Hote and Spa Le Doge Lobby

Hotel & Spa Le Doge (Casablanca, Morocco)

3.7/5 Overall: Centrally located in Casablanca, Hotel & Spa Le Doge is an art deco oasis in the heart of the bustling business city of Casablanca.  Less than 5 kilometers from the Hassan II mosque, this property can serve as a home base for your stay in Casablanca as you explore all that this wonderful city has to offer.    

4.0/5 Location:  Hotel Le Doge Casablanca is located centrally in Casablanca on a quiet street and very near to the park.   The hotel is about a 25 minute walk to 10-15 minute cab ride from the Hassan II mosque, one of Casablanca’s main attractions and the 3rd largest mosque in the world. The location is perfect for those looking for a quiet retreat from the busy business center of Casablanca while not being too far removed from the main attractions.

 

4.0/5 Vibe: We really loved the vibe of this hotel.  It’s on a side street in Casablanca and as we first pull up to the hotel, the facade was quite understated. However, as soon as we entered the lobby, we were transformed into a chic art deco oasis. The staff at Le Doge were also extremely nice and hospitable.  After a quick check-in, we were taken to the rooftop to enjoy a cup of traditional Moroccan tea and some homemade sesame cookies. The rooftop has a chill vibe with an outdoor area as well as an indoor area with a full bar and lounge area. We stayed at the hotel during the off season(end of August) so the hotel was very quiet (it felt like we were the only guests there) and the service was very quick.

 

3.5/5 Amenities:  In general, many traditional hotels in Morocco are not equipped with the amenities that we are accustomed to in the United States (a gym being one of the major amenities that I always look for).  With that being said, this hotel does have many things to offer including a chic rooftop, an on-site spa that offers traditional Moroccan Hamman and massage, and a beautiful on-site restaurant and library.

 

 

4.0/5 Rooms: Hotel Le Doge is a small boutique hotel with a cool art deco vibe.  Once a villa, the hotel was converted to a 7 floor hotel with 16 rooms.  The rooms are well appointed with varying decor per room.  We stayed in the Charlie Chaplin room which had beautiful red velvet walls contrasted with stripped wall paper and images of Charlie Chaplin throughout.  This executive room also had a balcony with a small table and chairs.  The bed in the room was extremely comfortable and the air conditioning was a must in the hot Moroccan summer. The bathroom was sizeable with a double vanity and a large soaking tub. If I could improve one thing, it would be the water pressure-the shower got hot but could have used a bit more oomph in terms of the water pressure.  I did appreciate that the room came with both slippers and plush robes.

 

3.5/5 Food and Libations: We had an amazing breakfast at Le Doge which included an assortment of breads and pastries, smoked salmon with dill and belinis, roast beef with horseradish, traditional Moroccan pancakes, assorted cheeses, and homemade yogurt Eggs with Khlii (a traditional Moroccan drid meat), all served with fresh juices (Lemon and ginger and carrott) and traditional Moroccan tea to wash it down. Everything we had was delicious, the perfect breakfast before starting out on a four hour train ride to Fes.  We did not have any libations at the hotel but they do have a full bar on the rooftop.

 

3.0/5 Affordability and Value: The Hotel Le Doge offers three room types (Standard, Executive double, Suite).  During the low season (summer), the standard room will be about $130 while the executive room will be $140 and the junior suite will run you about $200/night.  For Morocco, this hotel is definitely not cheap, however the hotel is quite nice and you will not be disappointed.

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