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Riad Villa Maroc

10 Rue Abdellah Ben Yassine, Essaouira 44000 Morocco
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#17 of 92 hotels in Essaouira
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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.
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10 Rue Abdellah Ben Yassine, Essaouira 44000 Morocco
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runningaway_11 wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom17 contributions9 helpful votes
We booked this hotel as it was highly recommended on multiple websites and covered in multiple magazines. The location is very good. The decor is nice and well maintained and as advertised. The location makes it easy to access other restaurants, the medina and the beach. The wi fi was one of the best in any hotel in Morocco. It was a lovely hotel but the price point does not match the service - the hotel is significantly overpriced for what it is. There is no air conditioning, this was actually fine but something customers should be aware of. The pool is located another 20 mins drive away, this is not explicitly stated and if you don't have your own car then you are stuffed (the shuttle runs only during certain times). The breakfast was acceptable and the lady who served breakfast each morning was extremely friendly and lovely. However, the crockery is a little old and chipped and I had to ask to wash the mugs again. The service at reception was ok, having spent time in Morocco, we became accustomed to super friendly receptionists and staff - this was not the case at Villa Maroc. At one point we were left waiting at the main door for over 20 mins, as the receptionist was on the rooftop. Overall, I feel a basic double room should not be advertised for £120/night (which I believe is the lower rate). We have spent time in much nicer hotels, for less than half the price, with air con, with a rooftop pool, with a better selection of breakfast. Management need to up their game and match the competition. It is no good constantly reminding us that they were the first riad hotel in Morocco, the service and standard of service needs to keep up with the times and the competition.
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Date of stay: August 2021
lisafrique wrote a review Jul 2021
Rockville, Maryland171 contributions64 helpful votes
We loved the location of Villa Maroc close to the medina, port and beach. The hotel itself is a maze of four townhomes, which have steep steps. If you have any mobility issues, book a lower floor. The rooms are pared to essentials and not luxurious. They do have carefully selected art objects. There are two family charming suites and a country annex with a pool. The only problem was a lack of hot water. We were happy that we ate breakfast and dinner at the hotel. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. Breakfast is on a terrace with a spectacular view.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Call ahead if you have lots of luggage so that the hotel can send someone with a pushcart to...
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Love2Travel984 wrote a review Sep 2020
10 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked a stay at Villa Maroc and were very excited. However, when Morocco closed down to travelers, we obviously could not get into the country from the US. I requested a refund, and management told me my refund would be processed on May 25. it was not. They then asked for an e-mail from Expedia, which Experdia sent. No refund. Then Expedia tried again, another e-mail was requested and was provided. They then said the government had told hotels not to refund any more than 50% of the reservation paid. OK. Still no refund has been received, despite multiple promises to do so, and despite having met every changing requirement. It is clear they are not concerned about integrity. If they did not intend to refund my money, they should have at least been honest and said they could not pay the refund.
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Date of stay: May 2020
Dieschorndorfer wrote a review Mar 2020
Schorndorf, Germany1 contribution
Very nice hotel, owner managed. Very stylish and lovingly cared for. Very nice rooms with a beautiful roof terrace and a view of the bay The cuisine is excellent, the staff is very courteous but not pushy. The owners took great care of the guests even during the Corona crisis!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Very recommendable
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Anita R wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom338 contributions128 helpful votes
Spent 2 nights here when visiting Essaouira. Great location - everything close by. Gorgeous riad with lovely decor, cute little rooms with fires. Breakfast on the roof was lovely, as was dinner by the fire. A couple more sunloungers on the roof would have made it perfection!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from VillaMaroc, Propriétaire at Riad Villa Maroc
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Thank you for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to welcoming you again among us.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Villa Maroc
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Villa Maroc?
Nearby attractions include Centre d'art Le Real Mogador (0.1 miles), Essaouira Ramparts (0.2 miles), and Le Souk (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Villa Maroc?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Villa Maroc?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Riad Villa Maroc?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Villa Maroc?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Sayef, Malaika Riad & Table D’Hotes, and Restaurant Khmissa.
Does Riad Villa Maroc have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riad Villa Maroc offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riad Villa Maroc?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad Villa Maroc?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Villa Maroc?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Medina of Essaouira (1.9 miles), Chaim Pinto Synagogue (0.4 miles), and Bordj El Berod (1.6 miles).
Does Riad Villa Maroc have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.