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“The perfect place in the Atlas Mountains” 5 of 5 stars
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DOMAINE MALIKA Atlas mountains Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Douar Marigha | Route d'Amizmiz par Asni, Imlil, Ouirgane 42152, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ouirgane
Torino
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“The perfect place in the Atlas Mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Me and my wife, with our two friends have been here for 4 nights as a part of our trip to Morocco. After 6 nights in the craziness of the Medina in Marrakech, we decided to rest and relax in the beautiful mountains of the Atlas.
The hotel itself is beautiful, decorated with taste, very charming. The rooms are spacious with a very nice terrace or garden where u can truly relax in the complete silence. The pool is beautiful, and the gardens are very well maintained and it's a real pleasure to walk around. The service is perfect. All the staff is very attentive and ready to give you everything u need without being intrusive. Breakfast is very good and dinners are a unexpected plus, especially if you come from a delicious but repetitive routine of tajines and cous-cous of Marrakech. It has a fresh french touch and everything seems cooked with love and attention.
I even had one of the best hammam and massage I ever had.
All that said, what really made the difference was the special way we were treated by Paul and Agnes, mother and son, who run this place. Both were extremely nice with us during all our stay. We had a problem with our flight who was delayed, and they let us keep our rooms till was time to leave and were very helpful to get informations from airport.
If u either want to have some days to calm down after busy Marrakech or just loose yourself in the beautiful nature of Atlas Mountains I really think this is the place you need. I really couldn't recommend it more.
Thanks again for our lovely stay and we really can't wait to be back.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 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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Scotland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights in June and stayed in a pool access junior suite (room no.2). The room was very nice, spacious and clean. However we did feel that the better value room was the junior suites with roof terraces as they had fantastic views and a nice private area for sitting out. Room 2 unfortunately did not give the same standard of view for the same price. Pool access is not a necessity as the hotel is so small.

The hotel is in a fantastic valley with great views of the Atlas Mountains. However there is not much else within walking distance so you are restricted to eating within the hotel. The food is predominantly French and very good but there is no choice for dinner. Although if you didn't like what was on the menu, the kitchen would make you something you'd like. Would be good to have an honesty bar with drinks and snacks throughout the day as again the lunch is a set two course menu.
Let me just reiterate the food is very good. If you don't mind not choosing your dinner you will be fine.

All in all a good stay with days spent by the pool enjoying the views and relaxing in the evening in the dining room.

Staff were friendly and very helpful.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

