Islane Hotel

279 Ave Mohammed V, Across from Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco
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Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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Islane Hotel

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 8, 2008

This hotel which is walking distance to many of the sights, about 5 mins walk to the Djemaa El Fna square for evening meals, and directly opposite the main mosque - the Koutoubia. The rooms are clean and tidy, with a basic bathroom. I stayed here in late November, and the rooms do get chilly at night with no heating. Be also aware that early morning prayers on loudspeakers on the Koutoubia will act as an early-morning wakeup call (great for early morning photographers like me - bad for you party animals).

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Hotel Islane - handy and good value

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 19, 2007

Always had this hotel on my list of choices but just never got to it! of course went past it many times but never had it come up into any of our visits - its restaurant is also recommended - and this time taking a friend we needed somewhere very handy, clean and low budget - which it met all these demands and my friend was very happy with the decor with moroccan look and character - for her first visit to morocco.

we had a room with a view - directly over to Koutoubia and the main road up to the main square.

and the deciding factors ahead of Hotel Ali and Hotel Foucould was the higher chance itd be clean and have a good breakfast with a view with reputation - so we did get very good value for all of this for 420 dirham or £25 for the two of us.

Unique Quality: Nice view, especially from the restaurant up on the higher floor which is a good reputation for dining with the view in the evenings for outside guests, but for us guests staying and with brakfast included its a nice inclusion. The background was hazy so we couldnt see the snow topped mountains in the background but generally you can on a good day.

The staff were always pleasant and helpful, such as when needing water when arriving back at midnight from Chez Ali taking us around to their shop though closed to get it for us, booking the tickets for us for Chez Ali, being accommodating for us when we didnt get back by the time our rental car agent had arrived and happy to phone them for us etc when we were ready!
And the decor done with some nice moroccan decor finishing touches.

Directions: main road into the centre of Marrakech, ie almost at the main square, the Djma elfna, and opposite the koutoubia mosque which you cant miss!!

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Good value, centrally located 3* hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 3, 2007

I stayed at the 3* Hotel Islane for 7 nights in February 2007. I booked the hotel via www.octopustravel.com and paid 21 GBP per night for a single room with en-suite facilities and breakfast included.

Location

Hotel Islane is located on Ave Mohamed V, right across the road from the famous Koutoubia Mosque. The world renowned Djemaa El Fna square is just a 5 minute walk away, while the modern Gueliz region of the city is a 15-20 minute walk away.

A taxi from the airport to the hotel cost me 130 Dirhams (approx. 8 GBP).

Bedroom

My first impressions of my room weren't good. It hadn't been cleaned since the previous occupants checked out, so I entered a room with an unmade bed, a flooded bathroom floor and litter on the floor. I left my bag in the room, went out for the afternoon and returned to find a much tidier room. The cleaning staff cleaned the room every day of my stay.

The room was fairly basic, containing a double bed, a wardrobe, a telephone, small bedside shelves, air conditioning (but no remote control to turn it on!) and a TV which didn't work. It had just one small window, from which I could see the top of the Koutoubia minaret opposite, so there was little natural light in the room.

The en-suite shower room was small, but relatively clean. Fresh towels were provided daily and a few complimentary toiletries were also provided.

Hotel

The hotel is something of a maze! Getting to my second floor room involved climbing two flights of stairs, then entering the restaurant, walking along the restaurant's dining terrace, re-entering the hotel and finding my way along various corridors!

The reception is staffed by friendly, helpful staff and offers foreign exchange and trip booking services. There is also a small seating area and a luggage storage closet.

The hotel complex also includes a few restaurants (serving local, international and Italian cuisine) and an ice cream parlour.

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Breakfast

The buffet breakfast is served on the hotel's terrace with excellent views across to the Koutoubia minaret and further afield to the Atlas Mountains on the horizon.

The choice was the same each day and did become a bit bland by the end of the week. You can choose from a range of excellent croissants, chocolate chip filled croissants, flat bread, bread rolls, doughnuts, coconut topped cake and jam. The waiter brings a large glass of yoghurt to your table, along with a hard boiled egg, a glass of fresh orange juice and a choice of tea or coffee. There are no meats or cheeses on offer.

General

Being located so close to the Koutoubia minaret means that you can hear the early morning call to prayer loud and clear from your bedroom! I was awoken at 5:30am on the first three mornings of my stay, but after that I managed to sleep right through it.

Hotel Islane offers an excellent location, basic but clean rooms, a good breakfast and super value for money. Highly recommended!!

Directions: Located right opposite the Koutoubia Mosque. Less than 5 minutes walk to Djemaa El Fna and 15-20 mintues walk to the modern Gueliz region of the city.

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The Best Location In Marrakech

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 13, 2007

Hotel Islane is a great place to stay close to all the action. You'll have a spectacular view of Koutoubia just accross the street and reside a stones throw from the square.

Unique Quality: Restaurant - International Cuisine and a brick pizza oven
Breakfast Buffet
Cheap parking close by

Directions: Just accross the street from the Koutoubia Mosque

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