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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Essaouira Lodge

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Essaouira Lodge
Ranked #20 of 74 Hotels in Essaouira
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1 review
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“Great Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

One of the best hotels I've ever been to! Me and my family had stayed there for a week and we have had some really good time.
First of all, the accommodation is excellent. Our house was big and comfortable. A spacious living room with TV, DVD player, gigantic sofa is a great space to relax after wind-surfing lessons. The kitchen has all the necessary equipment including the dishwasher and washing machines. The terrace's great for enjoying the sunset and drinking mint tea. Bedrooms provide cozy beds. No complaints about the room service.
We used to dine almost every night in the hotel's restaurant. I would recommend to try the Couscous Royal and Tajine with lamb.
Service in the hotel is what makes it such a magical place. Staff is super friendly and is ready to help with any issue or desire. We had a problem with renting a car, so the administrator of the hotel found a renting company in Marrakech and had arranged the car to be delivered straight to our hotel.
In the end, this hotel is what really made our experience in Essaouira so great! Will surely stay there during the next visit.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Lev M
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EssaouiraLodge, Directeur général at Essaouira Lodge, responded to this review, October 10, 2016
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Chers hôtes,

Une nouvelle équipe a repris la direction de l' hôtel qui s'appelle maintenant ESSAOUIRA LODGE. Nous mettons en place de nouveaux standards hôteliers afin de satisfaire nos hôtes et espérons vous accueillir prochainement.

Dear guests,

A new team took over the management of the hotel, which is now called Essaouira LODGE. We are establishing new hotel standards in order to satisfy our guests and hope to see you soon.

Welcome.

Team Essaouira Lodge
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for a week at this hotel/resort. We had a lovely stay and the staff could not do enough for us, even with a slight language barrier. We didn't travel with children but there were a large number of children at the resort perhaps as it was the summer holidays but the resort was extremely child friendly. We had a two person apartment which was lovely and clean and had a great big Balcony to sit out on. Two slight problems were that the cooker short circuited the whole apartment so you could only use one small hob and not the larger one and there is no air conditioning which, when the temperature reached 47 degrees during our stay made it uncomfortable to sleep. The hotel owner did however, instantly buy all rooms a fan but that didn't make much difference. The hotel is located about a 15 minute drive from the main town of Essaouira but a free shuttle is provided leaving at 11am and 7pm and collecting from town at 3.45pm and 6:30pm and also will collect you after dinner at any time between 10-11pm you just have to call the owner 30min before you wish to be collected. We ate at the hotel a few times, breakfast was good but dinner and lunch choices are very limited although what we had was lovely and very reasonable. The pool area is the highlight of this hotel as it is lovely and towels are provided. Overall a very nice stay!

  • Stayed August 2013
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1 Thank Amber V
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EssaouiraLodge, Directeur général at Essaouira Lodge, responded to this review, October 10, 2016
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Chers hôtes,

Une nouvelle équipe a repris la direction de l' hôtel qui s'appelle maintenant ESSAOUIRA LODGE. Nous mettons en place de nouveaux standards hôteliers afin de satisfaire nos hôtes et espérons vous accueillir prochainement.

Dear guests,

A new team took over the management of the hotel, which is now called Essaouira LODGE. We are establishing new hotel standards in order to satisfy our guests and hope to see you soon.

Welcome.

Team Essaouira Lodge
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Thurso, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

We had a great few days here, it's a 10 - 20 min drive from Essaouira but they provide a free shuttle & because its further inland it was a bit warmer than the town itself. We had a lovely private apartment & enjoyed a quiet, relaxing stay.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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EssaouiraLodge, Directeur général at Essaouira Lodge, responded to this review, October 10, 2016
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Chers hôtes,

Une nouvelle équipe a repris la direction de l' hôtel qui s'appelle maintenant ESSAOUIRA LODGE. Nous mettons en place de nouveaux standards hôteliers afin de satisfaire nos hôtes et espérons vous accueillir prochainement.

Dear guests,

A new team took over the management of the hotel, which is now called Essaouira LODGE. We are establishing new hotel standards in order to satisfy our guests and hope to see you soon.

Welcome.

Team Essaouira Lodge
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Myself and 3 girlfriends had the most amazing stay in Douar Souiri. We were greeted by Radaoune and his staff when we arrived and we felt so welcome from the very beginning of our stay. We were shown to our beautiful two bedroom apartment and then we came down to the bar for a welcome drink. Our accommodation was spotless and spacious. The decor was beautiful and the beds were large and really comfy. Breakfast was more than we could eat every morning and the staff couldn't have been more attentive. We relaxed by the pool during the day. It was a very peaceful place to hang out.

