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Ayoub Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Medecine Lamhita, Marrakech 14000, Morocco   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #442 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
Roskilde, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Aweful!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

Don't be charmed by the prices. If you want electricity (and light), hot water, locked doors, normal breakfast,....just go somewhere else. Helpless staff.

Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Uk
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2008

The standard of this hotel was very poor! Our room was very dull and basic, most of the plug points didn't work, there were cochroaches in the bathroom,clean towels and toliet roll were hardly ever replenished and the door didn't lock properly (someone tried to break in while we were asleep)! The breakfast consisted of stale bread and butter and the evening meal was the same food reheated each night. The staff were very unhelpful and overall we were very dissapointed indeed!

  • Liked — Quietness
  • Disliked — Food
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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hyde,cheshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2008

The Ayoub Hotel was very basic, with none or very few of the facilities advertised on the website when booking in March available.We understood Morocco is french speaking but the staff knew no english,but we muddled through with the little french we did.The hotel is situated very close to a prison and also a mosque,as we visited during ramadam (which we didn't mind) we were woken throughout the night by loudspeakers calling the locals to prayer!.Food in the hotel was basic with warm cordial, and bread rolls for breakfast,there was a local cooking pancakes which was nice but needed to be rewarded with a tip on top of the meals we'd already paid for.If you like a cool refreshing alcoholic beverage after a longday sightseeing and walking then you'll be very dissapointed as the 'bar' wasn't stockted.Luckily there are restaurants where you can dine and buy a drink, but beware some eateries do not serve alcohol, approx 10mins away on foot,which we went to instead of eating in.Overall we would rather have paid much more for quality which we thought we had originally.The Ayoub is generally aimed at french coach parties.

  • Liked — location inrespect to the distance from the city centre
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2008

The hotel has seen better days, but.... is clean and comfortable and close to the city centre( a taxi ride is 20-30 dirham) The food is good, (although much better in the main city square, small place with white formica tables and benches is recommended, two people around the £5 area) if you're going to Morocco to eat Moroccan food, if not you're in for a shock. Breakfast is 'continental' that is croisssants, pain au chocolate, plus a lady cooking bread (bit like fried bread but nicer), orange juice and coffee. The staff speak English (prefer French) but are very helpful and friendly..... BUT if a coach party or two arrive, they can't cope with the numbers. All in all, if we went to Marrakech, would we stay there again? Yep, no problem

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2008

As stated, I don't readily moan at hotel experiences but I really need to share what happened. Let me first say, the hotel staff were absolutely lovely and they all spoke English, which was a bonus as my french isn't too great. However, the buffet style food wasn't exactly what i expected -not only was it set out like food in a catering hall but due to each pot being warmed by a bunsen burner flame, if you didn't arrive downstairs at dead on 7.30pm, the food would be cold. The food was nice, but it was rather repetitive and only morroccan dishes were available including deserts. Every other day you got the same meal as two days ago!!! To make things worse, the breakfast for our 7 days staying at this hotel was the same croissants and bread - dough, dough and more dough. After two days, I got fed up and skipped breakfast although my parents continued going for brekkie as they just put up what was on offer. For variety there was a lady making pancakes but, not being nasty, she didn't look the most hygienest person to be making nor serving food. Although the weather outside was quite nice, inside the hotel was freezing cold. We tried putting the heaters on in the room but it only blew out out air for about half an hour in a day. It seems as if they regulate the satellite tv in the hotel so when we first arrived, the morning news was on in English, then they reverted all programmes to Arabic but it didn't really matter by then as we went sight seeing. Then after 4 days later, they changed one channel to all English speaking (which was great!). Unfortunately, at one point, there was about 10 people staying at the hotel, including the three of us and for dinner, there was no buffet and they served us a dinner, without us slecting any choice. I didn't eat one bit as not only am i a vegetarian and they ploppd a meat dish in front of me but the meal was cold and extremely unappetising. Luckily, this only happend once. THis next point may be a basic, but I absoletely HATE with a vengeance energy saving white flurescent lighting. Well, the place was filled with the horrible, disgusting lighting. Even in the dinning room where restaurants pay good money for mood lighting as they realise it's important and helps people feel at ease, eat more food and feel warm, this hotel had this lighting.
OK, now the positlve...there's a mini supermarket with a fruit and veggie stall next door to the hotel, which was useful for buying everything from water to chocolates to everything as well as a chemist. The country and it's people and beautifl and the souk market in town is great. Bought loadsa stuff over there and bargained hard - which is a must. Tell them you want moroccan prices not tourist prices! For example, we bought a kaftan for 50DH (which is £3.33) but they wanted it for £300 DH previously... so it just shows you really need to tell them NO then walk away.
I will definately go back soon but will not stay in this hotel but a nicer one, maybe the famous RIads.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2008

Booked the hotel through Easyjet website.
Despite it being outside of the main cente it is only about a 20 mins walk from the New Town and 45 mins walk from the main square. Taxis were arround 20-30 MRD

The staff at the hotel were very friendly. They let us check in early. Our room had a balcony looking towards the city and the mountains.

We paid around £25 per night for the two of us and this included breakfast and an evening meal. The breakfast was continental with pancakes made fresh. The fist night we arrived the evening meal was buffet style and on the other nights there was a set menu but they happily provided us with a vegetarian alternative.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northampton
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2008

Hotel bedding very clean, room ok.
Staff very helpful with outings.
Had the following problems -
Clean towels did not appear til 5 to6 pm each day after continuious asking at reception.
Light bulb went in bathroom it took 21/2 hours to get it changed and a couple of calls.
Room 219 - to use the wall lights you also had to have the air con on and the TV - all on same switch!!!!
Hotel reception, dining room and bar very, very, very cold, dark, drab and dull - no atmosphere at all.It need of lots of cheering up.
Thought the cost of a minibus from the hotel to the airport was expensive 50 dinnar per person - 10 in the bus - watch for taxi fares make sure you agree a price and look at your change, one driver tried to give us Euro's - Also the drivers never have any change so make sure you have small notes ie 20's and 50's also the same in the hotel bar.
Atlas Mountain trip from the hotel was very disapointing, waste of money.

Apart from the above we had good weather and good time and found the people very friendly, perhaps 7 days was to long.

Janet Summerlin

  • Liked — Clean Sheets
  • Disliked — Coldness of the hotel areas
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ayoub Hotel

Address: Medecine Lamhita, Marrakech 14000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #442 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
Hotel Class:3 star — Ayoub Hotel 3*
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