El Minzah Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
In the middle of town you arrive at this hotel on a super busy street ... it's vibrant. Step inside and you will be somewhere authentically Moroccan . The building has a sense of the romantic . The exposed wood, the heavy curtains, the paintings, photographs ... it really is an amazing building. It's a bit shabby which stops one from falling completely in love with it. Service was not great as my luggage sat in the lobby for well over an hour . The air conditioner has seen better days and I am sure it actually worked on those days . The food was lacking. This hotel has potential to shine - but I am afraid it skips in and out of the shadows.
We got bumped from our orginal hotel to this place while on a tour - it was terrible. The food at dinner was terrible basically inedible so we walked out half way through and had a drink in the bar instead. Breakfast was meant to be ready at 5.30am it wasn't so we manged to grab a croissant but no coffee, toast or hot food. The rooms are tiny and very sad - we had two single beds like something from the 70's. We were meant to get a wake up call at 5am we got it a 5.20am when we had to have bags out at 5.30am. Would never stay here again.
My husband and I stayed in Al minzah hotel for 2 nights in our first visit to Tangier. This hotel is very different in its good and bad things. The location is great; right in the centre. The decor is as if you walked into an old story. Loved it. We booked a room with balcony and the view was nice. There is no tea and coffee facilities in the room though. Now to the things which ruined our visit. 1. Started with the porter who took our luggage to the room and gave me a horrible look because he wasn't happy with the tip. Then he ignored my request to send someone to empty the minibar to put my water and fruit. 2. The door of the room was broken. We were not able to lock the room when leaving!!! They failed to fix it. 3. The worst with the breakfast. It starts at 7, so they say. We went at 7:30 on day 2 because we needed to catch our train. They were still cleaning. No toast. And THE ORANGE JUICE WAS OFF. I believe it was the leftover of the day before. I complained to the head chef. The response was OK, will change it!!!! No apology, no quick response. 1/2 later nothing changed. The waiters are clearly amateurs. The service was poor and slow. I hope the management of the hotel takes care of these issues since the hotel is truly unique.
This hotel is a must if you are in tangier for business or pleasure. It serves you well! The staff are really pleasant and I found them to be quite attentive. Room spotless! The best muesli ever for breakfast and can recommend the club sandwich for a snack around the pool!! This is situated in the heart of the city but not noisy at all-I slept well every night & cant wait to return soon 😊
First time to Tangiers Morocco and feel very lucky that we stayed at this hotel. El Minzah Hotel is located just a short 5 minute walk from the "Old City" also known as the Casbah. The rooms were spacious and clean, service was spot on. Doormen, red velvet ropes, the works!!! This hotel was one of the best values on my 2 month trip abroad. Ask for private tour guide named "MoMo". The front desk referred this animated 35 year guide to us, and it made the trip awesome!!!!! We ended up using "MoMo" the guide through the Hotel for 2 consecutive days, costs about $100 a day, and he provides his Mercedes to drive you around in! Awesome experience...
Highly recommend El Minzah. Good sized rooms/bathrooms. Helpful reception staff. Beautiful garden with lovely swimming pool. 3 excellant restaurants. One with traditional Moroccan food and Belly Dancers! We were 6 Adults and they organized a Driver during our stay.
Last year I had dinner here and it was a dreadful experience. We had to send our food back as it was cold and vegetables not cooked. We passed by the hotel again when recently visiting Tangier and decided to have tea on the terrace. We walked onto the terrace to find several table strewn with dirty cups and saucers, tableclothes with crumbs on and no one around to clear it. We sat at one of the tables and waited, and waited. Finally had to call a waiter over who wasnt particularly friendly - we asked for tea. He cleared the table and came back quite a long time later with mint tea, we didnt want mint tea - he said they don't have Liptons tea!! (so what happens at breakfast!?). The staff seemed pretty miserable, unlike the sister hotel Grand Hotel Ville de France nearby, which is beautiful. We had a drink there and the staff recognised me and made a big fuss. I will be going there in future and not entertain El Minzah. I used to come to this hotel many years ago in its hey day, but its very different now.
This amazing old hotel is still in great shape, even as the chaos around Tangiers Medina has crept nearer to its front door. Wonderful place to stay in the heart of the city, with excellent service, food and swimming pool. A small group played soothing Moroccan music in the garden around the pool each night for an hour. You can even have a beer. I would love to go back!
This Grande Dame of yesteryear has seen better days, but if you are after some kitsch nostalgia for 1950s and 1960s literary and Hollywood scene seeking out the exotic in small doses, this place is charming. Yes, the cheap curtains are faded and the decor is dated, but it is part of the charm. The service is decent (sometimes lovely), but generally distant and unaware of modern norms, as though they are the ghosts of their 1950s selves. The hotel feels like a ghost town with few guests, but that may be because of Ramadan. If visiting Tangier again, I would consider staying at one of the riads that have been transformed by European families - depending on whether I feel like dealing with their stairs. A hotel like the El Minzah would be a must for my parents who need elevators. The free Wifi is decent, but sometimes a little shaky. We had a suite with a lovely big balcony overlooking the sea. It is the top room other than the very expensive Presidential Suite, which we did view (nicer, but not for the price). The cheap tile bathroom with horrible lighting need an update like most of the hotel, but then it would lose the thing it really has going for it. I wonder if it could be modernized well.
Great hotel with great staff. Hotel is lovely, staff are very friendly and helpful, food is amazing and to top it all there is a belly dancer too. We have just had our 2nd long weekend in a month there and we will be going back again shortly.
- Walking distance to Place de la Kasbah
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free valet and self parking
El Minzah Hotel places you within a 5-minute walk of Place du 9 Avril 1947 and Grand Socco Tangier. This 3-star hotel has 140 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. It's in central Tangier and also a short walk from Place de la Kasbah and Petit Socco.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including El Erz, which specializes in international cuisine. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the 3 coffee shops/cafés.
All 140 soundproofed rooms feature minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, bathrobes, and bidets. Desks are also included.
At El Minzah Hotel, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. If you drive, put free valet parking to good use. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub.
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66% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 698 reviews