I have to admit that my review is biased because I’m in a sort of love affair with this hotel. We stayed here on one of our earlier Morocco trips in 2011 or 2012 and were happy to get a room on our most recent trip in June 2019 as well. All booking websites showed no availability, but we just walked in, asked and were given the choice between two rooms. The hotel’s location is perfect, right on the lively Place de la Liberté in the heart of Larache (but the windows are new and quite soundproof). Cars can be parked at a rate of 15 Dirhams per night on a strip in front of the hotel (in case it’s full you can also use a reserved space in a side lane).
What you have to know about Hotel España is that it is a pretty old building, dating back to the 1920s. This shows, and that’s exactly what the charm of the place is all about. It is not hip or polished, there have been only a handful of additions like air conditions, light switches and modernized bathrooms, but everything else just breathes history.
The big pro’s beside the prime location are the cleanliness and, first and foremost, the incredibly friendly attitude of the people who work here. All of them are so polite, nice and trustworthy that we felt at home right away. We might have stayed at properties in Morocco which offered more comfort, brighter rooms or better features like infinity pools or rooftop terraces - but we found almost no other place that made us feel as welcome and happy as Hotel España. As an added bonus they now serve breakfast which was even included in our 385 Dirham room rate.
If you go to Larache, please make sure to stay at this gem of a hotel, appreciate its history and marvel about the little wonders (how on earth does every member of the reception staff always know who you are and which room you’re in, no matter whether you have met them before?). From our side definitely one of the strongest recommendations we can give in Morocco.
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