I booked this hotel because I knew the area of Corniche in Casablanca is know for it's beautifull surroundings.
On the internetpage it looked OK. The reception area is clean and ideal for businessmeetings. Receptionstaff, however, is very ignorant, arrogant and not very helpfull.
I was given a room with seaview and the first night was OK. However, the 2nd day I was told I needed to change rooms 'as maintenance needed to repair the water in my bathroom'. It turned out I had to move because a large party of French travellers were assigned to the sea view rooms. No compensation on the fact I had to change rooms pack and unpack.
The new room was on the street side. It was impossible to sleep the rest of my stay, as the hotel is just at one of the most busiest corners of Boulevard de la Corniche, and traffic is very very noisy 24/7.
Apart from the fact that the rooms are definately NOT 4 star and in no way look like the rooms on the internet (rooms painted a depressing grey colour) I had, nearly on a daily basis, problems with the key of my room. 9 out of 10 because the batteries of the electronic keycard had run out. Maintenance service was quite pleasant and helpfull, receptionstaff was, on the other hand, very rude and clearly annoyed by the fact I kept on having technical faults in my room.
I asked several receptionist for information, such as horseriding, hammam and traintable for Marrakech. All gave me false information, maybe due to total ignorance or just because they weren't bothered. Found out myself that at 5 minutes from the hotel (by taxi) there's a really nice ranch were you can hire horses and gallop on the beach. As for the hammams: better ask a taxi driver instead of reception, most taxidrivers are more helpfull then the hotel reception
The area of the hotel is quite nice, nice little restaurants, bars and not far from the center (petit taxi would cost you about 20 Dirham at the most...not even 2 Euro's).
I can not reccomend hotel de la Corniche in any way, next time I go to Casablanca I will try to book in hotel Azur, which is in the same area but looks much better, and there's hardly any price difference. I spoke with people that stayed in the Azur hotel and appearantly it is much better.
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