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“Cheap and nasty” 2 of 5 stars
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31, Rue Kowait, Essaouira, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #51 of 78 Hotels in Essaouira
Dorking, United Kingdom
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“Cheap and nasty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Ok, so it's only 200Dir a night for a double room with en-suite. If you only want to sleep, maybe not too bad. However, the whole building is dark and dingy and has an air of neglect. Our room at the top had ants crawling across the pillows and views of dyong unwatered potted plants on the terrace. No breakfast included. They just don't seem geared up for visitors and although relaitively gracious, this feels like an amateurish stab at renting a place out rather than a professional operation.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2011

It's a shame that this Riad, which has great ocean views from its potentially lovely terrace, and nice features like fireplaces in the rooms, is suffering so much from maintenance issues. I suspect personnel problems are at the root of the problem. Here are some of the problems we noticed:
* Entry alley was smelly with piles of garbage nearby the doorway to the Riad
* Room smelled strongly of mildew
* Generally lack of cleanliness on counters, bedside furniture, bathroom
* Sink did not drain properly
* Door missing from under-sink cupboard
* Sheets dirty gray color, and too short by about 8" from the foot of the bed

Good points: That ocean view from the terrace! The manager who was on duty was very friendly and helpful.

The price we paid, which would have been reasonable had there been fewer problems, did not include breakfast.

Medina location was fine; not too close to the quarter that the guidebooks warn you to stay away from, and a reasonable walk from everything you would want to see in Essaouira.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
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Thank KatieTrips
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Address: 31, Rue Kowait, Essaouira, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
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Ranked #51 of 78 Hotels in Essaouira
Number of rooms: 4

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