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Chems Bleu - Essaouira - Bedroom
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9.5 Excellent (1,204 reviews)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: People were lovely, the location perfect, inside the Medina with an amazing view of the sea. The whole Riaf fitted with lovely furnishings, carpets and pictures and our room was huge with a great cavernous bathroom. Great breakfast too.
Cons: Bed a bit firm is my only complaint.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff that make you feel welcome from the very first moment. Excellent location in the Medina, easy to find, close to Supratours bus station. Delicious, succulent breakfast. Breathing view from the terrace.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing in this riad. It is super clean and comfortable to stay in. The staff went over the top helping us with different requests. Last but not least, it is so beautiful designed and the view is breathtaking. Highly recommended!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is my third visit and I cannot rate this charming Riad high enough. Soufian and all the staff are professional, friendly and go the extra mile to ensure your stay is memorable.
Cons: Nothing
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice atmosphere. Helpful staff. And a good location in the Medina. Really nice and romantic rooms
Cons: Nothing. Just be aware you stay in a Riad. So it is noisy. Nothing that bothered us but if you are unfamiliar with it you might review it negative. We liked the family kind of stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The good location, cleanness, hospitality. We had to leave early and they prepared an early breakfast for us. Super appreciated it. Everything was great! Host super helpful and willing to share the best tips for the best stay.
Hôtel Villa Quieta - Essaouira - Lobby
2
9.6 Excellent (117 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Villa Quieta, you'll be centrally located in Essaouira, within a 5-minute drive of Essaouira Beach and Place Moulay el Hassan. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a computer station, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about this place was wonderful - it was beautiful, quiet, great breakfast, most comfortable bed, and extremely nice staff.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very quiet, beautiful surroundings, breakfast good and plentiful. All staff very helpful and pleasant, lots of different areas to sit, balcony area had view of the sea.
Cons: Not applicable
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Service, view, room, breakfast - everything was excellent. Especially for this fair price!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Close proximity to the beach. The gardens were beautiful as was the public terrace. The breakfast staff were very accommodating and the choice of breakfast foods was good. My husband loved the chocolate croissants. I loved the fresh orange juice.
Cons: Very very large common rooms since it is a converted palace. It is also far to the medina but still the best choice to be away from tourist buses. By the way if you catch a taxi to the Médina from the hotel it should only cost 10 MAD - a coin, local currency. We were regularly overpaying!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very polite and friendly staff Super authentic style interior Very clean and spacious room Nice position 15 mins of walk to Medina Superb Breakfast!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is lovely. It's opposite some good beach bars where you can spend the day. The pool area is also great. Taxis to the Medina were no more then £1 and plentiful. The hotel decor was amazing and we got a great free upgrade. Staff very friendly. Definitely recommend
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is nice and calm place with very private attitude by staff. Many seating areas at common spaces as well at the room. Close from the seaside. Very polite staff.
Cons: I had to check out early. I'd be happy for to stay a little bit longer.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was brilliant, a 20mn walk from the Medina along the beach was a pleasure each time. The hotel itself is decorated with much attention to detail and is absolutely beautiful. The staff are extremely helpful yet very discreet. The rooms are also decorated tastefully and have everything you need and more. The pool is really pleasant and so is the terrace overlooking the beach. The welcome with mint tea and Moroccan treats was a really nice touch. I highly recommend this hotel.
Cons: The only thing I would maybe suggest is that the breakfast, although very comprehensive and tasty could be maybe different each day, especially for the people who stay for a week or more
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The whole stay at Villa Quieta was a wonderful experience, exceptional building, good facilities and location and the staff were exemplary. If you want to stay somewhere with a genuine Moroccan feel, you could not ask for better.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All
Cons: Nothing
Ryad Lyon Mogador - Essaouira - Bedroom
3
9.4 Excellent (328 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Ryad Lyon Mogador is in the heart of Essaouira, within a 10-minute walk of Mellah and Essaouira Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful decor. The staff was wonderful.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful riad, good location in the medina, very nice room and wonderful roof terrace. Breakfast was great (one of the best we had in Morocco) and was served on the roof terrace. Very friendly and helpful staff!
6.0 Good
Pros: Building and decor was beautiful. Resident cats were a nice touch.
Cons: The double room (No.10) was small and cramped for two people.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful breakfast every morning on the rooftop patio. Amazing views, nicely appointed rooms, and super friendly staff. Hannah organized our onwards travel for us beautifully. Very quiet location yet just a few steps from the main shopping district in the Médina. Highly recommended!
Cons: Bed was very hard.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The Riad was lovely, welcomed with mint tea & a macaroon up on the roof terrace. The room was gorgeous with lovely finishing touches & the staff were friendly. The family house cats were lovely. Great location... when we finally found it through the maze (hee hee).. right in the middle of the Médina
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The Riad has a stunning interior design. The staff as well as the owner are very friendly. The rooftop terrace is brilliant as well as the breakfast served there. Also the location is perfect in the middle of the Medina.
