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Villa Maroc

3.0 of 5 10, rue Abdellah Ben Yassine, Essaouira, Morocco
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Villa Maroc was lovely. The staff were extremely accommodating. I travelled with an elderly man who had difficulty with stairs, and they went out of their way to give us rooms near each other and on lower floors. Food was fabulous.

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VillaMaroc, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

Dear Margo Thank you for your recommandation. Our restaurant is open even for guests from other hotels. Please pass at Villa Maroc to book your table and choice your meal. We serve "slow food", fine moroccan cuisine cooked especially for you and served in one of our seven romantic "salons" by the open fire. Looking forward to welcoming you again... More

Sicily, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

An interesting hotel with inter-connecting old courtyards and a patchwork of roof terraces. The communal spaces were all great however our room in the rooftops was very charming but very small and difficult to manoeuvre baggage etc.

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VillaMaroc, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

Dear Simone We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Maroc. Villa Maroc has 21 rooms in 4 medina houses. 4 stair cases, 4 court yards and 21 very different rooms. You had the very romantic room N°5 on the roof terrace. A small but very nice room. We have returning guest for that room since... More

Brussels, R?on de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Was here in 2013 with my daughter, and we loved it so much that we brought all the family (14 of us) here for our silver wedding in 2014. We booked early, so were able to get wonderful rooms (which we'd spotted on our first visit).Hard to say what was the best - everything was superb. Breakfast on the terrace,... More

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VillaMaroc, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

Dear Vee Thank you for your comment. It was a pleasure to have you and your family with us for your 25th wedding anniversary. We wish you all the best and hope to see you soon again. Warm regards Cornelia Hendry, owner More

Paris, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in May this year and enjoyed the atmosphere of both the hotel and the medina enormously. As other reviewers have said, the long established good reputation of this riad is recently confirmed. The standards are maintained by the current owner against strong competition. Among the strong points: respect for traditional architecture (an intriguing labyrinth of staircases... More

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VillaMaroc, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. I love your description of Villa Maroc and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the excursion to the berber souk. All our guests are very happy with that day trip. We have no swimming pool at Villa Maroc in town, but we have our country house only 15min from town, where you can... More

Essaouira, Morocco
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Many have tried to copy the premier hotel and Restaurant in Morocco. With a long standing reputation as the first Riad hotel and restaurant in Morocco, The Villa Maroc continues to strive for perfection and excellence with it's 20 year expert owners Cornelia and Abderrahim Ezzaher. For us, whenever we have a special guest or family visiting us, we immediately... More

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VillaMaroc, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

Dear John Thank you so much for your nice comment. Returning guests are the best compliment for a hotel. We hope to see you soon again. Our restaurant is known for a good and fine moroccan cuisine. All fresh and home made. Pass at Villa Maroc to book your table and make the choice of your meal, which will be... More

Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Visted during Ramadan and had to move rooms as rooms at the front were too noisy for any sleep. Bedrooms beautifully appointed and decorated. Steep stairs not suitable for anyone with mobility problems. Good beakfast on roof terrace (but did not see anyone eat the doughnuts). Public areas full of little seating/dining areas with beautiful individual furnishings. Staff attentive and... More

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VillaMaroc, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

Dear Tim We are happy to hear that you appreciated Villa Maroc and you recommend us to other travelers. We try to make you feel at home away from home. See you next time at Villa Maroc. Cornelia Hendry More

Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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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VillaMaroc, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely report. We do our best to make your stay at Villa Maroc as comfortable as possible. Looking forward to welcoming you next year. More

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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VillaMaroc, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely recommandation. Breakfast on the roof terrace at Villa Maroc is probably the best way to start your day in Essaouira. Why not ending your day with a hammam, a drink at the bar and a fine dinner next to an open fire? Our staff is happy to make you feel as comfortable as possible at... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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VillaMaroc, Owner at Villa Maroc, responded to this review

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
45 helpful votes 45 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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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*
Number of rooms: 21
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Villa Maroc Hotel Essaouira
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