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Hotel Almas
Ranked #137 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 March 2014

I stayed in this hotel and it was very nice, one of the only highlights we had in marrakesh as we didn't enjoy the city much.

The staff were friendly, the hotel was clean and in the centre without being too noisy outside

The breakfast wasn't anything special but not bad either.

I don't think I would return to marrakesh but I would come back to the hotel if I ever have to go back.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Yamina A
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Good Points:
Friendly and helpful staff.
Comfortable rooms.
Fantastic pillows.
Fairly good location.

Bad points:
Thin walls.
Strange toilet position with a wall in the way, making it awkward to use.
Food was quite random: Some evenings there was a small buffet with limited choices and other evenings I was just given a meal without any choices.
Swimming pool was uncomfortably cold.
There is no official Hotel parking. You pay 'Guardians' on a nightly basis to 'look after' your vehicle.
No tourist information available at reception.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are probably quieter than the front because you are away from the main road, altho...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Matt F
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

This is a hotel that's away from the hustle and bustle of the medina, but is only a 20 minute stroll away. It's situated in Gueliz, an area that is plentiful with cafes and restaurants to suit any budget.

The reception staff were always friendly and helpful, making calls for us when we asked for their assistance on a couple of occasions and always greeted us with a smile. Our room was on the fourth floor and not facing the road, so external noise wasn't a problem for us but the walls were pretty thin and we could hear probably more than we wanted to from our neighbours...
We - a female couple - were given a room with two three-quarter sized beds (very firm beds!) and it had all the usual amenities (for UK based travellers, think Travelodge standard - but clean) and a large bathroom, flat-screen TV with channels in a variety of languages, including English, French and German. Eurosport also available. The room was cleaned and made up daily and toiletries replenished and had a small balcony with a table and two chairs outside.

The breakfast - served from 0630-1030 was plentiful and varied - seriously, when you hear the words "continental breakfast", this isn't what you expect! A variety of cereals, pastries, croissants, bread rolls, boiled eggs, yogurt, hot flat-bread, porridge, jam, cheese, cold meat, olives, dried and fresh fruit, nuts and of course orange juice and some seriously good coffee.

There's a swimming pool up on the roof which we didn't use, but looked spotlessly clean. All of the communal areas were well tended and all of the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful.

There are a number of places to eat close by that are very reasonably priced and used by locals and tourists alike. The hotel is about a 10 minute drive from the airport and we'd arranged transfers when we booked (see http://www.resorthoppa.com/) for not very much at all.

In a nutshell, the hotel is basic but clean and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Just one point: other reviews and travel websites I've read say the hotel has the facility to change currency into Moroccan Dirhams for you - this is not the case any longer, so be prepared to find somewhere else to do it!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Great hotel in Marrakech!

Very affordable, and with a very nice quality. Big and clean rooms, 15 minutes away from jemaa al fna in gueliz, just next to the big Mcdonalds square.

It's perfect who wants to stay outside of the medina chaos.

Around the hotel are a lot of cool restaurants/snack bars.

Staff is 5 stars. Were very helpfull in a couple of times that we need them.

Will return when back in Marrakech.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Nunoc79
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

This was. Real value for money hotel. It was clean, spacious and very comfortable. The staff were very kind Nd helpful. My daughter and I were in a room with 2 double beds, the hotel is situated in the heart of real Morocco culture , in terms of people being both well off and poor, but very accommodating. There is a fish restaurant next door and nice cheap local cafes and stalls for those who do not mind eating with the locals. I went to Morocco feeling very anxious because of some of the poor reviews written about the treatment of people of colour at the airport. My daughter and I were treated very well at the airport, we went through the intensive body search at the airport 'like everyone else' but so what if It ensures safe flight. Marekesh is a place where you can choose to spend time catching up on rest in your hotel and yet have enough to engage in daily activities. Please do not believe the negative reviews.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Lynn S
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Reasonable location outside of the Medina but close enough to walk in. 20 mins or so. Two very good restaurants near by Rhe Bagatelle - very French and the the hotel de la poste - French comical style and by far the best.
Hotel did not have a hairdryer for us to use, after telling us one would be brought to the room. Ro we had was clean and adequate. Main issue is it is quite noisy at night which didn't bother us but could be very annoying. Hotel arranged two trips for us one by 4x4 to the Atlas Mountains which is really worth doing. The other to Essaouira which is definitely worth visiting but don't use the bus service try and get a car or 4x4 - it took us over 3 hours to get there.
Staff were friendly enough and helpful. Checkout is 12.00 noon so quite good. Overall ok but I would of stay there again

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank Mga1500
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Modern hotel with nice rooms and very central, good location.
We walked to the medina Square in about 20 minutes.
Theres several bars (traditional and modern) close by to relax in after a busy day.
Are some restaurants next to the hotel - always packed with locals. Good value.
Absolutly come back.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank kapuchok
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Address: 79, Avenue Moulay Rachid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #137 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range: £34 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Almas 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marrakech, the red pearl of the desert, hosts a real gem: ALMAS Hotel. Located at the heart of the animated Gueliz district, ALMAS Hotel, a real haven of comfort,is a few minutes away from the famous Jamaa-el-Fna Square. You are going to find all the hospitality and comfort of a great hotel close to Mohammed V Avenue known for its cafes,restaurants and shops. ALMAS Hotel also offers an open view over the city and the Atlas Mount from its panoramic sun terrace, an excellent space for relaxation. A swimming pool and a snack also located there. High Quality and Attentive Service Faithful to the Moroccan hospitality, ALMAS Hotel reserves warm and convivial welcome;besides the careful personnel is at your service 24/ 24hs. A breakfast service is proposed and lets you start your day with a magnificent buffet. ... more   less 
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