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Grand Hotel Villa de France

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We found this European type hotel very nice. We stayed across the hall from the room Matisse stayed in and painted his "Room With a View" The hotel is very proud of this and keeps the room just as it was. It is in a great location to be a part of all the action in the markets. The hotel restaurant is excellent and very elegant as is the service. This hotel is really good find! Stay and enjoy it!!

We spent one night at the Grand Hotel Villa de France during a recent trip to Morocco. Our experience was just average. From the outside, the hotel is exquisite. Sitting up on a hill, it has a nice view from the top. It a 5 Star hotel. The staff was very cordial, friendly and helpful. Our room was small, the temperature was difficult to control, there were only a few electrical outlets placed in awkward locations and our view was of a roof. The room did have a refrigerator, a safe and wifi. The water pressure in the shower was good but difficult to control. The hotel provided the two very luxurious robes for our use. Our dinner in the elegant dining room was enjoyable. Portion size was small and we had the feeling the staff was rushing us to finish our meal. Maybe they were demonstrating their efficiency. Breakfast the next morning in the regular dining area was disappointing. They ran our of yogurt and when asked about replenishing it, the response was they do not have any more. We asked for a small teaspoon for our cereal and were provided a soup spoon. The response, "this is all that is available at this time". The food was fine. While our experiences at this Grand Hotel may not be typical, it was what we experienced.

I spent 4 nights at this hotel and it was a great decision. It is a jewel in a beautiful city. It cost 40 dirham from train station. The staff are very attentive and the property is in great condition. Pool was clean and the lounge chairs very comfortable. It has an awesome piano bar with fabulous views of Medina which is 3 minutes walk away. Rooms are very spacious and room 407 had an incredible view.

Charming hotel remodernised some years ago. We were very lucky to be taken around the building by a very nice young man. He showed us the old entrance to and the famous Henri Matisse roo. Where he stated and painted pictures as seen in the room to day of views from his window. The roof top is fun to watch the coming and goings of markets and amazing street noise. The food and service in the restaurant was up market and good choice of wine and food. There are 2 bars to relax in. Our room was tastefully furnished with charming views too. I would certainly choose this hotel again

Charming older hotel; room was well appointed with nice sitting area and lovely view of the ocean. We ate lunch on the patio, food and service were good. The Medina is very close by, but a bit difficult to navigate. The hotel doesn’t provide a city map or brochures on points of interest. One cautionary note, if you want a guided tour of the city don’t go through the hotel. Having only one full day in Tangier we had the hotel arrange a driving tour with an English speaking driver. Our driver was quite pleasant, but arrived an hour late and spoke very little English. He wasn’t able to give us any history of the city, couldn’t explain what he was showing us, and we never saw a glimpse of the Kasbah.

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel and were very happy with everything. It is about 20 minutes walk (along the outside of the medina) from the port. The location is great for visiting the sights in the medina. The tourist office is in the more modern area of city and were very helpful. We walked to the bus station which was 45mins downhill. The hotel staff were really helpful with our questions. We changed our money at the hotel and rate was reasonable. The facilities were nice. The room was very spacious and soundproof (though you will hear the call to prayer). Only thing that would have made things even better is a welcome morrocan tea as it is a 5 star hotel.

This is a really nice hotel for Tangier right next to the Medina. It is set on a hill behind walls with great views of the Mediterranean from many of the rooms. The Duplex rooms set at the back of the property next to the pool are a great choice. #4 is on the end with great views from the patio, living room and upstairs bedroom. Staff is accommodating and helpful. Restaurant is just okay. It was too cool when we were there, but there is a patio restaurant that looks lovely. I think the El MInzah is a more famous hotel given all the celebrity pictures, but the Villa de France is certainly on par with any hotel that we saw.

We had anticipated our stay here on the last night of a seven day tour of Morocco based upon others' reviews. The exterior of the property exudes charm (age) and dignity but the illusion was quickly dispelled. The hallway to our room was carpeted but was covered with loose dirt, lint, and who knows what else. It didn't look to have been vacuumed in weeks or longer. Upon entering our room we were overwhelmed by the smell of sewage. We traced the source to the shower drain so we used the bath mat to cover the drain for the duration of our stay. The room was furnished with dated and minimal pieces. We tried to sit on the bed to watch TV but the TV didn't work and the bed slid away from the headboard immediately. We were adjacent to a service well between buildings where work was apparently being done as it produced loud banging noises for a couple of hours. That night at our included dinner, my wife received a wine list and that was the last we saw of a wine steward. He never returned. The meal was marginal with a bowl of soup, a piece of dry chicken with mixed vegetables and a small rectangle of flan. It was hands down the worst hotel meal of our entire trip. The food servers were abrupt and impersonal to the point of rudeness. Several members of our group commented that plates were delivered with such force it was as though they were dropped in front of us. The following morning we uncovered the stinky drain and found after showering, that the hair dryer did not work. This was compounded by the fact that the lighting was so poor in the bathroom (as well as the living area) that it was difficult to see. After seeing the other reviews of this location, we felt as though we were staying in a different hotel altogether. Subtract the charm of it's age and outward appearance and this place is very much at the bottom of the list of hundreds of foreign hotels we've stayed in.

We booked our room here through Cancelon, which was an option on Tripadvisor. We paid and received a confirmation, so we thought that we were all set. We arrived a couple hours early with confirmation in hand to find out that this third party booking agency had not secured us a room here. The reception manager took care of everything for us. He got us a refund and secured us a better rom than we had booked for a little bit less than we had originally paid. They ensured that this incredibly stressful situation was defused, and went above and beyond in every way our entire stay. We booked a guided tour of the Old Medina and Kasbah through them, which I would definitely recommend. This hotel is located perfectly for the best sightseeing itinerary. They served us complementary breakfast in our room on our last morning because our flight was leaving early. The piano bar staff were also exceptionally fun and hospitable. I cannot say enough god things about this beautiful hotel and their incredible staff. We will be back, and we wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.

My first night in Morocco was spent in this very nice hotel. It is an older facility but has been kept up very well. Staff most accommodating. Room was a very nice size and the bathroom quite adequate. One suggestion about room location: unless you like hearing Moroccan music late into the night, ask for a room which is not located just above the dining room. Music is played there during dinner hour which runs to about 11 PM. I had dinner in the dining room and it was quite nice. Breakfast is served in another room and food selection was good. They make Moroccan "pancakes" as you wait. The hotel is proud of its history, especially the fact that the artist Matisse spent a number of years in the hotel. They will gladly take you to the room he and his wife stayed in which has been only slightly updated from his day.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Place de la Kasbah
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking

Place de la Kasbah is a short stroll from Grand Hotel Villa de France, and other popular attractions like Port of Tangier are within a mile (2 km). This 58-room, 5-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free valet parking.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Relish the French cuisine at Delacroix, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the 2 coffee shops/cafés.


A TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a minibar, a safe, and a desk.

Property features

Guests staying at Grand Hotel Villa de France enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a rooftop terrace. Free valet and self parking are available, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a business center.

Room options

Senior Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Single Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2


Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

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