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“A Heavenly Stay” 5 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 #28 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
Montreal, Canada
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“A Heavenly Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

From the moment we arrived at the hotel, we were warmly greeted and escorted to our rooms. The rooms are spacious, very well appointed, decor modern and inviting. The pool and spa were 5-Star.
Wonderful location - 5 minute walk to the Medina.
I would highly recommend the hotel for a personal or corporate stay.

Room Tip: The majority of rooms face the spectacular pool..
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Edoardo G, Directeur général at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Dear Madame,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & spa on Tripadvisor.

I am very pleased to read that you truly enjoyed your stay with us, and were particularly satisfied with the size of the rooms, the heated swimming pool and the Spa.

On behalf of all of us, thank you for recommending our hotel.

Kind regards,

Edoardo Giuntoli
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Vancouver, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Best way to see Essaouira!

Modern, beautiful, thoughtful rooms. Very spacious!

Shuttles every hour to Essaouira and back from morning to night. Wonderful selection for breakfast. After traveling from riad to riad, with a croissant and coffee for breakfast, I'm sad to say that my stomach couldn't take advantage of Sofitel's offerings.

Fantastic, attentive service. Staff was very accommodating.

Go for an ocean view room at the top floor and enjoy sun rays from the privacy of your own terrace. Saw ground floor rooms, and the upgrade will definitely makes a big difference!

Negatives:

(Small things!)

Bose speakers don't play loud enough to be heard on the alcony even with open doors.

Water was not hot enough for a proper steaming bath in the room.

Cleanliness, like everywhere in Morocco is not really up to North American, and certainly not Asian (read: the hyper clean Taiwanese and Japanese) standards.

Weak wifi everywhere but inside your rooms. I really wished the pool areas had signals allowing guests to browse and lounge all day!

Room Tip: Ocean view, its worth it! And get a villa if traveling with kids!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edoardo G, Directeur général at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Madame, Sir

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience at the Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa.

I would also like to thank you for your constructive feedback with regards to the cleanless of the room.

I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and thank you once again for recommending the Sofitel Mogador on Tripadvisor.

On behalf of the entire team, I hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Edoardo GIUNTOLI
General Manager
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

excellent hotel, very relaxing, everything perfect.... the only but I can say is a bit high prices for golfing. rooms and resot are great and very clean. staff is very nice. We really enjoyed our stay. essaouira is very pretty and you can visit any day, just 5minutes from the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Edoardo G, Directeur général at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Madam, Sir

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa. I was extremely pleased to read that you fully enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to welcoming you back in a not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Edoardo GIUNTOLI
General Manager
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St Albans
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Stayed for fortnight staff could not be more helpful . Wonderful food used all three restaurants and enjoyed all of them the breakfast offered a fantastic selection i particularly enjoyed the orange table with a great selection of locally produced specialities . We used both pools the fresh water one being a little bracing but beautifully quite . I took advantage of the golf package 7 days golf and practice for under £300 whilst my wife enjoyed the gym . The course is a true test with greens running at 12 on the stimp meter and a variable windy conditions the course is only 5 years old but is already well established .The transfer from marrachech was longer than we thought but look forward to news that flights from uk will be direct to Essaouria later this year .

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Edoardo G, Directeur général at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Dear Madame, Sir,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Tripadvisor. It's always a pleasure to receive such a positive feedback!

We are very pleased to read that you truly enjoyed your stay with us, and that you were satisfied with the service provided by our Ambassadors.

On behalf of all of us, I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Sincerely,

Edoardo GIUNTOLI
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

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 June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Edoardo G, Directeur général at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Dear Sir,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience at the Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa.

I was extremely pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.

On behalf of all of us, I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kindest regards,

Edoardo Giuntoli
General Manager
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Burntwood
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We are still here but due to fly home tomorrow :( we booked through Voyage Prive and everything was organised so well. The hotel is wonderful and the staff are so friendly. They remembered our drinks choices at breakfast and dinner and made the whole experience wonderful. As other reviewers have commented, the rooms are very spacious and the bed is so so comfy! We found the hotel to be really clean and yes, the birds do go in but they cover your bread baskets so it wasn't really a problem for us, we find it quite amusing!
The balcony is spacious but we did miss having a table and chairs .... In fact all the seating is very low in morocco - they obviously have no problems with knees out here!
The pool is heated and as soon as you arrive, the staff prepare your towel and position your umbrella if you want one. The climate has been fantastic for us as there is always a nice breeze so never felt too hot or humid.
Overall a truly lovely holiday, very relaxing .... Thanks to all the staff :)

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
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Edoardo G, Directeur général at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Dear Guests,

I was very pleased to read from your review that you truly enjoyed your stay with us.

On behalf of the entire team, I look forward to welcoming you back.

Sincerely,

Edoardo GIUNTOLI
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for 2 weeks and had a lovely time. We were given rooms that had a communal garden area and private terrace, which was lovely to relax and for the kids to play. The hotel is beautiful, the main pool is huge and very pretty and plenty of comfortable sunbeds.The rooms are VERY big and luxurious, the only little downside is that bathroom (including the toilet) is open in the bedroom. Not much privacy, you could be having a bath with a neighbour walking past your room on the communal terrace and seeing you....

The service was very good when the hotel was not full, but as soon as people started to arrive, the staff had trouble keeping up.....I found the cleaning the bedrooms so so, the floors were not cleaned properly and we had to keep asking for new s I've stayed at the Sofitel in Agadir though, and I must say that the service in Essaouira was way better.

There are free shuttles every hour into Essaouira which is very handy. From the hotel you can walk to the beach via the golf course, it's about a 15 minute walk which is lovely and the beach is awesome. Huge sandy beach, although you probably can't swim in the sea as the waves were very big. The hotel is located outside Essaouira, a walk into town is probably 60-90 minutes.

Don't even consider the kids club it's awful. They have no games, are very low on equipment and the staff although very willing to look after the kids, not to be trusted. They have a pool which a gate which remains open and no staff member nearby. My kids never wanted to stay, they were not ever stimulated and activities were not proposed. It's not really the staff fault I would say, more the lack of equipment and perhaps training with kids.

Overall, we had a lovely relaxing holiday and I would recommend the hotel without a doubt. There are less people in Essaouira than in Marrakech and/or Agadir, and it is much more laid back.

Room Tip: Ask for a garden/sea view room (superior room)
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edoardo G, Directeur général at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Dear Madame, Sir,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive and detailed review on Tripadvisor.

We were extremely pleased to read that you enjoyed the facilities, the quality of our restaurants and the service provided by our Ambassadors.

We hope to have you back with us in the near future.

Sincerely,

Edoardo GIUNTOLI
General Manager
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Additional Information about Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa

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
#7 Spa Hotel in Essaouira
#9 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
#12 Family Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa 5*
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