Feel like a little trip to the Moroccan capital? If you don't know where to stay in Rabat during your stay, we've put together a small selection of our favorite neighborhoods!.
A coastal city with a coastline stretching for almost 60 kilometers, Rabat boasts a unique historical heritage that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Its rocky coves, fine sandy beaches, and colorful alleys make it a very popular city for tourists. It is also one of the four imperial cities of Morocco (Fez, Marrakech, and Meknes are the other three). Sleeping in Rabat for a few days should please you, as this city is attractive and rich in history.
The Kasbah of Oudayas
A former military camp built in the 12th century, the Kasbah des Oudayas is a must-see in Rabat. Today a sort of "village in the city", this neighborhood will enchant you with the beauty of its alleys entirely painted in blue and white.
The inhabitants maintain their houses remarkably well, which makes it a very clean and flowery neighborhood. You enter it via the majestic Bab El Kebir gate, whose Andalusian influence is instantly noticeable.
If you want to stay in Rabat in a relatively cool area, this neighborhood has the advantage of having narrow and well-shaded streets. Just next door, you can also take a stroll along Rabat's large beach... And enjoy the view!.
The street of the consuls
Rue des consuls are located near the Kasbah des Oudayas. It houses the artisanal souk of Rabat and extends for over a kilometer. Renovated a few years ago, it is now very pleasant to walk around, especially if you want to bring back local souvenirs! In this souk, you will find traditional objects of the country such as silver jewels, potteries, or beautiful carpets.
Of course, don't forget to bargain, the golden rule of commerce in Morocco! If you're looking for a lively atmosphere when you travel, why not find a place to stay in or around this street?.
The Medina district
Want to sleep in Rabat in typical Moroccan accommodation? The Medina district is the one to choose! Here, beautiful Riads and mansions will seduce you with their crazy charm, especially if you travel as a couple.
The Hassan district
The Hassan district is located in the north of the city of Rabat. It is home to several historical monuments and enjoys an ideal location, as it is close to the Medina. If you prefer to walk around the city, this is the best place to stay in Rabat. You will be able to see the Royal Palace (which is not possible to visit), the Mohammed V Mausoleum, or the Hassan Tower. Certainly the most famous monument of the city, this tower gives a very nice overview of traditional Moroccan architecture.
The Hassan district, a rather popular area, is full of affordable hotels, cafés, and local restaurants. If you choose to stay in this area, you can both play tourist and soak up the local lifestyle... A good compromise, no?.