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Albakech House
Lot MH24 Rue Mohammed VI | Zone Touristique Agdal, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #128 of 480 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Tranquil haven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This hotel is perfect. Everything made for the most fantastic place to stay whilst visiting Marrakech.
Adam, the owner, is the perfect host along with his team. All the staff are very friendly and will do everything to ensure you have a perfect stay.
Adam arranged our transfers to and from the airport making life easy and stress free, we were greeted on arrival with hot Moroccan tea, given maps and advice on where to visit, eat and drink. Adam will also arrange trips such as quad biking, trips to the mountains etc including transport.

Albakech house is decorated beautifully with great taste in true Moroccan style. The sitting areas are lovely to sit and relax with a pot of mint tea.
Bedrooms are lovely, we had a four poster bed, lovely balcony, seating area, table and stools, great shower and plenty of storage space, all immaculately clean with fresh towels every day. The bed was extremely comfortable. Air conditioning worked perfectly.
Pool area is lovely with towels provided.
Breakfast is great- mint tea/coffee/English tea, freshly squeezed orange juice, bread,eggs,pancakes,yoghurt,jam,croissant etc. all fresh and served in the dining room or outside by the pool.
Complimentary Transport is provided 11-6 every day to the medina and back and so easy and quick. There is a shopping centre only couple of minutes walk from hotel to buy snacks etc and a food court with fast food places.
Beautiful hotel with the kindest of staff who go the extra mile- if you visit Morocco I would recommend you stay here- it really is a peaceful haven away from the madness of Marrakech :)

Room Tip: All rooms look beautiful. We stayed in room 18 and loved it.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We booked for 3 nights at Albakech house in the first week of September 2013 to spend our time sunbathing and reading before we moved into the Medina to experience the chaos for the rest of our holiday. And it was perfect for that!
Transfers were arranged for us from the airport and we arrived to be greeted by extremely friendly staff. The staff we're very helpful throughout our stay, booking restaurants etc.
I'm a bit confused by other reviews saying Albakech house doesn't have a restaurant, because we ate there one of the nights we were there, and the food was delicious and a very good price. We'd also forgotten to buy a bottle of wine to have with dinner, so the owner just gave us one of his own to have (the place isn't licensed to sell alcohol), which sums up the kindness of the people who work at Albakech.
The surrounding area is mostly other hotels, with a cinema and a shopping centre just outside the door (in which there is a big supermarket, great for buying water, drinks, snacks etc). So if you're expecting to walk out the front door and be greeted by the souks, you're in the wrong place. However there are free transfers up to a certain time, and the guys will book taxis too (we never actually used the facility).
The room was delightful with great air conditioning and loads of space. The pool area was lovely, with loads of sun loungers and big towels to cover them provided clean every day (very nice). The pool itself is a reasonable size, and a good shape for sitting in.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Albakech House is a gorgeous, welcoming hotel with beautiful rooms and a brilliant pool. Only a short walk from the supermarket and the free day-time shuttle service into the main town were great to have, and the owner Adam and his staff were always very helpful. Also, supplying towels was a massive help! Overall, an amazing few days spent in a beautiful city and a wonderful hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Albakech house last week and Adam and his team made us feel at home. Our riad had a good location , which is near to the mall and had free shuttle service to and fro the medina. Adam also managed to book last minute tours for us. Overall, it was a great stay there!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Had another fabulous holiday at Albakech House the place makes you chill out completely it is so tranquil and peaceful. Adam and his staff cannot do enough for you, everyone is so friendly. The rooms are lovely and very comfortable and spaceous. Cant wait until next year when we go back again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

we stayed he recently with my family and it was perfect, the owner adam made u feel so welcome and we wanted for nothing , just away from the buzz and only a taxi ride away { which adam arranged ) we will be back next time we visit. thanks adam

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I stayed here along with 4 other girls at the end of june for a week. We couldnt have picked better! It's far enough away from the hustle and bustle to get some peace, but close enough to be able to go whenever you like. It's 5/10 mins in a cab (which you book through reception). The japanese next door is fantastic too, we eat here twice and had pre drinks here a couple of times. Everyone i met in Marrakesh was lovely, so no need to feel nervous. The hotel itself was everything we needed and more! The pool was amazing, breakfast was lovely and staff were fantastic.

Get away from the pool though, don't get tempted to stay here all holiday, as there is so much to see of the real marrakesh and it is all cose by with a short taxi ride.

Make sure you visit the new town aswell, just to see the complete oposite of the souks/medina!

Over the road from the hotel is the mall, which was fantastic, and we went there at least once a day mostly to carrfour, but also to have lunch on the top floor.

I can't recommend this hotel enough, it's perfect in every way.

Wish i was still there

Room Tip: Any. We had a group of five, so we got a double room and they they put 3 singles in another for us.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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: Lot MH24 Rue Mohammed VI | Zone Touristique Agdal, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #128 of 480 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Albakech House, a British Moroccan owned luxury riad situated in the new Touristic area of Agdal, only 5 minutes from the airport, medina and new town. Situated right next door to Pacha Marrakech complex and the Almazar shopping centre which has lots of restaurants offering a wide range of cuisine. Come meet Adam and the team at this fantastic location with panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains. Experience the beauty of Marrakech, in a relaxed, friendly and welcoming setting. We offer excellent customer service and complete comfort. You'll never want to leave! Come and join us aboard the Marrakech Express, for a stay you will never forget! ... more   less 
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