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Villa Maroc

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10, rue Abdellah Ben Yassine, Essaouira, Morocco
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Geneva
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel was absolutely fantastic, with room that were cozy and comfortable. Each hidden corner of the riad is meticulously decorated with unique pieces. The staff and owners were lovely and very attentive to details. The food was the best we've tried in Essaouria. I wish we could've stayed longer since we decided to stay only 2 nights. The charm... More 

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no. plainfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Villa in Essaouira is classy and a delight, and the road trip we took to their pool in the suburbs was also an experience. The owners really know how to make a traveller feel like a pampered guest. The staff is warm and charming, and breakfast on the roof was great.

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Abderrahim E, Propriétaire at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

Thank you for these lovely compliments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Maroc and also the day at Les Jardins de Villa Maroc. Looking forward to seeing you soon again. More 

Surbiton, United Kingdom
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237 reviews 237 reviews
13 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely place! Simple but atmospheric. Few mod cons but it's got a great feel and serves as an excellent base. The roof terrace is lovely for breakfast. As the staff are friendly and helpful. The whole of Essaouira is yours to explore from here - easily and on foot. Lots of sets of uneven stairs add character not... More 

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Abderrahim E, Propriétaire at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Maroc and also the day at our swimming pool at "Les jardins de Villa Maroc" our country retreat. Thank you for recommending us to other travellers. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely friendly people in a beautiful setting is what stays with me from the late April weekend we spent at the Villa Maroc in the Atlantic Coastal City of Essaouira, Morocco. The rooms were comfortable, well-maintained and nicely decorated by the Moroccan/Swiss couple that own and run the place. The Villa Maroc, is a collection of several centuries-old residences, joined... More 

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Abderrahim E, Propriétaire at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

Thank you for your report. With the new Esay jet flight from Luton it is even easier to come for a week end. Blue sky, nice temperatures and Villa Maroc for a "wonderfull weekend" in Essaouira. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon. More 

Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed here twice before, but it has been a few years since my last visit. This rambling little place is the epitome of shabby chic! Don't stay here if you are a lover of 5 star luxury... But what it lacks in poshness it more than makes up for in character and personality. Keep your sense of direction... More 

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Abderrahim E, Propriétaire at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely report. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Maroc. Villa Maroc is a boutique hotel, more a private house than a traditionel hotel. 4 interconected moroccan houses with a beautiful roof terrace overlooking the harbor and the bay of Essaouira. More 

Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the building, the quaint family place like a home with local innendecoration. Breakfast at terrace was a pleasure with every day getting surprised with a variety of swiss and marocan delicacies. Dinner in own space with fireplace was also highlight

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Abderrahim E, Propriétaire at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comment. We are happy to hear that you loved your stay at Villa Maroc and we agree, that breakfast on our roof terrace is the perfect way to start the day in Essaouira. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again among us. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautiful not over modernised hotel in the medina at Essaouria. The staff are helpful and friendly, everything is clean and the crockery is unique to the hotel. They have a country estate where you can spend a day at the pool with delicious lunch for 25 € it was peaceful with the birds singing. I would advise... More 

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Abderrahim E, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

Thank you for your report. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and also the day at "les jardins de Villa Maroc" at the swimming pool. Concering our dinner: we propose every evening a new dinner with a choice of fish, meat or vegetarian main course. Moroccan cuisine freshley cooked as it has to be. Over a few days... More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

4 of us stayed there for 4 days (2 Adults and 2 children), the rooms are beautifully decorated and welcoming. The location is excellent, walking distance of all the attractions within the Medina, , The owners Cornelia and Abderrahim are very helpful and always available, it was a wonderful experience, Abderrahim and I went to the fish market and bought... More 

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Abderrahim E, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you with us. The harbor with the fish market is always an experience as also the souks, the beach and the countryside around Essaouira. Many things to discover next time you come to Essaouira. Looking forward to welcoming you in summer. Thank you for your comment. More 

Washington, DC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We spent a couple days at the Riad Villa Maroc in Essaouira, and found it mostly enjoyable. The staff were efficient although they didn't seem to know much about Essaouira when asked. Nonetheless, thanks to Trip Advisor, we found that the riad is conveniently located to restaurants, nightlife, and the beach. Riad Villa Maroc is easy enough to find -... More 

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Abderrahim E, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear, that you had an enjoyable stay at Villa Maroc. In Essaouira we don't have the palaces you can find in Fes or Marrakech. Our Riad was the home of one of the merchants called by Sultan Moulay Abdellah to prosper the city of Essaouira in the 18th century. 4 interconnected very typical houses with courtyards.... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Villa Maroc could not have been more perfect. The staff were welcoming and attentive. The owner charming and always available. The rooms and the salons so beautifully decorated and welcoming. A truly amazing place with so much attention to detail. The location also could not be better and if one wanted to be away from the hussle and bussle then... More 

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Abderrahim E, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comment. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Maroc as well as the day out at the swimming pool at Les jardins de Villa Maroc. We are looking forward to welcoming you again very soon. More 

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