Hotel Continental

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

Morocco's very first hotel was built in 1865 in the Victorian style—appropriately since Queen Victoria's son Alfred was the first official guest. The yellowed pages of the 19th-century guestbook also contain the simple quilled entry "Degas: Paris." Sir Winston Churchill and the beats have stayed here, and Bertolucci's Sheltering Sky was partly filmed here. Kept strictly to Victorian style until 1990, the Continental has made some changes since then, adding Moroccan arches and other decorative flourishes. Imbued with a slightly threadbare charm, it's nostalgic, romantic, and stately. You can relax in a variety of small 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. With breakfast included, it's one of Tangier's all-around best values.

PROS

  • great views
  • excellent location
  • good value

CONS

  • not all rooms are air-conditioned
  • some renovated rooms are impersonal

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0539-93–10–24

HOTEL DETAILS

56 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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