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26 Rue De Skala, Essaouira, Morocco
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Hotel Smara
Ranked #65 of 76 Hotels in Essaouira
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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116 reviews 116 reviews
38 hotel reviews
314 helpful votes 314 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

The food: This place is cheap (76 dirham for a single) and it has a great location; the wifi is strong and the staff is friendly; I could hear the ocean from my room. The middling: there was hot water in the shower but it was hard to get it to a good temp--tended to be freezing or scalding. The... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

The location across the ramparts of the Skala affords incredible views over the cannon pierced crenellations and the splashing Atlantic below. There are 2 large rooftop rooms that are a hell of a place to host a party. Even better are the romantic private window rooms one story below. It's a mid range budget hotel, but a great base from... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Simple hotel full of bohemian people and students from all around the world, with an unbeatable price for a peaceful sleep and excellent views. In the Medina and the sound of the waves in the background. What more could you want? Maybe a little cleaning

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Gdansk, Poland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Very well located - in the heart of medina. Room was simple and could be cleaner but I didn't expect more for this price. The view from the terrace is just great, I recommend to go there to see the sunset.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I think it's very good option quality/price ratio Rooms were simple but enough for me and the space was clean and tidy. I enjoyed the sound of the waves across my window and of course the sunset in the terrace, unforgeatable! Very well situated "Scala" among antiquares and hand-made shops and near big square Staff was kind and correct with... More 

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Our first night there we killed 7 bed bugs in room #12. Unfortunately, our stay coincided with the gnaoua music festival and other places in our price range were booked. We told the front desk and one person said the climate is too cool for bed bugs. As a person with a Masters of Science in Public Health (parisitology focus),... More 

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Deventer, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

We stayed in the quatro room on the top floor. I'm not a demanding traveler so in my oppion it's quite ok. though the rooms were really not clean, a lot of dirt on the floor and the bathrooms were dirty even as the toilets. A bit anoying, there were no poweroutlets in the room to charge a phone or... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Whatever you do....don't stay here. It was damp in mid summer. It was NOT clean at all and the bathrooms gave your gag reflex a good work out. I arrived and pulled back the covers to inspect the bed only to find bits of wall in my bed. Yes, bits of wall - the plaster was falling off into the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

My two girlfriends and I recently stayed just one night at Hotel Smara, while it is in a good area, close to the ramparts and the sea, this hardly makes up for the severe bed bug infestation!!! After just one night my friends and I have literally hundreds of itchy bites between us! We quickly checked out and ran around... More 

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Krakow, Poland
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2011

Located in the heart of medina just behind Essaouira ramparts it is very good choice to stay. You can listen to the sounds of seagulls and ocean waves. Walking distance to the center square, port and beach. Friendly staff. One hint - it could be great to see little ordinary rug on the concrete floor.

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Address: 26 Rue De Skala, Essaouira, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Smara Hotel Essaouira

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