Rabat is the capital of Morocco, and although it is not the largest city, it has some spectacular views over the Bou Regreg river, as well as the well-known Kasbah of Oudayas. Here are 10 spots with stunning views in Rabat.
This is one of Rabat‘s top locations, a café located right in the Kasbah of Oudayas, with an impressive view of the Bou Regreg River. Here, you can enjoy a Moroccan mint tea with a couple of corne de gazelle pastries, and the sound of birds flying across the sky. You will find Café Maure only a few meters away from Le Dhow, another incredible restaurant located on the river.
Le Dhow is a restaurant located on the port of Rabat and is peculiar because it’s in a boat right by the shore. Here, you can enjoy Mediterranean, European, or French dishes cooked by their amazing chef. The service is spectacular, with friendly staff, but the most incredible factor about is the view of the port. From the comfy sofas of Le Dhow, it is absolutely mesmerizing and a sight one can never forget.
This is a hotel that is located right in the center of the capital, in front of the train station. This is an amazing location if you are looking to enjoy the city at its best, as you can sit on their rooftop terrace and enjoy a drink while listening to the relaxing music. The hotel is modern and sophisticated, and although there are many cheap restaurants in the area, none of them can beat the Cantor’s rooftop view.
The Golden Fish restaurant is located in the heart of the lavish Sofitel Jardin des Roses hotel. Considered one of the best hotels in the capital, its restaurant is even better, boasting a spectacular view of the large pool and garden filled with roses. Here, you can enjoy the most sumptuous fresh fish straight from the Atlantic!
Villa Mandarine is located in the district of Souissi in Rabat. It is a hotel and restaurant, renowned for their luxury services and products. The villa is large, with numerous rooms, fountains, a gym, bar, a lavish garden, and more. In this case, there isn’t a particular view, but you can consider the villa itself the view. Everything is carefully placed and beautifully decorated in a traditional yet classy way.
The Cedar is the splendid bar located on the 11th floor of The View Hotel in Rabat. Of course, it has this name for a reason, and that is because of the glorious views surrounding the hotel, visible in every room, restaurant, bar, and corridor. At The Cedar, you can enjoy the most exotic cocktails while looking over the capital’s busiest roads.
Located in the heart of Hotel Diwan in Rabat, this amazing restaurant offers spectacular views over a pool and greenery. Much like the Sofitel, it is surrounded by amazing picturesque landscapes that include exotic flowers and plants. At the restaurant, you can enjoy everything Mediterranean in a peaceful atmosphere with music in the background.
If you want a more affordable spot that would fit into your backpacking plans, head over to Riad Dar Aida, a B&B located in the heart of the medina of the capital. Apart from its top location, Dar Aida has a great rooftop where you can sip in your fresh mint tea while overlooking the oldest part of the city.
The Cosmopolitan in Rabat is located right behind the train station of Rabat Ville, which is an exceptional spot. Here, you can enjoy a Mediterranean fish-filled dish and the most delicious wine with a view through a plate-glass window, while being only a couple of minutes away from the main boulevard of Rabat.
Ty Potes is another restaurant near the station of Rabat Ville, but it is not popular for its majestic views. On the other hand, the community is buzzing about its peaceful and stunning terrace garden, where you can have a delicious lunch in a very busy part of the city. It is also vegetarian-friendly, and you will mostly find Mediterranean and French delicacies.