IFRANE HOTELS RATES

Hotel

Standard

Room Type

# of rooms

Rates in MAD

Website/Facebook page

Address and Contacts

Perce Neige

3.5*

King bed

17

591.00 in BB

 

https://tinyurl.com/y5wcoy6p

Hay Riad, Boulevard Mohamed VI BP: 47 CP: 5300, Ifrane, Maroc
Tél : 212 (0) 535 56 63 50/51
Fax : 212 (0) 535 56 77 46
Email : contact@hotelperceneige.com GPS : 33.526647, -5.106456
+33° 31' 35.93"N, -5° 6' 23.24"W

2 separate beds

5

741.00 in BB

Suite

3

900.00 in BB

Ifrane Palace

 

4*

Single/Double

650.00 en BB

https://tinyurl.com/y578qgfs

Rue Bir Anzarane. B.V. My Abdellah, 53100 Ifrane, Morocco
Email : Ifrane.palace@gmail.com
Tél : 212 (0) 5355-67112

 

Hotel Farah Inn Ifrane

N/A

Appartement (1 grand lit + 2 lits séparés)

450.00 MAD

+ 13.20 MAD tax / Per / night

http://farahinn-ifrane.com/  

Nouvelle station Touristique Biladi - Ifrane

Tel: + 212 (0) 5 35 56 71 36/37

Fax: +212 (0) 5 35 56 71 30

E-mail: info@farahinnifrane.ma

Chalet (1 grand lit + 2 lits séparés)

 

550.00 MAD

+ 13.20 MAD tax / Per / night 

 

Downtown Residence

 

N/A

Single

35

300.00

 

Rue Tarik Ibn Ziyad, Executive Education Center, Hay Riad- Ifrane
Email : dt@aui.ma
Tél : 212 (0) 5358-63300

Double

03

350.00

Michlifen Resort & Golf

5*

Deluxe Garden View Room

28

1950.00
Tourist taxes: 49.5 MAD/ Person / night
Breakfast: 220 MAD/ Person

https://www.michlifen.com
Lunch / dinner from 400.00 MAD
(drinks included)

Avenue Hassan II – BP 18 Ifrane
Tél : 212 (0) 5 35 86 40 00
Fax : 212 (0) 5 35 86 40 41
Email: info@michlifen.com

Deluxe Forest View Room

2200.00
Tourist taxes: 49.5 MAD/ Person/night
Breakfast: 220MAD/Person

Deluxe Garden View Suite

32

1950.00
Tourist taxes: 49.5 MAD/ Person/night
Breakfast: 220 MAD/Person

Deluxe Forest View Suite

1950.00
Tourist taxes: 49.5 MAD/Person/night
Breakfast: 220 MAD/ Person

Al Akhawayn Conference Center

4*

Small room Large room Deluxe room Suite

54
25
16
04

500.00
650.00
700.00
1250.00
in BB

http://www.aui.ma/acc-brochure.pdf

https://tinyurl.com/y3xyh956

Lunch and dinner from 150.00 MAD

Entrance of Ifrane, Road d'El Hajeb
Tél : 212 (0) 5358-63363 / 212 (0)
5 35 86 20 16
Email : events@aui.ma

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INFORMATION NOTE ON THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO

About the Kingdom of Morocco…

Morocco (المغرب , al-Maġrib in Arabic; ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ , l-Meġrib in Tamazight), officially the Kingdom of Morocco since 1957, formerly the Sharifian Empire, is a regionalized unitary state located in North Africa.

Home to hominids as long as 700,000 years ago, inhabited since prehistoric times by Amazigh/Berber people, the Moroccan State was established in the year 789 CE by King Idriss I.
From 1912 to 1956 Morocco had the status of a Franco-Spanish protectorate. It achieved independence in 1956.
Morocco ratified a new constitution in 2011. According to Paragraph #1 of the Preamble (an integral part of the constitution): “In keeping with its irreversible resolve to build a constitutional democratic State, the Kingdom of Morocco resolutely pursues the process of consolidating and reinforcing the institutions of a modern State founded on principles of participation, pluralism and good governance.”
Morocco is a democratic and social, parliamentary, constitutional monarchy. The Kingdom’s constitutional regime is founded on a separation of powers that are balanced and collaborative. It is a participative citizens’ democracy which promotes good governance and accountability
The current sovereign is His majesty King Mohammed VI (may God come to his aid), who succeeded to his father, the late Hassan II, on July 30, 1999.
The government derives from an elected parliament and, since the adoption of the 2011 constitution, is led by a Head of Government— currently Saadine Othmani of the moderate Islamist PJD (Party of Justice and Development).
Islam is the official religion. Freedom of religion for all is guaranteed by the State.
Arabic remains the official religion. The State ensures protection and development of the Arabic language and strives to promote its use. The Tamazight language, a common heritage of all Moroccans without exception, is also an official language of the State.

