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Palazzo Desdemona

12-14 rue Youssef el Fassi, Essaouira, Morocco
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Ranked #29 of 76 Hotels in Essaouira
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    4 of 5 stars
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wirral uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely hotel would and will happily return. Breakfast simple but so fresh with homemade yoghurt fresh bread jams fresh fruit juice tea or coffee. Staff extremely friendly and helpful, it's centrally located two minute walk to the medina five minute walk to beach and harbour Fab beach long and sandy. Loved the library area was a bit... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights. Jason is right, it's more of a hotel than a riad. But is a beautiful place and we chose it for more of an "upmarket" experience. It is a quiet, smart hotel located just inside the medina walls and very close to both the souks and the port. There is a gorgeous art gallery... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This place is nice enough. Feels more like a boutique hotel than a Riad. Stayed in some very cool spots so this was just ok for the same price. Had a big room with smallish sized beds which were not the most comfortable and had very itchy heavy blankets. Biggest complaint was the smell of musty damp which was a... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This Riad is superbly located, very close to all the amenities and workings of Essaouira, but maintaining a calm and restful air. The staff couldn't have been any more helpful including giving us some really interesting local history. They also were kind enough to help in sorting out various other travel arrangements we needed to make during our stay.The room... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We'd stayed here with friends in November and liked it so we stayed here again in March. Strangely we got the same room The rooms are lovely with high ceilings and all have 4-poster beds. Decent sized bathroom with heater and large shower The room we had also had a large seating area with 2 sofas which could be child... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was a very nice small hotel. High ceilings, airy, light, clean, nicely decorated. Perfect location! As everywhere else I have slept in Marocco - hard beds. This seems to be a local thing, not something special for this hotel. Very friendly staff, both in the dining room, reception and the cleaners. The breakfast was good, but would have been... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We spent two nights here is mid December and it was just lovely. On arrival, we were upgraded to a suite (at no extra cost) which was more than big enough for the three of us. The rooms are spacious, clean, well appointed and very comfortable. The staff are professional, friendly and helpful (there was a small leak in our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A very nice hotel , with beautiful rooms and views. Nothing wrong, the staff is very friendly, and the fire in fire place in the rooms at night is a little plus. The breakfast is perfect . Please note that the family rooms is od a good size however the 2 rooms are not independent . Parking is very easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This place is a must go in essouiara if they have a vacancy. Staying here was an experience that I will not forget..the satisfaction you will not get in staying at a star hotel...felt like I was living in a bungalow lost in time. Beautiful and majestic! Staff were so friendly. Take time to take a tour of this entire... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights. Was good value for money, excellent location just at the entrance to the city streets, the staff were fantastic, breakfast plentiful and tasty, nice room, strong wifi, excellent hot shower. Overall, fantastic stay would definitely return.

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