We arrived here for a 3 day stay and first impressions were good- we were warmly greated by Paul the owner/manager and shown around. We were on honeymoon and were so excited about being in the beautiful Atlas Mountains. Unfortunately, we didn't quite get the same impression as the other reviewers here. While the chef was lovely and very attentive to my veggie needs, we felt the food was disappointing. 3 nights in a row I had velouté as a starter and it came in large quantities! Luckily, most evenings, my hubby polished this off for me and I would be happy if I never saw a bowlful of the stuff again! The cuisine itself was unclear- definitely not Moroccan. One night appeared Greek (meat eater hubby had Moussaka), others French and Italian for me on 2 nights with Lasagne and spaghetti! We felt that although the staff were nice, they weren't very attentive (a number of occasions we ordered one thing and something totally different would be delivered to us) and they were difficult to locate. Paul didn't seem to be around a lot during our stay (I think he may have been away) and we had the feeling that he really makes the place tick and injects it with character, which was lacking. The hotel itself is nice and the setting beautiful. We went off to walk the valley unguided with a pretty undetailed map provided by the hotel and some brief instructions, however neither proved much use when we got lost in the villages! Thankfully, the local villagers were very friendly and helpful and seemed used to seeing tourists with rubbish Domaine Malika maps!! In all honesty, the valley is so beautiful, you soon forget about this. Perhaps we had been spoiled by our previous Riad in Marrakech and the outstanding service and food we got there but Domain Malika for us on this occasion, did not live up to the hype. One word of warning, and something that surprised us and only occurred here and no where else we stayed on our trip, you will be charged for all drinks, including mint tea and the prices for drinks were quite steep (you are a captive audience with not much nearby) e.g A bottle of water was twice what we had paid in Marrakech, a tiny pot of mint tea was about £2 (20 dirhams) and even the wine was pricier than our next hotel- Riad Farnatchi! Finally, and a little concerning was the fact that a member of staff had fallen and broken his hand one afternoon and was back serving meals in the evening - poor chap couldn't even open wine bottles and his hand was so swollen. Coming from one who knows the pain of a broken hand, the guy must have been in agony! Overall, it was a 'nice' place with 'nice' people but nothing to write home about. If we were back in that area, I would be unsure if we would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This review is a bit late - a year late actually, but the fact that Domaine Malika is still on our minds goes some way to giving you an idea of how wonderful staying there was. The hotel is small, and unique. It rocks a luxury, art deco vibe - pretty unexpected down a dirt track in the Atlas Mountains, and all the more special and delightful for it. It's sophisticated, beautiful and incredibly peaceful (especially if you've just come from Marrakech). Staff were discreet and unobtrusive, yet always within reach if you needed something, with a smile and never ending helpfulness. The food, morning, noon and night was absolutely delicious: fresh and local, beautifully made and presented. The setting is stunning, nestled in a valley with uninterrupted views of the mountains. The pool is a cool, modern rectangular design in keeping with the art deco theme with loungers and chairs both shaded and in the sun. The eating area is outdoors, under a canopy, by the pool, from where you get get shade during the day, and enjoy the incredible sunset at night. We stayed in the suite, which is seperate to the main hotel, on it's own elevated balcony overlooking the poolside and mountains: it was big, with it's own large sitting area outside which we used for evenings drinks, a balcony to the side for private breakfast, and living area inside (with a fire for wintertime visits), more art deco decor as well as the bedroom and a large and lovely bathroom filled with toiletries. There is a little spa there too, disreetly tucked away by the pool where you can get all sorts of treatments. It's hard to describe this beautiful, luxe hotel. It's a bit of calm, cool luxury in the most incredible location, where you are looked after to the absolute highest standard. If you are going to the Atlas Mountains, and want to treat yourself, go here!

Room Tip: All rooms seem to have their own patio - for privacy and extra luxury, the suite was wonderful.
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  • Stayed June 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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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We were stunned by the beauty of Domaine Malika, set in their own gardens, looking onto the Atlas Mountains.Our hosts were warm and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. After the hectic pace of Marrakech it was an oasis of calm for 2 days.The food was superb.The vegetables are grown in their own gardens, how long it had been since we tasted home grown peas.I arrived with a stomach upset and nothing was too much trouble to provide me with a light meal until it passed.The pool is heaven, quiet and peaceful.There are plenty of things to do, Jim took a trip up the mountains arrived back elated at what he had experienced, there are many activities on offer..It is only small hotel, the rooms are large and have a private terrace, this is part of the charm, only 7 suites.Don't miss it if you are in the area.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We arrived at Domaine Malika and immediately sensed the warmth and welcome from Paul and his team. Paul is friendly and humorous and sets the tone for a wonderful stay. The property is lovely and it's nice to lay by the pool and admire the garden yet there are a ton of activities nearby for those that want a bit of adventure. The food definitely has French influence but the chef accomodates for any taste preferences. We had a wonderful stay at Domaine Malika and would love to return in the future.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

A beautiful building exquisitely furnished with deco and deco-ish pieces. Large rooms with outstanding views of the valley. A great setting away from the town of Ouirgane itself, which seems to be getting a bit hassle-y these days. You can walk around the entire valley using a map that the hotel provide. The hosts are wonderfully warm and helpful. And the food is exceptional

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Douar Marigha | Route d'Amizmiz par Asni, Imlil, Ouirgane 42152, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Ouirgane
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ouirgane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — DOMAINE MALIKA Atlas mountains Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Domaine Malika is a luxury guest house in the Al Haouz province boasting a wonderful setting in a valley in Ouirgane surrounded by pine forests and olive groves. This guest house offers a refined and friendly atmosphere where guests on holiday in Morocco will spend enjoyable moments in a relaxing and luxurious ambiance in a natural setting next to the Toubkal national park with views over the High Atlas mountains. ... more   less 
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