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Hotel Balima

283 Ave Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
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Ranked #26 of 39 Hotels in Rabat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Tisovec, Slovakia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely overpriced for the kind of service they give. While the room was ok, clean and comfortable, the restaurant was not much to desire for, with cigarette smoke and very poor breakfast. They should definitely either lower the price or increase the quality.

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Corner Brook, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Hotel bit run down but still has a lot of old style charm Location good close to train station and the medina Staff friendly and helpful Common areas quite interesting Breakfast basic but good located upstairs in next building Balcony with good view of city

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Amsterdam
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36 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Because we were travelling by train, this hotel was an excellent choice because it is only 5 minutes away from the train station but that is the only reason you should stay here! Faded glory all over (if it had any glory in the beginning at all!). Luckily we only spent one night here. Although I do have to say... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was our first stop in morocco and it wasn't great, the communal areas are very smoky and the hotel itself is looking rather tired. The room wasn't bad but not great either. As long as you're only after location and a clean room then you'll be ok.

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Oberursel (Taunus), Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The Balima hotel is a good location to stay in Rabat. I 've been there for the second time and if i will go to Rabat again, i will stay in the Balima hotel again. The hotel are placed in front of the parliament. It has nice rooms and a nice area outside in front of the hotel.

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Trondheim Municipality, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great location but thats all though. It probably used to be one of the the best in rabat but thats decades ago. cheap, great location, hmmm and for a night or two okay. Wouldnt take my girlfriend there. Service lazy, rooms dirty and old carpet , breakfast not good, dirty old hotel who needs a clean up. Girls in the... More 

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TANGIER
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My daughter and I have just spent 2 nights in the Balima and we could not have wished for a nicer hotel. Our room was situated on 3rd floor opposite the parliament. It was clean and comfortable with excellent friendly staff. I would highly recommend it as a central place to stay in Rabat.

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The hotel has a perfect location. The room was very clean, everybody was helpfull and friendly. I have been in a lot of hotels. Some 5 star some not. It makes travelling worth the trouble to have different experiences. There were clean, white towels, a piece of soap, hot water, and a good bed. What reason would I have to... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Being in such a central location - 5 minutes walk from Rabat Ville station, right on one of the main avenues of the city - definitely gives this hotel an advantage.Unfortunately, I did not find other reasons that could make me return. Maybe they put me in one of the lesser rooms, but my room was small, dated (including tv... More 

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Birmingham
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

While the location was very good - the negative experiences with this hotel are enough to prompt me to be firm in my 'poor' review of this establishment. I traveled with a group of coworkers here - the booking being made by an experienced travel agency with strong ties in the area - so I was really expecting a nice... More 

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