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“Tranquility after trauma” 4 of 5 stars
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La maison des artistes
19, Rue Laalouj | ancienne Medina, Essaouira, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #22 of 76 Hotels in Essaouira
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Tranquility after trauma”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We visited La Maison des Artistes after an unpleasant incident in Riad Dar Ourika in Marrakech, where our camera was stolen, and the staff here were fantastic. They kindly offered us an upgrade free of charge, but the room we had booked, Florence, was absolutely lovely, with amazing sea views. The building is old, and therefore perhaps a little shabby, but full of charm and character, and the breakfasts on the terrace prepared by Mustafa are the best!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

La Maison des Artistes suffers from lack of care. The view out to sea (we stayed in the large pavillion room on top of the building) was quite spectacular, but unfortunately the bin wasn't emptied, the bedding was quite old and cheap and simply it did not justify the price (£100 ish per night). I left my phone charger there and returned a day later to try to get it back and it took more than 40 minutes to get someone to answer the phone or the door. The standard would be acceptable in an 1950's Skegness boarding house, it is not today in an establishment asking modern prices.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We stayed in the Scala room which had doors opening onto the terrace with wicked views of the sea. One of the reasons we picked this room was cause of the bath in it but the water ran so slowly there was never much reason in running a bath. And the bath water came out on the terrace when you let out the bath... also nice breakfast but a bit thrown together, coffee wasn't great.

Overall a beautiful hotel with lots of interesting objects but a couple of down points that made us think it was a bit overpriced.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

if you are able to switch rooms during your stay do so, since each one of them is different. The sea views through the windows is worth each Dinar.
Have breakfast in the top before joined by the seaguls.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

My husband just stayed here for one week as part of the Ganoa Music Festival in Essaouira, Morocco. He really enjoyed the charm and the central location as it is right in the medina and the heart of the action. He liked the quirky, imaginative approach to the decor and the simpleness of the hotel. He said it was clean and the staff was friendly.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

Recommended, good vibe and breakfast. Only frustration is lack of proper ensuite, no standing showers either. Great decor, comfortable rooms.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, UK
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15 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2011

Probably the best boutique hotel I have ever stayed in. Great breakfast and amazing rooms that really show off the artistic theme. Highly recommend this.

  • Stayed May 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 19, Rue Laalouj | ancienne Medina, Essaouira, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Beach Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Essaouira
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 41
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