ELMINZAH HOTEL by LE ROYAL HOTELS & RESORTS – TANGIER

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El Minzah Hotel Tangier by Le Royal Hotels & Resorts opened its doors in 1930 at the command of John Crichton-Stuart, the 4th marquis of Lord Bute, a British aristocrat with extensive interests in the area.
This historical property is considered one of the most prestigious hotels in North Africa. It has been a favorite of many dignitaries, politicians and Hollywood stars such as HRH the Comte de Paris, Sir Rex Harrison, Rita Hayworth, Rock Hudson, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jacques Cousteau and many others.

El Minzah’s architecture, fountains and orange trees create a charming atmosphere day and night. Today, El Minzah Hotel Tangier will take you into the mysterious delight of Morocco with its five-star service and exquisite gastronomy. True Arabesque woodwork, oriental carpets and arched doorways greet you around the lobby area, where you can enjoy traditional Moroccan tea and perhaps some almond sweets as well. Many parts of the property afford a stunning view of the bay of Tangiers and its busy port (becoming marina in the recent future). The Andalusian patio forms the heart of the hotel, with a magnificently carved sandstone portal, iron studded wooden doors and old world-charm. This patio is exceptionally beautiful, offering alfresco dining options in the morning as well as in the evening. Comfortable bedrooms in a serene setting distinguish El Minzah Hotel Tangier as a five-star property with all the amenities of its class, along with an Andalusian touch. There are 140 elegantly furnished air-conditioned bedrooms, including 17 suites. Almost all of the bedrooms face the sun and afford sublime views of the gardens, courtyard, or the Bay of Tangier and the Mediterranean. Wireless internet is available in all rooms and in public areas.

There are several restaurants and bars in the hotel. El Erz Restaurant offers international cuisine that will appeal to all palates, while El Korsan is famous for its Moroccan specialties such as Couscous and Tagine.
Open from 10 pm, Caid’s piano bar is a lovely evening option, so is the wine bar with its bistro-like atmosphere and its large variety of wines. During the day you must have lunch at the Misbah club overlooking the swimming pool and gardens for a true North African experience.

El Minzah Wellness, a sophisticated health club offering fitness activities and SPA treatments, will transport you to another world of health and relaxation. Guests can unwind at the sauna, steam bath or Turkish bath after a dip in the pool. A beauty shop and Venus bar are also found on the premises. The hotel is also in close proximity to the Royal Golf Country Club, as well as stables for horseback riding and tennis courts.

ROOM AND SUITE

SUPERIOR ROOM

– Pleasant room with King size bed or twin beds, 29 m2, located on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors
– The rooms are decorated in a beautiful Moroccan style with delightful views of the pool or the Sea

DELUXE ROOM

– Charming room with king size or twin beds, 38 m2
– Delicately decorated in a Moroccan style, creating a comfortable ambiance and has a pleasant view over the balcony

JUNIOR SUITE

– Elegant one bedroom suite with King size bed, 48 m2, located on the 1st and 2nd floors
– Tastefully decorated with a charming view of the swimming pool

SENIOR SUITE

– Lovely one bedroom suite with King size bed, 55 m2, located on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors
– Authentic décor with a spectacular view of the Sea
– Separate living room including a comfortable sofa bed

EL MINZAH SUITE

– Luxurious one bedroom suite with King size bed, 84 m2, located on the 2nd floor
– Elegantly decorated and very spacious with a panoramic view of the Sea
– Separate living room, comfortable sofa bed, dining room area and a private 10 m2 terrace

PRESIDENTIAL SUITE

– Elegant one bedroom suite with King size bed, 100 m2, located on the 1st floor
– Pleasant décor featuring a 33 m2 terrace with a panoramic view of the Sea and the Bay of Tangier
– Jacuzzi in the bathroom and a private sauna
– Separate living room decorated in an authentic Moroccan style

ROYAL SUITE

– Beautiful and spacious two bedroom suite, 175 m2, located on the 1st floor
– Large master bedroom (27 m2) and a 21 m2 twin bedroom
– Decorated in Berber style, featuring a 70 m2 terrace with a lovely view of the Sea and the Bay of Tangier
– Jacuzzi in the bathroom
– Separate living room, dining area and kitchenette

ROOMS & SUITES FEATURE
– WI-FI Internet, Interactive Satellite TV and Air-conditioning
– Writing desk, Safety deposit box, Mini-bar

RESTAURANTS AND BARS – MOROCCO


EL ERZ RESTAURANT

Enjoy a variety of delicacies from a menu of sumptuous European and International cuisine.

Open Daily
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
EL KORSAN RESTAURANT
Moroccan cuisine is considered to be one of the best worldwide and offers an explosion of tastes for the senses.

Open Daily
Dinner from 8 pm to 11 pm
CAID’S PIANO BAR
For a truly enjoyable experience, try Caid’s Piano Bar and discover a menu of sumptuous cocktails while relaxing on the terrace overlooking the pool.

Open Daily
from 10 am until late night
MISBAH CLUB
With a lovely view of the pool and gardens, the Misbah Club serves lunch on a daily basis and is ideal for galas or events.

Open Daily
Buffet Breakfast during Summer time
WINE BAR
A stylish bistro with a large wine selection, the Wine Bar has been a popular spot for VIPs as they enjoy an evening meal and drink.

