Hotel Atlas Asni
Avenue de France, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco
Little budget gem
Very clean, superbly located, good value.
Rooms with double bed and sink. Clean toilets and showers. 2 showers on 2nd floor so no queing for showers.
Little windows opening into courtyard.
€15-20 single occupancy of double room.
Safe for female travellers
Directions: Coming from Djema el Fna turn down the road to the right of Hotel CTA/CTM(?)
The Atlas Asni is located in a green and flowering environment, within the palm trees gardens, typical of Morocco. Situated near the modern city centre, this establishment is the perfect place for family holidays. The proximity to the centre will enable guests to enjoy a visit to the principal tourist attractions. The hotel features spacious and personalised rooms, decorated in the authentic style of Moroccan architecture and invites to relaxation in an exotic framework. The two restaurants propose fresh buffets and light cuisine from Italian and local inspiration. The Atlas Asni is located at only 10 minutes from Marrakech Menara airport.
The staff were extremely friendly and the hotel was the best in Marrakech.
Atmosphere were great, so were the services provided by everyone.
This hotel is excellent and at par with 5* hotel Ryad Mogador Menara Hotel next door. You will not go wrong with this hotel.
Unique Quality: 4 star is definately not the case for this hotel The pool and outdoor area are were lovely lots of plants and parm trees.
Very comfortable, three bars with music in the evening, excellent setting to eat outside by the pool. Breakfast a bit on the basic side but acceptable enough. Location good for getting into town and A good brassiere next door and two decent restaurant/ bars across the road.
HOP OP OFF OPEN BUS PICK UP POINT IS JUST 100 YARDS AWAY that was good.
Room & Accommodation Facilities.
Private Bathroom / Shower
Satellite Tv Channels
Safety Deposit Box
Garage / Carpark
Directions: Airport 10 min ITS ON THE AVENUE DE FRANCE IT HAS LOTS OF ORANGE TREES ON THE ROAD
This was a stay where I felt I am close to hand with the whole of Marrakec! To get to Djemâa Lefna you only nead to get a taxi, which will last you 5 to 10 minutes . Or it would be slower but nicer to get a carriage (kutchi in the local language). It would take you then about a quarter of an hour!
Unique Quality: There is a large pool and in the hotel, which is very practical for this huge hotel and more practical for the hotel being in this city which has no sea!
Directions: City center
More about Hotel Atlas Asni
Does not honor reservation
Booked the hotel with the pre-paid option through Expedia.com and the hotel staff upon check in insisted that there is no reservation. A call to the Expedia.com agent in Casablanca revealed that they routinely not honor their reservations and I was put in a much inferior hotel in the new town (much further away from the Medina). And not to mention, it's an inferior hotel. I paid $135 for the Hotel Atlas Asni, but ended up staying at bad hotel which you could walk right up and get a reservation for $30.
Great hotel, great staff, shame most speak french rather than arabic or english
On arrival at the Atlas Asni You are made to feel you are arriving at a classy establishment. The reception area is bright with many mirrors and quality furniture to welcome you. The design is classy.
Our room was spacious with a view over the neighbouring hotels pool. It is a large hotel, but you feel well served, the rooms were well decorated. The hotel was exceptionally clean even down to smear free mirrors and glass. The staff served well despite answering in french even if you speak in arabic.
The food was OK. Immediately outside the hotel if you turn and look to the right you get a distant plesant glimpse of the atlas mountains. The hotel gardens are attractive. We enjoyed billiards. If you read anywhere this hotel has a tennis court it is incorrect it doesn't. The room didn't have a mini fridge, and the toilet was faulty but not to the extent that we bothered to complain.
As for the Spa services I didn't rate them, they again didn't speak english and after having a pedicure which only lasted 30 mins with no relaxing element I would suggest you save your money or go elsewhere. The pedicure probably costs the same as or more than one in the uk. Next door was the Hotel Riad Mogador menara and other hotels are close such as the kenzi farah. After looking at a few hotels I concluded that the Atlas asni was the right choice and is cheap for such quality.