Morocco is characterized by mountain ranges and deserts. Along with Spain and France, it is one of the few countries with coasts on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. According to the 2014 national census, Morocco had about 34 million people distributed across 710,850 km2.
Morocco is subdivided into:

  • - 12 regions
  • - 75 prefectures or provinces
  • - 1503 communes

Morocco’s capital is Rabat, while its largest city is Casablanca.

Internationally, Morocco pursues peace, solidarity and cooperation. It is an active member of numerous international and regional organizations, including: the United Nations, the Arab League, the African Union, the Arab Maghreb Union, the Organization for Islamic Cooperation, the Group of 77, the International Organization of Francophonie, and the Union for the Mediterranean, and it is seeking membership of ECOWAS.

Since 2010 Morocco hosts the African headquarters of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG Africa).

MOROCCO’S CLIMATE AND WEATHER

  • Morocco has a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot summers with distinct regional variations. The Atlantic coast is cooled by Northwesterly trade winds and the off-shore Canary Current. Interior regions have a hotter dry continental climate. Saharan regions of the south are hot and arid almost all year round, though temperatures can drop precipitously at night during winter months.
  • Precipitation occurs mostly in winter (October-January) and spring (March-April) and falls mainly on coastal plains and mountainous areas. Summers are almost entirely dry and hot, though mountain ranges stay cooler.

TRAVELING TO MOROCCO: GETTING THERE BY AIR

  • Morocco’s national carrier is Royal Air Maroc (AT) (www.royalairmaroc.com).
  • Morocco is also well served by such global airline companies as Air France, Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Ittihad, etc...

MAIN AIRPORTS

  • Casablanca Mohammed V (CMN) in Nouacer is 30 km (35 minutes by expressway) south of the city. The airport has duty-free shops, ATMs, currency exchanges, restaurants, tourist information kiosks and car rental agencies. It is served by taxis and commuter rail to central Casablanca, with connecting trains to the country’s other rail destinations.
  • Tangier Ibn Battuta Airport (TNG) in Boukhalef Souahel is 11 km from the city (20 minute drive). The airport has duty-free shops, ATMs, currency exchanges, restaurants, tourist information kiosks and car rental agencies. It is served by city busses and taxis.
  • Morocco’s other international airports include Fez (FEZ), Marrakech (RAK) and Rabat-Salé (RBA).
  • Airport taxes are included in the price of the airline ticket.

TRAVELLING AROUND MOROCCO…
By plane

  • With Casablanca Mohammed V Airport as hub, Royal Air Maroc (AT) (www.royalairmaroc.com) maintains regular routes between the 12 major Moroccan cities that have airports. These include Rabat-Salé, Agadir, Dakhla, Fez, Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Oujda et Tangier.

By train

  • Morocco’s railways are run by the Office National des Chemins de Fer (ONCF) (www.oncf.ma), which maintains regular service with comfortable air-conditioned trains. Ticket prices are very affordable.
  • Centered on the Atlantic Seaboard (Casablanca-Rabat), the rail network services Oujda in the east, Tangiers in the north, and Marrakech in the south.

By road
Morocco’s road network consists of all-weather national roads reinforced by an expressway system that connects all main cities, reaching as far as Tangiers, Oujda and Agadir.

  • Inter-city bus service: main cities are served by a variety of both public and privately-operated bus companies. The two main companies are CTM (tel: (+212) 522-75-36-77; www.ctm.co.ma), which covers the entire country, and Supratours (tel: (+212) 537-68-62-97; www.supratourstravel.com), which services regions beyond the rail network.
  • Taxis: there are two types of taxi service: small taxis (petits taxis) with meters are licensed to operate within city limits.
  • They can be hailed individually or shared with other riders; large taxis (grands taxis), usually Mercedes Benz roadsters or Renault Dacia-Lodgys, are used for suburban runs and inter-city transportation. Most often shared, routes have fixed prices per rider. Large taxis can also be rented for particular runs, but the price must be agreed before-hand as they do not run on meters.
  • Car rentals: Both international and Moroccan car rental companies have agencies in major cities. Renting a car can be quite expensive and the minimum legal age to do so is 21.

