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“Good for maroccan standards, average for Europeans” 4 of 5 stars
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Route de Sebta, Tetouan, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Tetouan
Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland
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7 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Good for maroccan standards, average for Europeans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

likes: everything was clean, we had towels and a basket of fruit, the room was spacious and comfortable, in the evening they organized a show with live music at the swimming pool, it was about 10 metres from the beach so the view was beautiful, we had natural orange juice for breakfast!

dislikes: the food was average, the interiors looked quite old

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

I stayed here for one night with a group of friends on a weekend trip to Morocco. I couldn't believe how nice the area was and how new and shiny the hotel was. We had the corner room on the top floor of the hotel overlooking the ocean. The room had two queen beds, fabulous air conditioning (after 2 weeks in Seville with no AC, this was fabulous), and a beautiful view. The room was clean, new, and had a nice bathroom. On American standards, this is NOT a 4-star hotel. However, on European standards this was a very nice hotel with plenty of space. I would compare it to a newer Marriott Courtyard.

The hotel staff was friendly and polite and spoke English well. It was interesting to observe the cultural differences, but also to see how they are trying to be more "westernized." The breakfast and dinner that we ate in the hotel were delicious. The flatbread was very yummy and the service was attentive and friendly in the restaurant.

I can't speak to the location of the hotel as I only used it as a stop over point after traveling all day. The following day we went to Chef-Chaouen (Spelling?) If you get a chance, go there!

The pool was beautiful and overlooking the ocean. As a female, I would not have been comfortable swimming in the pool in a bikini, or bathing suit for that matter, but it was very pretty. It was interesting to see families on the beach and around the pool. The women were completely covered and the men were shirtless and playing in the pool or ocean.

I would definitely recommend this as a stop-over point from Ceuta to elsewhere in Morocco as it is a comfortable and clean hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

We have stayed at this hotel 4 times during our 15 month stay in Morocco. Apart from the fact I love M'Diq, this hotel always makes the stay so special. It is peak holiday period, where I think half of Fes holiday in M'Diq. We had tried the phone and internet to book, but were told they were fully booked out. Anyway we thought we would try our luck and turned up at the hotel. The manager remembered us and told us he would give us a high up beachfront room. He couldn't do anything about the rate, but breakfast and dinner was included. This was the first time we had been there in peak season. In low season M'Diq is empty and peaceful, in summer it really comes alive. The beach if packed with thousands of umbrellas. The hotel pool lovely and the grounds perfectly manicured. At night in summer they have a band playing and several different singers. Though noisy, it was pleasant noise and didn't deter sleep. They stop at about midnight. The promenade is full of people walking until the early hours. Many sit outside the hotel on the beach wall and listen to the music. The hotel gate onto the beach is locked and guarded at night to stop undesirables, which gives a feeling of safety. The first night we dined at our favourite local restaurant along the road called Coco Drilo. My husband had forgotten dinner was provided at the hotel. The second night we ate at the hotel restaurant. Food not so good, typical hotel style food. Was also served a bottle of warm white wine, which I complained about, so they provded an ice bucket. We always have breakfast bought to our room, and it is more than adequate. Breads and jam, good coffee and an egg. Typical Moroccan hotel food. The service is always good at this hotel, service with a smile. The rooms, though average and in need of an upgrade, are smart and always so clean. The bathroom spotless. The white cotton sheets pristine and the beds so comfortable. Though we are leaving Morocco shortly, when we do come back again, this will be one of the first romantic getaways we will be chomping at the bit to indulge ourselves in. Also the contraband markets in Fnidiq outside Sebta, you will find some great buys. The people at this hotel and in this city in general are delightful. Also though there is limited free parking at the hotel, the valet always does his best to find a park for you. We have always been given a park.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2011

This hotel was amazingly affordable and has an unbelievable seafront location. Our huge balcony was right on the Mediterranean, and we could hear the soothing waves all night. Beautiful sunrise over the waves. March is the off-season, and the town is almost empty and very peaceful.

The building is not very remarkable, but the location is great.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Casablanca
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

I spent one night at this hotel. I had a single room in front of the sea. Very good
A basic service but very clean and not expensive at all (low season).
A little noise at night due to the nightclub but it was Ok.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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East Anglia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2008

This was the second time I stayed at the hotel. It is very good value out of season, the staff are pleasant, they can forget to be ultra efficient (like unlocking the garden gate)but are always ready to sort things out with a smile, & carry round a sunbed- even down to the beach! The hotel is separated from the sea just by a garden and pedestrian promenade, so sitting on our balcony or in the garden watching families taking their evening stroll, or the fishermen pulling in their nets was delightful. The rooms were comfortable and the bathrooms clean- reception was happy to give advice or order a taxi and when we overpaid by accident it was pointed out. The food was pleasant but it is easy to stroll down to the market and eat at the stalls or in the restaurants in the town.

  • Liked — nice hotel great views
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2006

My husband and I ended up at Hotel Golden Beach completely by accident so we did not conduct any research on it. In fact, we were taken here by a taxi driver so there may have been some kickbacks involved. We were on our way to Ceuta to cross by Ferry and heard that Moulay S'mir had some fabulous beaches and would be on the way. Wrong. S'mir is one huge resort town and if you don't have a beach condo reservation you are outta luck. So we backtracked (away from Ceuta) and ended up at Golden Beach. The price was outrageous but I could tell that there may be wealthy German travellers who stayed here. At the moment the beachfront is wholly under construction. Every inch of beachfront is torn apart in this town, and at the time of writing I'd wait a good year or two before staying at any beachfront hotel/motel in M'diq Morocco. When it is complete, I'm sure it will rival the Vegas strip (not our personal taste) but it can only get better. The price we paid off the street was about 90 bucks, and it got us two double beds, one bathroom, a view of the construction and oh yeah, the Mediterranean too. Large and quiet room altogether--refreshing to hear the sound of the waves, but the bedspread seemed less than fresh, a bulb was burned out in one lamp, the floor had someone else's stray hairs on it, and there was a real need for a paint job. For 90 bucks we expected more but then again this was a blind decision. We opted for the more expensive breakfast package, and that may not have been worth it but M'diq is a fishing village and there is not much else. We saved time getting breakfast there. This hotel's clientele was intriguiging. Germans, African businessmen, Indian newlyweds. I could not find a pattern though clearly most of these folks thought the hotel was decent. We are just cheap Americans and expected more for 90 bucks in Morocco (and it was a mistake so we were being sore losers). At least there was a bar downstairs. We got free tapas with each drink as we watched the World Cup. Avoid if possible, but this may actually be your best bet if you get stuck here as you can walk right outside the front to the ocean.

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Address: Route de Sebta, Tetouan, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Tangier-Tetouan Region > Tetouan
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