The Helvetia Hotel is in the heart of Casablanca, near Marrakech. It is located in quite a commercial area, but just a few miles from the desert. It is a very basic hotel, with rooms costing less than 15 euros and a basic room costing just 7 euros. Many Moroccan workers from the countryside rent rooms by the week. It is clean and some rooms have a balcony. Showers are shared and there is only a sink in the rooms. The hotel is a five minute walk from the station Casa Port.