dinner (€12 each), and the included breakfast was very good. It was a nice stay, especially at the price. We didn’t have a tv or heat in the room, but got extra blankets and got a good night’s sleep. Nice and quiet!
In the north of Meknes, the Transatlantique offers views of the Medina and the hotel’s park. It features an outdoor pool, a tennis court and air conditioned rooms with balcony. If you look for an oasis in the dusty and flavored Meknes you should chose this hotel. You can enjoy its ultra clean pool next to the Meknes Mdina. You can have all of the below for resonable prices. Excellent service of the staff Royal style of the property Hospitable site manager
The "window" of our room was facing the staircase - it was not made out of glass but wooden window shutters - no A/C. Limited privacy: bathroom was separated only by a thin curtain; it was quite loud in the morning - you literally heard every single word spoken in staircase. The dinner and the breakfast were amazing and the view stunning. The personnel was extremely friendly and thoughtful. In general, I cannot recommend the city: it is extremely dirty und smelly.
Interesting, friendly and beautiful town. Amazing history and worth paying a guide to take you to the viewing platform. Good town for walking although we caught a local taxi to Volubulous for 5MAD each.
The main attraction for us was the proximity of Volubilis, World Heritage remains of Roman frontier city. This is excellently presented, with a good, new visitors interpretation centre. Archaeologists continue to work here.
Although Moulay Idriss is a stop on most tourist itineraries, most tours just spend a couple of hours in the area. We stayed for two days and were just beginning to get into the rhythm of the place. The people were very friendly, the food was good and inexpensive. It was a wonderful introduction to Morocco.
Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (not to be confused with the suburb of Fez called Moulay Idriss) is a lovely, scenic mountain town not far from the roman ruins of Volubilis. It's choc full of life and colour and surrounded by beautiful valleys and plains that look like a patchwork quilt with the mixed crops. Local goods transport is mainly via donkey and they ply the streets loaded with all sorts of things. We spent a week there and enjoyed relaxing but you could see the whole town in a day if you were pressed for time.
The contrast between the magnitude of the well preserved Roman ruins of Volubilis, the mountains landscape and the view of the old medina which is built on a hill can’t be experienced anywhere on this planet. Tip: Go during spring as the area is still green and the temperature still pleasant.