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“Beautiful grounds” 4 of 5 stars
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Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Domaine Mogador, Essaouira 44000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #29 of 77 Hotels in Essaouira
Colchester, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful grounds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed for a week in December when it was very quiet and we really loved the hotel , from the room to the well kept grounds and golf course we found it calming and simply stunning . The people at the hotel were genuine and very friendly and even though they struggled to understand my accent some time it never caused us any problems and we found everyone very helpful. The only down side was the food poising I suffered , though the hotel helped me with a constant supply of water and even getting some medication for me from the village . This is also where we noticed how everyone really did try and help from suggesting chamomile tea to just asking how I was and if I was feeling better, so unfortunately we did not get to test all the different food options but what we did have we enjoyed .
Golf with two trollies cost us about £105 or with a buggy it came to roughly £125 , and the food and drink prices are quite expensive for instance a jack Daniels and coke was roughly £10 a burger around £17.
Despite being confined to the room for 3 days I have to say we would go back we enjoyed the place and the people and very much the golf course.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Dkarbownik, Directeur général at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your positive feed back!!

We enjoyed, you had a lovely stay in Mogador and, behalf f all the staff of "ambassadors" of mogador, thank you very much !

We hope to see you soon in Mogador!

Happy New Year!

Daniel Karbownik
GM Sofitel Mogador
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

On our Morocco trip, we stayed at this hotel one night. Our only regret was the limited time we had here. The rooms are very modern and comfortable. All drinks in the minibar were available at no cost. The breakfast was absolutely terrific. My daughter said it was the best breakfast she has ever had. The pool was beautiful, and the grounds of the hotel were sumptuous. I would strongly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Dkarbownik, Directeur général at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
dear Guest
Thank you very much for your positive feed back...And specially on our breakfeast!

Hope to see you soon in Mogador for a longer time..

Happy new Year!

Daniel Karbownik
GM Sofitel Mogador
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Brussels, Belgium
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This is an excellent hotel. Very contempary in a beautifull setting. It will still take some years for this hotel to be at its best but being a demanding traveller I enjoyed the stay.
The food is expensive but realy excellent. The Spa is not exceptional but the service and settings are ok. The golf still needs some years but is already enjoyable.
The rooms are realy great, great view, terras.
The only minus is the staff at the swimming pool. They have to combine service to guests for beachtowels and sunbeds and food. This combination does not work.
If you order some food it takes them ages to first of all get you a menu. Count over 30 minutes before you will get food or drinks.
Overall the best hotel Ive stayed in Morocco.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dkarbownik, Directeur général at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your feed back and your congratulations... We are happy you enjouyed your stay with us and hope to see another time in Mogador!!

Happy new Year

Daniel Karbownik
GM Sofitel Mogador
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Mumbai
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81 reviews 81 reviews
59 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Essaouira! The exotic sounding town in the exotic country of Morocco has a fancy Sofitel overlooking the Atlantic yonder, beyond the golf course. The little airport that welcomed us was 10 minutes away from this hotel. Drawing up in the late dusk, I couldn't see the overall architecture of the place - that would wait till tomorrow morning. For now, it was a lot of staff with a lot of smiles welcoming their guests. The main reception area is located at a level higher than the poolside and the restaurant. The hotel allows for a lot of al fresco options - it opens up at the lower levels to the stars above and the wonderful weather this month.

The room I had was rather unique. Proceeding through the corridor, to the left was the bathing area/toilet and bang in the middle of the room is the bathtub supported by beautiful blue tiles. Yes, the bathtub is outside the bath area so that you can open the windows and feel the breeze coming from the Atlantic while you soak. Sadly I didn't have the time. Beyond the bathtub is the large bed and a settee in front of it. While on the bed, your feet point out to, where else, but the ocean. The sliding doors open to a large wooden-floored balcony with a proper sit-out and the front of the hotel below.

There were cut and laminated tree trunks that served as the seats or low tables. The room was pretty plush and very funky in terms of the things inside - like the other furniture and the exposed bathing area and its painted surfaces. For privacy you did have blinds for the bathtub and sliding lattice doors. In the night, they have live performances some times. When we were there, a French classical-influenced group was performing. Adds to the charm, doesn't it?

I spent only a night there, and woke up to see the ocean - now that can only be fantastic. The breakfast spread was, well, literally spread out, and it was fabulous. The live counters serving the Moroccan breakfast options was terrific - the only problem was communicating with some of the staff, as it helps if you know French. This hotel is beautiful, though my one-night stand with it didn't do justice.

Room Tip: Any room that overlooks the Atlantic - the higher ones should be even better
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dkarbownik, Directeur général at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Dear Guest

Thyank you very much for your feed back!! We are very happy, you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you soon in Mogador!!

Best Regards

Daniel Karbownik
GM Sofitel Mogador
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

An exceptional Hotel where the staff treat you like royalty. Everbody is very friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Essaouira is only a short hotel shuttle drive away and a must for a visit and provides a great feel for the area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Dkarbownik, Directeur général at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Dear Guest

On behalf of all the staff of Mogador.... Thank you very much!

We hope to see you soon in Essaouira!!

Daniel Karbownik
GM Sofitel Mogador
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We had just spent several days in Marrakech in a hotel in the medina and really needed a break from the stress of the hectic narrow alleyways with their hurtling, honking mopeds. Essaouira is about two hours drive from Marrakech and according to the guide books no motorized traffic is allowed in the old medina. Well, the guide books were wrong! The situation is not as bad as Marrakech but there were mopeds all over the place. We started to eat outside at a charming Mexican (yes, Mexican) restaurant deep in the medina and four noisy mopeds pulled up right next to us revving their engines so much that we had to take up our food and go inside. Then as we were leaving to walk back to the main square another moped bumped up against a German lady and knocked her to the ground. Fortunately she suffered only minor bruises. Claims that the Essouira medina is pedestrian only are just false advertising.
Fortunately we found a haven of peace and luxury in this wonderful hotel which is set about ten minutes drive up the coast from Essaouira. The architecture is very stylish, with lovely views over the pool, golf course and dunes to the ocean. It has been open only a short while but we were very impressed by the quality of the staff and the service. The rooms are gorgeous with attractive decor and very comfortable beds. If you can afford it, stay in one of the private villas. The pool is lovely and the food is generally excellent. We aren't golfers but the course looked beautiful and the golfers seemed happy with it. There's an hourly shuttle to the town and there also plenty of taxis. Prices here are a expensive by Moroccan standards but well worth it. We had stayed in older riad-style hotels in Fez and Marrakech so we appreciated the change of scene to something more modern. Essaouira is an interesting and picturesque town, especially around the port.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dkarbownik, Directeur général at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your message!!

We are happy you appreciated our resort and specially our syaff of "Ambassadors".... We will share your feed back with all our team!!

We hope to see you soon in Mogador!!

Best regards

Daniel Karbownik
GM Sofitel Mogador
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Address: Domaine Mogador, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Essaouira
#5 Luxury Hotel in Essaouira
#9 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
#9 Spa Hotel in Essaouira
#12 Family Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 177
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