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“Marrakech hustle and bustle, escape it all in the peacefull Hotel Almas” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Almas
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   79, Avenue Moulay Rachid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #217 of 464 Hotels in Marrakech
Widnes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Marrakech hustle and bustle, escape it all in the peacefull Hotel Almas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The hotel location is about 10 min taxi ride from Marrakech airport,(pay no more than 100 dirhum, they'll happly take advantage of your wallet so arrange a price before departure a "petit" taxi should be 70 dirhum but expect the 100?) The hotel is good place to escape the hustle, it is a 5 minute walk from Mcdonalds and KFC, next to the hotel is a local crepe' restaurant, there is also a local fried fish cafe style restaurant, it is quite an experience but you get the hang of it! There are plenty of atm machines/banks & exchange bureas, over the road a small mini market offers almost anything, and the pattiserre on the other side is remarkable! I found the hotel to be spotless, the staff are very friendly, but proffessional they will assist you but not pester you,we stayed for 1 week, our room had 3 comfy clean beds, the air con was good and stays on even if you take out the electric key card :) there was a small fridge, but take a travel kettle if you want that early morning cuppa, although to their credit a continental style buffet breakfast starts at 06:30 -10:30am.The maids/laundery work daily it is a good clean hotel, the rooftop pool although a little small is a must in the Morrocan heat, it opens at 9 am don't go to late you might miss out on the limited bed's, they provide you with towels and parasols, there are toilets and a shower and there is also a restaurant on this floor too, (currently under some construction or re-fit?),
all in all it was a great place to stay, brush up on some basic French if you can it will help you.

Room Tip: The corner suite was roomy, it had 2 double wardrobes half a dozen hangers, there were 3 bed's g...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Sheffield
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Love this hotel. Staff charming and helpful, especially the room maid. Free wi-fi, good food. Short walk from the old town but far enough away to be uncrowded. A pleasant park nearby. I didn't try the swimming pool which was on the roof and apparently without shade.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

my teenage daughter and i stayed 5 nights in this lovely 3 star hotel
it was a good location in the new city, gueliz area with kfc, macdonalds nearby, pizza hut a good 20 mins walk
the hotel staff were friendly, polite and pleasant, they gave some good tips and advice especially mahmoud ( he was exceptionally helpful and kind to us), the restaurant staff were also pleasant, filled up water bottles for us in the evening, the porters outside helped us getting taxis and negotiating prices for the taxi rides
breakfast was adequate enough for the morning, did not eat in restaurant as we had bb
the bedroom was nice size and good size bathroom too, beds were fine, we asked for soft pillows which they provided, no problem at all
avoid 1st floor as the restaurant is in 1st floor as you hear a lot of noise in the morning, we were on 4th floor, there is a pool on the terrace, nice to relax there and read but it was too hot when we were there.
all in all we were happy wit this hotel , i would say it was a 3.5 star, the disappointment was there was no safe in the room
if you like fish, prawns etc there is a nice restaurant 2 min away, next door is a restaurant called "winoo" which is reasonable
tips,,,,,, bargain in the square when shopping, and even bargain for taxi price,
you may get troubled in the square to buy things but just ignore them and walk away, beware of men who say they will help you to find certain items you want to buy an dthen after spending time with you they want you to pay them, they wil take you down many alley ways and different shops and make you walk!! better to refuse their help as you end up wasting lots of time with them!
we loved marrakech and i would go again and stay at hotel almas, the hotel turned out to be better than what i had anticipated, my daughter and i both enjoyed our holiday there v much
THANK YOU HOTEL ALMAS !

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We booked 6 days in this hotel as we got a good deal for bed and breakfast, wasn't expecting it to be amazing because of what we paid - turned out we couldn't have been more pleased with our stay.

The room was clean and had plenty of space - we were at the front of the hotel which meant we looked out on to the road which could be quite noisy, but we're both quite deep sleepers once we were asleep so didn't affect us too much but could imagine it would annoy others.

The pool is on the roof of the hotel which gave nice views over the area and there was a lifeguard on duty most of the time which would reassure parents - its not a huge area so can imagine when the hotel is busy there wouldn't be enough space and sun loungers but we were lucky and always got one. Also the water is cold not heated at all - it is very refreshing after a hot day and once you're in you don't really notice the cold.

