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“Scottish welcome with a Moroccan flavour”
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Albakech House
Ranked #143 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
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“Scottish welcome with a Moroccan flavour”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Five nights with friends at Albakech House provided an oasis of delight in the bustle of Marrakech. The staff were wonderful and Adam, the owner, was an ever present host. As other reviewers noted, they all made every effort to meet our needs, including offering us a bespoke evening meal (bespoke because one of our party of ten had particular dietary requirements). The hotel itself is small but a range of individually decorated rooms, all of them furnished to a very high standard. The pool itself was cool but very refreshing after a hot day round the souks. The hotel felt like a private villa. There is a nice breakfast but there aren't a lot of restaurants close at hand. But Adam helped with recommendations , reservations and arranging transport into the new town. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Just spent 5 nights with my family at this super little hotel. Great place, rooms, pool and absolutely wonderful service. Adam is excellent and really helpful and this rubs off on the rest of the staff. Definitely somewhere to return to.

Room Tip: Pool view rooms are nice, buts I'd say they all are!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Just back from 7 days at Albakech House with family to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday, and had one of the best family holidays ever. Felt like we were lifted and laid from the moment we arrived at the airport. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and from Adam the manager. The hotel was more like a home than a hotel and our 2 boys treated it like that!! Nothing was too much trouble, and Adam and the staff kindly laid on Champagne breakfast for my wife on her birthday which she loved. Even to the point that Adam sent Omama his receptionist and his driver with me to the Medina to buy a piece of jewellery for my wife's birthday to make sure I got a good price.
He even invited my 19 year old and myself into town for lunch and a cold beer, and then took my wife and myself into town on another day to see the sights and give us a tour of the best places to see. He recommended all the best shows and restaurants to go to, and on some occasions phoned ahead to let them know that we were coming and were to be looked after.
There was a great touch when Adam came with us to a lovely Thai restaurant and ordered the food for us to ensure we got what we wanted.
The Hotel itself was very well presented with a great pool area which our large comfortable room overlooked, we had a Hammam which was great after the champagne breakfast! Adam also organised our quad bike safari and other excursions.
All in all it was a fantastic trip and we're already planning to go back again, hopefully in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

We have just got back from a week at the Albakech, and what a great week we had,

I would describe the hotel as small and very friendly, located in a quiet area about 10 minutes from the hustle and madness of the Medina. the rooms are large and all very Moroccan in their style. Breakfast was great and very fresh everyday. within 2 minutes walk you have the Almazar shopping center where you can buy a variety of food from the food court and a massive supermarket downstairs for all your other needs.

Customer service is first rate, Adam really looked after us during our stay. you must speak to him regarding placed to Eat and drink as he knows some really cool places. he even took me to a couple of places in the new town to look at and bought me a beer in the process - excellent.

The Hammam is great, you have to try it in the hotel, i'd recommend one when you arrive to get your skin ready to tan and then one on your last day to prepare you for home. the massage is also very relaxing and recommended. nice pool area which is very peaceful through the day and always kept spotless.

Everyone in the hotel is super friendly and always happy to help, from the handy man to the receptionist i could not fault any of them. people and service make your holiday and the Albakech will not disappoint, from calling restaurants to giving local advice they were superb.

expect to pay around £4 for a taxi in to the Medina bur always agree the price first, the locals will try their luck with the prices - esp on the way back. haggle.

One last Tip - the Medina, souks and square are only a small part of Marrakesh. the night life and restaurants are amazing if you know where your going. plan your time here carefully and ask Adam to recommend / advise you.

Room Tip: Room 15 was amazing
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Agadir, Morocco
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

This hotel was great value for money, especially considering the breakfast was reasonably large and well thought out, unlike can often be the case with cheaper hotels. Tricky to get to when we arrived due to the Grand Prix, several roads were closed, but the reception staff sent somebody out on a scooter to guide us there, which was much appreciated. Junior suite was lovely with a balcony overlooking the immaculate pool. There are several building sites around the hotel, but noise was minimal and it certainly didn't affect our stay. Overall, a great experience and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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England
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

I have stayed in good riads and hotels in Marrakesh...this is the best.
Adam, the hotel owner, is exceptionally friendly and helpful...he is also half Scottish and so bridges any cultural gaps!
The hotel is small which we really like and the rooms are large, comfortable and different from one another. The pool is a great bonus over most riads.
Four of us arrived on Tuesday, by Friday we were fourteen; family and friends. Adam organised a delicious Moroccan meal in his dining room for all of us on the Friday night.
There is no restaurant in the hotel and no alcohol is sold but Adam and all the staff are happy for guests to bring any food or drink from the nearby supermarket and consume it in the hotel. They provide glasses, ice, plates, knives, a corkscrew etc etc. This was brilliant for us, as a group, as we could create our own party every evening...with consideration for the other guests of course.
The hotel is some distance from the medina but a shuttle is provided to the edge of Djemma El Fna between 11 and 6.
At the moment there are loud construction works happening next to the hotel to replace old water pipes but they will soon be finished and we will be back when they are done.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

This hotel is what makes me feel an afterglow of happiness when I think of marrakech. Great service good breakfast amazing room and really cold swimming pool.the staff were above the standards I ve recieved in a 5 star hotel in england , courteus and respectful yet willing to have a laugh.


I applaud the little details that made me smile during my stay here.

Swimming pool froze my balls I must admit.

A minor setbeck to what is an overall an excellant stay. Thank you

F&Z

  • Stayed February 2014
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Property: Albakech House
Address: Rue Mohamed El Bakkal | Zone Touristique Agdal, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: 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 #143 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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