Any problems you encounter here are minor.
Expect to pay 10dhs for a taxi to jama fnaa or mcdonalds and cross the road outside and flag a taxi down, as those taxis in the hotel car park charge 30dhs although most taxis are meant to have meters
You should enjoy your stay here
Very Pleasant Stay
We stayed for a long weekend in January and were very pleased. Staff helpful and cheerful, room spacious and clean - towels and bedding changed every day.
The pool area is lovely, the pool is huge - but unheated so this time of year it is very cold.
It is, as mentioned in other emails on the street now named Mohammed VI and in some guide books the hotel is referred to as the Atlas Marrakech instead of Atlas Asni so beware of this is you have an old guide book or look at old maps in the town .
We used the airport shuttle bus to get to the hotel 20 dirams or €2 which picks up near the taxi ranks a short walk down the road from the aiport exit, and hte hotel is aprox 10mins away.
You can exchange money in the hotel, but there is also an ATM across the road from the hotel which is handy if you feel the need to top up your funds in a discreet area.
We would recommend eating in the market square at night if you feel adventurous we had some great food 2 courses for 2 people for the equivalent £4.
Also have a pen handy in your hand luggage. You have to fill out a customs form when you arrive and depart - this caused much frantic rummaging our our part to find one.
Basil Fawlty would love it here!!!!
I and my partner have just recently returned from a four night stay at the Hotel Atlas Asni. We were collected at the airport by a pre arranged transfer, which I would recommend. A very pleasant guy who spoke English told us a bit about the city and the cost of taxis etc.
The main reception area is very impressive with a lovely water feature and comfortable plush seating areas. We checked in without a problem and the bell boy took our bags to our room. On entering we noticed that we had been allocated a twin room and not the double that we had requested. The reception staffs were very helpful and gave us a double room(503), unbeknown at the time that we were directly under the generator that powers the outside fountain! This starts up at 7am without fail-so no need to bring an alarm clock!!
We were told that if we were not happy with the room that we could change it the following day at 12.30.Having had the first afternoon and early morning background droan of the generator we became quite accustomed to its rhythm and found ourselves getting slightly 'into' it so decided not to change.
The room itself was quite spacious with a good size bathroom, fresh towels and housekeeping daily.
Beautiful gardens to the rear of the hotel with a large unheated swimming pool, we both did brave the sub zero water temperature and concluded that it wasn't that bad once you were in!!
Pool towels were available from a young man we fondly nicknamed The Gestapo Police as he insisted that the sunloungers were not allowed on the grass and any towels used were taken from you at 6o'cock precisely.
The pool bar/cafe was very clean and the food was good but sadly the service was a little slow,( more than 5 customers at any one time seemed to cause chaos.)
Breakfast was the same every morning and as one reviewer stated "if you have a bread and pastry fetish you will love it!"
All in all I would recommend this hotel; it offers a great location, clean environment and is good value.
We both had a superb time.
Cover your mouth!
We stayed at the Atlas Asni for five nights in Feb 07. The hotel is in a great location and has fantastic facilities, including a pool which has fountains that explode every few hours inspiring everyone around to jump in and take a dip!!
We had bed and breakfast - the breakfast wasnt that great unless you have a bread and pastry fetish. Cold runny scrambled egg and folorn looking slices of cucumber every single day!!
My only criticism of the Atlas is the staff. The concierge was fantastic - originally we were put in a twin room (booked last minute) and requested a double room. Despite being fully booked and extremely busy he managed to shift us on the second day. That is where the great service ended. The hotel are extremely inflexible when it comes to eating. The hotel eating space is split into different areas and they preferred to not serve me rather than let me sit at a poolside table one seat away because the restaurant area was full! The pool table also broke and swallowed a load of our money and when we asked for help to get it out a member of staff barked 'later' at us and walked off. There are also a couple of female members of staff that do not cover their nose or mouth when they sneeze or cough, and twice I saw one if them carrying a tray of bread rolls and sneeze into them. Very disconcerting.
