10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
I love this place!
"Booked this hotel through Hostelbookers.com (they don't just do hostels!). It worked out about Â£25 per night for a double room. My partner and I were in a lovely room (the one in the pic shown on the website), with soft lighting, a bowl of fruit, a lovely, big, comfy bed and a decent-sized bathroom. There was also a little balcony looking out onto the medina. The location is fantastic - right in the heart of the old medina, where trade is bustling and the people are among the friendliest I've met in any country. The staff were also polite and helpful, and made us a fantastic Continental breakfast (included in the price). Despite its continously bad press, I absolutely adored Casablanca and can't wait to go back - thanks in part to the lovely Moroccan people, including the staff at this hotel!"
- Travel date: 4th October 2007
Not that great, but cheap
"Casablanca is not that great of a place to visit as a tourist in the first place. And Hotel Central is certainly not the best place to stay, but its pretty cheap. Just the basic necessities: room barely big enough for the beds, no elevator, no shower curtain, no air conditioner, etc etc. The dining area is kind of nice and staff were helpful and nice. The hotel is located on a little square with some local color."
- Travel date: 19th September 2007
Wonderful place. Wonderful people
"This is a wonderful place. We arrived in Casablanca after a sleepless, stressful 2 day delay in Dubai. Jamal had held our reservation and immediately made us comfortable. He and his staff were so kind and friendly and the room was great - bright and clean, decorated with bright paint, traditional furniture, crisp linens and Moroccan tile. For pepole like me who have to stay connected, there was WiFi access on the main floor and a great Internet Cafe on the lower level. Jamal suggested several good restaurants and when one of them was hard to find, one of his staff walked with us to make sure we did not get lost. Jamal and his wife also prepared a wonderful dinner for us one of the nights we were there. The price was quite reasonable and the food was wonderful. We stayed here again on our way out of Morocco. I recommend it very highly."
- Travel date: 2nd September 2007
The staff is the best ever
"I spend two nights here coming into Casablanca and flying out of Casablanca after a few days in Marrakesh. I loved this place as the staff made us feel at home right from the beginning. They all helped us all the time. They are very polite and patient to answer any question on Casablanca. When it is not fully booked you can choose the room (take one at an upper floor with views to the harbor), we even got a room with three beds paying a double room. There is no elevator, but they will help you with the suitcases all the time. 24h free internet in the basement and a really nice breakfast downstairs (the time we were there, you could not stay on the terrace). The rooms are cheap (36 Euro for the double room), clean, they do have a TV and if you do not have a remote control or if there is anything else missing (like towels or shampoo) just ask for it, they would bring it immediately. The bathrooms were ok, well, for the price probably even above average but for sure not like in a 4 star hotel). The location is right in the Medina, you can easily walk everywhere from there (Shops, Mosque etc.) and to get to/from the station you do not pay more than 15/20 Dirham if you are good at bargaining or if you manage to convince the Petit-Taxi-driver to put the taximeter on. Overall I was really happy about staying there and as another user said, do not forget to tip the staff, they do deserve it!!!"
- Travel date: 11th June 2007
Very Simple, but clean and cheap
"Located on edge of Old Medina. Taxi fare 30 Dirhams from main train station (Gare Casa Voyageurs). Single room for 360 Dirhams. Very basic accomodation, but clean, quiet, in-room WC and shower with hot water. Bed was comfortable, and very quiet. Great for students or travelers on a budget who jut need a place to stay for a cheap price. Continental breakfast included. FREE ACCESS to basement internet room with about 10-15 computers!! That's cool !!"
- Travel date: 11th May 2007
Nice and cheap place
"This is a nice hotel, in the middle of the medina. The owner is really nice, and tries to help in everything he can ( trains timetables, etc.). Rooms are really nice, some have nice views to the port. Great decoration. 36â¬ a night, for a double room, really good. Clean enough to feel comfortable. Tv in all rooms, for nights when you come back exausted and want to relax a bit. they have a top terrace where you can have breakfast, although when we went the weather was not very good. They accept euros appart from Dirhams, too. The breakfast is incredible!! I liked it a lot, and I strongly recommend it."
- Travel date: 17th April 2007
A+ for the staff!
"We stayed for two weeks and it was fun,the staff were so kind to us,like the guys who brought us our breakfast and the girls who cleaned our rooms(the girls even did our laundry for free!!) . The owners are also great young people and very helpfull. They even got wireless internet for free! The rooms are very clean,even cleaner than some expensive hotels. So don't mind if your room is on the third floor(because there is no elevator but you'll get used to it)and dont mind that there is no phone in your room. But I'm sure you're gonna love this place. Ask for a room with a beachview. The decorating at the lobby and restaurant area is also great. You can have dinner sometimes at the restaurant after eight PM ,but don't expect it every night ,just ask the staff. This was a nice experience,and I will visit Hotel Central next time again. Ow ,and don't forget to tip the cleaning girls and the boys downstairs because they deserve it."
- Travel date: 12th April 2007
Enjoyed our Stay
"This was a good hotel. The lobby and restaurant were well decorated and the rooms were nice as well. More importantly the staff was very nice and helpful. The food in the restaurant was very tasty and reasonably priced."
- Travel date: 24th January 2007
You pay for what you get
"Easy to find and friendly staff (French speaking only) however room not cleaned until after first night and poor showers/bathroom. Would not stay again. Price reflected quality."
- Travel date: 3rd January 2007
Freindliest Staff ever!
"We stayed at this hotel for a brief visit on our journey onto Marrakesh. Our flight did not get in till 1 a.m. and the owners still showed us all around the hotel and even walked us to the Hyatt bar at 2 a.m. The location is right in the medina and could not be better. They constantly brought us tangerines and always had a big smile on their face. When we returend from Marrakesh and needed to store our luggage before our flight from Casablanca, the owners offered to watch our stuff for free and still offered tangerines and their place to lounge. We stayed on the first floor overlooking the medina with two balconies and very nicely furnished. I would defintely recommend this hotel for its central location and friendly staff."
- Travel date: 5th December 2006
Hotel Central is also called
- central hotel casablanca
- hotel central casablanca