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“Simply Cool”
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Hotel Splendid
Ranked #29 of 45 Hotels in Rabat
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
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“Simply Cool”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

I was in Hotel Splendid for two weeks in March 2012 for business. THe staff was cool, the place was mostly clean with the exception of their comforters which were too rough for my skin. No television and wifi access only in the main floor so no web surfing in your rooms unless the rooms are on the second floor. The best thing was the hotel's location which is close to everything especially the Medina (market). So if you are looking for clean, simple and affordable hotel to lay your head at night, Splendid will serve the purpose.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stayed in this hotel in December 2012. We beat them down on their quoted price as most places were empty. Very hospitable reception staff, room was nothing special, but clean and did the job. Also had a sunny balcony, though no furniture on it. A little noisy from the stairwell, though delightfully Parisian in terms of decor in the hall and stairwells,
No breakfast, does have a garden which looked nice, but was a bit too cold to go into.

Room Tip: Bater on price and ask to see first.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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roma
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Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

The splendid hotel is in the center of rabat, in a nice little street just few steps from the medina. My room, on the 4th floor, was little but nice, the hotel is charmin and clean enough, and also very cheap( 20 euros for the double room). The consierge was little rude sometimes.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

We choose this hotel because of the location, near the central station and close to the old medina. Rooms are nothing special, but are OK for the budget. We had a room facing the quiet green innercourt. Rooms are simply furnished. Bathroom is just big enough. No hot shower. Grumpy receptionist downstairs.

For one night this hotel is fine and that is just enough to visit the best sights of Rabat.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Unfortunately, we recently had a terrible experience at Hotel Splendid. We telephoned prior to arriving in Rabat and were quoted two different prices of Dh230 and Dh330, it seemed, depending on who telephoned (the lower price for a French-speaking male, the higher price for an English-speaking female). We went to the hotel anyway, as we found other hotels in the same range full, and were given a room on the top floor (attic) with ensuite bath for Dh230. I took a shower immediately upon checking in, and while in the shower, the man from reception banged on the door and demanded that we leave immediately because he could not find any entry reference number in our passports. We tried to explain that the official at the airport had forgotten to stamp the number in our passports, that we had had no trouble at any other hotels, that we were permitted visa-free entry, and that we planned to visit the police prefecture in Rabat to obtain the numbers as soon as we had the chance. He refused to listen, and shouted and threatened us irrationally and aggressively, even entering the room to attempt to pick up our belongings and throw them out into the hallway, nearly knocking me down in the process. Thus, while the rooms at this hotel might be decent, I cannot recommend it and would caution travellers against staying here.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

We arrived in Rabat after a week trekking in the mountains and decided to try this place. The guy in reception didn't speak much English but we were able to use our French to get an ensuite twin room. It was on the 4th floor and there are no lifts - no a problem for us, but maybe for others.
He happily gave us the key to go and look at the room, which was a pleasant suprise.
Basic furniture, but two decent beds, large waardrobe and a desk with chair. The bathroom was a "wet room" and once we figured out how to stop the water from the shower head spurting in 5 different directions we got a nice warm shower. The bathroom even had a proper door (the first one in 9 days!).
Reception was often empty, but some banging and coughing generally brought the guy out from the back room.
This ISN'T the place if you are after luxury and amazing service, but for a good quality, basic ensuite room for less than £20 a night we were more than happy.
Breakfast wasn't included but lots of fairly cheaper patisseries and cafes around the area.

Room Tip: I'd recommend the ensuite option unless after real cheap deal. And maybe on a lower floor!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Splendid
Address: 8 Rue Ghazza, Rabat 10030, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region > Rabat
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Ranked #29 of 45 Hotels in Rabat
Number of rooms: 219
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