24/09/2016 JulieWoodstock_ON, Woodstock, ON
Hotel Toubkal is a small, multistoried hotel that offers a variety of rooms. I chose a standard queen room for a 2 week stay. The room had everything you would need-a very large mirror on one wall, la... more
Hotel Toubkal is a small, multistoried hotel that offers a variety of rooms. I chose a standard queen room for a 2 week stay. The room had everything you would need-a very large mirror on one wall, large closet with sliding mirrored doors, a safe within that, drawers for clothes with in that closet, a mini fridge, a large desk, a large TV, and two separated washrooms-one with just a toilet, and the other with the sink, wall-width mirror and tub/shower combo. Fresh towels and shampoo arrive every morning. The rooms are very clean and well organized for maximum space. The drapes are heavily lined so even the Casa sun isn't coming through in the morning.
A periodic drawback is the occasional sent. You need to request a non-smoking room and I didn't notice that. I can smell smoke come through the vents on occasion-but this is not consistent. There is also very occasionally a faint smell in the morning of standing water. But the rooms are cleaned and vacuumed daily and there's no evidence of mould or anything else.
A second drawback is the food (for people who like to eat consistently within the hotel). I did find this somewhat disappointing. The breakfast buffet (100dh) offered a fairly sparse selection of cucumbers, bread, eggs (a bit congealed), a hot option (that I couldn't quite determine) and other items. There was no harcha, meloui, bghrir or other typical Moroccan dishes. I tried their lunch one day (150dh) of the steak with peppercorn sauce and mix vegetables. The vegetables, like all others within Morocco, were cooked within an inch of their life and weren't as hot as I would've liked but they were flavourful and fresh. The steak was for the average but the sauce was delightful. They offered a good-sized tasty crème caramel. And finally, I tried a dinner option (90dh) of beef sandwiches. I wasn't sure what to expect but slices of steak were served in three small delicious rolls. They were served with horseradish and we're quite delicious and filling. Of the three meals this is my favourite.
The overwhelming plus however of this hotel is its location. It is quite literally a five minute walk to Casa Port the main train station. It is an easy cheap taxi ride to the other train station Casa voyageur if you need service to El Jeddida etc. The hotel is one street over from the old Medina and a host of restaurants, and a seven minute walk maximum to the tram and bus depot in Centreville. If you are a walker, you're about a kilometre from the Habous. For someone travelling alone, this hotel proved to be very central to all services and easy to manage.
The stuff of been very friendly and welcoming. They are anxious to help and responded quickly to all questions. I dropped my phone in water while here and they provided me with a cup of rice to dry it out. The staff are present on the floors so you have a feeling of safety as well. I would certainly return to the hotel on another visit. less
Bestwestern T, Responsable réception at BEST WESTERN Hotel Toubkal, responded to this review
Dear Mme Woodstock, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at our property. Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback.We are pleased to hear that you enjoy your stay with us. We hope you will come back and see us again soon, in Best Western Toubkal Casablanca. Sincerely,