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Hotel Le Doge

Casablanca, Morocco

Gold price level

Mango Opinion

Hotel Le Doge is perfectly situatted for a quick overnight on arrival in Casablanca before you zoom off the rest of Morocco. We tend to prefer this small boutique style over the many mammoth chain hotels in Casablanca.

Located in the heart of Casablanca, the old private mansion which today houses Hotel & Spa Le Doge, was built in the 1930s by an Italian entrepreneur. Legend has it that it was a gift for his wife, met in Morocco. Nestled in the heart of the city, it is surrounded by the peaceful Art Deco district of Casablanca. This jewel of a hotel is a beautiful example of the art deco heritage, which has been renovated to preserve the design. A whitewashed exterior with faint but fine detailing gives little away. Yet the cozy lobby sparkles with Art Deco touches, from the upholstered burgundy sofa and round coffee tables to lamps and vases inlaid with a mosaic of mother-of-pearl. 

Its refined period decorations create a decor of exceptional quality, each of the 16 rooms and suites are inspired by the style of an artist from the Art Deco period. Comprising three categories called Sensation, Passion and Charme, the latter with their own terraces. Each room is differently styled and decorated but period furnishings are common to all. Rooms are spacious and unfussy with high ceilings, free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, and Nespresso machines help counter jet lag. The bathrooms are roomy with good towels.

Le Salon Bel is a pleasing wood-paneled library and bar with a fireplace, stained-glass windows and an old wireless. Adjoining it, through concertina doors, is the intimate Le Jasmin restaurant - simple yet elegant and with a menu of French and Moroccan classics. There's a small spa and a hammam, plus a meeting and conference room. 

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