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Marrakesh Hotels

Hotel Ali

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  • Practical Base


  • Great place to meet fellow travelers
  • Right on the main square


  • A little noisy

Updated 09/03/2014

Fodor's Review

A long-standing favorite among budget travelers and right at the edge of the main square, Hotel Ali's rooms have en suite baths and air-conditioning, and guests have access to a 24-hour currency-exchange bureau. There are great views over Djemâa el Fna, and rooms 204–207 have private balconies overlooking the street and the Koutoubia Gardens. Cash only.

Hotel Information


Rue Moulay Ismail, 55 yards from Dejmâa el Fna, Marrakesh, Morocco



Hotel Details:

  • No credit cards
  • 43 rooms, 2 dorms
  • Breakfast

Updated 09/03/2014


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By Shane

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Jan 30, 2006

Hotel C(ALI)fornia, Marrakesh

Great atmosphere if you're into travelling and not looking for a romantic Riad. Half board option good value. Rooms basic but adequate, friendly family run business with no risk of rip off as with some other.

By ed

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Oct 29, 2005

Hotel Ali the place to go

the rooms are quite nice, and at very good prices. There are a few cats around but ther cute. The views available from the roof are the best around and the atmosphere and food dont get much better out there.

By Ellie

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Mar 23, 2005

What was with the cats?!

Hotel Ali had a great vibe, being right next to the action packed markets was amazing! The rooms were rather cramped though, and there seemed to be cats everywhere. I liked the open roof in the courtyard near our bedrooms. Food was quite good as well.

By David

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May 17, 2002

Pretty stinky

Very popular with the trekking crowd for several reasons. 1) easy to find-it's about 100 feet right down a main road from the Djemma el Fnaa. 2) the woman running it can exchange money, get a cab, hold mail etc. (hence the high service rating). 3) Internet cafe and 4) it's cheap. The atmosphere is pretty much what you'd expect for that--a lot of youngish foreigners (20s-40s) from Britain and Australia especially, few to no Americans, and a portion

of French and Germans. A bit loud because it's close to the square, and younger trekking crowds tend to be "lively." I saved the worst for last--the room. The stench (sort of a cross between mold, raw sewage and carbolic acid) was nearly unbearable on both nights I stayed there (separated by a week). It seemed clean, and I never identified the source of it, but it was persistent. Again, it's cheap, but I found a much better hotel in the medina area for less money, without a stench (the drawback being that the other hotel had a common squat toilet, while my room at the Ali had a Western toilet in the room).

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