Tangier Gay Guide and Hotels

Tangier Gay Guide and Hotels

Tangier was a gay haven in the 1950s. It was easier to be gay in Tangiers back then than it was in London or New York.

Although tangier has a long history as a gay haven, it doesn’t have any official gay venues today. Morocco still criminalises homosexuality. In the 50s, it was more a case of overlooking gay activities rather than accepting gay people. The reality on the ground has always been nuanced, to say the least. Tangier is still home to many people who are drawn to the bohemian promise of the city, as described by William Burroughs and Joe Orton.

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The lights of Tangier can be seen twinkling over the water from the south coast of Spain. You can take a ferry to Tangier from Algeciras to begin your Morrocan adventure. In Tangier, you can visit the Caves of Hercules and see where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean. You can also walk in the footsteps of Burroughs and Joe Orton and see if the old Interzone of 50s Tangier can still be seen.

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Hotels in Tangier

Why this hotel?: Oceanfront. Private Beach.

The Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa is an oceanfront, luxury, gay-friendly hotel.

Providing great views of the Atlantic Ocean, this hotel is a great option if you want easy access to the beach. Surrounded by lush forest, there are great views that can be seen throughout the hotel.

Make use of the private beach, as well as the spa, which are both loved by guests.


free parking, pool, bar, lounge, golf course, free wi-fi, beach, sofa bed

Km 19.8, National Route 1 Tangier-Asilah, Tangiers


Based on 843 votes

Why this hotel?: Central. Oceanfront.

The Riad Mokhtar is an oceanfront luxury hotel. The Riad is built around a patio and features a rooftop terrace.

The hotel has great views of Tangie Bay, as well as the Medina, and both can be seen from the private balconies that come with the rooms. It is also close to the city center, a great choice for exploring.


paid parking, airport transportation, free wi-fi, roof terrace, soundproof rooms, private balcony

31 Rue de la Kasbah Palacio Aharrar, Tangier


Based on 117 votes

Why this hotel?: Close to the city Center. On-site Casino.

The Movenpick Hotel, located on an oceanfront stretch, is a luxury gay-friendly hotel and casino.

The hotel has amazing views of the Bay of Tangiers, and there is a large free-form pool. The rooms have their own private balconies, perfect for taking in those views.

The Movenpick also has an on-site casino, as well as restaurants and bars. It is also a 5-minute drive away from the city center, so is a great option if you want to explore the city.


free parking, pool, casino, bar/lounge, beach, gym, airport transportation, private balcony, room service, sound proof rooms

Baie De Tanger, Tangier


Based on 460 votes

Why this hotel?: Central. Ocean Views.

Grand Hotel Villa de France is a gay-friendly, luxury resort.

The hotel is close to many popular attractions such as the beach, St. Andrew, and Place du Grand.

The rooms have private balconies that offer great views of the ocean, as well as a large pool that’s perfect for lounging around.


free wi-fi, pool, airport transportation, concierge, room service, private balcony

Rue d'Angleterre, Tangiers


Based on 713 votes

Why this hotel?: Oceanfront. Ocean Views.

Hotel Farah is a luxury, gay-friendly hotel located just a 5-minute drive away from Malabata Beach.

The hotel has great views of the beach and the surrounding area and features a pool as well. Guests also have access to private balconies, as well as an on-site restaurant.


free parking, free breakfast, pool, free wi-fi, airport transportation, gym, room service, private balcony

El Ghandouri, Tangiers

Very Good

Based on 1287 votes

Why this hotel?: Central. Rooftop Pool.

Hilton Tanger City is a luxury, gay-friendly hotel located in the city center.

The hotel has many wonderful features including a rooftop pool, which is perfect for soaking up the Moroccan sun, as well as a Jacuzzi.


free parking, pool, bar/lounge, free wi-fi, gym, airport transportation, housekeeping, room service

Place du Maghreb Arabe, Tangier


Based on 1495 votes

Why this hotel?: Mountain Views. Ocean Views. Two Pools. 24-hour Security.

Mnar Castle is a luxury apart-hotel that sits in a gorgeous area, on top of a hill.

The hotel offers amazing views of both Gibraltar and the Spanish coastline. There are also great mountain, ocean, and pool views, which will be seen from the apartments.

Each of the apartments has its own kitchenettes, dining areas, and smoking rooms are also available. The hotel has 24-hour security, as well as a free taxi service too.


free parking, pool, free wi-fi, 24-hour security, coffee shop, free shuttle & taxi services, dining area, kitchenette, housekeeping, bidet

N16, Tangier


Based on 1,253 votes

Why this hotel?: Ocean Views. Central Tangier.

Marina Bay is a luxury hotel, beachfront hotel. The Marina Bay is located in a gorgeous area, with great views of the Ocean and the pool, both of which can be seen from the rooms.

Central Tangier is only a short walk away, and here you will be able to access attractions like the Museum of Moroccan Arts, and more! There is an on-site restaurant that serves classic Moroccan food, as well as a bar where you can grab an evening cocktail.


free parking, pool bar/lounge, nightclub/dj, gym, beach, babysitting, housekeeping, walk-in shower

152 Ave Mohammed VI, Tangier


Based on 2,652 votes

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