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Palazzo Desdemona

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12-14 rue Youssef el Fassi, Essaouira, Morocco
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Ranked #33 of 77 Hotels in Essaouira
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

We stayed two nights in this hotel. Our room has a big window and small balcony. So the room was sunny,bright room. That feel really nice. But taking shower sodden with washroom is a bit of a pity. Anyway I was very satisfied with your services. Thank you so much:D

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

This is a beautiful hotel with charm and character. All the rooms are different and i enjoyed walking around and look at them all. The location is perfect! Right between the busy shopping streets in the medina, the harbor and the big square with all the cafees and restaurants. No dark alleys to get there at nights, big plus for... More 

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Leicester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011 via mobile

A beautiful hotel, lovingly restored. It's not your bland Ibis, it has character and a few cracks but in our view all the better. Breakfast is included and a really good start to the day.

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Dorset, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

We arrived here from Marakesh and I have to say it was great - we had room 5 - which was very spacious with high ceilings, sofas, really comfortable bed with cotton sheets. The room was painted white - spotless, open the windows look over the square to the sea - really lovely and the bathroom had a window !... More 

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East Gwillimbury, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

I stayed 3 nights here in one of the upper level "suites" with massive private terrace. The location of the hotel is excellent, located right on the edge of the venerable and picturesque, whitewashed & blue, Essaouira medina. A 30 second walk from the main square with all its cafes, restaurants and the winding laneways of the medina beyond. The... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2009

This small hotel is located inside the walls of the old city. Very friendly and helpfull staff (helped carrying luggage to the car parked far from the hotel). Amazing rooms with very nice local design. The lobby is the "must see" place : each summer, the owner invites an artist to present its work for free. The lobby is then... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2009

This hotel is well situated, and the common areas are beautifully appointed. However, the welcome we received was less impressive. Despite the fact that the ground floor is a Salon de Thé, we were not offered any refreshment on arrival after our three hour trip from Marrakech. In fact, we were not even offered a seat while we filled out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2009

I spent 2 nights in this hotel. The rooms were spacious and clean, and the staff were friendly. The breakfast was good, with the typical fresh orange juice, coffee and pancakes. Unfortunately on both mornings, there was no hot water for a shower. This was dissappointing when we were paying the equivalent of 90 pounds a night for a double... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2008

walking around in search of a nice place to stay, we found this palazzo by accident. the rooms are all unique and spacey, the terrasse is awesome (we had the whole place to ourselves), you can see the ocean and the harbor and don't really need to go to the beach if it's too windy. the staff was very very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2008

Not having booked anywhere in advance of arriving in Essaouira we wandered around, had a look at a few places then settled on Palazzo Desdemona - after securing a bit of a discount! The location is good and the interior and rooms are done out very well, the larger rooms are especially nice. Overall we had a good stay there,... More 

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Address: 12-14 rue Youssef el Fassi, Essaouira, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Palazzo Desdemona 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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#32 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira

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