Open Daily
Dinner from 5 pm to 11 pm

EL MINZAH WELLNESS – MOROCCO

The El Minzah Wellness Center boasts the latest in style and innovation. With floor space in excess of 2 000m2, the center is one of the most exclusive and lavish health clubs in the area. The facility is spaciously located over three floors in order to give a feeling of luxury with privacy, allowing maximum pleasure and benefit to those using the club. El Minzah Wellness will transport you to another world of health and relaxation. Guests can unwind at the sauna, steam bath or a Turkish bath after a dip in the pool. A beauty shop and Venus bar are also found on the premises.

A new line of products under the brands Thalgo, Maria Galland and Phyto-Céane which represent the ultimate advances in naturally active ingredients, personalized treatments and a long universal tradition of excellence has recently been introduced to El Minzah Wellness and SPA. Fitness classes include aerobics and aquagym, while treatments include pressotherapy, seaweed therapy, massage, hydro jet, waxing and facial care. The opening hours of El Minzah Wellness are from Monday to Sunday, 7.00 am to 10.00 pm.

The hotel is also in close proximity to the Royal Golf Country Club, as well as stables for horseback riding and four tennis courts (five minutes away by foot).

El Minzah Wellness Spa

BANQUETS

Hotel El Minzah is renowned for its banqueting splendor when it comes to weddings, parties and corporate events. The property has three banquet and meeting rooms that are ideal for a wide variety of events, from gala dinners and weddings to product launches and seminars. The three rooms – El Koubah Salon, Ibn Battouta Salon and Yasmina Salon – are of different sizes and moods. Available equipment includes lectern, projection screen, large TV screen, multimedia projector, overhead projector, microphones and a public address (PA) system.

EL KOUBAH SALON
Recently renovated and enlarged, this meeting room is the largest of the property and boasts great décor that enriches any function, conference, social event or meeting.

IBN BATTOUTA SALON
A pleasant venue on the second floor, this function room offers an intimate space for up to 60 people. Its coziness guarantees the success of any gathering, cocktail or function.

YASMINA SALON
Situated on the recently constructed third floor of the hotel, the Yasmina Salon was purposely built for business or social events requiring a more intimate setting that the El Koubah. It enjoys a commanding view over the bay of Tangier and equally suited as a smaller conference room or for social functions.

ATTRACTIONS – MOROCCO

 THE KASBAH

Walled off from the city’s Medina, not far from the Petit Socco, Tangiers’ famous Kasbah is a historic fortress that houses many luxury villas from the 20s. It was long considered one of the most chic places to live in around the Mediterranean.

 TOMB OF IBN BATTOUTA

This tomb venerates the 14th century famous Arab traveler who surpassed Marco Polo in the extent of exploration and travel. Ibn Battouta’s journeys lasted 28 years, spreading over 44 countries across Asia, Africa and Europe.

 GRAN TEATRO CERVANTES

On Saladin Street or Rue Salah Eddine el Ayoubi is an old, deserted building, which at the same time is an amazing site. It was once the old Spanish theatre in the town with a stunning Art Nouveau facade and a remarkable glass dome.

 AMERICAN LEGATION MUSEUM

More like a three-floor palace than a museum, this is also a vibrant cultural center, considered the only historic landmark of the United States that’s found abroad. A wealthy collection of art and other items are on display, including letters between Sultan Moulay Ben Abdellah and George Washington. There’s also a section dedicated to American writer and composer Paul Bowles who lived in Tangier.

 DAR EL MAKHZEN PALACE

Once a glorious palace belonging to the Moroccan Sultan Moulay Hafid, who was exiled by the French in 1912, today, Dar Al Makhzen is a museum for antiquities and crafts. This is considered one of the main attractions in Kasbah, where you can revel in exceptional ceramic collections from Fes and Meknes. Painted wood ceilings with an arabesque character are also stunning. The building itself and the gardens are also very interesting.

 GRAND SOCCO, MEDINA AND MENDOUBIA GARDENS

Here are three great areas to discover together: The Grand Socco with its lively cafes is the main market square in the city (although its markets have been transferred to Rue d’Angleterre in the 1970’s), and is the ideal place to enter the Medina which takes you to the Petit Socco. Before you continue, visit the adjacent Mendoubia gardens, amazingly green with centuries-old trees. You will be delighted in the Medina’s old streets and sights. Near El Minzah Hotel and towards Place de France, you must stop by the Foundouk Market as well

 TANGIER’S BEACH

Enjoy a long idyllic coast dotted with restaurants and pubs. Enjoy a leisurely dinner with a glass of wine. Water sports abound, including stations for windsurfing, in addition to other activities.

  PLACE DE FRANCE

This central square in what’s considered the newer part of town or Ville Nouvelle is famed for its many cafés. It has a decidedly French ambiance and many historical connections, as it used to be a hangout of many wheelers, dealers and warmongers of all sides during the Second World War.

 CAVES OF HERCULES

Only 14 kilometers away, the Caves of Hercules dazzle you with their strangeness. These multiple caves were supposedly established by Hercules and have been used as homes since Neolithic times. Many archeological artifacts have been found there.

CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM
Marvel at the exhibits of work of well-known Moroccan artists not far from the Grand Socco. The ‘Musée d’Art Contemporain’ features the works of Moroccan artists on daily life in Morocco.


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