Hotel Des Amis
2 Riad Zitoune Lakdimm, Marrakech, Morocco
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Hotel Des Amis Marrakech Reviews
Cheap Hotel In The Djemma El Fna May 15, 2011
I've never stayed in a place quite like the Hotel Des Amis, but was pretty pleased with my experience despite some little irks along the way. The reception area comprised of a table and a little cupboard, in which one of the staff members slept and we had to wake him up when we arrived. We had a little problem with our booking, as he claimed we didn't have one despite our hostelworld confirmation. We ended up having to pay the deposit again, but the place is amazingly cheap, so we didn't really mind.
Along with the inexpensive room rates, the other main benefit of staying at the Hotel Des Amis is the location. You literally step out of the hotel and the bustling Djemaa El Fna awaits you. So obviously, there are no shortages of restaurants, shops and sights within 10 metres of the hotel. There won't be many better situated hotels in Marrakech if you want to be right in the mix.
The twin room was fairly non-descript, containing the bare minimum of 2 beds, a table and a sink. We expected nothing more than this for the low price we paid so were happy to find that it was pretty clean. We'd have loved some air conditioning though, as the room was baking hot through the night and we needed cooling down.
The toilet was pretty interesting, and a whole new experience, as it was merely a hole in the floor with a hose for flushing. The shower was a standout feature, with cool water and good power, perfect as we always needed to cool down because of the searing African sun.
This place has backpackers haven written all over it, and is the ideal place for those on a tight budget wanting to stay in the Djemma El Fna.
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