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Palazzo Desdemona

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12-14 rue Youssef el Fassi, Essaouira, Morocco
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Ranked #30 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toulouse, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The first plus was that, in addition to the bookings.com confirmation, we received a personal mail from the hotel confirming the arrangements. There followed a dialogue about arrival times which was reassuring. Hotel is in an excellent location within the medina and five or more minutes by foot from the Suprabus stop. Next to a Societe Generale cash machine. We... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

You probably can't do better in Essaouira medina. It is just inside the medina walls on a quiet square with a little bit of garden. The ground floor is a pleasant salon de the where they serve breakfast( included in the price.) My room was clean and comfortable. It was up a couple of flights of steep narrow stairs and... More

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Bogø by Danmark
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I love to visit beautiful places and that includes places to stay. This luxury riad is a jewel and so is Essaoira so it was difficult to choose , stay in the room or go out... Everything is beautiful from the doors to the beds , and still very comfortable . Lovely staff , beautiful rooftop view , perfect situated... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

An outstanding family run hotel in the very centre of the old Medina. Our room was typically Moroccan decor, clean, and a pleasure to spend 3 nights in. Delightful staff who speak excellent English. Very nice breakfast and all well priced. No alcohol but there are several bars in the town. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

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Brisbane, Australia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
126 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We had a very simply furnished room and bathroom on the top floor of the hotel and up several flights of steep stairs – note that there is no lift!! From the little balcony outside our room we had views over the rooftops of Essaouira. The port and the souks are short walk away, and the staff were very friendly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Rachid and hotel staff were very friendly and provide a good service. I will come back one day with my wife, for sure. Great location, and close to car parking. Shower had not a courtain, it is the only thing I was not happy about. I love the building, in general.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I stayed here last week whilst travelling alone. The place is lovely. The rooms (I stayed in three of them during the course of my 6 day stay!) are clean spacious and comfortable. The staff are outstanding & really go out of their way to be helpful. The location is good. I would recommend highly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This is the second time that I came to Palazzo, and will be the second of many. I live in Marrakech and Essaouira is always my favorite getaway. I have stayed at several properties in the town, but none have been more accommodating and comfortable as Palazzo; it feels like home away form home. First time I came, I visited... More

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Moraira
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This guest house is in a good location with plenty of available parking, but then parking isn't really a problem here. It is also a stone's throw from the medina/souk/area with restaurants. The decor is very nice. What isn't so good are the beds. Luckily there was an extra single bed in our room, because if we had both had... More

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UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We arrived here after a few days in Marrakech. After a long bus journey and a couple of us having come down with a bug en route from Marrakesh left us drained and tired by the time we came through the doors of Palazzo Desdemona. The friendly welcome that we recieved immediately set us st ease and a welcoming glass... More

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Also Known As:
Palazzo Desdemona Essaouira
Palazzo Desdemona Hotel Essaouira
Address: 12-14 rue Youssef el Fassi, Essaouira, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
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#26 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
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Hotel Class:3 star — Palazzo Desdemona 3*
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