Hotel Continental

36, Dar Baroud, Tangier, Tanger-Tétouan, Morocco

One of Tangier's first hotels, Hotel Continental was built in 1870 to house a British diplomat, but it has made some changes since then, adding Moroccan arches and other decorative flourishes, and while its heyday has long since past, it's still imbued with a certain nostalgic charm. The yellowing pages of the 19th-century guestbook refer to other notable residents—Degas, Winston Churchill, and the Beat poets among them, and Bertolucci's Sheltering Sky was partly filmed here. While rooms border on austere, you can relax in a variety of ornate parlors, reading rooms, and sunrooms or on the open patio overlooking the port. Rooms 108 and 208 have the best views of the bobbing boats.

PROS

  • great views
  • good location
  • historic appeal

CONS

  • not all rooms are air-conditioned
  • some renovated rooms are impersonal
  • decor is tired

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Quiet
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0539-93–10–24

HOTEL DETAILS

53 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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