History El Minzah
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El Minzah

Of all the hotels in Tangiers, El Minzah is without a doubt the most sumptuous and elegant. El Minzah is one of the few five star establishments in the city and it was built at the command of John Crichton-Stuart. He was the fourth Marquis of Bute, a British aristocrat with extensive interests in the 'International Zone'. The hotel was constructed in a pure Hispano-Moorish style and it is true to the architectural heritage of Morocco whilst embodying all the comfort of an English gentleman's club.

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The hotel was built in a Spanish-Moorish style in 1930 and it is located in the mystical city of Tangiers. El Minzah faces the strait of Gibraltar and is close to the beach, the port, the Tangiers Train Station and is 12 kilometers from the Tangiers Airport.
The elegance of El Minzah has attracted clientele such as Kings Juan Carlos of Spain, Michael of Roumania, and Constantine of the Helens among others, Princes, Presidents, Prime Ministers such as Sir Winston Churchill and Hollywood stars such as Rita Heyworth, Sir Rex Harrison, Rock Hudson, Farrah Fawcette Major, Jean-Claude Van Damm, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickfords, Erol Flynn, Anthony Quinn, Gina Lollobrigida and Rex Harrison.
Situated on the Straits of Gibraltar, where Europe and Africa almost touch, the El Minzah was the fashionable heart of 'International Tangiers'. It was then that the hotel first acquired its deserved The reputation as one of the most luxurious in North Africa. The passage of time has neither marred the charms of the El Minzah nor witnessed any diminution in its unrivalled position as the leading hotel in northern Morocco. No wonder "Rick's Café Américain" was modeled after Hotel El Minzah in the film classic Casablanca.
125 Rooms
15 Suites
The hotel has recently been enlarged by the addition of a third floor built in the same architectural style as the original building. It boasts 140 elegantly furnished air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms, including 15 suites. All our rooms include mini-bars, satellite television, hair dryers, and all the facilities one would expect in a luxury hotel. The vast majority of the bedrooms have a sun facing south-easterly aspect allowing uninterrupted views of the gardens and the renowned Bay of Tangiers. The bedrooms are situated off elegant, richly carpeted and furnished Hispano-Moorish corridors. In designing and decorating the El Minzah successive owners have ensured that it reflects the magnificence and purity of line of Andalousian good taste in which restraint and richness were considered of equal importance in producing harmonious interiors.
The views from the El Minzah are stunning. One can survey the Bay of Tangiers, the Straits of Gibraltar and the Rif Mountains against which backdrop is set the old medina and Cap Malabata. Nestled in the luxuriant gardens are beds of roses and giant geraniums, lilies, hibiscus and countless exotic plants. The immaculate lawns are shaded by palm, orange and eucalyptus trees.
Located in the city center, El Minzah Wellness Health Club is certainly the ideal place to eliminate stress. With its 2000 m2, the club provides twenty cabins for individual treatments, an aquatic circuit and a facility for health checks by a permanent physician and physiotherapist. There are also areas for gymnastics, body building and aerobics. After, you can unwind with a sauna, a steam bath or a Turkish bath and then be sure to visit the beauty spa & shop and the dietary restaurant "Venus".

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El Minzah
Country: Morocco
City: Tanger
Opening date: 1930s

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General Manager Mr. Leo Gulsere


85, Rue de la liberta
90 000 Morocco, Tanger


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