Tangiers??? need advice

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  1. estnet
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    Can anyone recommend hotels (major western chains not so prevalent and I'd prefer local with a sense of "place" anyway), independent sight seeing, etc that would be okay for an older single female?
     
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    Has no one been there?
     
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    Did, but that was in the 90s. Everything has changed from what I gather talking from recent visitors. In that era, there was no websites, and usenet was very ancedotal. I stayed in Ibis.
     
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    Thanks, realizing that it was a long time ago - was the Ibis okay? Any insights from the people you've spolen to recently?
     
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    Ibis was Okay. My sense from people I spoke to is that bigger chains have a standardized service, very similar to what one would get in EU.
     
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    I had a somewhat similar issue when I travelled to Marrakech alone on my first-time visit to Morocco last year (although I am male). I couldn't find a European-based hotel that had an affordable rate, and was ignorant about the local mostly Arab-based hotels. I worked the system to try to obtain as much information as I could in a short time, and was fortunate that all worked out well (I stayed at the Es Saadi and was also able to arrange for an airport pickup with the hotel).

    FWIW, I noticed that there is a Movenpick hotel in Tangier. Call me European-centric, but after having stayed at the very reasonably-priced Movenpick hotel in Aqaba, that's a no brainer. I recall asking the front desk clerk there how much a can of soda cost from my room refrigerator, and I was told that everything in it was included with the price of my room! :)
     
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