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“A welcome western respite from Morocco's madness” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Michlifen Ifrane Suites & Spa

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Michlifen Ifrane Suites & Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenue Hassan 2. BP 18, Ifrane 53000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Ifrane
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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59 hotel reviews
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“A welcome western respite from Morocco's madness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

With a few nights spare before heading to Fes and after part of our trip in Morocco had not entirely gone according to plan we were pleasantly surprised when we got to Ifrane. We'd read about this European-style town of course, but seeing clean streets (with bins) after 10 days of filth everywhere was a very welcome sight.

The staff of one of the hotels where we checked availability was downright rude, and although there are signs for the Best Western hotel everywhere they just kept us driving around town and nobody seemed to know where it was located exactly, not even the police officers.

So up the hill it was to the Michlifen. We managed to get a good deal for the night for a room with a large terrace overlooking the pool.

We used the lovely indoor pool (had it all to ourselves), had a to-die-for meal in the restaurant and a fabulous sleep in the more-than-luxurious king size bed. So much so that when we woke up in the morning it only took a minute to decide we'd stay another night!

We never experienced any bad service or attitude by the staff as mentioned here by other reviewers. In fact they were all extremely friendly, helpful and polite, both in the lobby and in the restaurant. I do agree though that check-in is an extremely long procedure here, and again payment with AmEx seemed a problem (although pre-authorisation when we checked in went through without a glitch). As I have said in other reviews: if hotels are not prepared to pay the commission fee for AmEx transactions they shouldn't state that they accept the card for payment.

I truly regret not using the spa and hammam services. Had a peek in the rooms on the way to and from the pool and it looked absolutely out of this world!

After two nights at the Michlifen we were ready again for the madness that Morocco can be!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

After doing my research in finding the most romantic place to give my wife her birthday treat, I decided to stay 3 nights at Michlifin. To start with I was impressed with great help by Sabrine(hotel guest admin) who has arranged my room with beautiful red roses and also arranged the most beautiful view through my room balcony. Through out my stay I was made welcome and staff was very helpful. I have stayed in my past one of the most beautiful hotels in the world to give some names Bue Rivage in switzerland and Burg Arab Dubai but staying in Michlifin was completely magical experience. I will be going back again to spend some more time and probably in coming years this place will be my destination to relax and enjoy my time with its beautiful views and relaxing set out in the middle of mountains.

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking to have magical experience.
Once again Thanks to all the staff and specially Sabrine who made my stay special.

Room Tip: pool side, 3rd or 4th floor
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We visited during Ramadan and had Iftar at the Moroccan style restaurant. It was truly wonderful. Michlifen has to be one of the most beautiful hotels in Morocco, great decor, location and service. I shall be booking for a much longer stay next time and trying out the amazing Spa!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

The hotel is 5 star with nice decoration and very clean, though the rooms were beatiful and luxury but small in size, the worst thing in this hotel is the staff, they are unfriendly and rude, even though you ask them for a favor they would mostly apologize !
Surprisingly a 5 star hotel has only 2 check in desks and no conseirge !
The staff shoukd be replaced to enjoy in this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Ithaca, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

The hotel is awesome. We did not stay in the hotel, but we did use the services of the spa. It was one of the most beautiful spa's I have ever seen! I only wish I lived closer. The entire spa including the pool was spectacular!

Room Tip: You must visit this hotel and spa!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marbella
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

This boutique ski resort-meets-palace style resort is huge and the lobby is spectacular, but the most amazing part is the outdoor deck just outside the bar and breakfast areas - you go down a few steps to the pool, which is "joined" to an indoor pool which even has a chimney so you can swim in winter and watch the snowflakes falling. A lot of money was spent on renovating this property and it shows. I believe it's the sister hotel to La Mamounia in Marrakech and it really deserves to be 6-star. Rooms are beautiful, the views even more so and if it's tranquility and fresh air you want, it's on offer in spades. I'm surprised the other reviewer had poor service as the staff couldn't do enough for us and the breakfast is fit for a king (one of King Mohammed VI's residences is a palace down the road and you can see the emerald tiled roof from your balcony!).Brits don't have a clue about this hotel, seems to be on the radar for some Europeans but mention it in the UK and nobody's heard of it.

Ryanair have just pulled out of Morocco (almost totally) and there are no more Stansted (London) to Fez flights which will impact Fez. After Oct 1 2012 you'll have to get to Fez via. Paris or Milan or Brussells depending on the time of year/airline. So a big BOO to Ryanair. They cancelled my flight after I'd booked it. But if you're in/around Fez and fancy a trip into the mountains to Michlifen, the ski resort, this beautiful, fairytale palace of a place awaits you...

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

The hotel is amazing, the SPA is great however the service is very poor. Especially the service of bar and restaurants. The staff is not professional and not friendly. However the service of the SPA is great.

The rooms are gorgeous.

The staff needs to be trained in a better way especially the waiters.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Michlifen Ifrane Suites & Spa

Address: Avenue Hassan 2. BP 18, Ifrane 53000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Ifrane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Ifrane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Michlifen Ifrane Suites & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Michlifen Ifrane Suites & Spa is located at an altitude of 1650 m, in one of the most privileged and attractive regions of Morocco : The Central Middle Atlas; at equal distances from the 2 main imperial cities of Meknes and Fez. An extremely fertile area, rich in waters and pastures often described as the “Little Switzerland” of Morocco.Open in 1973 and conceived by the famous designer André Paccard. Michlifen Ifrane Suites & Spa has been entirely renovated. ... more   less 
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