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Palais des Remparts

18, rue Ibn Rochd, Essaouira, Morocco
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a late review but better late than never! I arrived in Marrakech amid the teeming rain in November 2014. It was starting to clear up as I got the (local!) bus from Marrakesh to Essaouira. I felt such a delight at being out of that aggressive city (totally unlike my experience of 30 years previous). When I got... More 

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Castle Hedingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Riad was easy to find as we had been to Essaouira before but could be a bit daunting if arriving by bus to be met by lots of porters all eager for business, unless you had arranged with the Riad to actually meet you. It was a ten minute walk through the medina to the Riad which is close... More 

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Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This riad is in the medina, a short walk down a quiet lane from the main square where there are lots of restaurant options. It's a well-maintained typical riad; spacious and well decorated, and service was friendly and helpful. The layout of our room on the first level was a little strange. Entry was into a large lounge area with... More 

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Guildford, UK
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42 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Essaouira is typically a place visited from Marrakech on a long day-visit by coach or hire car (2.5 hours each way along a good but uninteresting road) so the town, which has the general feel of a down-at-heel Greek seaside town, is not well served by hotels. That said the Palais des Remparts (previously the Johnson, renovated with care in... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We took the two suites which were very good. The rooftop one had great sea views. The hotel is in the ramparts of the old medina and overlooking the ocean so great location. Eating on the roof is very windy but Essaouira is a windy place. The staff were all so helpful and charming and couldn't do enough to help.... More 

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Staffordshire Moorlands
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Just back from a memorable weekend with friends at the Palais des Ramparts in Essaouria, which certainly has the 'wow' factor. Before our arrival a member of staff contacted me by email to see if they could be of any help, and in fact arranged for a private car to meet us at our hotel in Agadir, some three hours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed for two nights as a break from marrakech. After the crazy hectic world of Marrakech, essouira was a relaxing retreat. We arrived on the supratours bus and the map inside the station and the screenshot on my phone got us to the hotel pretty easily it's located on a quiet street with a little shop across selling water... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Has a lovely spacious room with a large bed and the biggest bath. Great view of the fortified walls and the sea. Buffet breakfast served on the large roof terrace. Fantastic views and great location, had a peaceful nights sleep. Did eat in the restaurant, would give that a miss, the food was average.

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Marrakech, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We arrived Essarouira without a booking and walked around the town before deciding. This place stood out because it was central, had the feel of a 5-star hotel, the best roof terrace in town. Oh, and they were willing to substantially cut their rates because we arrived out of season! We got a suite which was spacious and comfortable. The... More 

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