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“Four stars in disguise” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Atlas Asni
Ranked #252 of 505 Hotels in Marrakech
Newcastle, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Four stars in disguise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This hotel rated as four stars but only in Morocco standards. The shower was a trickle, hair dryer melted, beds very comfortable . We were part of a tour, breakfast poorly organized. Wi fi available in room if you were lucky to connect. Well located to railway station, some restaurants.

Room Tip: Looks good on the surface only
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Room: 136
Second visit to this hotel (only as its cheap and my husband was paying!), the first time I came I vowed I would never come again due to the rude and ignorant staff and the dirty room/ dining area. But take two was much better, though the money you pay is mainly for the reception area, the room we had had a decent pool view (not directly in front- which was good as the noise was diluted when sleeping in the afternoon).

The room didn't have an iron or tea making facilities, but that was no biggy, the only thing that got to me was like many hotels of this standard the towels stank. What I did find funny was the toiletries that they left all had the same ingredients even though they were labelled shower gel and shampoo :)

But the room was comfortable and the balcony was great to relax on. Cleaners come regularly but for some reason take all the towels to wash about 10am so if you go for breakfast then intend to have a shower you'll have to wait till they return.

Breakfast was standard though this time we did have someone making fresh eggs but being pregnant I stayed away from that and the Juice.

The hotel is a 30 DH taxi drive from the Al Fana (about £2.50) but the first time we use to walk back and forth which wasn't too bad, the hotel is also about 10 min walk from the train station which has a nice Mc Ds for anyone who wants it and 100 DH from the airport. Finally opposite are some really good coffee shops and restaurants, I recommend the C House (which looks like an Italian franchise) very very nice place.

The main three down sides were noise from the evening events, though this usually stops at 10 but if you fancy an early night this can be a bit annoying. The secound was the reception staff who are very abrupt and rude and don't expect a smile or even welcome/thank you for your stay. Finally what I was surprised with was the 230 DH tax I was asked for when I was checking out?! I was told its the total for the 7 nights I stayed and goes straight to the Government.

First time we went in Feb, second time end of April- BIG difference! As the first it was fairly quite which is not always a good thing as they can't be bothered with you. The sound time it was holiday season for the locals and it was much better. Plus as the hotel is connected to the Atlas apartments the gardens are too so we use to sneak to use their pool which I preferred especially for privacy and if you have kids has a kids pool which seemed more safer then then Atlas Asni pool!

Room Tip: Always ask for a good view, never use the Spa facilities over priced and horrid service.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Upon arrival just before 6:00 PM, we had to wait for about 15 minutes for our room key. Upon entering our room, a woman was standing near the bed in her underwear. The room was already occupied. The next room the key holder for electricity did not work, the third room the toilet would not flush, the fourth room was just painted that day and the painting was not complete, the fifth room was not the best but it was already 10:00 PM so we just stayed there with the understanding that we were guaranteed a better room the next day. The next morning came and I had to talk to our travel agent in Casablanca to get a better room. They moved us into a very large suite just before we were leaving for our day of touring. While we were on tour, our guide received a phone call that our room was being changed again. Upon our return were given new keys to a smaller bedroom with a sitting area; this was about 3:00 PM The room above us was having ceramic tile installed on the floor so there was constant noise from the ceiling and our water was turned-off. When the water was turned-back on, it was the color of chocolate. This is when we again called the travel agent and she moved us to a much nicer and friendlier hotel, Framissima Les Jardin de l'Agdal which is beautiful and tells you that you are in Morocco. The travel agent told us she would never book anyone again into the Atlas Asni.

Room Tip: Do not stay at this hotel
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights during October half term. I must say that although the location is good the service was quite lacking - normally staff are quite welcoming in hotels but these guys were not very forthcoming! The communal areas were clean and the pool was nice. The breakfast buffet was good with a range of choices. Good location - walking distance to menara gardens and short taxi ride to the main shopping square which was lovely at night.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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New York City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Atlas Asni twice during our Moroccan trip. It is a nice hotel with extremely long corridors so getting to the room took some extra time. The rooms were nice but the bathroom fixtures were a little old. The toilet was loose on the wall (in both rooms) and the heat was inconsistent. We were able to connect to the free wifi on the first day but not on any others. We could connect in the lobby only. I used the fitness center which was small but well kept and the spa where I had a "deep tissue" massage which was not nearly deep enough. The restaurants were fine but the choices were sparse. The lobby and gift shop were very well kept and well stocked. There are shops nearby to buy soda and snacks so we were not tethered to the restaurant or room service.

We walked back to the hotel from the Medina which is not walking distance. If you take a taxi in front of the hotel, make sure you negotiate the price before you get in. It is a short drive and should cost no more than 40 MAD (Moroccan Dirham).

