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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 2013
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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england
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105 reviews 105 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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13 helpful votes 13 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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VillaMaroc, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us. Looking forward to welcoming you soon again at Villa Maroc. More

Vancouver
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76 helpful votes 76 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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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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VillaMaroc, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

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

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Villa Maroc is a fabulous hotel in the heart to the medina of Essaouira. The best home-made breakfasts each morning on the roof watching the huge Atlantic waves roaring in with the fishing boats bobbing in the harbour. A beautiful old house that has been cleverly restored to make a very beautiful place to relax after the hustle and bustle... More

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VillaMaroc, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

We are looking forward to welcoming you next time at Villa Maroc. Thank you so much for your review. More

Elmhurst, Illinois
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120 hotel reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We recently stayed, two nights, with a group of six friends at Villa Maroc. The riad has a great location inside the medina and it is very easy to find. The breakfast, served on the roof terrace, was good, including fresh squeezed orange juice, coffee/tea, crepes, French bread, etc.. One day we got muesli, another fresh donuts. We had dinner... More

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VillaMaroc, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. In Essaouira it's never hot, we have around 25° C in summer and the riads are build to keep them cool - we really don't need air condition. Our philosophy is taking care about environments, serving organic food - it is our choice not having air condition and we are sure, that the big number... More

Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

A very spesial Hotel. A little mysterious, a lot of rooms to experience, clean and for us in nr. 25, a wonerful view over the bay. And above all, a very kind hostess who everything day checked out with us that everything was ok. Lost of places to play cards and meet the others in our company. The breakfast was... More

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VillaMaroc, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. It would be a pleasure to welcome you next year with your friends. More

Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

This place is great. The location is perfect and their jumble of buildings has so much character. The room was neither large nor elaborate but it was clean, the bed was comfortable and we loved our experience. We were with a group and had dinner in one of their dining areas and it was excellent.

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Thank you for your report. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Maroc. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again among us. More

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Additional Information about Villa Maroc

Also Known As:
Villa Maroc Hotel Essaouira
Villa Maroc Hotel
Maroc Hotel Essaouira
Address: 10, rue Abdellah Ben Yassine, Essaouira, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#10 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
#15 Family Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Maroc 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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