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“Amazing trip in the mountains of Morocco” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Roches Armed
Paris, France
1 review
“Amazing trip in the mountains of Morocco”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

We were lucky to land in this wonderful place. The view is amazing particularly from the rooftop, the food is excellent, but what is best is our hosts' kindness. Moreover their knowledge of the neighbouring land is excellent which has allowed us to see breath taking landscapes. If you come to Morocco, do not miss this place!

Nous avon ététrès chanceux de trouver ce magnifique endroit. La vue est magnifique depuis la terrasse, la nourriture est délicieuse, mais le mieux c'est l'amabilité de nos hôtes. Leur connaissance des environs est excellent ce qui nous a permis de faire de superbes randonées. C'estun endroit à ne pas manquer.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Diane R
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

Excellent. really enjoyed staying here.
Got the bus/taxi to imlil via asni and then walked to aroumd. Stayed a night there before walking to the refuge and spending a night there. Then walked up Toubkal and back to aroumd the next day.
Three course dinner, night and breakfast for 150 Dirham, great! Water and tea included.
really friendly, clean, hot shower, clean toilets, beautiful sun terrace with stunning view of mountains.
They also looked after our big bags whilst we did the trek.

The hostel is located at the top of town so make sure you walk past anyone else trying to get you into their hostels with similar names!.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

I stayed here on the last two nights of my trek around the Toubkal Massif. Would first of all say that it is extremely comfortable and welcoming while being nice and quiet, being located in Aroumd away from the busy streets of Imlil. It's a great location for starting an ascent of Toubkal as Aroumd has very easy access to the Mizane Valley (well I suppose it's actually in the Mizane Valley!).

As a solo trekker nearing the end of my trip, I enjoyed the relative luxury of showers, a nice lounge and a long sleep in a soft bed. Also there was somewhere to wash and dry my clothes.The garden at the front was very pleasant to sit in and drink tea although larger groups may prefer to appreciate the mountain view from the extensive terraces.

All in all a lovely stay and I hope the new born kid goat is doing well....

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

We were on a mountain trek with a family group and stopped here for lunch before our descent. Delicious food, friendly staff and the most fabulous views - this really made our day special and provided welcome rest and recovery after our climb! Would definitely recommend it for a visit.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jaxx667
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Brussels, Belgium
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316 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

For TRIPADVISOR first: this place is named ROCHES AREMD not Armed and it is located in IMLIL not in Marrakesh.
It has actually the best location of all lodgings in Imlil on a hilltop with fantastic views. But if you're arriving by foot it is a 300 meter climb.
It is very professional. That's positive as well as negative. Don't expect a 'homestay' in a local house. Anyway Imlil is not the places for that, you must go to more remote, less touristy villages.
For hikers and climbers, I guess there are cheaper places in Imlil, but the location is worth the 50 Drh extra.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

Stunning location and fabulous staff. Great value meals and basic but comfy beds. You need a sturdy vehicle to get up here but once arrived you feel as if you have left the rest of the world behind and there is no better spot from which to explore the Imlil valley.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Phil H
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Mohammed, Samir and Hamid could not have been more hospitable and friendly. A stunning location at around 2,000 metres, up a steep dirt track and looking up to Mount Toubkal. We drove but the hotel will send transport into Imlil if needed. The rooms were basic but clean and there were shared toilets and hot showers. The open fires in the two sitting/dining rooms were certainly needed in late November, as were the generous piles of blankets in the unheated bedrooms. The food was hearty, tasty and plentiful and the roof terrace a wonderful place to enjoy the sun and wonderful views. We were pointed to a straightforward but beautiful trek up the mountain but there were guides and mules available for the more adventurous. We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights there.

Room Tip: The two doubles had the best beds but the larger communal rooms were warmer.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Roches Armed
Address: Ste. LES ROCHES ARMED S.A.R.L | Douar Aremd-Imlil Asni, Marrakech 42152, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 276 Speciality Lodging in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Hostel Roches Armed is your host structure in the Toubkal Massif and the surrounding areas in the chain of the High Atlas.Here, we are just 10 minutes drive from the village of Imlil, or 30 minutes walk ... (Preferably a 4x4 or a small car ..).We have a professional team of muleteers, cooks, assistants and guides accompanying mountains in graduate status.Our teammates make their tasks by love and devotion to later full satisfaction of our guests. ... more   less 

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