The hotel certainly stands out on the street!
We arrived on the 27th Oct and the taxi fare here from the airport was 150dirhams, took about 15 mins. It would appear the pricing is set on the airport boards near the taxi rank.
We were signed in quickly and given our key - it is one of the credit card type keys, which is great but it also activates the electricity in the room which is not so great if you want to charge items up when you are out as as soon as you remove the card the power goes. A minor hitch though and many hotels are now going down this route.
The reception area was very inviting and the "lounge" area outside the main door was very nice and we spent time sat here every night after a last coffee of the day in Winoo (a great juice / coffee bar two doors up).
Staff on reception were very helpful at all times.
We were on the 5th floor and there is, fortunately, a lift.
The room was large and spotlessly clean as was the bathroom which had a lovely large shower with plentiful hot water, although the water pressure did dip a few times.
The bed was lovely and firm and HUGE! I think it was a double and single pushed together. Bedding was lovely and crisp and seemed to be changed daily.
There was a large flatscreen TV in the room, which didn't show English channels but the music channel came in handy.
Lighting in the room was a tad dim but not a major hassle.
There is a fridge in the room as well, which is big enough to hold a few bottles of water.
Breakfast was a continental type affair and there was always plenty of everything, although tea spoons always seemed to be out of stock / all used when we hit the dining room but staff were happy to go and grab some.
The swimming pool on the roof is small, very small and we didn't use it but we did spend some time up there taking in the view and just having a relax. Again, like the rest of the hotel the pool and surrounding area was very clean.
A taxi to Katoubia Mosque was 25dirhams and to the Tanneries was 35dirham, coming back from the square at night was more pricey at 50dirhams but we had been forewarned fares could double as darkness fell.
As mentioned reception staff were very helpful for sourcing cab pricing and they did make a call for us as well.
The hotel is about a 25 to 35 minute walk from the Fna square so not far at all really and a cab was cheap enough anyway.
The only thing I wish they would consider investing in is room safes.
As we went back to the airport in daylight we got a cab for 90 dirhams, but you can expect to pay anything from 75 to 100 dirhams.
We stayed 5 nights and the only extra over and above the booked price was a 100dirham tourist tax which we were expecting and were informed about when checking in.
All in all we found the Almas to be in an excellent location, to be very clean and with very helpful & friendly staff and would therefore have no problem in recommending this Hotel to others.
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