Cons: Room 10 is very small but really ok for one night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very pleasant room, facilities and hosts ... and a great breakfast!
Cons: No complaints at all
Le Jardin Des Douars - Essaouira - Outdoor view
4
9.4 Excellent (262 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Le Jardin Des Douars in Aguerd, you'll be on a river, within a 15-minute drive of Essaouira Beach and Bordj el Berod. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The location is very beautiful with palms, trees, bougainvillea and flowers. There are two heated swimming pools, one adult only. The staff is very friendly. The food in the hotel is delicious and fresh. It is so good that you always want to stay there. Our room was upgraded by the hotel which was a positive surprise. The view from our beautiful room was amazing and you could enjoy the hills with argan trees and a unique sunset.
Cons: All was excellent. My only suggestion is to add a fridge in the room.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful garden, amazing pool area, great rooms. This place is really going the extra mile to please its guests.
Cons: The only thing I can think of is that the cuisine could have been more authentic.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Impressive garden, separate children and adult pools. Loved the make-your-own hammam equipment they left in the bathroom. Liked the cats. .
Cons: Would have liked bottled water in the room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: a true oasis. Rooms were little houses in amongst verdant planting made to mimic berber housing. big domed roof above the bed with inlaid coloured glass which shone through at dawn exquisite. very attentive staff with interesting food options tradiotional moroccan and with a twist great place to chill
Cons: all good
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was amazing beautiful room and private balcony. We definitely coming back soon
Riad Chbanate - Essaouira - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (446 reviews)
Overview Reviews
A stay at Riad Chbanate places you in the heart of Essaouira, within a 15-minute walk of Essaouira Beach and Mellah. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was amazing. Room was perfect, especially bathroom. Beautiful oasis in the middle of a crazy fun town.
Cons: Nothing.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Riad Chbanate is a home from home. Relaxing and welcoming. The staff at the Riad are a delight. Any request, be it an open fire in our bedroom on a cold evening to a relaxing mint tea after a long day surfing. The team were always on call with a smile.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was truly a home away from home. Great staff, great location, great room, great breakfast. What's not to love? I would really recommend staying here!
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Lovely room. Fabulous bathroom. Friendly welcome.
Cons: Breakfast very ordinary. No bar. Roof terrace for sunbathing only.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place with extremely friendly staff. We had dinner there one night and it was tremendous. Breakfast was pretty standard with choices on breads, pastries, fruits, yogurt and eggs. They made arrangements for a hammam/spa for us and gave us a great welcome and overview of the city. Our room was a rooftop panoramic suite with a little view of the ocean and wide view of the town. Wonderful location not too far from medina gates so easy to find your way.
Cons: Hard to think of much - welcome is top notch.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was exceptional and very welcoming. Great recommendations for things to do and see while in Essaouira.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location and friendly staff
Villa Garance - Essaouira - Building
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9.2 Excellent (663 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Villa Garance in Essaouira (Medina), you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Essaouira Beach and Mellah. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a comfortable stay. Next to our bedroom we had an extra room with sofas which was very bright thanks to a big window to the outside. We liked that there was a kettle & tea in the room. Rooftop was nice, we enjoyed having breakfast there. There are a few sunbeds to relax as well (but overall not too much space there unfortunately). We also loved the fireplace in the entrance hall- great to sit there on a windy November evening. Staff was helpful and friendly. Location in the medina, so not a quiet spot. But on a positive side, plenty of restaurants around.
Cons: Bathroom had an unpleasant smell and was rather small.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Honestly, our stay was just PERFECT! The rooms are superclean and beautifully decorated, there's yoghurt and fruits for breakfast (among the typical bread & eggs things :)), the location is good, wifi worked,... would definitely book again!
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really nice and caring employees! Cozy room and beautiful Villa inside the Medina of Essaouira Amazing breakfast on the roof!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful riad, perfect location inside the medina, close to everything but quiet. Nice roof terrace. Comfortable beds.Breakfast was good.
Cons: There did not seem to be an option to sit inside during breakfast. In November it was very freezing and windy on the roof terrace.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: very nice staff, perfect location and pretty decorated
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff are always welcoming and helpful
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful roof terraces, extremely friendly staff, fantastic breakfast included and very plush rooms. Absolutely loved our stay here!
Cons: Nothing!