The staff at the hotel were really helpful - we had heard from other people that the hotel staff always try and pressure you in to doing day trip, the staff here didn't even mention day trips but were more than happy to organise the trips we did go one.

The hotel is in the perfect place - its not right in the busy Medina area which can get quite in your face especially as we were two girls traveling together but it was still in easy walking distance with lots of things on the way to see as well.

A couple of tips when in Marrakesh:

- Nothing is free they will try and give you things saying its free and it is not they will then not leave you alone until you have given them money, saw this happening quite a lot to some people or they will try and give you directions and charge you for that.

- If you get lost in the Souks which can happen quite easily as they are maze like - try and tag on to one of the tour groups which are always going around the area as they will lead you back to the exit.

- There is the usual red open top sightseeing bus which goes around the whole area, would definitely recommend getting a week ticket for this - it may be a bit more expensive but really is worth it as looking at the local buses they were crammed full and difficult to know where they are going, whereas the red bus has a map of the route and they run quite late so good to jump on and off especially at night when we wanted to go places and didn't really want to walk or get a taxi.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

A lovely hotel to relax in and escape the heat, also an excellent base for exploring Marrakech. Nicely located near several nice restaurants and cactus fruit & fresh OJ vendors as well as corner shops nearby too! The rooftop pool was blissful though on the small side, not comfortable for more than about ten people to chill out in. Pool staff were very helpful and friendly.
Rooms were kept very clean. I was poorly during my stay but didn't feel harassed to leave the room for cleaning. Loved the fancy layouts of the towels we had each day. Good shower too.
Never ate in the restaurant as too busy exploring the city and prefer to fetch my own breakfasts.
Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Excellent air conditioned hotel just off the main route into the centre (50 Dh taxi ride). Large rooms with comfortable beds (we had a triple for just over 130 euros for 2 nights). Simple but filling breakfast with plenty of bread/croissants, boiled eggs, yoghurt etc. The rooftop pool was a bonus especially when the tmperatures hit 40 degress at about 4pm. Two amazing local resaurants next door. A fish restaurant with a very varied selection of fish can be seen displayed on the ice counter. We had the Royle fish platter but too much to each for lunch but was great, should have gone for the 70Dh lobster it looked fab. Our favourite was the small tagine restaurant doing simple but tasty lamb tagines during the day and sizzling meat of choice during the night with plenty of bread to mop up the days drinking. Finding places to drink in marrakech was a challenge even after doing my homework. Got fleeced by friendly local on first afternoon being over kind to show us to a bar going a very convoluted route and then demanding 200Dh (live and learn for next time). Saying that he did get us to a great roof top bar looking back over the Koutoubia Mosque with very arabian nights decor (Restaurant Dar Nejjarine). My suggestion is let the taxi driver get you to the bar and possibly arrange a pickup to you next destination seems to work fine. Wouldnt recommend Cafe Bar de l'escale bar just across the road from the hotel as is just a glorified greasy spoon that serves alcohol. More upmarket is Kechmara in the next street parrallel to l'escale with a very european light modern decor restaurant downstairs (only place we found selling pints of Flag), upstairs is a fantastic chill out rooftop bar with canope shade. Another great roof top bar is Kozybar entered from within the market square (Marche Couvert I think) watch the sun go down and the storks doing what storks do. Its a great location to walk up to the night market following the main road and the hordes of people that come out once the sun goes down. The night market needs to seen to be believed how many people flock round the food stalls and general entertainers (lighting a bit dim further back from the stalls). Lots of bargains to be had in the souks or the shops around the night market.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed here in April for 10 nights. My wife and my daughter stay at this wonderful hotel. When we arrived at the hotel the porter was very friendly. The room that we were given was huge, very clean. The breakfast was very good. The hotel had a pool. Great location to all the tourist sites. Very good restaurants nest to the hotel. The hotel had excellent staff always willing to help, always had smile on their faces. I will stay at this hotel again

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 79, Avenue Moulay Rachid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #217 of 464 Hotels in Marrakech
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Almas 3*
Number of rooms: 71
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