This was the best hotel on my Gate 1 tour of Morocco. No question about it.
The only problems I had were that they didn't have rooms ready for an after 2 p.m. check-in (as required by the hotel) and having to wait until well after three for a room with only a glass of Morocan Whiskey (mint tea) as an apology; and that the walk to the Medina is kind of a rough way to go as the promenade is stil being built and the hotel is a bit of a walk from the Lion's Gate (but those aren't the hotel's fault). Not much of inteest to do in between the hotel and the town.
But the room was great. Nice and clean, quiet and comfortable. The patio on my first floor roo (only this floor had patios) was great as it opened up onto a really nice garden. The lobby was fantastic, the restaurants great (both the large and the intimate places), the bar magic with beautiful live music at night.
This was not "Morocco" necessarily, more European business hotel - but I loved my stay here, and when you add in wandering the Medina and shouf-ing at a sidewalk cafe - it couldn't get any better. This was by far, the best stop of the Gate 1 tour (with Erfoud as a close second).
Made me sorry to be leaving Morocco soon. As I have so many places to go I know I'll never be back - but we'll always have the Hotel Atlas in Morocco - to turn a phrase. I'd stay here a week if I were you.
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