Dar El Paco - Essaouira - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (629 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Dar El Paco in Essaouira (Medina), you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Essaouira Beach and Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location is just in oldtown (Medina).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff at Dar El Paco were very friendly and helpful, professional in the same time. We received very good information about what to visit and where to eat, the location is great as in Medina. Breakfast was very good and the room was also nice and very clean. I would recommend it and we would return. Also Essaouira is a tranquil city, we felt safe and were impressed by how friendly and open to tourist people were.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the great welcome. The room was beautiful and comfortable in colourful Moroccan stile. Breakfast was absolutely delicious. We appreciated the excellent help and advice by the young lady at the moment of check-in and also the dedication and kindness of the ladies who prepared and served breakfast and especially Wafaa who was very friendly. We will come again! The ancient area of the city is very quiet, restaurants plentiful and the local people are helpful and friendly.
Cons: Everything was perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Spotlessly clean, genuinely friendly, good breakfast. Absolutely lovely place to stay! The owners, Philippe & Chloe, and all staff are genuinely friendly & caring. We were greeted with fresh mint tea upon arrival :) Comfy and spotlessly clean rooms & bathrooms. Perfect location for meandering through the medina. Can't reccommend Dar El Paco enough!! :)
Cons: Nothing to not like!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely small Riad, stylish clean rooms, very nice breakfast. I must mention lovely receptionist Sukeira (not sure about the correct writing :-)) She gave us a lot of informations and recommendations for nice place to eat and we really enjoyed it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice location in the medina with very friendly and open staff. Nice bedroom
Cons: Small bathroom
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly host
Cons: Morning noise from Mosque next door
Riad Perle d'Eau - Essaouira - Beach
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9.2 Excellent (238 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Riad Perle D'eau, you'll be centrally located in Essaouira, steps from Mellah and within a 10-minute walk of Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A warm welcome from owners. Great staff. Amazing location. Sea view was spectacular
Cons: Nothing
7.5 Good
Pros: Nice location, awesome views and nice staff
Cons: The room that was booked original was not what we thought it was going to look. We up graded to the view suite which was much better.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We booked the sea view room, which was not cheap but definitely worth it. The riad is literally built on the beach so the sights and sounds from the ocean outside was incredible!
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner and the staff were friendly and accommodating.
Cons: I would not say I dislike the fact but I was surprised that the properties in the city as in all middle eastern cities alike did not have street addresses ,something Westerners are familiar with in order to locate the property. The locals know where the properties are located, taxi drivers and street merchants, but it’s difficult to find the addresses on your own.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perle d'Eau is just a wonderful place, not much else to add, really. The staff are superhelpful certainly contribute to the atmosphere, apart from offering great tips for places to have dinner. The location is stunning, the room clean, large and comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our room was lovely with incredible sea views and realy comfy chairs to watch them from. The bed linen was absolutely tops. The staff were all really friendly and helpful. The owner lives on site and is extremely welcoming. Having a kettle and tea/coffee making facility in your room, unusual I believe in a Riad. We also had a very nice evening meal at the Riad, which is done from time to time. Location was excellentllent we walked everywhere.
Cons: Leaving to go home.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is a beautiful place with the best breakfast we had in Morocco. Ernest is a personable and welcoming host who looks forward to talking with the guests. The rooms are very comfortable. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Riad was beautiful with very comfortable beds and a wonderful Hamman. It was also right in an excellent spot in the Medina with sea views from the terrace. The staff and owner were all extremely helpful and welcoming and the breakfast on the roof terrace was delicious. I would recommend this Riad to anyone going to Essaouira
Cons: Nothing it was perfect.
Dar Latigeo - Essaouira - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (603 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Dar Latigeo in Essaouira (Medina), you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Essaouira Beach and Mellah. This riad is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Skala de la Ville and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum. Make yourself at home in one of the 6 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers and stovetops. Your Select Comfort bed comes with premium bedding. Rooms have private furnished lanais. Satellite programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer. Mellah - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi Skala de la Ville - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi Place Moulay el Hassan - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi Essaouira Beach - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi Skala du Port - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi Bordj el Berod - 4.5 km / 2.8 mi Ounara Campsite - 24.7 km / 15.3 mi Ounara Mosque - 24.7 km / 15.4 mi Sidi Kaouki Beach - 24.9 km / 15.4 mi Sidi M’barek Waterfall - 37.3 km / 23.2 mi The preferred airport for Dar Latigeo is Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 17.1 km / 10.6 mi Featured amenities include limo/town car service, multilingual staff, and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle and a train station pick-up service are provided for an additional charge. Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a sauna or take in the view from a rooftop terrace and a garden. Additional features at this riad include concierge services, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon. If you'd like to spend the day shopping, you can hop on the shuttle (surcharge). Grab a bite from the grocery/convenience store serving guests of Dar Latigeo. The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. Airport shuttle fee: EUR 150 per vehicle Nearby parking fee: EUR 30 per 24 hours Late check-out fee: EUR 100 (subject to availability) The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change. This property offers transfers from the train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Oussama is so nice and helps you in everything you need. Very clean place and the rooms spacious and confortable. Well located in the Medina. The breakfast is more than enough and very good. The relation price & quality is really a gift.
Cons: It is not easy to get there but the people in Essaouira are very nice and willing yo help you.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very central Delicious breakfast Very helpful staff - we arrived after check in time and they were very accommodating
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and friendly staff, manager Ousamma was perfect. Breakfast was also perfect, super delicious. Very quiet, clean and location is PERFECT.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and friendly staff. Ousamma did everything that everybody feels good and comfortable!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place with a good location. We were very happy.
Cons: No problems
9.0 Excellent
Pros: I very much loved our stay at Dar Latigeo. The staff was welcoming and easily available. The bathroom was very clean, though the smell of the sewers cannot be avoided. The room was clean as well, and was tidied up every day. The breakfast was great, definitely a good start of the day. Although the location is in the medina, it was very nice and quiet inside.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location is amazing, in the middle of the market. Staff very friendly offering tea and very large breakfast for cheap. Rooms are quite comfy and clean, even some good books in English to read at night, only that I didn't notice in the booking it said shared bathroom, which was a tad disappointing. Terrace also very large, nice to sit there at night. Overall very good value for money.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice and clean hotel in Medina. Personel was very kind and helpful and the cleaning service was 1st class.
Cons: Quite hard to find.
2.0 Mediocre
Pros: Breakfast and location was good.
Cons: The ensuite bathroom was two very steep flights of spiral stairs down, smelled very bad, was cramped and dirty. It wasn't fit for guests to use - made the bedroom smell. The room was over a noisy alley. I asked the host to change the room, who was understanding but I had to insist to achieve. The next day he asked me to move back to the first room, which I thought was a bit of a joke. The second room had a shared bathroom. Rooms could do with a good clean. I left a day early. Dining area is nice. I've travelled for 20 years - I think you can get much better value for money elsewhere.
6.7 Good
Pros: A little gem. Excellent location, right in the heart of the medina but on a quiet cul-de-sac. Perfect base for exploring beautiful Essaouira. Rooms are large and comfortable with lovely oriental touches. The landlady is lovely and helpful. No hesitation booking it again when I go back.
Cons: No problems. It is not a luxurious hotel with all the services, but one comes to Essaouira for the city not for all-in-package sea side resort. My bathroom was outside the room.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: we had an amazing stay in dar latigeo. adeline was extremely friendly and was very helpfull with any questions we had. the rooms are nice and the (shared) bathroom is very clean. beisdes that, essaouira is a lovely city and dar latigeo is right in the middle of it.
7.0 Good
Pros: The french lady whom i can´t remember the name is such a good hostess!! Really cool ambient , even that by the door you can´t have the real idea of the neat ambient you are gonna find inside. Usual in marroquian lodgements.Really worthless!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The beautiful bedroom.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent, friendly welcome to a fine, small, boutique hotel by new owner Adeline - nothing was too much trouble. Hotel very central, so better than two other hotels I have stayed in in Essaouira before and extremely good value indeed. Copious, varied breakfast - open to suggestions/ requests. Own keys so free to come and go. Could not fault the hotel or any aspect of its running at all and I shall certainly come agazin whenever I come here again, and, as it is a favopurite spot, that may be in a couple of months. Highly recommended. Thanks to Booking.com for finding it for me.
Cons: Everything was absolutely fine. No possible reason to dislike anything, let alone complain.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: very nice, fresh, clean.. feels like home.. very friendly and helpful staff.. excellent location..
Cons:
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The owners couldn't have been more helpful and kind. The room was gorgeous, quiet, airy, the breakfast delicious and we really were made to feel welcome. They made our stay special.
Cons: They could have given us a key for the outside door so that they didn't have to open it for us each time we returned to the hotel.
Riad Jade Mogador - Essaouira - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (438 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Riad Jade Mogador in Essaouira (Medina), you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Essaouira Beach and Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum. Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a very comfortable stay at the Riad Jade Magador. They served excellent breakfast and the staff was always friendly and helpful. The room we stayed in was cozy and beautifully arrangend, also it was cleaned perfectly every day. The riad is in the centre of the city, there are lots of bars, restaurants and shops nearby, so if you wanna stroll around through the old town of Essaouira it's perfect.
Cons: Communication in english was sometimes hard and could have been an issue, if we would have been interested in a tour or something.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location, breakfast and staff were good.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were very friendly and welcoming. It was a pleasant place to stay and the rooms were very comfortable and clean. Right in the heart of the old town, it's in a great location but not too far from the main gate and car parks (10 minute walk). Also very quiet at night.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: I liked the location and the fact that was a traditional riad. I also liked the staff - a very nice lady.
Cons: In my room some improvements to the bathroom at least can be made, but there was a good price however in comparision!
6.7 Good
Pros: The location.
Cons: Okay, I don't normally like to give negative reviews but I don't know how this riad got 9.1/10, especially after our last stay in Marrakech that left the standards very high for the same price per night. First the staff wasn't welcoming at all, the lady at the reception just showed us the room (which wasn't the one from the pictures) and didn't even give us the wifi pass, let alone tell us something about the surroundings. Everywhere in the property there was a bit of a damp unpleasant smell, I don't know if it is because of the ocean but we didn't like it. Now about the room. We didn't get the Djena room from the photos, we got a room on the top floor. The smell inside there was also unpleasant. The bed was quite uncomfortable. The bathroom was OK but there is a big problem with the water flow, as there was almost no pressure in the shower and whenever someone else used the tap the water almost stopped. I don't know if we got all that only because we booked just a single night but still it didn't meet our expectations.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: A very pleasant riad with friendly staff and I had a very comfortable room. The riad has been restored very attractively. Wifi was fine. The terrace is almost worth booking for in its own right. Wouldn't hesitate to come back.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: We liked this road a lot - the decor, location, hosts, everything about it was just perfect for a short break in Essaouira and highly recommend it.
Cons: We liked everything.
Atlantic Hostel - Essaouira - Bedroom
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9.0 Excellent (1,194 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Medina, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Mellah and Essaouira Beach. Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum and Skala de la Ville are also within 10 minutes.
7.0 Good
Pros: The staff is really welcoming and their reception is very cosy. The terrace is a very nice spot to chill and read under the sun. It is indeed a very sociable hostel, therefore at night it could be a bit noisy, at least for me. The social dinner downstairs is a great opportunity to meet people for those who are into it. Oh, it gets a tad cold and windy these days bring some jacket. The alleys and the stray cats, never saw so many well fed cats so far.
7.0 Good
Pros: The breakfast and dinner and the music in the evening. The staff were friendly and good company.
Cons: The showers were very old.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, essentially the people
Cons: Everything was great
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Wow, there must be 50 reasons to never leave this place. I said at one point it has possibly the best live music in a hostel in the world. Superb staff, clean & amazing meals. The terrace is the best place to relax in Morocco!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice rooftop with a view over the city. 10 minutes from the beach. Right in the medina.
Cons: Beds are really hard and covered in some kind off plastic so it makes a lot of noise whenever someone is moving.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The dinner and breakfast they offer is fantastic! Also the live music every evening!
Cons: The staff is lovely but be careful about the information they give you. Because we trusted them too much we had twice a bit trouble. Always double check the information.
7.0 Good
Pros: he hostel is located in Essaouira formerly called Mogador. The service is excellent, the staff is very kind and attentive, helps with everything and gives great tips. The structure of the hostel is nice. Note: Break paradigms and try to appreciate new cultural forms without judgment.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Showers didn't work and the toilets are wobbly
Cons: Great staff
Riad Zahra - Essaouira - Building
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9.0 Excellent (994 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Riad Zahra in Essaouira (Essaouira Coast), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Essaouira Beach and Place Moulay el Hassan. Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Planning an event in Essaouira? This riad has facilities measuring 40 square feet (4 square meters), including a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic staff and building, made us feel very welcome and comfortable - many thanks!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The People were friendly
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Owners and staff were very friendly, very nice and accommodating to our daughter. Stay was very nice and Essaouria is an amazingly beautiful and chilled place to go.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: nothing.
7.9 Good
Pros: The staff was very friendly, our room was nice (though a bit small for a family), the food in the restaurant was very good! We liked the location, it was a short walk to the beach, and also to the city.
Cons: The water in the pool was very cold! I think this is the case everywhere in Morocco, and maybe it was because of the season we were here, but it was really freezing.. (but not a problem for our kids, they jumped in anyway :-))
7.5 Good
Pros: Nice swimming pool attractive public areas, nice friendly owner/manager,quick easy check in . Restaurant with good food ,the fish platter I shared with my wife was truly exceptional and was enough to feed the whole family !!
Cons: The family Room was a bit small other than that it was clean and reasonably attractive..
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Riad Zahra is a wonderful place to stay. The Riad itself is beautiful, a place of tranquility and calm, with the most fantastic set of staff that are always so friendly and helpful. The owners are so friendly and always around to help out, make suggestions, or just chat! The staff are attentive and kind, we are sure to be back!
Cons: We stayed in November so the pool was a bit cold for us!

Best rooms in Essaouira

Ryad Watier - Essaouira - Bedroom
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9.7 Excellent (206 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Ryad Watier in Essaouira (Medina), you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Essaouira Beach and Mellah. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: -Good location , right in the medina -Copious and good quality breakfast on the rooftop. -Very spacious and clean Moroccan-style rooms. -Welcoming staff: I got upgraded and also given advice about restaurants and major attractions.
Cons: -It was a bit humid, which is understandable given the closeness to the ocean.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We booked a family room at Ryad Waiter and absolutely loved it. The 2-level apartment was beautiful and spacious. Bathroom was also quite large and the shower was great. Beds were very comfortable. You could hear the ocean at night and the breeze was lovely. I loved that this was an all-female staffed riad and Fatima and the team were wonderful. Centrally located in the Medina, steps away from shops, restaurants and the ramparts. Beautiful roof-top terrace. Couldn't ask for more!
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautifully decorated, spacious rooms and lovely staff. Highly recommended!
Cons: It can get a bit chilly in Essaouira so I think it could be useful to provide some sort of heating in the rooms. Other han that it was perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Warm and friendly staff and owner
Cons: Leaving so soon, next time I will stay longer
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Such friendly staff, great location, lovely building and great size rooms with superb personal touches. Really enjoyed our stay and was everything we'd hoped for (including a great massage on site!) would like to go back and try the food too as we didnt get a chance this time!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, huge & comfortable rooms, lots of fabulous art. Loved it!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The room was big and beautiful. No aircon needed as naturally cool. In a quieter but good part of the medina.
Villa Daba - Essaouira - Building
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9.1 Excellent (116 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Villa Daba in Essaouira, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 10-minute drive of Essaouira Beach and Bordj el Berod. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and a train station pick-up service.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had the most beautiful stay at Villa Daba in April. The owner, Mr. Didier was incredibly helpful, very attentive, and welcoming. He answered all of my questions and more, always willing to help solve any issue and make you feel at home. The house was absolutely gorgeous, isolated, a real paradise. The pool is heated year long and very enjoyable, there is also a ping pong table. This would be great for couples or for families. There is a cute dog and friendly donkeys to pet. There is a Hamman in the backyard, free to use and you can buy a massage/mani-pedi. The food was to die for, all home-cooked by Mrs. Didier and also very affordable. Alcohol was available, which is not very common in Morocco. The room was very comfortable and quiet at night time even with other guests in the house. I stayed here with my husband and we did not have a car so we walked the 2km to the main road to grab a taxi for 10 dirhams and headed into town (10 mins car ride). It is a nice and peaceful walk but would not be easy to do with large bags, etc. You can also call a taxi to pick you up at the house itself but this costs more 100 dirhams. The owner is happy to drive you for free if he is headed into town at the same time as you which is very nice too. We wish we could've stayed longer!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: breakfast was nice, simple but satisfactory. location was good too.. owners are fantastic!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We had a wonderful peaceful stay at the Villa Daba. The owners are lovely, and really helpful. They suggested places for us to go, and on one day even recommended and booked a lovely restaurant for lunch for us. And the villa quiet with a beautifully clean and warm swimming pool. We visited in October and we had the pool to ourselves. Every morning we had a continental breakfast round the swimming pool as the sun rose. Every bedroom is unique, and different, and ours was full of character and comfortable. On some evenings we had dinner at the villa, and the cooking was superb. We were asked what we would like in advance for a main, and the fish was fantastic. But so was the chicken tagine.
Cons: The only disadvantage of the villa is that it is a mile or two down a dirt road, and you need a car to get there. But we soon got used to this, and we look forward to returning!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff were lovely. Beautiful pool and we had a 2 bedded room
Cons: Be aware that the hotel only takes cash
Chems Bleu - Essaouira - Bedroom
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9.5 Excellent (1,204 reviews)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: People were lovely, the location perfect, inside the Medina with an amazing view of the sea. The whole Riaf fitted with lovely furnishings, carpets and pictures and our room was huge with a great cavernous bathroom. Great breakfast too.
Cons: Bed a bit firm is my only complaint.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff that make you feel welcome from the very first moment. Excellent location in the Medina, easy to find, close to Supratours bus station. Delicious, succulent breakfast. Breathing view from the terrace.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing in this riad. It is super clean and comfortable to stay in. The staff went over the top helping us with different requests. Last but not least, it is so beautiful designed and the view is breathtaking. Highly recommended!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is my third visit and I cannot rate this charming Riad high enough. Soufian and all the staff are professional, friendly and go the extra mile to ensure your stay is memorable.
Cons: Nothing
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice atmosphere. Helpful staff. And a good location in the Medina. Really nice and romantic rooms
Cons: Nothing. Just be aware you stay in a Riad. So it is noisy. Nothing that bothered us but if you are unfamiliar with it you might review it negative. We liked the family kind of stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The good location, cleanness, hospitality. We had to leave early and they prepared an early breakfast for us. Super appreciated it. Everything was great! Host super helpful and willing to share the best tips for the best stay.
Riad Chbanate - Essaouira - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (446 reviews)
Overview Reviews
A stay at Riad Chbanate places you in the heart of Essaouira, within a 15-minute walk of Essaouira Beach and Mellah. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was amazing. Room was perfect, especially bathroom. Beautiful oasis in the middle of a crazy fun town.
Cons: Nothing.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Riad Chbanate is a home from home. Relaxing and welcoming. The staff at the Riad are a delight. Any request, be it an open fire in our bedroom on a cold evening to a relaxing mint tea after a long day surfing. The team were always on call with a smile.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was truly a home away from home. Great staff, great location, great room, great breakfast. What's not to love? I would really recommend staying here!
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Lovely room. Fabulous bathroom. Friendly welcome.
Cons: Breakfast very ordinary. No bar. Roof terrace for sunbathing only.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place with extremely friendly staff. We had dinner there one night and it was tremendous. Breakfast was pretty standard with choices on breads, pastries, fruits, yogurt and eggs. They made arrangements for a hammam/spa for us and gave us a great welcome and overview of the city. Our room was a rooftop panoramic suite with a little view of the ocean and wide view of the town. Wonderful location not too far from medina gates so easy to find your way.
Cons: Hard to think of much - welcome is top notch.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was exceptional and very welcoming. Great recommendations for things to do and see while in Essaouira.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location and friendly staff

Best Essaouira hotels near Essaouira Beach

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Overview Reviews
Inspired by the magnificent Moroccan riads, the Médina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa Sea and Spa by MGallery is decorated in the traditional red of Mogador. Close to the sea, the medina and the port, this luxury 5-star hotel blends modernity with Moroccan styl e for a sophisticated stay. Ideal for exploring typical Essaouira areas and monuments. With the spa and thalassotherapy center, restaurants and bars, pool and beach, each area offers a unique experience. The spa will be closed from December 8 to 20, 2017
6.7 Good
Pros: Proximity to the beach. Hot tub and swimming pool.
Cons: It’s clear money was invested into this property but it looks like corporate greed has taken over and little money is being invested to maintain this so called “5 star” hotel. The room was not clean. The bathroom was worse. Some people were snarky and unhelpful. We spent half the money in more busier parts of Morocco and hospitality and cleanliness was top class.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful hotel with own beds at the beach. Perfect breakfast. Good location - 10 min walk to Medina.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast by the pool was great. The food was pleasant. The view of the sea was excellent and the pool was really nice. The lobby was nice and the staff were helpful and pleasant; they booked me transfers to and from Essaouira which worked like clockwork. The location is super and the water sports shop in front of the hotel was great so nearby.
Cons: As people say, it’s a little bit dated. The staff were good but a couple of things slipped through the cracks; requests for dinner reservations were forgotten etc
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff were really friendly and professional. The private beach was very nice. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Cons: It smelt like sewage by the pool.
7.5 Good
Pros: Great location. Spacious hotel.
Cons: Lack of plates and cups during breakfast. Constantly need a waiter to arrange things for you.
Atlas Essaouira & Spa - Essaouira - Bedroom
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8.2 Excellent (2,270 reviews)
Overview Reviews
The spacious rooms offer a unique comfort, uniting both tradition and modernity in order to provide you with the latest facilities meant to make you stay unforgettable.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Big modern hotel right across from the beach. Excellent facilities and our room was big and comfortable. Pool was very nice, the gym was small but functional. They have a great breakfast buffet. Parking on site was a bonus.
Cons: Nothing.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Have stayed here before and didn’t disappoint. Great location for visiting Essouaira, right in beach, reasonable walk to centre, great breakfast and good bar
Cons: Nothing really, Could have stayed longer
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Well located, very convenient, very friendly staff. Clean room and facilities. The view is beautiful. Staff very helpful and friendly. Bravo a tous et je recommande cet hôtel pour sa qualité et son service
4.0 Okay
Pros: Hotel had organised a cake for my daughter's birthday which was a nice gesture. Large rooms.
Cons: Everything. The hotel is tired and in need of an upgrade and some care - but I guess this is reflected in the price. The hotel staff were rude with an attitude and not particularly helpful. The beds were uncomfortable and pillows disgracefully poor quality. Definitely not 5 stars, doubtful even 4 stars - it should be reassessed!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Stunning view from our room. Comfortable bed and pillows. English movies to chill if we liked. Reception very helpful printing boarding cards and leaving luggage. Nice hot bath and bubbles. Stunning place. Definately recommend and would come back.
Cons: I don't like that people can smoke inside. I didn't venture to the piano bar due to the stench. The noise above the breakfast room first floor is hell from 6am!!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Evrythings
Cons: Great place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great stay Excellent service Well done & keep it up
Cons: All good
5.1 Okay
Pros: Proximity to the beach. Okay cleanesse
Cons: Dear Hotel Director : While having my Lunch before my departure on 25/04/2018, I came down to reception and I told them that I would ordered my lunch at the bar, went to room grab my stuff which all was ready and come down to check out. As soon as I set down at a table at the bar a female who checked me out later called the bar to make sure i am at the bar and probably she thought I lied to her ( what an irresponsible disgusting business behavior of hers, shame on her, she made me and other things to never come back to Atlas and i will try Sofitel next time). I heard the female bartender telling her out loud and i quote her: “yes he is here and he requested lunch”. I stood up and told the bartender a man that I will leave to check out and come back to eat while my food is being prepared. I checked out immediately in 5 Mins and came back to the bar. While I was at my table I hear all kinds of rumors, mocking and loud noises from the piano area every now and then, complete disturbance of my lunch by the Le Seven manager and the bar staff. I ate so fast just to leave that bar. I demanded my check from a server who seemed just got in to the bar and he was quick to bring my check and i signed it with my credit card and i put cash tip on the table and left running away from a savage bar environment (sorry that was the feeling that bar gave me by its staff and manager). I am not going to tolerate this and i will not recommencer your hotel if asked only, because of the horrific experience I had at your hotel . It was not the first time I came to your hotel and I had good impression before I came this time. The facts I indicated above made a complete disappointment from some of your staff not all. As we say you have not only one bad apple there but couple. Thank you for your time, A.B
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Gorgeous hotel, good variety at breakfast, reasonably priced spa, decent location - restaurants & Médina within walking distance
Cons: Staff were unhelpful at times and tried to overcharge us upon check out. When they discovered we had already paid the charge they weren’t very apologetic
Hotel Miramar - Essaouira - Building
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8.2 Excellent (132 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Hotel Miramar in Essaouira (Essaouira Coast), you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Essaouira Beach and Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and an elevator. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
Hotel des Iles - Essaouira - Bedroom
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6.8 Good (325 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Des Iles in Essaouira (Essaouira Coast), you'll be a 4-minute walk from Essaouira Beach and 7 minutes by foot from Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum. Featured amenities include limo/town car service, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
3.0 Mediocre
Pros: I liked the location , in front of the beach
Cons: Hotel was old and the bathroom was not very clean
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: We were really looking forward to staying at this hotel as it is so central and right on the beach. The location was good and staff polite yet more training is required to fulfil the 4* rating. Breakfast was very limited unless you liked eggs and then you could have a freshly made omelette, coffee too was ok. We asked for and were given towels for the beach which was helpful.
Cons: Room was very large but unclean ( many furnishings covered with material which is difficult at the best of times) badly laid out with windows from the main bedroom onto the living room! The large window that looked out from the main bedroom was 2inches short of closing which meant that the wind whistled through and we could hear the music from the roof bar very loudly. One of the bathrooms had a corner bath, it had holes and cracks in it which I suspect was the probable cause of the damp smell everywhere, especially in the cupboards! The gab rail and towel rail where not fixed to the wall. The second bathroom, the shower did not drain away which resulted in flooding the bedroom and a hideous smell of drains. We mentioned this to staff and when we returned the smell had reduced and the water had been cleared however after the next use of the shower the smell and flood returned.
8.3 Excellent
Cons: They made me pay twice
5.8 Okay
Pros: Location was good
Cons: The place had a damp musty smell which I’m certainly not blaming the cleaners for. The reception staff did not seem interested in helping us with any of our queries.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Thé good situation and thé staff
Cons: Really old fashion and sad hôtel . Ugly cold room no décoration at all . The pub and thé dining room are really depressing it s a shame because this hotel has a great potential but i guess it has never been renovated since thé 70.s
7.0 Good
Pros: The pool , restaurant and the bar
Cons: Bathroom needed some TLC leaky taps ,broken toilet seat. Breakfast not included and rather expensive at 8euros
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location
Cons: Nice large clean bedroom with sea view. Bathroom was dreadful. Totally outdated , tiles cracked, grouting discoloured, tap wouldn't turn off fully and couldn't close door . It's a shame as the location is perfect. Would say it was a lovely hotel 30 years ago but needs a total refurbishment.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is as described on the website. Just outside of Medina, large rooms, slightly outdated bathroom but also large. Room was clean, staff very friendly and breakfast was great (the earlier you come the more choice there is). Very close to the beach and the harbour too.
Cons: The main reason we chose the hotel and not a riad was the swimming pool. Unfortunately it wasn't heated. We still swam, but more because we made a bet than due to pleasure. One night there was loud music on the roof - not really an issue. they stopped by midnight
4.0 Okay
Pros: Location was fabtastic
Cons: 30 years ago, this place would have been a paradise, if you just need a place to rest your head for a night, this is good, but not a relaxing stay.