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“It cannot be worse than the Farah Rabat” 1 of 5 stars
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Golden Tulip Farah Rabat
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Makhlouf 10, Rabat 10000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #21 of 39 Hotels in Rabat
Zurich, Switzerland
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“It cannot be worse than the Farah Rabat”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

Was scheduled to stay there for 10 nights. Stayed only one. When arriving, had to interrupt the front desk staff telling jokes and having a laugh. I felt as if I were disturbing them. Asked for a quiet spacious room. Ended up in a corner room on 2nd floor out the back. Very noisy - could not even close window properly. Safe was there but did not work. No wireless, except in lobby which also does not connect. Said to have wired connection in rooms but no cable available. TV also out of order. Furniture nearly falling apart and in very bad shape. Lamps hang there like after an earthquake. Room very dirty. Hasn't seen a vacuum cleaner in weeks. Breakfast is distgusting! Got there at 08.15; all tables used. No one cleans up. Sat down at used dirty table as there was nothing else. Staff is there but appears to have no purpose except standing around. That place should be closed immediately, management exchanged, refurbished and reopened only then. Simply the worst accommodation I ever had, out of hundreds to date.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

By far one of the most worthless hotels I have ever stayed. Lacking is management from the front desk to food service. Do not waste your money. Rude people, rooms are a disaster. The Executive floor is a total joke. Food service, you are taking your life in your own hands.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bern, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

The hotel is nothing peculiar, a standard western hotel very near to the medina and the mausoleum of Mohammed V.
We just stayed for the night and vere not interested by hotel amenities: the room and bathroom were clean and breakfast was OK.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Beirut, Lebanon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

I stayed at the Golden Tulip Farah hotel in June 2011 and my experience was terrible. I had stayed for a couple of times before and it was not so bad then. The hotel needs to be refurbished in order to regain its previous fair standing.
When I first entered the room the smell of the dust was suffocating. There was at least 2 flies in the room. But the worse was the toilets, which had a smell of bad vinegar/ wet towel. The smell actually came from the very dirty shower curtains. The room service did not add towels when the ones displayed were used, and I had to call twice to request tissues and at the end of my 3 days stays I never got them.
The food at the restaurant is mediocre. The only good thing is the Moroccan tea to be enjoyed at the lobby.
Overall it was a bad experience, hopefully not to be repeated in the near future.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

I was part of a group of 50 people staying at the Golden Tulip in Rabat in June. The hotel is well-situated overlooking the marina (sale area). We used one part of their top floor, where the pool is located, including a large conference room and dining area, with a wraparound terrace. The views were excellent and the meeting facilities served us well.

The rooms were up to standard for a 4-star hotel. The bathrooms were modern and clean with a spacious vanity area, shower, and alcove containing the toilet and bidet (not much space between the two though). There was a hairdryer that worked OK but I brought my own toiletries, and so can't comment on the quality of the soaps and lotions. The beds were comfortable and nicely-made. I recall that the curtains were heavy enough to make the room dark - great in the mornings - and otherwise cannot recall very much about the room.

The hotel lobby is open-plan and frequented by more than just hotel guests. For instance, we stayed during the annual Mawazine festival, and the lobby was crawling with photographers and fans waiting to catch a glimpse of singer-celebs passing through the hotel. It's not prohibited to smoke indoors in Morocco so cigarette smoke hangs heavy in the air. The check in and check out was fairly quick (15-20 mins) and the attendants outside were very happy to help with taxis etc. The lovely little medina is down the street and the tram stop is minutes away too so the location is great.

The only real complain I had was extremely slow service at the tables next to the pool. it took 40 minutes to receive drinks and we cancelled our orders after an hour because we gave up. The hotel provided dinner for us one of the nights and we were rather disappointed. Not only was the portion small, but the chicken skewers were not cooked properly. Bottom line: stay there but eat elsewhere!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2011

The Golden Tulip is really a business hotel, the large formal foyer / lounge area is a good place for meeting clients and colleagues. There is free wifi wireless in all public areas, and cabled (free) internet in rooms. It has a good business centre with fax, phones, printers and 4 computers.
In warm weather, the rooftop pool is a nice bonus, perfectly large enough to do lengths and there is also poolside service from the rooftop bar.
Food is quite good, we ate in the hotel buffet where there are plenty of salads and hot side dishes. Meats are cooked to order on a chargrill. Prices were okay, about what you expect in a hotel. We also ate in the rooftop bar one evening, it serves free nibbles (pastries and tapas) but also has a room service type menu consisting of burgers etc.
The staff are pretty helpful and polite and speak a good standard of English.

The pros:
Very spacious rooms, big enough for 2 to work and live.
Free internet.
Comfy beds.
Decent choice of dining (3 restaurants).
Shop in foyer sells sundry items... sun cream, cigarettes, souvenirs etc. Handy.

The cons:
Noisy location on a roundabout.
Cleanliness could have been a little better, not quite as spotless as many.
Bathrobe was tatty and had a cigarette burn on the sleeve and really needed replacing.
My room smelled strongly of sulphur after the cleaners had been in, but it did clear after a while.

Overall, not bad, you could do a lot worse. But not Rabat's best hotel.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2011

I found the hotel a calm and comforting place to be in. It's across the river and a walkable distance from the Hassan Tower and Mohammed V Masoleum. The staff were helpful and ever smiling. What I particularly recall are the variety of salads served and the breakfast service was quite good too.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Makhlouf 10, Rabat 10000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region > Rabat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Rabat
#9 Spa Hotel in Rabat
#11 Luxury Hotel in Rabat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Golden Tulip Farah Rabat 5*
Number of rooms: 193
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