Good 6.9
Based on 13 reviews

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About Balima Hotel

Description

This charming hotel located in the city centre offers fantastic value for money. It is set close to the train station and is within walking distance of the old city. There are plenty of restaurants and shops in the area, and it is highly recommended that the city be explored on foot for there is always something interesting and exotic waiting to be discovered. Guests who prefer to stay in can enjoy traditional and international dishes at the on-site restaurant. The Balima Hotel provides a comfortable base for budget travelers to Rabat.
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Features

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Bar

Access, services, and conveniences

  • Laundry service
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoking area
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Policies

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Number of Rooms : 71
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Verified traveler reviews

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  • Cleanliness 6.5
  • Location 7.8
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.1
  • Service 6.2
  • Value for money 6.9
  • Food/Dining 7.1
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Rajitha G.
Australia
March 24, 2011
Looking a tad old...
Proximity to train station and medina
Room was tired looking with paint peeling off the wall.

FRANCISCO T.
Philippines
November 19, 2010
Lovely Hotel, Excellent Location, and Best value!
Walking distance from Rabatville Train Station, Opposite the Parliament Building, & Post Office. Big and lovely rooms,
Could offer more for breakfast; perhaps buffet would be an good idea
This is a very decent hotel in Rabat which is very easy to locate. We booked a triple room and got a family room with 2 beds in each room - what a treat! The rooms were well decorated; the beds were soft and linens immaculately clean. Even though the hotel is already old, it is well maintained. The receptionists were all warm and friendly; always ready to assist and able to give an intelligent answer to customer inquiries. Will definitely stay again in this hotel when I return to Rabat.

Damrong S.
Thailand
August 07, 2010
My experience at Balima hotel
Its location is great!
The room's condition is poor.
We stay here two days. Its location is great because it is close to the central train station, about 200 meters or 3 minutes walking. The reception was friendly and helpful. The room's condition was old and poor, comparing with others 3-star hotels. There is no air-condition so it is not recommend to stay at the summer. The breakfast is below the standard. There was only three breads with fruit jam, one boiled egg and a cup of tea or coffee. In conclusion, we think this hotel should be renewed, particularly the guest room so that it can compete with the others 3-star hotels.

Rowan G.
Australia
July 11, 2010
Reasonable hotel in centre of town
Clean, very close to train station
Like other hotels in Rabat, it is not cheap
Hotel Balima is cheap and very accessible, in the centre of town. The room and bathroom were clean if getting a little old. Unfortunately there are not great deals to be had on hotels in Rabat, this one was the best option for when we needed one night transiting between Fes and a homestay we had booked. Would have preferred the Ibis but was fully booked.

Hui R.
Hong Kong
June 28, 2010
Balima Hotel
The hotel is near the train station I like it!
The toilet is really out date.
Like and dislike for this hotel.

Stephen K.
United States
February 15, 2010
Balima Hotel in Rabat
The Blaima Hotel is very close to the Railway Station
It is not a five star hotel. But you should know that already.
We used the Balima Hotel as a one night stop prior to catching the 7 am flight the next morning to Paris. It is not posh but it is what one would expect from a two star hotel. There was wireless service in the first floor, and, though the hallwats and rooms are smoky, it was adequate for our purposed.

Marian B.
Slovakia
October 02, 2009
Budget hodel in centre of Rabat
Location Helpfull staff with sense of humor Price Nice view over Rabat
"stability" of building Noisy
Balima hotel is really easy to find in the centre of Rabat. It has really good location and price is reasonable. Do not expect high standard. Disadvantage connected eith location is noise comming from one of the busiest streets of Rabat. Unexpectedly I experienced vibration caused by moving elevator which is pretty noisy too. And on saturday evening top floor room 556 - I could feel absolutely clearly shaking of the floor under my feets. I didnt manage to found the source of this shaking but it might be caused by loud music in the basement of the hotel or maybe by busy traffic on the streets. When I mention it at the hotel reception, the guy with sense of humor asked me if I had too much of berber whiskey (mint tea). If you choose this hotel be ready for a bit of noise and shaking.

TOLGA T.
Turkey
May 06, 2009
Good location, unsatisfactory service
It is very central.It is very easy get out and about. The staff is friendly and helpful.
Only two of the staff can speak English. The room and the bathroom were dated. The breakfast is a mediocre continental one.I could not have the breakfast at all.
The hotel needs serious refurbishmnent. The decoration and furniture have to be renewed. It is below the standards of a *** hotel. It was relatively clean though. They do not have range of drinks at the bar. For example, they do not serve wine at the bar. Furthermore, the drinks are ridiculously expensive at the hotel's bar. I have not dined in the hotel but considering the quality of the breakfast it would not be a pleasant experience. Staff try to make your stay enjoyable but there is always a language barrier. They recommended me a good restaurant at the end of the day. I stayed in better hotels in Morocco. So, I think Rabat is not that touristic. They are getting used to the needs and expectations of Western travellers excluding French.

Nuno C.
Portugal
August 20, 2008
Excellent Location
The location, the room.
No parking, small and old shower, few towels.
Very calm hotel, with bar and restaurant. The rooms are big and have comfort and the bigest con is the shower (to small and old). The receptionist were very friendly and helpful. No parking and you have to pay twice to park at the street - pay the guardian and pay the meter. Weel located, you can walk to the museum, to the medina or to the beach.

Eduardo F.
Spain
September 29, 2010
Balima Hotel, la mejor opción para conocer Rabat
Localización inmejorable, personal muy amable, camas limpias, desayuno correcto.
El Balima Hotel es el sitio perfecto para establecerse un par de días y conocer a fondo Rabat. Se trata del típico Hotel que hace unas décadas (fue abierto en 1930) era muy lujoso y con el tiempo se ha quedado anticuado. De todos modos, está muy bien ubicado (al lado de la estación y a 5 minutos de la medina), la limpieza es correcta (un poco peor el baño, pero en general bien) y encima el desayuno está incluido. El personal muy simpático y siempre dispuesto a resolver cualquier duda sobre la ciudad. El bar del hotel es cara para comer, pero perfecto para tomar un delicioso te. Mención aparte merece el ascensor del hotel, que con sus colores dorados y su hilo musical parece una discoteca.



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