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Villa Maroc

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10, rue Abdellah Ben Yassine, Essaouira, Morocco
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Ranked #17 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I immensely enjoyed my stay at Villa Maroc. I loved the atmosphere. I found the decor peaceful and attractive. The staff was professional and very helpful, which we so appreciated. The food was marvelous and the dining area charming. It was easy to book the rooms, dinners and airport transfers through email. Steps from everything. I look forward to returning... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This riad boutique hotel comprises a wonderfully preserved authentic old building. Location couldn't be better just inside the old city wall near the souk, yet only a very short walk to a car if you choose to drive or take a taxi. Staff very friendly and helpful..they will organise rentals, trips, etc. Breakfast on rooftop great food and views. Bill... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Accessibility No direct vehicle access. Nearest parking about 200 yards away, drop off may be possible a little closer. No ground floor rooms. No lift. Steep stairs. The tower suite also has an internal staircase. Staff happy to take bags up. Food Bread, muesli and crepes breakfast. Scaled down version can be served early by prior arrangement. Hotel has a... More

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Thank you for your recommendation. Looking forward to welcoming you again at Villa Maroc. More

Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We booked this because of its history and I must admit that I had some reservations and feared that it might have lost its lustre or become casual about service in the way that places that get customers without trying can become. What a surprise then to find that the staff were very kind and helpful and that the place... More

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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Villa Maroc dates back to the early 90s. It was THE place to stay at in Essaouira and I must admit 30 years later; it still lives up to its' fame. A lovely, chick boutique hotel/riad just at the entrance to the Medina. I still have not been disappointed even once. Each and every room is very tastefully decorated .... More

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Thank you for your lovely compliment. We are here every day to make our guests feel at home away from home. See you soon again at Villa Maroc. More

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Spent two nights here and wished it had been more. Beautiful Riad-style hotel in a good location in the Kasbah area of the Medina close to the main square, the harbour and the beach. Also very handy for the Supratours bus terminal. Lovely ambiance, enhanced by the staff, the furnishings and the quirky layout which comes from its conversion from... More

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Thank you for your comment. We are looking forward to welcoming you again at Villa Maroc. More

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114 reviews 114 reviews
24 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Arriving in Essaouira drive along the front until the end and park in the car park there. Villa Maroc is not far just inside the medina wall. We had the standard room which was basic but clean,quiet and fine. The riad is four houses perhaps not ideal for the very mature!! You can get lost going up and down the... More

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Corona del Mar, California
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9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Lovely seaside riad located just inside the medina. A charming riad with lots of character ! The views from our room were stunning. Rooms were basic, but had lots of charm. Our room was very open and airy, no AC. Didn't eat at the riad but heard it was excellent. The staff was very helpful especially the waitress at breakfast.

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Vancouver
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The Villa Maroc was one of our favourite hotels in Morocco. We loved all the little staircases and nooks and crannies. Our room (can't remember the number) was huge and tastefully decorated with Moroccan art. As many others have stated, the location couldn't be better. Breakfast on the terrace was lovely, but there were a lot of wasps. Perhaps management... More

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VillaMaroc, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

We are happy to hear, that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Maroc. It wasn't wasps but bees on the roof terrace and that only for a short period. We feel bad to kill bees and we do our best to keep them away. We hope to see you back again. More

Derby, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We stayed at Villa Maroc as the second part of a two city holiday. Being a riad inside the medina, it was very different to our previous hotel, and felt like a real hidden treat. We were greeted very warmly on arrival and shown to our room at the very top of this characterful hotel. The thing I've learnt about... More

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Thank you for your report. We hope to see you soon again at Villa Maroc. More

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Address: 10, rue Abdellah Ben Yassine, Essaouira, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Maroc 3*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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#9 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira #10 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira #15 Family Hotel in Essaouira
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The leading Riad Hotel in Essaouira. Villa Maroc has everything you could dream of for an unforgettable holiday. Great location tucked inside the ramparts of the historical medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Villa Maroc offers you breathtaking views of the sea and port, 21 rooms with simplicity, spirituality, elegance and refinement, as well as an Oriental Spa. Just a few minutes from the sea and port. Close to both shops and beaches. Villa Maroc is famous for its regional cuisine and romantic candlelit dinners round an open fire. Villa Maroc is the meeting place for artists, actors and musicians." Good Wifi connection throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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