Hotel Amine

, Marrakech, Morocco
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Hotel Amine

, Marrakech
4 star

Rooms: 190

Avenue Abdelkrim El Khettabi - Marrakech - 40000 - Morocco Hotel Website | | 212 (0) 5 24-43-63-76
371 Traveller

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Value for Money Hotel

from roadrunnerMidlands
4 of us stopped here for 5 nights. The rooms are basic and traditional and our rooms looked over the front of the Hotel. The beds were comfortable and towels changed every day. Breakfast were OK but you had to ask for cold milk for the cereals. Evening meal was 7.30 until 9.00 but we found that if you waited till 8.00 some of the hot food had gone cold, but there was a microwave. A very good range of sweets but would have liked some fresh fruit.
The bus stop to the square is opposite the Shell garage and costs 3.50 dirhams each way.

Through the hotel we had private trips to the falls and souks and all were good value. If you really struggle for food there is a Mcdonalds about 500 yards up the road (turn right out of Hotel opposite Mobil petrol station), open till midnight.

Great value for money!

from missylisa
My friend and I didn't know what to expect from this hotel, or from Morocco after reading the reviews on this site, but now having been there and been really pleased with everything, we felt compelled to write a review.

The negatives:
1) Ok, so this hotel isn't what us Brits would call 4*, but it is a very good 3* hotel, and when you compare the standards to what Moroccan people live in, it's a flippin' palace!
2) I found the pillows in the room uncomfortable. That might just have been my PPP (personal-pillow-preference) but I just got on with it.
3) The pool has now been reopened (but was freeeeezing in February so the most I did was dip my feet in!) but they are still renovating the poolside area so there was a bit of noise, but I just turned my iPod up loud and carried on sunbathing...

The positives:
1) The staff are really friendly. A little knowledge of French would help things run more smoothly but is not essential as they do speak a little English. I happen to think it's quite rude to expect everyone to speak English anyway so if you really don't know any French, then at least bring a phrase book that you can point to! We overheard one British couple by the pool saying that they didn't even know how to order a sandwich. It's "un sandwich s'il vous plait"...
2) The food is good. Well, we only had bed and breakfast so I can only comment on the breakfasts, but it was really nice. It was a buffet style breakfast with croissants, pain au chocolats, some doughnutty things, bread, cornflakes, salad (yes for breakfast!), orange juice, tea, coffee, and freshly made crepes. Yum.
3) The rooms were clean and tidy. The shower wasn't exactly a power shower but it was hot and it worked. What more do you need? There was a TV and yes ok the english-speaking service was restricted to BBC World Service, but as someone else commented, who comes on holiday to watch TV?

Overall we really enjoyed our stay at the Amine hotel. It was a bit of a trek into the main square but when the bus costs 18p and stops right outside, who cares?? We felt that we had got an absolute bargain from lastminute.com and would definitely go back if the opportunity arose.

lovely and warm

from cyberwendy
After reading all the reviews of this hotel i was a bit worried to go, but to my great surprise, the hotel was lovely and great value for money. you can walk to the town centre easily by walking down the mohammed VI avenue straight to Djeema el fna. the good thing about it , it is far from marrakesh pollution! believe me you will understand what i mean when you see it and smell it! the staff is very helpful and breakfast was great with pancakes and loads of nice sweetiy stuff! the pool is relaxing too.
no worries i will go back, but then agian im a backpacker i dont do 5 stars resorts, so people used to golden showers and stuff, sorry its the wrong place!

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from honeymoonersLondon
We were looking for somewhere for our honeymoon (on a budget) and booked this hotel before reading the reviews. Needless to say I was devestated that my honeymoon would surely be ruined.
This hotel is PERFECTLY FINE. The rooms are clean, and the staff are friendly. The food (we had half board) was not outstanding, but was an incredible bargain considering how much we paid. The swimming pool was closed (for which we got money back) but according to everyone else who had a pool, they're all too cold to use in January anyway!!
As far as the gripes that the hotel is a 30 minute walk to town? Think yourselves lucky, as the pollution in Marrakech is so bad that we almost never went in to the centre. It is vile, and we had sore throats all week.
Don't worry about this hotel. It isn't 4 star, but I imagine we all paid the same for our holidays, and let's face it, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?

