I came to Marrakech following stays in Fes and Casablanca, and while my riad in Fes wins for location, this place wins for overall value during my stay in Morocco. I had two nights here and had booked a double room for myself at 350DH per night.
Side note - I had made this booking through Hostelbookers.com who had taken a 10% "deposit" with the balance to be paid direct to the hotel. It turns out I had to pay 700DH to the hotel, which is the room rate, and therefore what Hostelbookers.com had taken was a booking fee. DO NOT USE THEM! Book direct with the property.
I had room 32, which is on the second floor of the rear section of the hotel. It is a beautiful building with cool, open courtyards, and unlike other reviewers have suggested, the place isn't noisy at all. Yes, when you are up on the roof terrace you can hear Jemaa al F'na square, but you can't see it, and once you're off the roof you can't hear it either. I was lucky that I virtually had the place to myself so I had no noisy neighbours, so I can't comment on what the place might be like when it's full. Maybe I had chosen the best time to be there...
The room was lovely and had air conditioning included and even TV, which for about £28 per night (breakfast not included but available for 25DH) I thought was excellent value, and given that it is unbelievably close to the square. My room was en-suite and everything worked perfectly adequately.
On the day I was leaving I was taking the night train to Tangier and the guy on reception offered for me to leave my bag there during the day, which I did, and he let me use a spare room that evening to wash and change at no extra charge before I headed off to the station. The same guy had come out to meet me from my petit taxi on the day I arrived. What more do you want from the staff at a small, back-street hotel??
Here are the current daily room rates, not en-suite unless stated:
Rooms 1 & 2 (single) - 90DH
Rooms 5-8, 10, 11, 15-17 (double) - 170DH
Rooms 13, 14, 18 (triple) - 250DH
Rooms 12, 19-21 (quad) - 280DH
Rooms 3 & 9 (quin) - 320DH
Rooms 22-25, 28 & 32 (double en-suite, AC, TV) - 350DH
Rooms 26, 27, 29-31 & 33 (triple, en-suite etc) - 450DH
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Atlas is only 2 minutes from the mythic square Jemaa El Fna, in the heart of the medina of Marrakech and close to most important historical sites of the city, the hotel Atlas designed in the purest traditional moroccan style, with its wide and green two patios, offers you charming rooms with exceptional price/quality starting from a single room to quintuple, the hotel staff will answer any of your requests.Clean rooms, beds are made by hand with wide iron and wooden frames in a purist design moroccan style.The rooms have view onto the Riad's central courtyard with their green plants pots and its Gibson walls and zellige . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Atlas Hotel Marrakech