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Hotel Almas
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   79, Avenue Moulay Rachid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #201 of 462 Hotels in Marrakech
Scotland
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3 hotel reviews
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“Top value for money and location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Spent 3 nights here in January which is long enough for Marrakech in my opinion.

Hotel is about 20 min walk from the main square and 10min from railway station. Turn left out of the hotel door and walk to the end of the street , then left again and you cannot miss the railway station. The bus station is 2min further along the road on left side of the railway station entrance.
The railway station entrance is a huge arch and is quite magnificent. There is a large open square in front and you cannot miss it.

We took the bus from Marrakech to Agadir by Suprabus which takes about 3 hours with a 15 min break at a service station halfway. You need to book the tickets at least the day before and you get an allocated seat. When you arrive for the journey you will also need to pay a small fee of 6dh for your case to go in the luggage hold for which you get a receipt to stick on your case. Smaller bags you can take on the bus.

Hotel Almas is a nice modern hotel with excellent clean rooms,mini bar(empty) fridge,good powerful showers and wifi throughout. Breakfast was a cold buffet with the usual fare. Boiled eggs were the only hot item but it set us up for the day.

We tried the fish restaurent, 2 doors down,turn left out of the hotel entrance, which had a wide selection of fish on display to choose from. Very good food and budget prices but do expect the same level of refinement which may be more prevalent in the UK.

There are plenty of other Morrocan eateries around this hotel but if you wish to give the local food a miss, Macdonalds is literally about 250 yds if you turn right on exit from the hotel.(there is also another McDs adjacent to the railway station.

All the upmarket shops are in the locality 2 mins away, again if you turn right and head towards Macdonalds you will come across Zara, Mango etc.

The main square is an an amazing place by day and night and you can eat there at the many open stalls. We used the open top touristique bus which is ok for one circuit around the city but buses are not frequent and this service is overpriced and poor value.

Best part of trip was relaxing in the afternoon at the rooftop pool at the hotel which is quite a suntrap!

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Have just got back from a really superb 5 days in Marrakech which was not only complemented by the Hotel Almas but was completely enhanced by a really fantastic hotel, to start with the location was just what we wanted slightly out from the centre but an easy 20 minute walk to the main square.
We had a suite on the 5th floor and it was very spacious and extremely clean and well kept. The staff were all very helpful and even when i had a small accident with the shower door there main concern was for myself and not the door and the whole incident was delt with very professionally and efficiently.
Prehaps if i was being very picky then they need to put some more information about Marrskech and areas of interest in the room, having said that you only needed to ask and the information was there.
On a final note I would like to mention the market a few hundred yards from the hotel, we found this to be an ideal place for shopping and less daunting and frenetic than the main square, and a little gem of a restraunt two streets away from the hotel called the Rotisserie de la Paix which served very good food at very reasonable prices and the service was excellent, if you wanted lunch it was served in their courtyard garden which completley shut the outside world out and left you feeling very relaxed

  • Stayed December 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
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We stayed in the hotel for 8 nights after deciding our pre-booked Riad wasn't for us. We arrived half an hour after booking online and despite being a few hours early for check in, the room was ready for us on arrival. The bed was massive, a little on the firm side (this seems to be the norm in Marrakech) but very comfortable nonetheless. The room was spacious and clean, with a good sized, powerful shower in the ensuite bathroom. Big TV with lots of channels, and I think 2 channels that were English language, one of which seemed to be a movie channel.

We spent quite a lot of time on the roof terrace which was lovely with a great view, beautiful to watch the sunset from. The pool was very very cold, even when it was quite warm outside (it got up to around 30 degrees Celsius at times) and it was a shame it wasn't heated as it was far too cold to get in, but maybe it's better in the summer. The terrace was a nice area to sunbathe on and get a bit of a tan, something which we couldn't do whilst out and about, as you need to cover up in public.

Breakfast was served between 6 (I think) and 11am so it was nice to be able to get up late and eat breakfast. We took it to our room a couple of times on a tray which wasn't a problem. Breakfast was quite basic but high quality, pain au chocolat, croissant, another sweet pastry, good bread, butter, jam, sliced cheeses and ham, olives, fruity yogurt, boiled eggs, porridge and pancakes, cereal and dried fruit, with strong coffee and fresh orange juice on tap.

The staff were very friendly and helpful, with the reception staff speaking good English (though it's always courteous to at least try and speak a bit of French!)

The area (Guilez) was nice with a lot of good restaurants and shops nearby, very different to the atmosphere in and around the medina, and a lot less hassle.

Overall this is a high quality hotel in a good area of Marrakech, and very good value for money (we paid 50 euros a night for the room and breakfast for 2).

We would definitely go back there if we ever return to Marrakech.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Clean and fairly new hotel in a good location. Large rooms and excellent bathroom. In winter, the heating worked well. Breakfast was good. Restaurants around sufficiently. Baggage was left luggage storage, when we went to Ouarzazate. The bus station is a 15 minute walk and a taxi 3 euros.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Châteauponsac, Limousin, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

This hotel is absolutely superb, situated about 20 mins walking distance from the centre of Marrakech. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were very spacious and clean. There are not really any negative things I can say about this place. It is certainly one I would recommend and one I will certainly stay at again.

Room Tip: All the rooms are very spacious and the beds are supersized !!!
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  • 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I stayed in Hotel Almas for 2 nights in early November. I booked it online for €50 a night. Its location was ideal for me as i was arriving from Agadir on the Suprabus comfort (150 Dirhams). Its about a 15 min walk from the bus depot which is near the train station to the hotel. Check in was fast and the lady who spoke English was very friendly and was able to give me help with directions over the few days.
My room on the second floor was nice. It had a massive king size bed which was comfortable. It was clean however the carpet had been stained by red dye. The TV had one english channel. There was no safe in the room only at check in. There was AC in the room and it was adequate for the time of year.
Breakfast was continental and i thought it was very good as continental goes. There was boiled eggs, moroccan pancakes, some fruit, yogurts and a selection of breads, pastries, cheese and ham. There was also coffee tea juice and water.
I found the location also great because the red bus tour stop no.1 where you could buy a ticket was about a 5 minute walk away. The bus tour for 24hrs was 145 Dirhams. The red bus does two circuits one of the city and the other of the outskirts. You should do both. In the afternoon i used the red bus to make my way closer to the Medina area. Explore around there and Place Jaama El Fna and then i walked back which is a good walk of about 30 minutes. There are plenty taxis also.
After the hustle and bustle of the old city it was nice to return to the quieter area of the Gueliz and hop into the cold rooftop pool to wind down. The Gueliz area is trendy and has plenty shops cafes and restaurants. There is no beer served in the hotel but there is a small Moroccan bar across the road.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is a great hotel with friendly and helpful staff. There's a rooftop swimming pool too. Breakfast was basic but adequate. There are local restaurants right next door to the hotel so you can enjoy the local experience instead of dining at a tourist trap. Shops and restaurants are nearby. The Medina is only half an hour walk which I did numerous times during my stay. The train station and the SupraTour bus terminal are 10 minutes walk away, the CMT bus terminal an additional 15 minutes.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 79, Avenue Moulay Rachid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #201 of 462 Hotels in Marrakech
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Almas 3*
Number of rooms: 71
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