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“O.K. place to stay in Marrakech” 3 of 5 stars
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Residence Amina
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   3 rue ibn oudari | hivernage, Marrakech 44000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #117 of 187 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
Fort Lauderdale
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“O.K. place to stay in Marrakech”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We had three couples and three different reservations through RCI to stay at this location for one week. We had two rooms with two bedrooms each. The location is nice but I wasn't too happy with the place. It's O.K. Clean and tidy. The bed was uncomfortable and the pillows were too. The water is hot ... which it's good at this time of the year, especially when taking a shower. The staff is friendly and and they make an effort to help you. We had mint tea at the terrace and it is pretty good.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Yorkshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Clean and tidy and spacious accommodation, cooking facilities very limited
Safe broken and was not fixed all the time we were were there
Swimming pool very small
Nice residential area handy for bus tour of Marrakech
Did not use trips or restaurant
Can be expensive travelling into the centre of Marrakech on a regular basis

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stayed in Residence Amina for the first 4 nights of our South Morocco trip. Good place to start, well located in Hivernage area. We had a huge family room with 3 bedrooms at a very reasonable price. Swimming pool was small and we suspect one of our kids got an ear infection - it's a good thing to clean the ears with a mix of 70% alcohol and vinegar (a surfer's trick) every night when you're swimming in Morocco, also in the sea.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Montego Bay, Jamaica
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

The staff were very helpful and courteous and made great efforts to help us find our way around. The resort arranges tours and we found this very useful in helping us to get to see something of this large country. We had a large, comfortable, clean one bedroom unit with living room and half kitchen. There were some English speaking western t.v. stations. The supermarket was walking distance but a challenge in the oppressive heat, you had to take a taxi back and negotiate the fare before entering it or be overcharged. The resort offers a shuttle service to the Souk and some other spots at a cost.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Comfortable and basic. Excellent location for restuarants, ATMs, taxis and proximity to the Square, station, Medina, souks and other places of interest. Serviced daily - but no dish washing and NO kitchen sink or bath plugs!! Minimal kitchen cookware - no kettle - takes ages to boil water on 2 plate cooker, rotisserie grill - no microwave. Fridge needed cleaning and defrosting. kitchen stuff - enough. Jacuzzi /spa out of order. Daily tour schedule available - recommend the half day orientation on 1st day - ask for Aziz - very informative and helpful especially if you don't speak French. Most desk staff very friendly and helpful. . Would go back for location and price.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Longmont, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

First of all, tell you cab that the hotel is located off Mohammad VI, across from the Atlas hotel (otherwise you drive in circles forever!) The room was nice, a separate bedroom and then the main room had another sleeping area, living room and a small kitchen. There is a grocery and liquor store within easy walking distance, a great cafe on Mohammed VI just around the corner. You can walk down to the medina (about 20 min.), but cabs are also really cheap.The hotel staff were extremely nice and helpful, and the planned excursions were a nice way to explore Marrakech. The property is small and feels intimate, with a beautiful lobby, Wi-fi, and a smallish pool (but I almost always had it to myself!) The hammam baths downstairs were under rennovation and the hot tub was not functioning when I was there.

Room Tip: I think this hotel is available mainly through RCI, so I have no idea about rates. I think it is af...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

I was in a 2 bedroom condo, where the second bedroom was a "nook" opposite the kitchen, the 5th bed is a sofa (which I was aware off) but they didn't provide any bedding other than one blanket. The windows were drafty hence very cold, only 1 air conditioning unit in the open plan lounge/2nd bedroom/dining room and kitchen, so it was never warm enough, we told them about it and they provided a portable plug-in heater, which was removed from the room, whilst we were out the following day. The kitchen has a 2 plate electric plug camping stove, which took 20 mins to boil water for a cup of tea, with dodgy sockets attached to the side of a wooden cupboard. The dinner set provided was chipped and cracked thoughout. An already cracked cup broke during my stay and they charged me 66 dirham. I explained that it was already cracked and broke because I poured something hot into it (not unusual to do that).....they didn't want to know and to avoid arguing...I paid.The jacuzzi and sauna didn't work (no apologies no explanation). The "flatscreen" TV and satelite channels as advertised.. was actually only 1 tv in the hotel reception area and was atleast 10 years old so the 32 inch screen tv had an approx. 32 inch depth as well. There were only 2 channels we could watch in english (no other subtitled channels either) bbc world news and cnbc. The bathtub was also chipped, the shower screens would fall out of the grooves if you tried to move them, the shower itself didn't work...so when you run the shower the tap stays on and fills the bath, the water drains out slowly so by the time you finish your shower you are standing in 9inches of water. There was a leak under the hand basin and water was dripping onto the bathroom floor, every time someone used the hand basin, I would have to wipe the floor because it made the floor very slippery. Thumbs up to the taxi company the hotel uses, for coming back to the airport to return something we left in the car... we paid him £10 because we had already exchanged our currency back to sterling......but it was worth it.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3 rue ibn oudari | hivernage, Marrakech 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #117 of 187 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Amina 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a backdrop of the snow-clad peaks of the Atlas moutains and dominated by the magnificent Koutoubia minaret. Marrakesh conjures up images of desert caravans and colourful souks. Residence Amina will be an ideal centre for a memorable holiday, located near the exclusive Avenue de France hivernage, only 5 minutes from the centre of Marrakesh. The resort has a bar on the rooftop which offer breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains, as well as a outdoor swimming pool ... more   less 
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