Radaoune introduced us to his wife and children. We felt like we had been welcomed into their home as there was such a friendly vibe about the place. Anytime we wanted to go into Essaouira, the drivers brought us and they collected us when we were ready to come back.

I can't recommend Douar Souiri highly enough. The sky at night is beautiful as it is in the middle of the countryside and unaffected by light pollution. It is a very relaxing tranquil place to spend a few days. I didn't want to leave and I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank MaireadMcD
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EssaouiraLodge, Directeur général at Essaouira Lodge, responded to this review, October 10, 2016
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Chers hôtes,

Une nouvelle équipe a repris la direction de l' hôtel qui s'appelle maintenant ESSAOUIRA LODGE. Nous mettons en place de nouveaux standards hôteliers afin de satisfaire nos hôtes et espérons vous accueillir prochainement.

Dear guests,

A new team took over the management of the hotel, which is now called Essaouira LODGE. We are establishing new hotel standards in order to satisfy our guests and hope to see you soon.

Welcome.

Team Essaouira Lodge
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Madrid
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

We had a fantastic experience at the Douar Souiri. People are very efficient and friendly.
The place is beautiful and quite. We could relax, spend time at the pool and eat nice meals.
The manager helped us a great deal, with good tips for dinners and excursions.
We rented an appartment with terrace. In general all appartments are new, beautiful and with nice furniture.
Only few pitfalls, that for us have not been a problem at all: the distance from the Medina, it's about 10 minutes driving and the last 500 meters of the road are on a offroad route. The SPA was not working during our stay.
Overall, we really loved being there and would have loved to stay longer.
Maybe next year we will be able to go back

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Matteo M
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EssaouiraLodge, Directeur général at Essaouira Lodge, responded to this review, October 10, 2016
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Chers hôtes,

Une nouvelle équipe a repris la direction de l' hôtel qui s'appelle maintenant ESSAOUIRA LODGE. Nous mettons en place de nouveaux standards hôteliers afin de satisfaire nos hôtes et espérons vous accueillir prochainement.

Dear guests,

A new team took over the management of the hotel, which is now called Essaouira LODGE. We are establishing new hotel standards in order to satisfy our guests and hope to see you soon.

Welcome.

Team Essaouira Lodge
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

A beautiful hotel. Fantastically welcoming and friendly staff.....we were upgraded upon arrival free of charge. This hotel is a beautiful setting for a relaxing few days away from the chaos of Marrakech. It would be perfect for a group of friends.Although it is quite far from the town of Essaouira, on a couple of occasions we got the free transfer down to the town from the hotel on request and the owner went out of his way to fulfill our needs. A really luxurious hotel that we would most certainly return to.

  • Stayed April 2013
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1 Thank LathamAKL
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EssaouiraLodge, Directeur général at Essaouira Lodge, responded to this review, October 10, 2016
Google Translation
Chers hôtes,

Une nouvelle équipe a repris la direction de l' hôtel qui s'appelle maintenant ESSAOUIRA LODGE. Nous mettons en place de nouveaux standards hôteliers afin de satisfaire nos hôtes et espérons vous accueillir prochainement.

Dear guests,

A new team took over the management of the hotel, which is now called Essaouira LODGE. We are establishing new hotel standards in order to satisfy our guests and hope to see you soon.

Welcome.

Team Essaouira Lodge
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Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Nothing disappointing here. Beautiful. You get more than your money's worth. Breakfast by the pool is special, delicious, memorable. We will return. You MUST be aware that you're 15km's out of town. But for us, that was the best part. The only thing I'd changed is having a heated pool. We'd be there every weekend if it was heated!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank AnnMYoung
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EssaouiraLodge, Directeur général at Essaouira Lodge, responded to this review, October 10, 2016
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Chers hôtes,

Une nouvelle équipe a repris la direction de l' hôtel qui s'appelle maintenant ESSAOUIRA LODGE. Nous mettons en place de nouveaux standards hôteliers afin de satisfaire nos hôtes et espérons vous accueillir prochainement.

Dear guests,

A new team took over the management of the hotel, which is now called Essaouira LODGE. We are establishing new hotel standards in order to satisfy our guests and hope to see you soon.

Welcome.

Team Essaouira Lodge
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Property: Essaouira Lodge
Address: Douar Lamssassa, BP 617, Essaouira 44 000, Morocco (Formerly The Douar Souiri Hotel Resort)
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #20 of 74 Hotels in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Essaouira Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ESSAOUIRA LODGE, authentic Moroccan break in the heart of lush vegetation. A place offering peace and tranquility 15 min from Essaouira. Situated in the heart of one of the many cedar forests, Essaouira Lodge is open all year. Experience the peace of the Moroccan countryside and the comfort of its villas, built according to Berber tradition. ... more   less 
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