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“Average but Close to the Medina” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Tulip Farah Rabat

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Golden Tulip Farah Rabat
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Makhlouf 10, Rabat 10000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #19 of 38 Hotels in Rabat
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“Average but Close to the Medina”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2006

The Farah Hotel is part of the Golden Tulip chain and appears to cater to tour groups. The one thing going for it is that it's across the street from the Medina, a 20 minute walk from Rue des Consul, and a 30 minute walk to the Kasbah. I enjoyed waking up early and walking through the Medina before it got crowded.

The hotel advertises an ocean view, but the view is more of the mouth of the Bouregreg River, which has some charm but also a lot of construction. Unfortunately, the hotel is very noisy since it is on a busy thoroughfare and doesn't have very much land that would buffer it from city streets. The traffic is so noisy, that I would not keep the room window open.

The restaurant is average, serving a boring buffet. The menu is better than the buffet, but not worth the price.

The rooms are comfortable and clean but nothing special. There is a small pool on the roof, with a bar that doesn't serve food. While it has a very nice view of the Medina, it is very noisy due to the constant traffic passing by. I would not stay at this hotel again.

  • Liked — Close to Medina
  • Disliked — Tour Groups
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2006

decent place in a pretty good location, the city isnt much but if u have to go there and u want to feel decent go there. service was only average which for morroco is quite good. the view from the rooftop pool is cool to see.

all in all a decent place and a safe bet for western comforts

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — blandness
  • Tips/Secrets — second guess going to rabat( like if it has what u want)
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2006

A 5* business hotel in a good location in Rabat: The Golden Tulip Farah Hotel is just adjacent to the Place Tour Hassan and the medina, with views over the medina to the Kasbah Oudaias, and over the Bou Regreg river to Salé, from the rooftop terrace and poolside.

There are several restaurants, several bars, a gym and indoor pool - whatever you expect from a 5* hotel. You can walk to most sights. The 193 rooms look like business hotel rooms elsewhere, but are clean and well-equipped. Service is okay, and the breakfast was truly the most remarkable we had on our trip, with fruit and cheese and freshly-made eggs and yoghurt and ... Only coffee was as bad as elsewhere. Stay with mint tea.

Surely an excellent option in Rabat, though not very Moroccan in style. Check out my personal travel diary for more details:
http://www.pangolin.li/travel_sites/morocco06/

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2006

The hotel lobby is nice, as is the front desk and restaurant. The rooms are well decorated and comfortable. The heat worked well and the windows open to bring a breeze. It was clean and quiet, the bathroom was clean and nice. There are large closets. The TV has cable. The beds are comfortable. The food in the restaurant was pretty good (buffet) and the service was very good. The location is right by the ocean, close to the Royal mausoleum and Casbah. Most guests seemed to be local businessmen and tourists in groups.

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Golden Tulip Farah Rabat

Address: Makhlouf 10, Rabat 10000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region > Rabat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Rabat
#8 Spa Hotel in Rabat
#9 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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