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Hotel des Iles

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Blvd Mohammed V, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Ranked #61 of 78 Hotels in Essaouira
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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239 reviews 239 reviews
78 hotel reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Orson Welles photos in the restaurant tell the story. Grand old hotel now poorly maintained. Old stained carpets, dark halls, damp, doors don't even close in the room. wifi only in lobby though it is good in that area. breakfast is poor, scrambled eggs were good, but the breads were stale. Service at our group dinner slow, the lamb ball... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Have stayed in Riads before in Morocco & fancied something different this time. The hotel is ideally situated just a two minute walk away from the walled medina & right across the road from the beach. Taxi rank also just by the gate to the medina. This must've been a top class hotel in its day & still retains an... More

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Brisbane
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The hotel is pretty big, yet seemed to be quite empty which may explain why I got such a good discount walking in off the street to book.Room is fresh and comfortable with a great view over the beach. A little bit of traffic noise but with the sliding window closed, this helped a lot. Breakfast is reasonable. A grand... More

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zoe17
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95 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a beautiful older-style hotel in Essaouira, featuring traditional Moroccan design in the public areas and in the rooms. The hotel is a block from one entrance to the medina and my room had a view of the Atlantic. Staff was helpful and congenial. Breakfast was great, and the omelettes were wonderful. There was a bar in the hotel... More

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Tokyo
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I paid about $50 for a single room - and at that price it was an excellent value. Pros: Great pool; nice enough rooms (could use a refresh but clean and good sized, with huge bathtubs); location (steps to kasbah as well as the bus station); the bar has a lot of charm to it, though not many patrons. Cons:... More

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Moscow, Russia
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158 reviews 158 reviews
37 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Chose Hôtel des îles for being walkable distance to medina and beach, very well located. Parking on site. However: - no Internet in the rooms, only in lobby - no hot water in the room (reception said they were fixing something) - no towels provided in the room. We had to call reception to have towels delivered. - room was... More

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Alaska
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16 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Des Isles is a classy older hotel in Essaouira, the wind-surfing capital of Morocco. The hotel has spacious rooms, a huge garden patio with swimming pool, and a good buffet breakfast. The staff is helpful, speaking English and French. Essaouira is a charming town with old Portuguese and French fortifications in good condition. There is a harbor full of working... More

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Cologne, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly, nice Chambers, Lovely people, good (kite)Surf-spots and nice souks, Beach and Medina close to the Hotel, cool traditional music, relaxed Life-style, little Port, nice food, people are not into the Face, calm mentality with a lot hospitality

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Spent week after Christmas here - hotel is closest (5min) outside old town to walls and fishing harbour with its dozen or so fishermen's restaurants with their daily catches on display for your selection and cooking - exceptional - drool with the memory. Hotel itself is sort of 30s Moorish, clean, tiled floors, large pool garden area surrounded by chalets... More

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Manila Philippines
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110 hotel reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Our huge tour group had lunch at the top most floor of this hotel . It was an al fresco seating set up, and it was nice enough . After the salad consisting of green leafy vegetables , our table was served a seafood basket with different varieties of fish , and some shrimps . After which we had salad... More

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Address: Blvd Mohammed V, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel des Iles 4*
Number of rooms: 63
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