Good budget hotel

from 5goabroadalot
We booked the hotel for a family of 5 at the last minute for our New Year break (2006/07) and were a bit anxious when we read the reviews. However, we should not have worried. As a family familiar with a range of accommodation from tents in Cornish fields to 5* luxury hotels in Malaysia, we can safely say that this one offers good value for money at around the UK 3* standard. The rooms are basic and our bathroom was in need of refurbishment, but everything was clean. Yes - there probably is a limited TV service (we didn't turn ours on) - but who goes to Morocco to watch television? The freebies in the bathroom are limited to the soap - which is as it should be in these environmentally-aware times - but towels can be changed daily if you leave them in the bath. As our room was small for 5 (a twin room with two additional beds - our littlest ones shared), we were offered (unprompted) a suite from our second night onwards, which we turned down as we preferred our lovely garden view, and weren't spending much time in the room anyway. However, the offer was appreciated.
We followed Moroccan custom in every way, including wearing modest clothing and tipping as advised, and we received a great service from the staff. We left our valuables with Reception, which were placed in an envelope and put in the safe: we experienced no problems with this (free) service. We changed travellers cheques and currency at Reception, and were permitted to put our bar drinks on account - again with no problems. We ate out in the evenings, but had our breakfast at the hotel. We discovered that pastries and coffee appear to be available at all hours (useful if you have an early flight), that fruit, bread and yoghurt appear at about 7.30 am and that a chef materialises at about 8am to prepare fresh doughy crepes on request. We soon learnt to sleep in! We thought the breakfast was great.
The swimming pool was closed for repairs when we visited, but the gardens looked pretty and the pool seemed generously sized.
The Hotel is situated on the L1 bus route, and this took us to the Medina in around 15 minutes at a cost of £1 for 5 people. However, we found that exploring the back streets was good for walking off the breakfast and seeing some Moroccan life off the normal trail. The biggest problem is identifying where the bus stops actually are (in front of, and opposite, the Shell petrol station). The hotel staff were good at obtaining taxis - but don't forget to bargain on the price. It is expected.
In summary - a good, clean Hotel. You will have a good experience if you treat staff with respect (some basic French and an attempt at Arabic will earn you brownie points). Don't expect a British cooked breakfast, British TV, British food - this is Marrakech and a wonderful exerience awaits the traveller with an open mind.

Amine good value

from TravellermanLondon
The Amine is a good value budget hotel. The rooms and the hotel generally were kept very clean. The occupancy was very low for our stay and the pool was under construction. However, everything in the room worked. The beds were comfortable. The staff were friendly - they spoke some English - but why expect English in Morocco? The food was fairly basic - it is not haute cuisine; at these prices who would expect it?
Although described as being on the outskirts, the town centre and Medina is walkable - we did it with 6 year-olds.
We liked it.

No Pool, Not 4 star

from chocolate68
This is not 4star it hopefull in it's aspirations to be 2 star. As part of the med group they should be ashamed to advertise it as such. Booking this hotel is deffinatly tourist beware hence the title there will be no Pool for some time nor any facilities. The food was average and unless you were there as the meal times started, get ready to go hungry. The staff i found to be 50/50 but always with a smile if you were ready to hand over the money. I do expect to pay more as a westerner but the constant feeling that you are being ripped off gets a little weary.
If you want a peace of mind do not stay in this Hotel

Basic Tourist Hotel

from Cymmfy
You get what you pay for? We stayed for 4 nights at this hotel
The hotel is quiet and not too far from the centre of the city.
The room was clean but very tired looking, the bathroom really neaded a face lift, white towels? well they were once! but they were replaced by the same every day. So no problem there.
The Swimming Pool is not available as its being replaced, but you can sunbath in the garden and watch the workers if you like !
Breakfast was O.K. continental style, I would not want to eat there for other meals I found the decor too depressing. Don't expect much help from the front desk re bookings for dinner out or taxi's they let us down on a couple of occasions.
The plus side of this hotel was the MTS Tours Rep Azis, who arranged our tours and was more than helpful, spoke good English & French and went out of his way with dinning sugestions ect. We spent the 4 days exploring Marrakech and the Atlas mountains , lots ot see and do. It was a fun filled holiday but if we came back again I don't think we would stay in this hotel.

Adequate

from KD25
The hotel's situated about 15 minutes from the Menara Airport which was handy.

The breakfast buffet was basic - mainly serving crossiants and other sweet breads, coffee and tea. We'd hope for a more adventurous menu.

Our room was adequate enough with a small balcony overlooking the pool. The bathroom was clean but nothing special. The TV did not work either.

Except two members of staff who were really attentive to us the others were rude. When we asked the receptionist to help us call a sahara tours company and translate for us we were given a cold and unhelpful reply.

I'd advise travellers to book elsewhere.

Not for Ibiza fans !

from cleavers1066
After reading other reviews about the Amine, I was slightly worried about what we would find, however I shouldn't have worried, the hotel was in my opinion very good. I'd agree that its not 4 star by UK standards, but if anyone goes to Marrakech expecting 4 star to be the same as in the UK, then they really ought not be going to Morroco in the first place. We found the majority of ths staff to be very helpful and nice, and from watching others its obvious that you reap what you sow. If you are polite, and give good tips for good service you get treated well. By the end of our week, we were even getting waiter service at breakfast. The pool was clean and had plenty of space and chairs. The room we had was a little basic, and perhaps could do with an upgrade in the bathroom, but it was cleaned daily, and towels were changed when we followed the instructions to put them in the bath in the morning if we wanted them changed. The hotel grounds are lovely, full of flowers and if you want peace and quiet it can easily be found, the public rooms are spacious and pleasant. The food was Morrocan in nature, and there wasn't a huge choice, but it was all well prepared, however if you like Pizza Hut/Macdonalds then you will not like the food here.

To sum up, if you want a nice hotel that is relatively cheap, then this will be fine, so long as you don't want to eat european food, and have respect for the staff who work very hard for what I expect is peanuts, give them a decent tip, and they treat you like royalty ! Its not central Marrakech either so if you don't like walking or using the taxi's find somewhere else.
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  • Address: Avenue Abdelkrim El Khettabi - Marrakech - 40000 - Morocco
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