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Hotel Miramar
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   20, Bd Med 5, Essaouira, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #97 of 171 Essaouira B&B and Inns
Cranham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Better options are available”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Unless you are on a shoestring budget and have struck a rock bottom good deal with this hotel, do look elsewhere. We were booked in there for 4 nights but moved after one night. The bathroom smelled, the towels were a dingy grey colour and the usual warm Moroccan welcome was sadly missing. The hotel has a really grubby feel about it. At breakfast, which was a buffet, we had to ask for supplies which had not been replenished, so no juice, butter and only 1 yogurt on display. The requested yogurt never did appear. We stayed in 5 hotels during our recent wonderful trip to Morocco and this one let them all down. The others were excellent. Essaouira is a great place, full of hotels, this one is to be avoided.,

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I was expecting a little more from this hotel, but perhaps that's because my friends and I had talked it up a bit between ourselves beforehand.
The staff on reception were a little too laid back for my liking as our room had no towels, the heater didn't work (no central heating or air con built in), and we had to battle a bit to get a blanket for each of the beds. We got there in the end!
Otherwise, the staff were friendly, the buffet breakfast was pretty good (pancakes and chocolate cake especially), and the room terrace was particularly enjoyable.
The only downside is there was no fridge or hairdryer in the room and there were no English TV channels.
Overall it was an OK stay for the one night we stayed.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Good location, decent rooms but should bring own towels as they are hard and dirty. Tried to go for early morning walk but fire exits locked at night. Staff surly and unhelpful, told us incorrect times for breakfast. Wouldn't stay again.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Antwerp, Belgium
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Verry clean and nice rooms. Near to the beach and the medina.
Friendly staff, free wifi, good brackfast! Best of all verry good price
We stayed for 2 nights in june 2012. Our room had an ocean view with a fine balcony. The room was spotless and a fine shower. The staff were friendly and helpful, breakfast was tasty and good quality. Very comfortable beds. Perfect location for the beach and Medina. We didn't use the pool but it looked nice.

Room Tip: Rooms with see sight are verry nice to fal a sleep with the sounds of the waves
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  • Stayed June 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
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Baza, Spain
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4 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We enjoyed the Hotel Miramar so much we stayed an extra night. Lovely rooms and with the beach so close we fell asleep each night to the sound of the waves, all the staff were really friendly and when my partner asked to use an Internet connection the manager obliged by letting him use his own computer behind reception which caused some giggles as people were checking out. They couldn't have done more to please. Avoid the morning pancakes though, they're like leather!

The location was perfect, beach is over the road (worth going to the Surfers shack for a beer and a relaxing afternoon) and the walk into town to the medina and harbour is just a few minutes.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montgomery
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

After 5 hights in a Riad in the Marrakech medina we opted for a small, simple, hotel on the beach: this was just right - nice sized, quiet room. All staff from manager to chamber maids smiling and attentive. Breakfast was simple but decent standard. Having booked an hotel with a pool we didn't use it, although it looked inviting. Being right on the beech we walked miles along the sand. Five minutes walk from the town centre.

  • Stayed February 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 Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

We stayed for I week in January. Our room had an ocean view with a small but adequate balcony. The room was spotless but had a poor shower. The staff were friendly and helpful, breakfast was ample and good quality. Very comfortable beds.

Perfect location for the beach and Medina. We didn't use the pool but it looked clean and inviting.

I would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Beach views are fantastic from the front of house with no noise from beach at night.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Miramar

Address: 20, Bd Med 5, Essaouira, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #97 of 171 B&Bs / Inns in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Miramar 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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