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“great boutique hotel”
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Hotel Al Alba
Ranked #1 of 22 Asilah B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
“great boutique hotel”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Great people, quaint clean and quiet hotel. great kitchen !. 5 minutes off the freeway and relatively easy to find. Nice Hamman ( Naima was great !!) Would stay again if I am in the area. Much higher quality than other hotels we saw in Morocco.

Room Tip: cool spiral staircase. All rooms looked nice.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Columbia, SC
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75 reviews
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

This is a newly built property in the fashion of a traditional Riad. There is ambiance but Not as if you were in a Riad within a Medina. The facilities and staff are courteous and helpful and the reviews that state the hotel is far from the medina are erroneous. The walk along the harbor is pleasant. The beach here in town is not the most pleasant. The southern beaches are more beautiful and require a trip down dirt roads to reach. A bit of a fun adventure and the hotel can help organize. Agree on a time to return and price before you go.

Regarding the property itself:

Reliable wifi
Tv in basement with Hammam and spa ( and front desk)
Restaurant is good and food is presented well. Breakfast was some of the best we have had in Morroco with grated Tomato, honey, cheese etc.
Some have said rooms are small but I found them reasonable and comfortable with a seating area and bed area. certainly not oversized but very comfortable.

In short, I would recommend this property. Not a five because because it lacks a traditional feel, though this is being very picky.

Room Tip: The single rooftop room with veranda might be a good splurge
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Stayed here for three nights in May, the staff were very friendly, the restaurant is the best in Asilah, and the room are clean and bright. Very happy with the place.

Negatives are there's not much to do if it rains, there's no TV in rooms, also I would say this is not a beach destination in the European sense (see my review of North West Coast Morocco and Asilah Beaches)

But the town is a pretty little place. Wouldn't have wanted to spend more than 2 days in hind sight, but I bore easily.

All in all price is perhaps a little steep, but you are paying for the elegance. No pool and minimal communal areas.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2013

A quick walk to the center of town, close to the Atlantic beach, clean and charming. The staff were wonderful and looked after my teenage daughter when I got a bit lost and came back late. Their driver woke us at 3:00 am to drive us to Casablanca. Lovely staff.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Oregon
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

If you're looking for a quiet respite from the usual Moroccan medina hubbub, Hotel Al Alba situated on the west coast provides just that. Along with fine accommodations in this B&B-style boutique hotel, the staff is friendly and accommodating as can be. If you're an only-English speaker as we are, it may take some effort to get your message across, but it's no big deal and everyone tries very hard. The owner is most responsive via email, English evidently being no issue although she was away during our stay. There's no need to go elsewhere for meals as breakfast (included), lunch and dinner are deliciously served with style on the lower floor where the dining room is adjacent to a communal reading/TV/computer area.

Room Tip: On arrival, we were able to upgrade from a small room with what looked like a queen size bed to a ki...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hunnebostrand
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Al Alba is special, it has traditional riad appearance. It is very clean and has modern facilities and a very service minded staff. It is located in a extremely friendly and nice city close to the historical monuments Lixus and Msora; the staff can help you to find the rather hidden places.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Singapore
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

We stayed in November 2012 for a night during our stopover in Asilah. The hotel is along one of the main roads and is pretty easy to spot thanks to the huge signs along the road. The bedroom was an absolute delight. Incredibly comfortable and impeccably clean. Dinner was fantastic (though slightly pricey). It's a quick walk to the beach which would probably be lovely during the summer. The downside for us would be that the location of the hotel is about a 15 minutes walk to the medina of Asilah and there are quite a number of roads to cross before getting to the medina. The hotel would be good for drivers as there were plenty of driving maps provided.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Al Alba
Address: 35 Lot. Nakhil | Near the Court, Asilah 90050, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Tangier-Tetouan Region > Asilah
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Asilah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Al Alba 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small, charming hotel, built with a subtle harmony of forms; a small peaceful corner by the sea. An inn for the traveler who is seeking calm and relaxation. Recently built according to the sober style and serene forms of the Arabic architecture, with nine rooms originally decorated so that they transmit calm and privacy; with welcoming rooms and terraces where to rest and recover the strength; a house with a family touch that tries to offer the traveler an unforgettable place and a reason to come back. ... more   less 
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