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The most overpriced place we’ve seen in the country. The prices are ridiculous even for Europe. 4€ for a espresso is just outrageous. We came for a drink as it seemed to have nice views. After seen the astronomical prices on the menu we decided to share a juice (8€), we were told the juicer was broken, they only had the other kind of juice (5€), so we ordered one. The waiter didn’t seem very happy with us sharing despite the fact that the restaurant was empty. When he brought the tab, it had been charged as one of the expensive juices. The view is nice, but in the dry season the water is low and there’s a lot of trash between the pool and the lake. We wouldn’t come back, nor recommend anyone to come. There’s no way to justify those prices in Morocco.
The hotel has a great view over a man-made lake. The staff is nice (not palace standards but helpful and smiling). Tte breakfast is average with limited options but overall okay if you are not on special diet. I did not test other dining options. The trouble is that beside the view, there is not much to do there and tte mountain road to access the place is very dangerous. I think this place is okay for an overnight stay if you are traveling in the region - but pricey and luxury, there is surely cheaper and good enough to spend a night. I would not recommend to go there as a travel destination on its own, due to limited activities and the dangerous road.
Upon arrival, the lovely woman who checked us in had a special tea brewed for me to help with my upset stomach. We were shown to a huge room in that same building with an enormous balcony overlooking the lake. It was incredible. I could spend the rest of my life in that room and on that balcony. We left our room long enough to visit the pool, overlooking the lake with another amazing view. We also ate dinner in the restaurant. It was excellent. The service was wonderful, and if I return to Morocco, I'm coming back (and staying in the same room).
We stayed here just for one night, arriving when it was already evening and leaving the following morning, so we didn't have time to get to know the hotel, but the view from the room and from the swimming pool if you walk all the way up to there is magnificent. We had dinner in the hotel, and were pleased with it, as well as with the included breakfast, which, being served on a patio overlooking the water, was a lovely experience.
We spent 4 nights in a 4 star boutique hotel in Marrakesh which was amazing, followed by 3 nights at the Widiane. After the first 1 hr we realise it wasn’t on a par with the one we’d left. We checked in and were taken to our rooms, on first glance they were fine, we had a deluxe double and our teenagers had a twin in the next room, overlooking the top pool, with loungers outside. What you really noticed was the smell of a very overpowering oil burner in our children’s room. We removed it. Later in the stay it became apparent it was to mask a drain smell, not only did their room smell but our balcony also was affected so sitting out wasn’t so nice. The rooms had large doors opening out with thin net curtains and then a large metal stutter, like the type you get in front of a shop, They were noisy when opening and closing, all rooms had them. Basically the staff were generally helpful but the hotel is tired. The pool was rather cold and tiles were missing, our air conditioning was loud and smelt. There were just details missing, we came back from dinner one evening and you have to walk up stairs (it’s all built on a hill) but there was no lights or outside our door. I mentioned the following day and the guy on reception just said, ask us and we’ll turn them on! There was a loud bang from a neighbouring room shutter one night, then maintenance spent sometime the following morning crashing around with it whilst we were just relaxing reading ... or not! Our shower head sprayed everywhere getting the whole bathroom wet but this was fixed. There is a lower pool with rooms and a restaurant to eat at during the day. Ok but don’t have the burger. The whole area is rather soulless. The hotel was very quiet whilst we were there, we were the only ones at dinner one night, a lot of people took meals in their rooms. The prices are much higher than Marrakesh, after this hotel we returned to another true 5 star and all drinks are much cheaper. There is a huge extension being built next door, in fact it’s bigger than the current hotel. The watersports facilities look tired and we weren’t paying £90 each for 30mins on an old motor boat. On a positive, we mentioned to a lovely female receptionist on the last day, about the smell issue, the shower, having no information in the room at all, she was horrified and genuinely cared, she showed us around including the spa, which we’d known little about and then offered all 4 of us complimentary massages. These were the highlight of our stay, they were excellent.
Just lay back, relax and look at the view. So unique, so beautiful and peaceful. The resort itself is pretty, clean and very welcoming. I also had a Morrocon hamam treatment and it was wonderful... We celebrated our anniversary and got upgraded to a room with a balcony facing the view.. ❤ The food is good but we're all vegetarians and we felt like there weren't enough options for us... Other than that, everything was perfect.
A wonderful hotel with amazing views of the lake amid the Mid Atlas Mountains. about 3 hours journey fro Marrakech airport. We were luck to be upgraded to a room with panoramic views. The hotel is on a hillside with 2 pools and a lower part with infinity pool and lunchtime restaurant nearer the lake where there are water activities. The restaurant served delicious food with a very good choice and incredibly generous servings! The Moroccan breakfast was delicious and at weekend there is buffet style breakfast and dinner with an amazing array of different dishes. There is a bar which was very relaxing and alcohol was served though very expensive. We had a hammam booked and a massage, The hammam was interesting whereby we were nearly scrubbed to our bone but a great experience. we had booked a massage and I must say mine was probably one of the best I have ever had whereas my husband's was not a great experience. If you are going for a thai massage, choose the more mature female masseur. The staff are so incredibly friendly and helpful and cannot do enough to make your stay a great experience, including waiting staff, managers and housekeeper. Not a great deal to see outside the hotel though we did walk up to the dam on a rather precarious mountain road with falling rocks, so be aware! A great stay and definitely different!
Set on terraces on a steep hill overlooking the Bin el Ouidane lake, with electric carts that can take you up to your rooms. Rooms, even the standard ones,* are nicely done, ample, with all the amenities, and the upper categories have terraces with lake-view. Wi-Fi works well throughout. Hotel offers varied sports on the lake, plus 2 pools (one indoor at the spa). Food, generally a buffet, is well varied and good quality. They even have fresh seafood, amazing considering how remote they are. Yes, it is remote, not exactly easy to fit into a grand tour of the country, at least an hour's drive over snaking mountain roads from Beni Mellal, the nearest major town (the route via Afourer is a bit longer but easier driving from Beni Mellal than the one via Ouaouizeght). I wouldn't suggest it as just an overnight stop; allow at least a half day to enjoy the scenery and activities. *(When booking, ask for a room that is NOT in the main building, above the restaurant: the noise from the restaurant and night club below can be a nuisance late into the night.)
I stayed at the Widiane Suite & Spa in the Honeymoon Suite in January 2019, I booked a suite but got upgraded. I wanted to experience the hotel, so I can make sure when I book tours for my clients that they are staying at a superior hotel... I was not disappointed...the hotel is beautiful! But more importantly the staff is very friendly and pleasant...I totally forgot the name of the young lady that checked me in, but she was amazing, very friendly, very courteous, she gave me a tour of the different types of rooms and suites. Now I am planning several tours for my clients with JD Morocco Tours, Sarl and I am making it a point to add at least a day to Beni Mellal, not only to visit the waterfalls but to stay at this hotel. Absolutely amazing!
A truly sensational location away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. I expeirenced a 5* location, service and rooms. Can highly recommend the hotel for those who want to get away from it all for a few days and relax. Looking forward to the new rooms and villas which are being built. Hotel also offers water sports from the jetty, a great way to epxlore the amazing lake! I would definetly recommend.
Widiane Suites & Spa places you 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Bine El Ouidane Dam. This 31-room, 4.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, 2 restaurants, and free self parking.
Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Widiane Restaurant, which specializes in international cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
The 31 rooms have safes and phones. For entertainment, guests can enjoy TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers, bathrobes, and slippers.
Guests staying at Widiane Suites & Spa enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 60 per person one-way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with securing valuables, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a conference center, a library, and express check-in.