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“would highly recommend IN WARMER WEATHER” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pension La Castellana

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Pension La Castellana
Ranked #18 of 24 Hotels in Chefchaouen
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“would highly recommend IN WARMER WEATHER”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

Beautiful grotto-like spaces, rooms are a bit dim but very clean, friendly owner. But--we were there in early December and it felt like sleeping in a refrigerator... extra blankets definitely helped. Shower at night was initially, briefly, very hot, but then became warm to lukewarm after a few minutes

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MargaretSF
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

First I would like to say that I don´t understand why this place is not mentioned in Lonely Planet that I have. The guesthouse is in the best spot of the city and is cheap. The owner,Mohamed, is very friendly and helpful. They serve no food but as the Plaza Uta el-Hammamm with its restaurants is 20 meters away it is no problem. I had my dinner, that I bought from the market, on the rooftop terrace that has great view.
If I should return to Chefchaouen, Insh'allah, I would return to this guesthouse.

Room Tip: The best rooms should be 6 and 10, if I remember correctly.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank KasparK85
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Townsville, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

I spent one night and two days in this hostel. It was comfortable and clean, the water is hot, and there were enough blankets (because it was chilly). Mohamed, the owner, is a nice person, smiley and talk active.
For the price of 75 DH, it's more than good. It's a place to sleep, and leave you bagage when you are walking around the lovely Chefchaouen.
Of course, for this price don't expect breakfast, television or toilet paper in the toilets.
Very nice deal in my opinion.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank giacominifernando
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Cairo, Egypt
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

I decided to go to chefchaouen for a calm weekend and my choice for pension la castellana was mainly for its great location, in the middle of the medina, close from hamams/restaurants and cafes.
I paid 75 DHS for a small single room and shared bathrooms. Mohamed, the owner, is very nice and helpful. I'd advise you to sleep there only If you're a solo traveler who wants to explore the beautiful city and have a clean bed at night.

Room Tip: just across the street good breakfast is served for 20 Dhs per person
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank 770SarahB90
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

I moved over to Pension La Castellana after having spent a horrible night at another locale getting eaten by bedbugs. The moment I arrived I could tell that this place catered to a whole different clientele. I liked the fact that I noticed a lot of Moroccan families from other cities staying here, and all in all it seemed like a low key relaxed place. The bedrooms were clean and the beds comfortable.

I didn't think that the receptionist was rude at all, but rather amicable; and apologetic that all he has available was a four bed suite. (Which I took anyway because I didn't want to risk getting bedbugs again, and this location was recommended by other trip advisor reviewers whose opinions I respect.)

Sure the bathrooms are shared, but the showers are hot and the water pressure is good. The place stays quiet and cool during the summer... I can't speak to how it is during the winter, but for what I needed, and the location, value cannot be beat.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Isowon
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Bacchus Marsh, Australia
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171 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2011

Pension la Castellana is in the perfect place for exploring Chefchaouen. Situated in the heart of the medina, literally steps away from the central plaza.
In keeping with the colours of Chefchaouen Pension la Castellana is washed in deep blue. Traditional Moroccan style, rooms open onto a central courtyard of black and white tiles and potted plants. A new roof top area has recently been added, with amazing views in every direction.
The rooms are quite small but spotlessly clean and perfectly adequate. Bathrooms and toilets are shared on each floor, also spotlessly clean. Mohamed the owner is extremely friendly and helpful answering any questions you might have and pointing you in the right direction for exploring, dining, walking etc. There are any number of cafes & restaurants for meals in the plaza, and for me, position perfect, was the hammam right next door. I will stay here when I revisit Chaouen and would recommend it with no hesitation.

The Pension is very reasonably priced at 75dh for a single, 150dh double.


  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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2 Thank Ann P
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Ufa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2011

Terrible! Cold! No servise! Awful dismal rooms! Odious bathroom! like kennel for dog.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Aleksnight-ice
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Property: Pension La Castellana
Address: Plaza Uta-Hammam | Chefchouen, Chefchaouen 91000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Tangier-Tetouan Region > Chefchaouen
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Ranked #18 of 24 Hotels in Chefchaouen
Number of rooms: 303

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