We certainly seem to have had a different experience from other recent reviewers. The hotel's location is certainly one of its advantages, so close to everything the medina, port and beach have to offer - and the terrace for breakfast overlooks all of these - just wonderful. The communal areas of the hotel, dining spaces etc are simply and tastefully decorated, not over-fussy. Our room was spacious and spotlessly clean and we really liked the shower room. My only comment would be that I would have appreciated a hair-dryer. The bed-linen and towels were good hotel-quality and changed frequently. We ate dinner at the hotel twice and the food was absolutely delicious. We are vegetarian and the cook produced a superb meal for us which has to rank with one of the best veggie meals we've had on our extensive travels. During our stay, all the staff were charming and friendly. Breakfasts were simple but good - with home-made preserves and yoghurt.
At no time were the hotel's facilities misrepresented - the website makes it clear that the pool is at their other property.
If staying again, I would ask for a room away from the side alleyway - some locals like to congregate there in the small hours to chat!
Overall, a lovely hotel where we felt very welcome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The leading Riad Hotel in Essaouira. Villa Maroc has everything you could dream of for an unforgettable holiday. Great location tucked inside the ramparts of the historical medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Villa Maroc offers you breathtaking views of the sea and port, 21 rooms with simplicity, spirituality, elegance and refinement, as well as an Oriental Spa. Just a few minutes from the sea and port. Close to both shops and beaches. Villa Maroc is famous for its regional cuisine and romantic candlelit dinners round an open fire. Villa Maroc is the meeting place for artists, actors and musicians." Good Wifi connection throughout the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Maroc Hotel Essaouira
- Maroc Hotel Essaouira