Driving in Morocco:

  • Cars drive on the right side of roads.
  • Seatbelts are obligatory for all passengers.
  • The speed limit is usually set at 60 km/hour within urban areas, 100 km/hour on national roads, and 120 km/hour on expressways.
  • No amount of alcohol is allowable in the bloodstream of a driver.

Carrying ID:
- Technically, individuals must always have a valid personal identification document on them. Practically, photocopies of the identification pages of a passport are good enough, provided that the original is kept in the same city (in a hotel room for example). When traveling between cities, travelers should always have a valid identification document on them.

WHERE TO STAY
Moroccan hotels are very affordable, offer good value for money, and are usually easy to find and reserve rooms in. Some major tourist destinations (Marrakech and certain beach resorts) may experience very low vacancy rates during high season. Other times of the year there are always lots of options, from variously starred hotels to family-run B&Bs, to Morocco’s famed riads (traditional houses in historic neighborhoods).

WHAT TO EAT AND DRINK
Morocco’s distinctive cuisine, which combines savory and sweet, is internationally renowned. It is the culmination of centuries of culinary development, making it rich and varied.
Dishes not to be missed include: couscous (meat, chicken and/or steamed vegetables served on durum wheat semolina ), tajines (Dutch-oven stews), harira (soup), pastilla (meat or seafood pastry), mechoui (roast lamb), various sweet and savory salads, and almond and orange-blossom scented sweets, not to mention regional and local specialties.
Morocco’s national beverages are:

  • - green mint tea served sweet
  • - coffee

HEALTH CARE
Morocco is well equipped with hospitals, clinics and pharmacies. There are major university research hospitals, civilian and military hospitals, emergency services, private clinics, pharmacies, and labs for medical tests in every city.
Public hospitals offer emergency services for free or for a token fee.

SHOPPING
Morocco is famed for its crafts, executed with ancestral know-how by master craftsmen. Traditional crafts include weaving (carpets), tailoring (men’s and women’s jellabas), copperware, pottery & ceramics (dishes & flatware), leatherwork (slippers, jackets, handbags, book covers), jewelry (silver, gold, amber, coral), and medicinal and aromatic herbs. These hand-crafted goods are produced by master artisans (maalems) using age-old techniques they learnt from previous masters and which they pass down to apprentices, the master artisans of tomorrow. While designs may be entirely traditional, they can also be surprisingly contemporary. Moroccan crafts are best purchased in its souqs, dense clusters of shops organized by trade. There are also government-run handicraft centres in every large city.
Morocco is now also dotted with modern shopping malls and supermarket chains.

EXCHANGE RATES

  • The currency in use in Morocco is called the dirham (expressed as either MAD or Dh).
  • Bills come in denominations of 20, 50, 100 and 200 Dh. Coins have a value of 1, 2, 5 and 10 Dh as well as 5, 10, 20 and 50 centimes (100 centimes to the dirham).
  • While the value of the MAD fluctuates somewhat over time, it is currently valued at:
  • o   1,00 MAD = 0.092 EUROS
  • o   1,00 MAD = 0.10 $US
  • The euro and the US dollar are the preferred foreign currency of Morocco
  • Dirhams can be easily withdrawn from ATMs, most of which accept international credit and debit cards. ATMs can be found in every Moroccan town, great or small.
  • Banks can also sell dirhams. Banks are open Mondays to Fridays 8:15 AM to 3:45 PM.
  • Dirhams can only be legally purchased by an official currency exchange provider. Exchanging currencies in the street is illegal.
  • Moroccan dirhams can only be purchased in Morocco and should be exchanged back for foreign currency before leaving the country.
  • There are no commission fees when buying dirhams. Travelers get a receipt of the exchange which they should show when they want to exchange the dirhams back into foreign currency upon leaving the country.
Major hotels, restaurants and stores accept international credit cards.

