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La Tour Hassan Hotel, Rabat.

La Tour Hassan Hotel, Rabat, Morocco

For unknown reasons, our hotel in Rabat is not the one as stated in our itinerary. Our guide promised that we will like the alternate hotel, La Tour Hassan. True to his promise, this hotel is fantastic. We had stayed in many hotels in many cities and La Tour Hassan Hotel is one of the up-scale hotels we like. It is rated 5 stars by bookings.com customers and I can vouch for that.

We only stayed overnight but I would have no problem staying for a week. There are so many amenities this hotel offers. If we were not on a tour package, we would not have known about La Tour Hassan hotel.

La Tour Hassan Hotel, Rabat

Where we stayed in Rabat, La Tour Hassan Hotel.

La Tour Hassan Hotel, Rabat

Our bus at the entrance of the hotel. Cheerful doorman who obliged smilingly to those wanting to photograph with him.

La Tour Hassan Hotel, Rabat

Double single (or is it double queen) beds. Very comfortable.

La Tour Hassan Hotel, Rabat

LED TV and desk among other things.

La Tour Hassan Hotel, Rabat

The bathroom.

La Tour Hassan Hotel, Rabat

Generous bath amenities.

La Tour Hassan Hotel, Rabat

Sofa outside our room in the hallway. Rest outside before going into your room or rest outside if you’re bored inside.

La Tour Hassan Hotel, Rabat.

A ‘golden’ fire extinguisher, not one but all along the hallway, every floor.

Flower arrangement in the hallway.

Flower arrangement in the hallway.

La Tour Hassan Hotel, Rabat.

A typical Moroccan designed indoor courtyard in the lobby.

La Tour Hassan Hotel, Rabat.

Outdoor courtyard near the swimming pool.

La Tour Hassan Hotel, Rabat.

Moroccan designed fountain in the hotel garden.

La Tour Hassan Hotel, Rabat.

Outdoor terrace by the swimming pool.

La Tour Hassan Hotel, Rabat.

Flowers in the garden.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat, Morocoo

Kasbah, or what is known in English as fortress are structures historically built to shield a community from external intrusions. The clifftop Kasbah of the Udayas was constructed over a thousand years ago. Later, a palace and a mosque was added into it. The Kasbah walls are 2½m thick and 8m – 10m high.

Today, the Kasbah of the Udayas mostly painted half white and half blue are residence to the locals. A section of the ground still retains the palace gardens and the other section overlooking the Bouregreg River meeting the Atlantic Ocean is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a cup of tea.

The half white, half blue uniformly painted residence is a treat for photographers, a photo spot I would say. Just photographing the Kasbah is worthwhile coming to Morocco. During bright condition and the streets are in the shadows, do pose a problem for white balance adjustment.

The Kasbah was the last attraction in our itinerary for the day where in the morning, we started our itinerary from Casablanca.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

Walking uphill towards the entrance of the kasbah (fortress) on the right.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

The kasbah as seen from the inside and part of the palace garden.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

Chairs for you to have your tea in one of the few stalls inside the kasbah. Typical Moroccan tile design.

Kasbah of the Udayas

Coffee stalls in the Kasbah.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

Water tap outside of a house.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

One of the streets in the Kasbah.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

Entrance door to one of the houses in the Kasbah.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

A house right up to the walls of the Kasbah.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

The white & blue colour scheme of the narrow streets in the Kasbah.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat
Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat
Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat
Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat
Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

Well, not all are white & blue I must say.

Kasbah Of The Udayas, Rabat

View of downtown Rabat as you exit the Kasbah.

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Bou Regreg

Bou Regreg River, Rabat, Morocco

The Bou Regreg river is located between the cities of Rabat and Sale where its estuary meets the Atlantic Ocean. The river is 240 kms long originating from the Middle Atlas mountains. The river separates the cities of Rabat to the south and Salé to the north.

We passed this river’s estuary on our way from the mausoleum heading to the Kasbah (fortress) of the Udayas a short distance away. Our bus didn’t stop here because of the drizzle but we were able to capture a few pictures from inside the bus.

Bou Regreg river


Kasbah of the Udayas with the mosque minaret in the background.

Bou Regreg river


Nice place to enjoy your evening.

Bou Regreg river

Across the river, there’s a boat marina.

Bou Regreg river


The Kasbah of the Udayas within walking distance.

Bou Regreg river


Approaching the walls of the Kasbah of the Udayas.

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