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Moussafir Essaouira Hotel
Ranked #60 of 74 Hotels in Essaouira
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

after being fed up dark dodgy medina riads we went to the ibis for the pool and quiet! we were pleased however was over priced for the room...small, carpets dirty, cheap looking. Pool area nice. food ok, expensive, long walk to the centre, get a taxi, essaouria is nice, take a jumer!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Very bad hotel, small room, bad service, staff not clean.
The worst was a very strong headache in the morning after a night sleep.
Through analysis of the possible causes. I found out that the only possibility was that my head was located very close to the power cable of the TV screen of my neighbour (remember the rooms are very very small!)

The breakfast was unbelievably bad, awful coffee, no fruit ( yes I repeat no fruit).
A hotel to avoid at any cost.
There is no value for money since I could not find the value anywhere.

yes the pool is ok but that is Capex and not Opex !

Room Tip: Avoid the hotel at all cost BUT go to the Sofitel instead. You will find there the word "Value...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Nice hotel, with average rooms. Lovely big pool which is nice as the hotel is not very close to the beach. Breakfast was buffet style and very nice. Staff were very friendly. Would recommend to others especially if you are not in to the cosy riad style hotels which are typical in Morocco.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

Though located around half a hours walk from Medina, it's a nice comfortable hotel to stay at. Rooms are basic, comfortable and clean. Poolside is nice and the bar is decent. It is at least 15minutes walk from the beach. And if you a late night eater, there is nothing close by and hotel kitchens just serves paninis as late night snacks!
Will definitely recommend it!

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Herent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

A typical Ibis hotel but the staff makes the difference.
What seems a budget chain in Europe is more stylish in Morocco.
The rooms are not too big but comfy enough.
All worked and diner was good.
Breakfast was fine and I don't mind coming back.
Easy to find hotel if you on-route south.
Not much more to say.

Room Tip: Some mosquito prophylactic might be useful in the season
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

We have just returned from a hotel to Essaouira - The hotel was better than expected from reading some of the reviews - We went half board and the food was very repeatitive and a bit boring so would defin not recommend eating half board with the hotel - If you chose food fromt he hotel menu it was much better.
The bar and restaurant (and basically the entire hotel) shuts down at approx 11pm - With not much nightlife around Essaouira it can get very dull not ideal if you looking to party of an evening.
The hotel was overall clean and the staff were amazing - in particular 1 member of staff who spoke very good english and was able to recommend places and things to do.

Room Tip: Select a room facing the swimming pool and not the road
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Moussafir Essaouira Hotel

Property: Moussafir Essaouira Hotel
Address: Route de Marrakech, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 74 Hotels in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 151
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seated at the entrance of the city coming from Marrakech, at 10 mns driving from downtown, 25 mns from the International Airport Mogador and 5 mns from the beach. 151 rooms including 12 communicating rooms and 4 rooms for people with reduced mobility, finely decorated with new Poppy trends and fitted with all modern comfort: heating, air-conditioning, bathroom with shower, LCD television with satellite channels, direct telephone, internet terminal. The Sud & Compagnie Restaurant with a swimming pool terrace offers Mediterranean food, particularly Italian, Spanish, Lebanese or Moroccan dishes. ... more   less 
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