Less than £18 per night half board - so really can't complain. Yes, the hotel was tired, the coffee wasn't brilliant, juice too sweet and watered down but the pool was great, rooms were clean with bedding and towels changed daily, shower was good with plentiful hot water, gardens were lovely and the staff were friendly, helpful and cheerful.
Hotel has never really moved on from the 70s and definitely needs a major refurb. But the bits that mattered were clean. We moved from room 220 which was lovely and cool but t'other half reckoned the bed was too hard, up to 440 which wasn't as good and faced the front so a bit noisier and caught the sun. If you want a quiet or cooler room - just ask - they're happy to oblige.
Pool was always relaxing, never too loud, not heated but that was OK as it was in the late 20's/early 30s when we were there late October. Didn't use the bar there - we'd learned from TripAdvisor to buy large bottles of water at the garage next door!
Interesting bunch of guests - lots of Moroccans, French, Germans, few Brits.
Food was more than adequate - a bigger choice when they had more people staying but we didn't starve! I'm vegetarian but did OK. In fact with all the salad I ate and hardly any booze (bar the odd local Flag beer in the hotel) I actually lost 4 lb and I'm only a size 10 in any case! I was actually glad to see they didn't pander to English taste - no chips etc! Though corn flakes came out mid week ....
We'd ummed and aahed about a riad in the medina versus a bigger hotel in the new town but glad we went with the Amine. It was an easy and cheap bus ride back for a swim, sunbathe, shower and then supper most evenings. And sometimes we went back to the djemma for the evening.
No regrets either on hiring a car for a few days and getting out to the coast - Clio organised through reception for about £37 a day.
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