Once a pirate’s lair, today Casablanca is Morocco’s most contemporary city. Although not as popular as tourist hotspots Marrakech or Essaouira, it’s the country’s economic and cultural powerhouse, with plenty of history and tradition of its own. Not sure where to stay in Casablanca? Read on to discover our pick of the best hotels in the city.
Found in the centre of the business district, just off the Avenue des Far, Odyssee offers a sleek, modern stay. Each of the 138 guest rooms come with a sharply designed interior and with your rest in mind, each featuring sound insulation, 24-hour room service and climate control air conditioning, as standard. The boutique hotel also features plenty of welcome additions for work purposes, from sound-proofed meeting rooms to a dedicated business centre, making the hotel the ideal place to get some work done away from the office.
My Relax hotel is an easy option for first-time guests to Casablanca. The rooms are bright and breezy, with large windows bathing them in natural light, and they’re filled with all the amenities you’d expect from a modern stay. Be sure to make full use of the hotel’s in-house restaurant, which serves a selection of classic favourites as well as offering every guest a delicious continental and buffet breakfast every morning.
Built nearly 100 years ago, this extraordinary Casablanca guesthouse is in a former mansion, right at the very heart of the city. Inspired by the vibrant energy of Casablanca, each of the luxury guestrooms feature lavish interiors, art deco-infused marble bathrooms and extra comfortable king-sized beds. The hotel itself has two fantastic in-house restaurants on offer – Le Jasmine, an intimate restaurant offering classic Moroccan cuisine and the rooftop Doge cafe, a casual coffee house overlooking the naturally scenic cityscape.
One of the more recent additions to our list, the Hotel Jenzi Tower first opened to guests in 2009 but has since gone on to become one of the go to accommodation options in the city. Built as one of the twin towers in Casablanca’s sleek Maârif neighbourhood, the hotel is only 30 minutes from Mohamed V, the city’s international airport, and has a plethora of boutique and artisan shops right on its doorstep. Be sure to stop by the charming Tea & Champagne lounge, hosting as the name suggests, a huge array of aromatic and enticing beverages for guests to sample during their stay.
As the flagship for one of Morocco’s biggest hotel brands, this award-winning 5-star hotel is the perfect option for guests looking for an opulent place to stay in Casablanca. Each of the rooms are expertly designed with a traditional Moroccan aesthetic and the contemporary comforts expected from a modern stay. Grand Mogador also has some outstanding services available, including a full-time concierge, 24-hour room service and in-house valet, to help you have the most relaxing stay possible.
A quick and easy option with great transport links to the city, Hotel Campanile is an ideal option for guests looking to spend as much time exploring as possible. The rooms are bright and open, with comfortable bedding, and the in-house restaurant offers a delicious selection of Moroccan classics, as well as a complimentary breakfast buffet served every morning. With a dedicated shuttle bus to the city’s major airport and located just a short walk from the train station, however, you’re coming into the city this hotel will make it a truly stress-free experience.
Nicholas Grantham contributed additional reporting to this article.
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