Not a 4* hotel
I booked a long weekend away to get away from the British winter through [----]. We got to the airport to get a taxi to the hotel the driver said the fare would be 120dr. We knew from this point we were getting ripped of as the easy Jet magazine said this should cost around 60-70dr. Paid the driver with a 200dr note and only gave us back 50dr that is the mentality of these drivers, to take more knowing we would say anything being tourist.
Checked in fairly quickly and got to the room, this is where we could see this was defiantly not a 4* hotel. You would get a better standard room in an Ibis in London. The reception area is fairly plush pity about the rest of the hotel. What hotel do you know that does not give their guest an Iron on request, we were told we had to use the laundry service which came at a price as well as the use for the safe.
We were looking forward to the dinner this was probably the most disappointing this about the hotel as we went HB. I have had better in my local café. They had only 3 main dishes so yes the pictures of the restaurant are deceiving it took the staff a long time to refill the food. We only had dinner there one evening out of the 3 and went to the restaurant in the next door which I would defiantly recommend.
As for the rep who invited us to meet him to go at 8:30 from med hotel never turned up we waited for him for two hours.
All in all I would not recommend this hotel as the where plenty of decent hotels in the area and at a reasonable price.
This was the same opinion of the British guest we met in the hotel. We went to the airport and my friend bumped into someone she knew and we saw his pictures and it was like as if we went to two different cities they were amazing especially his accommodation he stayed in the guest house (Riad) in the old town.
As for the staff in the hotel they are in need of some customer service training.
Great value hotel
I have just arrived back from a 5 day trip to Marrakech. My friend and I actually stayed in 2 hotels during our stay as we wanted an extra night but couldn't get it at the Atlas and so had to move down the road to the 5* Royal Mirage for our last night.
The Atlas hotel is a great value classy hotel from which to base your trip in Morocco. I am fortunate enough to have stayed in some lovely hotels and although I wouldn't consider myself to require absolute luxury wherever I travel, I, like most people appreciate a bit of style.
This hotel is beautiful inside and out. It is very true about the arabic / french language barrier and you may find you struggle a bit getting your point across if you're anything like me and not too hot on french! They try their best to help though. The food is lovely, although breakfast was perhaps a little limited??? cereal, toast, scrambled eggs, pancakes and cold salads. Lunch and dinner were both lovely. A large selection of cold salads, at least 2 meats and fish option, rice, potato's, cous cous or tagine every night along with the foreign cakes (do try them, they are really quite good!) There is more than enough to be getting on with for most people.
The hotel is a good 20 min walk to the Jemaa dna faa but we managed it at least once a day beacuse otherwise you don't end up seeing many things you'd perhaps miss in a taxi. However, the walk can be tiring especially in the heat of the day. Taxi drivers will try and overcharge so be vigilant. (7-15dh day time rate).
The pool is cold but set in very pretty grounds with the bar and restaurant overlooking it. We both used the 'hammam' (like a sauna) and had a massage in the beauty studio. Very nice but they do tend to make you wait. Most hotels offer this service though so look around.
The locals are very hospitable and will do anything to show you around and get you to look at their shop and their city. All very well and good but for their 'good will' they will expect a fee so just see them as unofficial guides and when you are finished say thank you and give them a small tip (5-10dh should do it). They are usful and we were shown things we would never have seen otherwise.
All in all, this hotel was perfect for what we wanted. I would defianately stay here again and it is excellent value for a 4* hotel. The rooms were of a very good standard, and we had a great view of Marrakech from the balcony. You shouldn't be disappointed if you have booked this hotel!
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hello, we are looking for a hotels in Marrakech which are child friendly, good swimming pools and evening entertainment.
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We stayed in Atlas Asni and we were were happy with it despite some of the reviews on the net.The pool is a nice size, the food is better than in the restaurants outside,the rooms are not amazing but acceptable.Please note that the hotel is in the new part of the town not in the medina but we found that extremely helpful.It's an oasis to relax after a day in the medina.
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Hotel Atlas Asni
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Atlas Marrakech
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Address: Avenue de France, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco