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Hotel Sahara

Av Okba Ibnou Nafiaa, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is dirty, but I understand that partially this is due to the moist air and sand stroms in the area. The bed was comfortable, so not objections there. The bathroom however, was in no way comfortable or clean. I think they had messed up with some cleaning chemicals so that all the taps were really nasty feeling. We... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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54 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This hotel is like one big run down derelict building.. There was literally no other guests, room size was fine, but was filthy, cockroaches all over the room, shower was like something you'd find in an outhouse in the outback of Western Australia. Really, place needs to be demolished and rebuilt,.. They had no breakfast, cafe across the street was... More 

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Waalwijk
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The placing of the hotel is very good, so is the decoration. My room was spacy, and there's where the positive impression stops. The door doesn't close, unless you lock the door. The bathroom can be used, when you love showering cold water. Complains have to be made 4 times before any action is undertaken. The first promise lead to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

I had an opportunity to spend 4 days in Sahara hotel which turned out to be a perfect place - very quiet but located at the same time in the very centre of the city, between medina and the beach. The whole hotel has a nice Moroccan style, rooms are big enough with lovely deco while very cheap, and finally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Was a really pleasant stay in a clean room with bathroom. Fast wifi, roof terrace and great location just next to the tower clock. Minutes from the beach and meters from the medina. Common room with tables and a huge tv downstairs. The hotel well looked after.

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london
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

As a veteran traveller in Maroc I have used Hotel Sahara for about a decade and will long continue, Inshallah! It used to to be quite budget with a slightly sinister "Sddenly Last summer" ethos about it and provided a no-nonsense tartine petit dejeuner once upon a time but alas no longer. Sahara has had a major and quite endearing... More 

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San Francisco, California
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30 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2009

I shared a room with two friends when we were going the "super cheap" route for lodging. I admit I am a wuss when it comes to budget lodging. The rooms were very basic and it took awhile for the hot water to reach a warm state. My two friends used the shower prior to me and couldn't get any... More 

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Dublin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2009

We stayed in May. This is an odd hotel; they do not seem to be much interested in doing business: it has about 60 rooms of which 4 or 5 seemed occupied. No breakfast was available, but that was no hardship as breakfast next door is fine. This hotel has obviously seen better days and I'd imagine it was once... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

Was on a Travemood tour of Morocco ( recommended - brilliant holiday ) who book you and your travel mates into the locations you land up in en route around Morocco. Arrived at Essouira and went straight to hotel reception where we filled out duplicates of personal details on small pieces of white card to register. Location couldn't be beaten... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2009

Stayed here as part of the Travel Talk Moroccan Tours Good Points 1.Fantastic Location 2.Rooms- Spacious and clean Bad Points 1. Breakfast was very basic bread and jam with tea and coffee 2.Tired old building 3.No Lift

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