The Kenzi Tower is 5* service from the moment you arrive, our hire car was whisked away to be parked and our receptionist made us feel most welcome, chatting about Morocco, the Canary Islands and UK whilst he checked us in.
This contemporary high-rise tower hotel opened in 2009 and was designed by Ricardo Bofill, they have 237 rooms and suites with stunning city views. The majestic Casablanca Twin Centre consists of two sky scrapers each with 28 floors, situated in the business district they are 3km from the Hassan II Mosque.
Our deluxe double room (1503) had a floor to ceiling panoramic view over Casablanca which stretches for miles into the distance. The enormous double bed was extremely comfortable, and the flat screen TV had a number of channels available in English. The WiFi was excellent as you may expect with a 5* business hotel, we never gave it a thought and it was simple to connect as many devices as we required.
The bathroom area is huge, there were twin sinks, a bath and separate shower, toilet and bidet. Toiletries were provided along with a hairdryer, slippers and bathrobes. I was tempted and succumbed to have a soak in the bath, however it was a little disappointing, you can only lie back and relax, I defy anyone to sit upright in it!
We decided to eat in at the hotel that evening, first we visited the trendy Sky 28 bar, which as it’s name suggests is situated on the top floor. There was good ambient music, we chose a table with a view, ordered our pre dinner cocktails and watched the ballet of the evening traffic in Casablanca. Only a few steps away was Sens the restaurant on the 27th floor, we were offered a table with a view of the Hassan II Mosque. We had a fabulous meal, Mike ordered the fresh local oysters for his starter, mine was goats cheese with smoked duck. For our main course, we both wanted the lamb, my chops served in two racks were melt in the mouth delicious and Mike wasn’t disappointed with his 7 hour braised lamb, promising to recreate this dish when we’re home. For the first time this trip, I was tempted with a dessert and it was fabulous, Le Cafe Gourmand included mini versions of a creme brulee, chocolate pot, crushed meringue, macaroon biscuit and an expresso coffee. Mike’s chocolate fondant was lovely however there was no vanilla ice cream, so the chef without consultation served lemon sorbet, this combination was strange and it didn’t work.
We didn’t have time to check out the gym or spa which includes an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, saunas and hammams.
I’m not sure we’ll ever find a reason to visit Casablanca again, if we did we would definitely return to stay at the Kenzi Tower hotel.