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Hotel Amine
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenue Abdelkrim El Khettabi | Semlalia, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #366 of 460 hotels in Marrakech
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“Don't know what all the bad reviews are about!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Stayed here with a friend for a couple of nights after visiting family in Casablanca.
All we wanted was a decent bed and a clean room. And we got it! Yes, the hotel is a little tired, and the room was missing a lightshade or two, but it was clean, beds were comfy and the room had a balcony - lovely to sit out on at night with a G&T after a busy day in the Souks! The pool area is lovely, and the public areas (although quite dated although some would say art deco) are fine.
Breakfast is OK, nothing fancy. Coffee, boiled eggs, croissants, crepes, yogurt, honey etc.
If you are visiting Marrakech and want to be in a slightly quieter part of town, want good value for money, and don't need luxury, you can't go wrong with The Amine. If you want a bit of luxury, look elsewhere!!
We paid about £13 pp per night - a bargain.

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  • Stayed October 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

I went to Morocco at the end of August and I was looking forward to an amazing holiday.. on the other hand it wasnt. The hotel was terrible. The rooms were dirty and the plugs in the room were all broken most of the wires for the lights were sticking out which is very dangerous if you are planning to take children with you. Also the room service was devastating as they do not change your bed sheets, towels or give you soap for days. It is also a bad idea if you have a room with a balcony which is situated infront of the swimming pool as the sun will burn you with its heat as there is no air conditoning and the music blasts loudly while you are trying to relax, the breakfast is disgusting as there was never something i liked to eat. Ans finally the only place that had internet wifi was in the lobby which you never feel comfortable sitting in.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

To be honest the price should tell you something, but it was Ok located (20 DHS taxi from the medina) and that was about it, the rooms are tired and lacking anything, basic but clean.

The pool area is OK with the exception of rave loud music blaring, not to my taste so i put on my headphones, the drink prices are triple when you can grab a drink from Garage next door.

Total lack of help from the staff who seem to be litterally sitting around waiting fo rthigns to happen!

The Breakfast, well that is an insult, the crap they put out is bearly edible, a mixture of 3 different miniture croissants tasted state, Oh a boiled egg... pancakes, Olives black and green sat there for days, day old cucumber and butter in abundance! The table cloths where filty and not a serviette to been seen, the coffee shocking and the Tea - 1 tea bag per large pot.. so you can guess! Oh and not even water available!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Stayed 4 nights sept 23-27. Public areas of hotel are very good. Pool area spotless. Rooms spacious and cleaned regularly and well. Breakfast was fair, good coffee, juice and croissants, sometimes crepes, boiled eggs.
Service at breakfast was very good. Reception staff friendly and helpful, its not hard to learn how to say a few words in French to be polite!!
The only bad point for me was the staff at the pool bar. Rude, sulky and tried to overcharge.
Location is ok. a bit far out if you are lazy, I walked into Djemaa in 20 mins.
Catch the no 1 bus if you dont fancy a walk. It stops right outside the hotel and costs 4 dirham.
Overall Great value, sure, its a bit dated, reminded me of a Greek hotel circa late 80's, But spotless and cheap.
I would stay here again. Thanks.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely time at this hotel, yes it does need updated but it is clean and tidy, pool attendant very attentive! Especially with our two teenage daughters, ( a word in his ear did the trick) this was our second visit to Marrakech and even better than the first. We were all inclusive the first time we were there so ate in our hotel but this time had a great time exploring all the restaurants. And found some great ones. Hopefully we will return 2014

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I thought this hotel was very good value for Marrakech, which can be very expensive.
Our room was good, as was the bedroom. The view of the pool was very nice.
The breakfast was ok - nothing fancy, but as it was self-service you could have as much as you wanted.
The pool was nice
The staff were nice, except for one man on reception who was a bit temperamental!!

The only really negative thing was the horrible music at the pool. I think it came on at 10 or 10.30. Loud and cheap! Nasty! Oh, well each to their own.
Oh, yes and those weird holiday-makers who place their towels on the sunbeds at 8am but don´t actually come to the pool until 1 or 2pm!!! I had heard of such people but never seen it. I think these ones were northern Europeans!!! Sad people if you ask me - they must wake up thinking about dashing down to the pool to claim their sunbed before anyone else can use it!!! Selfish or what!!!!

Room Tip: If they always have music on at the pool, then it might be better to have a room facing the gardens
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We stayed at this hotel in first week of September 2013 and the best part of the hotel was the swimming pool and bar area.

I had booked the holiday via Travelzoo which described it as a 4 start hotel and we upgraded to a family suite when confirming our booking. What we actually got was a double room with a third bed added below the table. Inevitably the person on the third bed kept banging their head against the TV!

There were a list of rules in the room which we found hilarious. You can't bring drinks or food from outside or they would charge you. You can't use the hotel towels in the swimming pool (but we did anyway!).

As some people have already pointed out the hotel has not been maintained very well and things are broken or falling apart. Lighting was out in most of the corridors. Our room was also in a similar state. The carpet had burn marks from an iron and the skirting boarsd were all coming apart from the walls, paint was peeling off and there appeared to be damp patches that had not been painted over. The toilet and shower had lumps of concrete applied where things had broken.

The aircon didn't really work but luckily all of our party enjoyed the heat that week (38 degrees) and the little bit of cool air we did get from the aircon helped to keep us cool with the balcony doors open at night.

The toilet did not flush properly and had to hold down the flush for ages for it to work so during the day we used the toilet in the main hotel lobby which were not much better as the lights were not working in the female toilets and one did not have a working lock.

Breakfast was a nightmare! If you woke up early there was hardly anything there but on the last day we went for a late breakfast at 9.00am and there was so much more choice. It is obviously not for early birds.

There are some plus sides. The pool was good and clean. The cleaners were really good and always willing to help. The bar staff were also friendly and happy to make you whatever you want.

We found some amazing places to eat round the corner so had our meals outside whenever we could and bought our water from the Shell garage.

Room Tip: Don't upgrade and pay for a Suite as you will only get the standard room with another bed added...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Amine Hotel Marrakech
Amine Hotel
Address: Avenue Abdelkrim El Khettabi | Semlalia, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #366 of 460 hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Amine 3*
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