From the outside, the Aferni looks nothing special, and there is a good reason for this: it is not anything special. That said, it does have a few quirks about it which make it worth considering. One of these things though is not its staff, which, while not at all rude or incompetent, looks uninterested and is rather wet and uninspiring. The hideous reception desk is so bad it is good, its golden front gleaming as opposed to the expressionless faces of those behind it. The lobby is divided into several small sections, each with Moroccan style seating in the form of low, cushioned benches where one can imagine people smoking shisha as well as carved armchairs arranged around coffee tables. There is some attractive carving work in the arches between the columns while the plants dotted around help to breathe some life into the space. Although quite dated the hall is nevertheless comfortable and quiet and above all bright, which is not something that can be said for most of the lobbies in this resort. Here you will also find a small gift shop crammed with local handicrafts and general supplies.
Just outside from the lobby is the hotel's small swimming pool. There is not much space around it for sunbathing, although the exposure is not great either - your best bet is to occupy the small terrace in the afternoon, although this is also the only public smoking area. The pool is surrounded by green bushes with the city's mosque bearing down overhead. Being a small property there is little else in terms of common areas or amenities. There are no wellness or fitness facilities nor any animation or kids club.
The hotel is more or less well maintained and is clean and peaceful. Access to the rooms is easy although the corridors are a little depressing. There is complimentary wifi at the hotel, but only in the lobby area.