We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“An excellent experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Atlas Essaouira & Spa

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Save
You added Atlas Essaouira & Spa to your Saves list
Atlas Essaouira & Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Boulevard Mohamed V | Boulevard Mohamed V, Essaouira 44000, Morocco   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #43 of 78 Hotels in Essaouira
Wemmel
Level Contributor
44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“An excellent experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

It is the second time that we stayed in this well located, comfortable hotel and, once again, we really enjoyed it. We enjoyed the comfort of the rooms, the courtesy of ALL the personnel, the cleanliness of the facilities. Simply remarkable.
We shall come back.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank jopavi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

819 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Hertfordshire
Level Contributor
85 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

A superb hotel ! Our room was spacious , very tastefully decorated, extremely comfortable , heaps of storage space .The view of the beach is stunning.
We found breakfasts to be excellent , plenty of choice , and the staff couldn't have done more to help . The small bar/ eaterie on the beach was a superb place to sit and appreciate the sun , but escape from the unrelenting Essaouira breeze. The fixed dinner- menu ( which offers choices ) proved to be a good choice .
A great plus at this hotel is the array of spa facilities: we tried the hammam , followed by a relaxing dip in the plunge pool ..... bliss !

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank HertsWanderer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hobart
Level Contributor
139 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Essaouira was our last stop after an amazing 3 weeks in Morocco and a much needed break after an exhausting trip to the desert.
Rooms were very spacious, great showers, Restaurant for breakfast was amazing, no lunch was required.
free internet in foyer was handy. only downside was the rude front office staff who were very arrogant and unhelpful.
Pool area was great and we used it everyday but just across the road was there private beach area for guests complete with staff, there is also a cafe/winebar of the hotels situated there as well.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank WessandCorinne
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Moscow
Level Contributor
120 reviews
113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Superb establishment, wonderfully large rooms, high class recently opened hotel, walking distance to historical Essaouira, located just on the beach, has parking if guests are with car despite that some sites say there is no parking.
Only 2 minor flaws:
very hard pillows of some awful shape after 2 nights on them I had terrible neck pain & guests could wait 20 min on breakfast before staff finally bring in some coffee.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Stas S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Musselburgh
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Visited Essaouria before but not the Atlas . Chose it as so close to the beach . It was exactly as we needed/wanted.. The breakfast wasnt the best they ran out of things and didnt top up . It was expensive for what it was . After first day we went along the road to little cafes and had good food for very little money. We will certainly go to the Atlas again..

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank watsonthomson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Forres, Scotland
Level Contributor
60 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

After an eventful week in Marrakech (see Les Jardins de la Medina) we arrived later than we expected in Essaouria on 21st Dec. There were bizarre road works on entering Essaouria and we wondered where we were going.
We arrived at Atlas Essaouira and low and behold we entered a magnificent space; marbled, airy and with larger than life statues of musicians and dancers and there’s piped jazz. Our luggage was whizzed efficiently to our room and there we were, with a view of the ocean and a large, airy room! The whole hotel has space and is airy, it must be great in the summer too.
We stayed for 3 weeks through Christmas and the New Year and we loved every minute of it!
Yes the pool is freezing (I swam in it, twice and I will be eligible for a free bus pass this year!). Some heating and a pool cover would be an idea, maybe?
Now I note that people moan about problems – all Moroccans speak French (and Arabic) – my French was a long time ago and it wasn’t my second language that was something else, so I really had to dredge it up. However we managed pretty well, some of the staff speak very good English amongst them Irina from Russia (Guest Relations) and Selim the F & B Manager and the wonderful Hamid, as well as other restaurant staff whose names we sadly don’t know.
The porters are a source of information and ‘out of the box thinking’, as in it was a porter who knew there was a camel market on a Sunday and it was a porter who helped us stick our stamps on our postcards when the adhesive appeared to have disappeared.
We discovered in Essaouira people are more laid back than in Marrakech and also that they understand that there is a cash shortage, because a) there are less tourists and b) the tourists they have, have less money.
Selim’s staff is a credit to him and the hotel, they are helpful to the extreme, not just to us, but we also saw them deeply concerned about one guest who was there just before we left. Nothing was too much trouble and even accommodating what may have seemed to Moroccans, my bizarre eating requests (I don’t eat meat), was possible. You only have to ask, you might need to ask twice or three times, but ask. I stay in many hotels over the course of a year mostly through work and in the UK believe me service can be dire (it’s rare though that I will write a bad review – sort it with the hotel).
Also some other English speakers in particular, please note; a smile, and the words ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ in English, or French or Arabic go down really well. At Atlas and elsewhere in Essaouira and Morocco people work really hard, they work really long hours and generally work 6 days out of 7.
Now apart from the great room; the lovely people; the fantastic food (although 7.30 pm is for me too late for dinner); the neat beach [Le Seven] where security ensures no one hassles you for a camel ride; a hat, or whatever else they might be selling; the opportunity to have breakfast outside most days in December and January; the great courtyard and yes there was wifi which could be erratic at times; but then it is in other places. We were there for New Year.
Without a doubt New Year 2011 is only second to the birth of my first grandson. We were informed dinner would be an hour later than usual, it would be 6 courses and there would be entertainment. When we arrived downstairs, the whole interior of the hotel had been transformed so that you could only enter through a ‘tent entrance’ from the front of the hotel, tables were set and we were allocated a table with a young couple from the UK who had arrived the previous day and a guest from Spain. And the entertainment started, we had Gnaua musicians and dancers, a guy who span the tassel on his hat round at such a rate I became dizzy, and a belly dancer. The musicians played curious instruments such as a single string guitar and a bizarre contraption worn on the head, a cross between a brake drum and baking tin that was struck with two metal sticks (giving tin-it–us, sorry English pun, a new meaning), lots of clapping and foot stamping and shuffling. Two men, one covered in many shiny button type things that would put a pearly king to shame, but his clothing was black, appeared and span, and spouted, and ate fire, it was incredible (as were the antics of two security guys and the hotel staff who hearts in mouth must have hoped no one else caught fire!;)). There were snake charmers (I always wanted to see a snake charmer) and a fortune teller. All of this came before dinner and in between the courses. Everything was served with professionalism and attention and after counting down to 2012, we danced. The staff had been hard at work since early in the morning transforming the place which normally houses several very large couches. Some of them did not finish ‘til 3 am and there were up again the next day for 7 am, smiling and being professional. And the food was excellent, sadly dessert was just too much for me that night;(
It’s a great hotel, go there and enjoy it.

