Value Score Poor Value
Good For Solo
Hotel Ayoub - not quite the 3*** expected
We stayed 2 nights at the hotel - which is in the new district, surrounded by building works and new developments - so rather dusty.
The rooms are however rather spacious and clean and we found the beds comfortable and the shower has indeed hot water :)
The problem we found on the first morning - as it was the month of Ramadan and a Sunday was - that there was not sufficient breakfast (apart from 2 day old croissants) - and that was also the case on our last day ... dry bread and dead-hard pastries at the buffet.
Mind at the end of breakfast time, this lovely woman appeared with a small stove and made fresh 'petite pain' -- a sort of oily chapati- pan-cakes... by then most guests had already had their share and it should have been organised a lot better.
A cereal or muesli option or even some cheese and savory food would have been very welcome.
Not sure how it is outside Ramadan - but we also had some rain whilst there and the roof leaked so badly that the lounge area had big puddles.
The rooms are adequate with air-condition (which however, didn't work in some rooms)
The real tricky bit was the door-handles - myself and another guest looked themselves into the bathroom and it took a while to get back out and figure out this weird contraption.
There is a grocery store right behind the hotel which subsidised for the missing breakfast - and was a real life-saver as we headed off for a trek in the morning and needed more nourishing food than stale croissants.
Unique Quality: It has a lovely architecture and is in walking distance of the old city (about 15-20 minutes on foot)
The hotel is also in walking distance to the "Jardain Mjorelle" (Yves Saint Laurants famous gardens)
I booked the Ayoub Hotel online for £25 per night for a double room, half board. When I tried to extend the booking at the hotel reception desk I found the local rate for a double room, without meals, was a much higher DH500.
So, this is a good hotel to book online, in advance. The rooms are good, with airconditioning and they have small balconies. There is a restaurant, bar and small swimming pool. The buffet breakfast and dinner are OK, but nothing special. The nearest attraction is Jardin Majorelle.
The main problem is that it is a long way from the Medina, in a street where taxis are quite rare.
Directions: Opposite the Faculty of Medicine, Lamhita
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Need an advice on Ayoub Hotel.
1) How is this hotel in your opinion?
2) Is location easy to get around to the center city & interesting places?
3) How far is it from the train station?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Re: Ayoub Hotel
The Ayoub hotel has some very negative reviews
We stayed at the Amine hotel, It has a pool and is close to the Gueliz district, but a taxi ride to the Medina/Djm el Fna and train station.
The Ibis hotel is next to the train station, has a nice pool and restaurant. The rooms are not huge but good value. I guess it all depends on your budget.
Re: Ayoub Hotel
Thank you so much for the advice. I made a decision after reading many of reviews then I selected Islane Hotel.
Thanks again, Sue. I appreciate your help. Looking forword to explore Morrocco.
Re: Ayoub Hotel
Hi, yes I recommend Hotel Islane, ive read one unhappy review but otherwise I was happy to take a friend to stay there and its very convenient. and a good price. Id rather have more money to shop and see things than spent on a 4 or 5 star hotel! There are excellent palace restaurants you can go get wonderful atmosphere experiences rather than so much in the hotel room!
all the best for your trip.
Have a read around my travel pages on Marrakech and Morocco as well - in the TRavel Guide section!
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