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“Out of the way and nothing special” 3 of 5 stars
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Al Fassia Aguedal
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   MH 9bis route de l'Ourika, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #87 of 481 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Milan, Italy
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59 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Out of the way and nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Breakfast was disappointing, It was very basic and consisted of mainly bread and pastries, Orange juice ( which was good) and coffee which was not of a good quality. If you ask, however, they will make you a fresh omelet or attempt at crepes.

The Hotel is a bit far out of town for my liking and I guess I should have made more enquiries as to the exact location. Using taxis to and from was expensive and a hassle as the majority of the taxis we used hiked their prices with a different price each time. So be sure to agree on a price ahead of time.

Marrakesh, once considered a chic destination, began a tremendous construction boom which has now evaporated as a result of the global financial crisis. The result of which is now a very polluted skyline which can be seen upon landing at the airport, as well as an incredible amount of dirt which blows around everywhere thanks to the now barren construction sites. You will see this on the way to this hotel.

It must be mentioned that there are no restaurants in the immediate vicinity, so you are either stuck with eating at the overpriced hotel restaurant, or, once again you must take taxis to and from the newer par of the city. It all added up considerably to the cost.

Overall, we found this hotel expensive for what it had to offer and indeed for its out of town location. Look for less expensive hotels in a more central location reducing the need for troublesome taxis.

On the plus side, the rooms were immaculately clean and large, the staff was lovely and accomodating.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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United Kingdom
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45 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We chose this hotel from the ratings on TripAdvisor for Christmas week with our two young children and my parents. The hotel is immaculately clean, lovely bed-linens and very good bathrooms, endless hot water, robes and slippers, silent mini-fridges and good silent heating/air-con and triple glazed windows, so no road noise. The standard of renovation is very good, with stained glass windows, beautiful plaster-work and the ladies who run the place are very hospitable and helpful, booking taxis and restaurants, arranging pick ups from the airport. The swimming-pool area was delightful to sit out in during the day, though the un-heated pool is too cold at that time of year for swimming. The small garden around the hotel is beautifully kept, the rose garden is lovely. The hotel is calm and relaxed and very low-key, we had 2 suites and a double room which were nice. The Carrefour supermarket with shopping mall is a 5 min walk, which was useful for bits and pieces.
Negative points which are minor frustrations are: it was really very cold for for breakfast outside by the pool at 9am and at 5 degrees, we watched guests arrive to the tables in jumpers and then return 5 minutes later wearing coats, hats, boots and gloves, an option to sit inside should be offered automatically.
The service at the start of the week was OK, but by day 3, the breakfast was taking 45 minutes for the tea to arrive and 1 hour for 2 boiled eggs (they were then sent back as they were not cooked), and when you are sitting outside in the cold, this is irritating...... The restaurant service we also found to be very slow - about 1 hour for 4 main courses to arrive and then a chicken tagine was stone cold and had to be sent back. We did complain and next day the breakfast service was impeccable.
The bedrooms are rather dark, underfurbished and sparce. It was difficult to see to read whilst sitting on the sofas in either of our suites even with the overhead light on and there was insufficient light to use the dressing tables for applying make-up. More lamps, rugs, chairs!
A food and drink room service would also have improved our stay and there was no bar as such and this would have added a focal point to the hotel.
The restaurant we found again too dark to read the menus and difficult to see to navigate the "rustic" chunks of meat and bones in the chicken and lamb in the tagines, the seating was also uncomfortable, 5 of us squashed into a banquette square corner with a round table, it was difficult to reach the dishes - not a restaurant we would recommend, we found the food to be rather average and bland and quite expensive.
In all a pleasant Christmas was had, would we go back? not sure.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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99 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We only visited this place for dinner, so we cannot say about the hotel itself. The dinner was great, good taste, great selection and very welcoming staff. The entrance through the garden does give a nice welcoming effect and will impress most.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. We spent three nights at al fassia and enjoyed every minute! The hotel is beautiful - stunning grounds, fabulous restaurant, lovely pool, fab massage, cosy room with fire for those chillier winter nights...... The staff were so friendly and went out of their way to help us in any way they could - customer service at its absolute best! In fact there is nothing negative we could say about this hotel.

Oh, if only we could transport al fassia hotel and its staff with us wherever we travelled around the world!!! Thank you al fassia for a wonderful and memorable stay! (and a very special thank you to the lovely Sofia!!)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

In our short 4 night stay in Marrakech we were recommended this restaurant by the reception at our riad a couple of minutes walk away, we loved it so much we ate there twice! the setting is beautiful the staff were very attentive and the food was fantasic and at a really good price, would definately recommend to anyone visiting the area!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

A small but really beautiful, elegant riad, well designed and very sophisticated. The staff can't do enough for you and the rooms are lovely too. Our time spent in this guest house will be remembered forever and we can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed at this hotel at the end of a week in morocco are only regret was that we did not stay longer.from the fantastic service to the high quality surroundings this hotel was a delight.the service were very friendly towards are children making them feel very welcome.breakfast by the pool was another highlight. A visit to the hotels restuarant is also a pleasent experince with very generous meals.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: MH 9bis route de l'Ourika, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #87 of 481 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Al Fassia Aguedal 4*
Number of rooms: 27
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