Room Tip: We recommend the econd floor with a view of the ocean!
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank RosieO060
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Moscow
Level Contributor
78 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Basically we liked everything about this hotel. It has new facilities and equipment with great designs with a lot of local flavour. The price was lower than we expected for this level; furthermore given limited number of guests on arrival hotel made us an upgrade.

Breakfast was the best we tried so far in morocco: it had everything needed and of really good quality. Service at front desk and restaurant was very friendly and responsive. Nice shop inside with great selection of reasonably priced local products.

On a separate note we used hotel Spa and found that its quality could be improved. The quality of rooms and atmosphere was great, it is more about the quality of treatments and expertise of spa staff. if they decide to stay on this level of service there, then they should price it cheaper.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank DonNico
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Essaouira hotels
0.6 mi away
Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa Sea & Spa - MGallery Collection
2.3 mi away
Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa
0.1 mi away
Riad Zahra Mogador
Riad Zahra Mogador
#13 of 78 in Essaouira
4.5 of 5 stars 577 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
L'Heure Bleue Palais
L'Heure Bleue Palais
#14 of 78 in Essaouira
4.5 of 5 stars 485 reviews
4.4 mi away
Villa Gonatouki
Villa Gonatouki
#1 of 2 in Ghazoua
5.0 of 5 stars 474 reviews
4.0 mi away
Domaine de l'Arganeraie
Domaine de l'Arganeraie
#7 of 78 in Essaouira
5.0 of 5 stars 327 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Atlas Essaouira & Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Atlas Essaouira & Spa

Address: Boulevard Mohamed V | Boulevard Mohamed V, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Essaouira
#11 Luxury Hotel in Essaouira
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#29 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:5 star — Atlas Essaouira & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located beachfront in Essaouira, this hotel features 2 swimming pools, a fitness center and a spa with hammam. Rooms are air conditioned and some have a balcony. The luxurious rooms at the Hotel Atlas Essaouira & Spa are equipped with satellite TV and a minibar. Some overlook the sea and a lounge with a flat- screen TV. Guests can enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine in the restaurant of the Atlas. You can also enjoy a drink at the bar and enjoy the breakfast served every morning. The spa includes a hot tub and a sauna, and massages are available on request. The Atlas Essaouira & Spa also features a beauty salon. In addition, Wi- Fi is available in public areas . The bus station is a 15 minute walk from the hotel and an airport shuttle is available . Finally, a car rental service is available on site. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Otel, TripOnline SA, Agoda, HotelTravel.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Venere, Priceline, Odigeo and Low Cost Holidays so you can book your Atlas Essaouira & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Atlas Essaouira And Spa
Atlas Essaouira Hotel Essaouira
Atlas Hotel Essaouira

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing