Where to stay in Casablanca?

Aug 19th, 2019, 08:48 AM
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Where to stay in Casablanca?

I will be visiting Casablanca for the first time, solo, Oct 22 - 24.

A trip planner has arranged for me to stay at the Kenzi Sidi Maarouf, https://www.kenzi-hotels.com/kenzisi...efault-en.html , which appears to be a large business hotel near the airport and could be located in any city anywhere.

I would like something a little smaller, a little more charm and located in a safe area for me to explore. Under 1100 MAD or 110 Euro preferably but willing to increase the budget.

Any recommendations for an area and specific hotels are appreciated.
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Aug 22nd, 2019, 12:31 PM
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Did your trip advisor suggest that you visit Casablanca or was it was your choice?
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Aug 23rd, 2019, 08:01 AM
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Mine but only for access to the airport to leave for Malta which does not have these flights daily. I see most travellers and guide books are not keen on Casablanca, except to see the Hassan II Mosque. I have a tour organized to see it and a few other sites.

Is there nothing to see on my own in the medina, or other, area? Or should I just have a day at the hotel?
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Aug 23rd, 2019, 08:48 AM
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You may enjoy staying in Rabat, the next city up the coast, a good deal more than Casablanca. The train from CMN airport will take you to Casa-Voyageurs station, then change to a through train, just under an hour to Rabat, a much prettier & more personable city. And an easy return to the airport.
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Aug 24th, 2019, 11:10 AM
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Mme, I think that is a good suggestion but because two friends and I are travelling a fair amount in Morocco beforehand (we split company just prior to my stay in Casablanca), I decided to stay put in Casablanca and am looking at the Boutique Hotel Gauthier A propos de nous | Boutique Hotel Gauthier . I am really in Casablanca only 1.5 days.

Any comments re the location or hotel itself?
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Aug 24th, 2019, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by BowenLinda View Post
. . . because two friends and I are travelling a fair amount in Morocco beforehand (we split company just prior to my stay in Casablanca), I decided to stay put in Casablanca . . . Any comments re the location or hotel itself?
Ah, the missing piece of the puzzle. I won't comment specifically on the hotel location as, other than overnights between trains at Casa Voyageurs, I've only stayed in Casablanca once over 20 years ago at a hotel on the Corniche. It appears to be a nice enough hotel, though the decor would have me looking elsewhere (I'd especially avoid the camouflage room). I wish I could be of more help.

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Aug 24th, 2019, 04:47 PM
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All good, thanks for your your comments.
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