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“Cold comfort at timewarp hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Assif
Avenue de la liberte | BP : 151 -Plateau, Safi 46000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Safi
Brighton & Hove
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Cold comfort at timewarp hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

My "Rough Guide" (2007 edition) described this hotel as "the best mid-range hotel" in Safi. That may be the case. If so, it doesn't say a lot for the quality of mid-range hotels in the city.
I was expecting something rather better, but this is the trouble with so many independent hotels in Morocco. They just don't meet international standards. You can imagine this was once regarded as a plush hotel, but from the look of the guestrooms, you would have to guess that was back in about 1974. The rooms just look and feel so incredibly dated with tired decor and poor lighting. There was also no heat in the room and in January, it's quite chilly at night in Safi. And when there's been no heat in a room for weeks on end, that coldness seems to seep into the bedding which doesn't make for a particularly comfortable and cosy night's sleep. The room was also noisy because there are no carpets anywhere to help soften sounds. On the positive side, I thought the reception staff were quite friendly and the hotel is conveniently-located close to a couple of reasonably decent cafes and some shops. But really, it's not a hotel where you would enjoy lingering in your room. It was just about okay for an overnight stay but if I happened to return to Safi, I wouldn't exactly rush back to the Hotel Assif.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
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16 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

The hotel is well located and there are signs that help you to find the hotel really easily. It seems to be in a process of renovation since the corridors smelled of fresh paint and were terribly dark (I had to use my mobile phone to light up the key hole, otherwise I would not even see it). The staff is not too caring about you, just want to assign you to a room, get paid and let you fend for yourself. When I asked for directions I had to wait for the receptionist to finish a private phone call, and attend to the needs of a family that arrived later but which looked more wealthy than me. Afterwards, I just got vague directions given by someone not really caring about the client needs. The room was clean, spacious and the bed was comfortable enough. The hotel was also quiet. In sum, it is a ok budget hotel with good potential but really poorly staffed.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Ljubljana
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2009

Good rooms, very quiet, good location and very good value!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Address: Avenue de la liberte | BP : 151 -Plateau, Safi 46000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Doukkala-Abda Region > Safi
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Safi
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Number of rooms: 62
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