"Best rental car company yet - Jawad's Malta Car" Top 5 Page for this destination By Car Tip by angiebabe

By Car, Marrakesh: 10 reviews and 12 photos

After all the cars Ive rented either via my various Moroccan acquaintances and connections using their connections or me keeping and using those connections to rent on my own Ive found a company through Moroccan friends I work with in London that have proved to be the best so far.

There are lots of companies in the rental car business - both local and international companies - and buying cars and annual insurance in Morocco is quite costly so for new cars the local companies tend to be cheaper to have more vying power against the big international companies. I have found that haggling with the international companies when youre price hunting or company comparing right there in person eg if at the airports - can have results but there will also be companies that offer older cars for cheaper deals as well.

But to find a guy such as Jawad who can be relied on to provide good quality cars and good service such as respecting your travel time so meeting you at the airport to deliver your car or collect it from you - and only be just a phone call for extensions or assistance is what even the locals like to know in their who knows who way of finding good companies to do service with. and all at a lower enticing price....is a big bonus.

Previous issues Ive had with rental cars in Morocco is being told they have a good car or new car for you and when you arrive to get it its old or the heater doesn't work....also they might pick you up at a designated place and then take you to their office to do the paperwork - all which takes more of your time.

One of the reasons for choosing Marrakech is that it is one of the cheaper locations for rental cars, along with Agadir. When I rented from Fes and Tangier it was a real ordeal and that was with Moroccan locals trying to haggle and establish prices - and the cars were still very expensive. The Fez car ended up being a 1981 model at more than Ive ever paid since in Marrakech or Meknes which was a rental from a friend of a friends company.

Jawad doesnt really speak english but he has a friend in the business that does and will take the phone call or answer your email if you don't speak French or Arabic. They are happy to meet you at the airport or wherever for pick up and will do all the arrangements there and then to leave you with the car so less time is wasted.

As with all rental car hire theres a special tax involved if you want to use your credit card for car hire - which is a really high tax - so its actually best to pay in cash - your credit card will still be swiped for the security deposit though. Check the policy for what excess is involved and whether you have to pay more to reduce it but in most cases if its not possible to reduce then using online companies such as www.insurance4carhire.com is a good company which do individual trip or annual policies to reduce excess to zero.

For breakdowns which Ive never had yet in all the years Ive been driving around Morocco they are only a call away and will look after you with whatever is needed.

They can also arrange car with driver and one way pickups or drop offs at fair rates. 4x4s are also available at some of the best rates Ive seen.

othercontact: www.maltacar-marrakech.com
Phone: mobile 00212(0)661688000
Type: Car/Motor Home
Website: http://www.rentcar-marrakech.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 21, 2013
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