 

MOROCCAN VISAS, PASSPORTS AND ENTRY CONDITIONS

  • Travelers from countries whose citizens must obtain a visa to enter Morocco should apply for and obtain the visa at an accredited Moroccan embassy or consulate prior to arrival.
  • Travelers residing in a country where Morocco is represented diplomatically should apply for the visa at the appropriate embassy or consulate in that country.
  • The tourist stay in Morocco is limited to three months for travelers from countries where no visa is required, and to whatever time limit features on the visa of those who are not.
  • A visitor who wished to prolong a stay in Morocco beyond three months (or beyond the expiration of the visa) should request authorization to do so from the appropriate Moroccan authorities (the Direction Générale de Sûreté Nationale). Otherwise, the traveler will be in Morocco illegally.
  • A foreign national wishing to engage in gainful employment or a remunerated professional activity should apply for the appropriate identity card.
  • Travelers should make sure their passports are properly stamped when entering the country.

ELECTRICAL CIRCUITRY

In Morocco, electrical circuits are 220 V and standard frequency is 50Hz. The country uses standard European sockets and plugs.

TELEPHONE & INTERNET

  • The international telephone country code for Morocco is: 212.
  • Morocco has state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure that conforms to international standards. Internet is accessible from nearly anywhere in the country.

SIM cards are easily purchased, including in airports.

 

MOROCCO'S MAIN CITIES:

Rabat : Not only is Rabat the national capital with every modern urban amenity, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing a wealth of historic monuments dating back thousands of years. Among these are the Chella archaeological site (ancient and medieval), the Tour Hassan and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the Qasba (citadel) of the Ouadaias on the Bouregreg Estuary. Its fortified medina (old city) harbors the famous Rue des Consules, with its antique dealers and numerous crafts shops, as well as many charming riads. Among the city’s museums are the Archaeological Museum and the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern Art (MMVI). Its palm tree-lined central avenues are clean and well-maintained, as is its beach. The city has excellent public transportation systems, including commuter trains, trams, busses and taxis.
Casablanca : Casablanca is the country’s economic capital and its most important business and financial center. It hosts the head offices of Morocco’s largest corporations. Young Moroccans and foreigners alike flock to Casablanca to seek their fortunes, as it has dynamic creative industries. The number of prestigious new real-estate developments rising across the city is astounding. Casablanca’s infrastructure is continuously being expanded and upgraded. Yet, despite the unrelenting growth, Casablanca retains a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Tangier : Only 18 km from the Spanish coast, Tangier has long been the gateway to Africa for Europeans and other travelers. Declared an “International” city in the early 20th century, numerous American artists (Truman Capote, Paul Bowles, Tennessee Williams) called Tangier home in the 1940s and 50s. The city on the strait contains heritage sites and monuments, particularly in the historic Medina and Qasba neighborhoods. Among these historic sites are the American Legation (the oldest federally-owned property outside of the USA), now a museum. Recently, a wealth of new infrastructure projects have been built in the city, the most important of which is the Tanger-Med container port, now among the largest shipping hubs in the world.
Ifrane : Perched at 1665 m. altitude, Ifrane (pop. 13,000 according to the 2014 census) is a healthy mountain resort that attracts visitors all year long. In Tamazight, ifran means “caves”, which are a distinctive feature of the karstic Middle Atlas Mountains. The town was created by the authorities of the French Protectorate in 1928 to serve as a Hill Station, providing cool relief from the summer heat for French settler families. Designed as a Garden City with an abundance of leafy parks, the city is reputed for its cleanliness. Ifrane has long been a preferred high-altitude venue for sports and athletic training. It even boasts a ski hill, the Michelifen. Due to the presence of Al Akhawayn University (AUI), a prestigious English-language American-style Liberal Arts university, it is now developing into a College Town.
Marrakech: Located at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains, the Imperial City of Marrakech, capital to several imperial dynasties, is charged with history, cultural goods and heritage. Marrakech is an open-air museum; its ancient medina is one of the largest nearly intact medieval cities anywhere. Among its monuments are the 13t-century Koutoubia Mosque with its famous minaret, the ruins of the 16th-century Badi Palace, and Djemma El-Fna square, emblematic hub of the city’s social life day and night. Marrakech is famous for its range of museums, its crowded souqs and bazars, and for its charming riads (courtyard houses transformed into boutique B&Bs).
Essaouira : The “windy city” of Essaouira is famous for its surfing scene. A major Atlantic port in the age of sail ships, Essaouira is now the perfect place “chill” away from bustle of big cities. Already in the 1960s it was a “happening” place where the likes of Jimmy Hendricks hung out. Today, Essaouira is known for the week-long Gnawa Festival of World Music, which attracts about 300,000 spectators annually. The spectacular beach attracts wind surfers the year round. Other visitors come to Essaouira for its visual arts scene, or else to wander the streets and squares of this beautifully planned 18 th-century port.