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Albakech House
Ranked #141 of 502 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 20, 2013

we stayed end of juni.
nice hotel with pool.location only important,
if you want to stay near airport[5 minutes]
rooms nice, comfi beds,flat tv.ours hat balcon.
sitting place very nice ,but very warm.
breakfast in a very beautiful room,but
breakfast itself just ok.
personal very friendly.
the only black point was the pick up service from
the airport.we were charged 24 euros for both of us.
if i was alone that would be 12 euros.
that is not fair ,but they use your situation to find
a safe way to the hotel.it is only 5 minutes and should cost no more than 8 euros max.
except that nice stay and the hotel to recommend

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

The AlbaKech House is an unparalleled, villa-styled hotel and is perfectly situated in a newly developed tourist area, and it's about 10 minutes away from the airport, the medina (old town square, main town of Marrakech) and the new town. But, the hotel offers a free shuttle service that can drop you off at these places. Timings are within reason. As soon as I checked out of the airport, a driver was sent by the hotel to collect me.


My room was delightfully decorated and extremely spacious. The hotel has its own hamman, and I can definitely recommend the massage as well. It was an absolutely, essential pleasure after a hike up the mountains to the waterfalls, in Ourika Valley.


Just across the road from the hotel, are plenty of fast food outlets and restaurants, a shopping mall and a supermarket for convenience.


The owner Adam is extremely knowledgeable of the area and is particularly attentive. The AlbaKech House staffs are amazing, extremely friendly and helpful, and they couldn't do enough for me. They are able to speak English, French and Arabic. Adam prides himself on providing both a personal and outstanding service.


This lovely gem of a hotel is a sanctuary to escape to and would definitely appeal to all types of tourists, and my only regret is not staying longer!

Room Tip: You must try the in-house hamman and massage!
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Albakech House was phenomenal. The hotel was small, intimate, clean and wonderfully staffed. While it is outside of the city, they provide a driver to take you downtown during the day and it is only a short taxi ride away. The little garden/pool area is perfect for sunning, swimming and relaxing outside of the hectic downtown area. We had a ground floor room which was very big, although dark, and it stayed cool during the day which was great (there was aircon in any case). The room was beautifully decorated with Moroccan lanterns, big leather furniture and a giant comfy bed. The bathroom was recently updated with new chrome fixtures and a high power rain showerhead. Breakfast was fantastic and the service was of such a high standard. One day we slept in until very late and the kind staff brought us omlettes in our room, despite having closed the kitchen. The hammam in the basement is very intimate - we had a couples hammam treatment and I had a massage which was fantastic. The owner, a Scot, is very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend the Albakech House to everyone. My husband and I will be back for sure. Recommendation: Book through the hotel directly for a cheaper fare than using other hotel websites.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We spent 4 night at Albakech House and were so impressed with the hotel, the staff and the service. Starting with mint tea on arrival, a car service in and out of the Medina throughout the day and an excellent pool to relax by. Albakech House is about 10 minutes by car to the Medina, but don't let that put you off. It is a sanctuary to escape back too after a crazy day in the bustling Medina. There were plenty of restaurants nearby and even a supermarket for convenience. We truly couldn't have asked for more during our stay here. The rooms were immaculate and very comfortable and I recommend this hotel to anyone looking to travel to Marrakech.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Stayed 3 nights with some friends and whilst I enjoyed it, the surroundings could be better.Although it´s only 10 mins drive from the airport and same to the medina, the area is a bit of a mish mash of unfinished buildings, upmarket hotels, shopping malls and waste ground.However,the big plus of this hotel has to be the pool , which in the 40C heat we experienced at the end of June was a godsend, maybe not so important in December though.The room I stayed in( Number 19)was certainly big enough, high ceilings and good sized shower and a terrace that had uninterrupted views ...... of the unfinished building next door. The staff were all pretty much friendly ,however when asking for something to be done e.g. wake up calls, "yes" didn´t mean it was actually going to happen, but hey! this is Morocco and things do tend to get lost in translation.The hotel also has a hammam and I can definately recommend the massage from Niama after a hard day on the dune buggies. Overall , if you can get over the area and you´re looking for a place to chill out and relax for a few days you could do a lot worse than Albakech House.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

This was a wonderful hotel and my only regret is not staying longer. The location is about 5mins drive from the Medina but the hotel offers a free on-demand shuttle service between 10 and 6 I think it is? We paid for a taxi afterhours and it was inexpensive also. We were 2 girls travelling alone and felt safe and welcomed at all times. We were offered peppermint tea on arrival while sorting out the paperwork and always greeted personally when entering/exiting the hotel.

The rooms are large, spacious and authentic-looking and were spotlessly cleaned each day. There was no fridge or tea & coffee making facilities in the room but we were out exploring so often it hardly mattered. You can order soft drinks and tea to the room or the poolside. I also didn’t see an iron or hairdryer in the room but neither did I ask for them so they may have been available. Despite the pool being in the sun during the day it’s very cold, but refreshing!

Just across the road from the hotel is a small mall with shops, fast food outlets and a supermarket for any supplies you might need – occasionally a welcomed change from the hectic medina! The breakfasts served at the hotel were delicious and brought out on a tray specifically for you & were plentiful – we chose to eat outside by the pool each morning in the sun which was bliss. The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant but they made reservations for us on our request at a local restaurant and you can arrange with them in advance for meals to be eaten at the hotel.

We had a hammam at the hotel too and thought they were good value for money and great to try something new (for us anyway) in the comfort of the hotel & conveniently just downstairs. A great hotel and if I’m in Marrakech again I’ll be back!

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel for a week at the end of May and we couldn't have chosen a better hotel! The location was excellent as it was quiet and away from the hustle and bustle. The hotel has a free driver service who will take you into the city which is only a 10min drive away.

The staff were amazing and couldn't do enough for us. The owner Adam, was particularly attentive and a good laugh. He organised sand buggies in the desert and a cooking course for us (both I would highly recommend!). The hammam and massage were also excellent! Adam even arranged for the masseuse to give me a pedicure which isn't a service the hotel offers, and it was a beautiful pedicure too!

The rooms were lovely and very clean. The balcony was lovely to sit in the evening sun. The pool was also very nice as it was quite large and had sun pretty much all day!

The breakfasts were delicious - pastries, bread, pancakes, eggs, fruit, yoghurt, fresh orange juice - enough to fill you up that's for sure! The evening meals (which you have to preorder during the day) were also delicious. The vegetable tagine was particularly yummy!

All in all we found this hotel to be excellent and would definitely go back again! :)

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Address: Rue Mohamed El Bakkal | Zone Touristique Agdal, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #141 of 502 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range: $73 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Albakech House 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Albakech House, a British Moroccan owned luxury riad situated in the new Touristic area of Agdal, only 5 minutes from the airport, medina and new town. Situated right next door to Pacha Marrakech complex and the Almazar shopping centre which has lots of restaurants offering a wide range of cuisine. Come meet Adam and the team at this fantastic location with panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains. Experience the beauty of Marrakech, in a relaxed, friendly and welcoming setting. We offer excellent customer service and complete comfort. You'll never want to leave! Come and join us aboard the Marrakech Express, for a stay you will never forget! ... more   less 
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