As the seat of government in Morocco, Rabat is host to many business travelers coming from both domestic and international locations. And although it doesn’t have the robust hotel offerings of neighboring Casablanca, there are still plenty of hotels in the city that can accommodate your business needs. Here are our picks for the best business hotels in Rabat.
Hotel Mercure Rabat Sheherazade
If you venture just a few blocks away from the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, you’ll find the Mercure Rabat Sheherazade tucked away in a hidden corner of a quiet residential neighborhood. The hotel is mostly suited for people coming into town for business or for tourists looking for an affordable night near the city center. It features a modern-meets-traditional Moroccan vibe, and those elements are reflected throughout the premises in small touches like pottery and artwork. The hotel’s 77 rooms are a bit on the small side but are modern and clean. It also features several business amenities such as a conference room, projector and several bar areas to entertain clients. Its location and affordability definitely make it an easy decision to pick this hotel.
La Tour Hassan
For something significantly more upmarket, La Tour Hassan will blow you away with its riad-like architectural design and luxurious surroundings. Business guests will be treated to presidential-style meeting rooms filled with classic artwork and tasteful decor. In fact, many of the top government meetings in the city happen here. There is a VIP room, ambassador room, and a large conference room fit for a UN assembly. The rooms are incredible and come decked out with the finest linens and design. There’s also several restaurants on site, along with a lounge, piano bar, and a spa for relaxing after a long day. If you want to wow clients in Rabat, it simply doesn’t get much better.
Golden Tulip Farah
Nestled near the Bouregreg River, the Golden Tulip Farah is conveniently located to Rabat’s city center and tourist destinations like the Hassan Tower. Meeting and conference facilities include four independent and functional banquet rooms, including the exclusive Les Oudayas meeting room and a 300-seat ballroom. Rooms are equipped with business desks and free WiFi, and business center services are available in the lobby. There are three restaurants on site, which each serve up different fare like International, Italian and Moroccan. Business travelers can also entertain guests at several of the hotels fabulous bars.
Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses
Perched on a hill near Rabat’s Hilton forest, this hotel is just far enough outside of the business and government district where you can still get some peace and quiet. Not only is this hotel great for a business trip, it’s also one of the more luxurious options in Rabat. There are four restaurants on location for entertaining guests, along with an upscale bar, a pool lounge, and an intimate night club. It has eight rooms available for business events, including four conference rooms with the latest technology and a large ballroom. Rooms are as good as it gets and come with a small business desk for getting work done on your laptop. Free WiFi and a business center are also available for all guests. Service at this hotel is impeccable and the concierge will help you get anywhere you want in the city.
The Rive Hotel is located in the heart of the city and makes it perfect for visiting banks, international organizations and embassies. It’s also one of the most elegant hotels in Rabat, with black and gold decor throughout the lobby and restaurants. Business travelers will enjoy the roomy conference rooms and free WiFi located throughout the hotel. Rooms are sleek and modern, come with a sizable business desk, and there are business facilities on site, too. The acclaimed restaurants are also a great way to entertain guests and feature Latin, French, Moroccan and Italian cuisine.
Located just 100 meters from the Royal Palace and national train station, this hotel is one of the most convenient business hotels in the city. It’s also not far from the Medina for those who want to explore a bit. The hotel has 89 renovated rooms, including an ambassador suite for special occasions and 10 executive rooms. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel along with basic business amenities. This isn’t a place to have a giant conference, but the location more than makes up for it. There are also several restaurants on location for convenient business lunches along with a cool nightclub to dance the night away after a long day.
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This article was originally published June 26, 2015.