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Palazzo Desdemona

3.0 of 5
12-14 rue Youssef el Fassi, Essaouira, Morocco
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Ranked #33 of 76 Hotels in Essaouira
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
23 helpful votes 23 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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156 reviews 156 reviews
41 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We like this hotel. Very charming - good location. Close to everything - restaurants and shopping. Lots of stairs to room so that might be a problem for some. Great staff, very helpful and tasty breakfast. Pretty setting in the lobby area. Yes, basic as some other reviewers have said, but when you stop and think about where you are,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were delighted to be upgraded to the top floor suite with a private terrace. This gorgeous light bright hotel is charm personified with the friendliest staff in Morocco! We were only there for a flying visit having taken the bus from Marrakesh. ..but how I wish we could have spent our whole week there! From the moment we walked... More 

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New York City, New York
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137 reviews 137 reviews
22 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A good deal in Essaouira. Beautiful ancient building close to the parking area, at the entrance of the old town. Our room was clean and comfy. The lounge is great, hosts the bar (good breakfast and pastries).

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