Room Tip: One closer to the elevator might make your stay a little easier.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank MikeDana2
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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I stayed here with 2 female friends from 12th to 19th March 2013.
We arrived later in the evening, but made it in time for dinner....just.
The waiter was lovely, he brought us the leftover cakes to our table as we were the last people in the resturant.
The staff at reception were very helpful, the staff in the resturant were happy to help.
The lobby is stunning, the hotel is spotlessley clean.
The room we had was on the 2nd floor. 3 single beds as requested, quick check-in.
The rooms are a bit dated compared to the lobby but everything worked.
The beds were very comfortable with duvets. The TV had english speaking channels.
The maids came in every day and left clean towels and toiletries.
The food in the resturant is great. The omelettes in the morning are fab, the evening meals were lovely. The hotel was quiet during the week days and got really busy at the weekends. There were some squabbels at dinner time as some folk will just go on holiday to complain and find fault, we on the other hand went on holiday to have a fun, relaxing time. If your nice to people they will in turn be nice to you!!!!
The staff at reception re-charged my electronic cigarette every day with no issues. They were always smiling.
The bar in the hotel is very expensive though, and they write the amount on a bit of scrap paper so its hard to tell wether your perhaps getting ripped off a bit, but again, your on holiday so its not a big issue.
My only complaint is the entertainment in the bar. Its the same guy every night with an organ and he sings a lot of depressing stuff in Arabic. We are all in our 40's and 50's, we dont want to go clubbing, but we struggled to listen to that stuff most nights.
The pool is stunning, but beware............ITS FREEZING COLD.
Not much for kids to do, so wouldn,t really say its a family hotel.
Free internet access in the hotel lobby.
The medina is well within walking distance as is McDonalds, KFC and Pizzahut. We were halfboard so enjoyed eating out at lunch time.
If your a shopaholic like the two I travelled with, you will be dissapointed at the Medina. Its full of Tac,Tac, and more Tac. Most locals will happily barter with you, but be prepared to get ripped off if you choose to buy. Watch out for the young lads who want to take you off the beat and track. Your safe enough and they will say they don't want any money to take you places as they are going that way, but at some point you will be paying someone. They take you all the way to the Tannery, but the guy that takes you through the Tannery will expect yo to pay him. They then take you to the only leather shop at the back of the Tannery and they will expect you to buy something. Stay confident and stay polite and you will be fine. We felt slightly intimidated but never frightened, dont loose your rag with the locals, its not worth it and you will get much more help if your just plain nice to them. Enjoy the haggle, laugh with them as some of them have a fantastic sense of humour.
Be prepared for the smell in the Tannery, it will make you loose your lunch.
The Medina at night is slightly more intimidating and watch out for guys following you all over the place especially if your 3 females on your own. We had one guy tailing us for ages. My friend went straight up to him and told him to Go Away in a stern tone. He dissappeared and we never seen him again. Dont mess with a scottish burd.lol.
We went on two excursions, one to The Fantasia experience, with two chaps who could speak both French and Arabic, this was a great laugh, quite basic and again, Tac, but still a nice night.
We also booked an excursion to the Atlas mountains, were you get a jeep drive up to the mountains, you meet a Berber family, you visit a herb factory and you have lunch in a morrocan hotel overlooking the mountains. Great day, lovely guides, lovely place, no pressure to buy,buy,buy. Well worth the money.
All in all, I had a great time in Marrakech it was well worth the money we paid. I wouldnt return but thats because I dont tend to go to the same place twice. Dont expect 5 star luxury, expect 3 star comfort.
Top tip......if your female, dont wander about the place wearing boob tubes and short skirts. If you do, expect unwelcome attention from the young men and looks of sheer disgust from the moroccon woman and older men. They dont like it one bit and they find it insulting. I know this because I did ask some of the locals.
Go, visit, experience, enjoy. We did.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Hotel Atlas Asni
Address: Avenue Mohammed VI | Street Mohammed VI, Marrakech 40020, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#149 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Atlas Asni 4*
Number of rooms: 334
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in a garden lined with palm trees, this hotel is 3 km from Jamaâ El Fna Square. It offers an outdoor pool, a fitness centre and a spa.The air-conditioned guest rooms are equipped with a TV and have views of the garden or the swimming pool. Each spacious room features Moroccan decorations. All rooms have a marble bathroom.A buffet breakfast is served every morning at Atlas Asni. Guests can enjoy a drink in the hotel bar or use the free Wi-Fi access in the lounge.The spa at the 4-star hotel Atlas Asni includes a sauna and hammam. Massages are available upon request.With free public parking nearby, Marrakech International Airport is only 5 km away. ... more   less 
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