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London
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

If you like damp beds, no toilet paper, no soap, no towels, filthy blankets, and bugs in your bed then by all means stay here. Otherwise may I suggest you stay somewhere else .... anywhere else. This place is a disgrace.

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Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Great location and very friendly employees. It has wifi and the price is cheap compared to other places. I stayed there for around 3 months and it was exellent. I would love to go back there. Essaouira is a great city.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed August 16, 2014

The food: This place is cheap (76 dirham for a single) and it has a great location; the wifi is strong and the staff is friendly; I could hear the ocean from my room. The middling: there was hot water in the shower but it was hard to get it to a good temp--tended to be freezing or scalding. The...

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed June 7, 2014

The location across the ramparts of the Skala affords incredible views over the cannon pierced crenellations and the splashing Atlantic below. There are 2 large rooftop rooms that are a hell of a place to host a party. Even better are the romantic private window rooms one story below. It's a mid range budget hotel, but a great base from...

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Thank Sundial J
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Simple hotel full of bohemian people and students from all around the world, with an unbeatable price for a peaceful sleep and excellent views. In the Medina and the sound of the waves in the background. What more could you want? Maybe a little cleaning

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Gdansk, Poland
Reviewed November 5, 2013

Very well located - in the heart of medina. Room was simple and could be cleaner but I didn't expect more for this price. The view from the terrace is just great, I recommend to go there to see the sunset.

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Barcelona
Reviewed September 5, 2013

I think it's very good option quality/price ratio Rooms were simple but enough for me and the space was clean and tidy. I enjoyed the sound of the waves across my window and of course the sunset in the terrace, unforgeatable! Very well situated "Scala" among antiquares and hand-made shops and near big square Staff was kind and correct with...

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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Our first night there we killed 7 bed bugs in room #12. Unfortunately, our stay coincided with the gnaoua music festival and other places in our price range were booked. We told the front desk and one person said the climate is too cool for bed bugs. As a person with a Masters of Science in Public Health (parisitology focus),...

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Deventer, The Netherlands
Reviewed March 30, 2012

We stayed in the quatro room on the top floor. I'm not a demanding traveler so in my oppion it's quite ok. though the rooms were really not clean, a lot of dirt on the floor and the bathrooms were dirty even as the toilets. A bit anoying, there were no poweroutlets in the room to charge a phone or...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 4, 2011

Whatever you do....don't stay here. It was damp in mid summer. It was NOT clean at all and the bathrooms gave your gag reflex a good work out. I arrived and pulled back the covers to inspect the bed only to find bits of wall in my bed. Yes, bits of wall - the plaster was falling off into the...

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Additional Information about Hotel Smara

Address: 26 Rue De Skala, Essaouira, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Smara Hotel Essaouira
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Double room has a more space and the prize worth it. The 11th was the mine ;)”
 of 5 bubbles sergie2013, Sep 5, 2013 | Read review
“dirty, bits of wall in the bed, bed bugs galore!”
 of 5 bubbles rjwl1989, Aug 4, 2011 | Read review
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