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“Great little Riad”

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Essaouira Wind Palace
Ranked #31 of 74 Hotels in Essaouira
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Bridport, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great little Riad”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stayed a whopping 8 days here . lovely Riad and really nice staff especially Abdul who made sure we were OK ! Ramadan so quite noisy at evenings/nightime but shutting the doors and windows to balcony led to an amazing night of rested sleep. Breakfast on the terrace was fantastic and us gluttons were glady given seconds and thirds. Rooms are basic but that is what you pay for - a minifridge and tea making facilities would make this place perfect ! Staff cleaned the room daily without complaint at the amount of sand we managed to traipse in from the amazing beach. Dreary and dank in the cloud but when the sun comes out it is a fab place. Even with two teenagers who mainly stayed on the beach - lots to see if you are so inclined ! Travelled from Marakecch airport - not the wisest decision !

Room Tip: Balcony rooms are very nice if a little noisy ! Good place to dry the constantly damp towels though!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Went in a group of 8 for kitesurfing trip.A few of us went for the superior rooms, the rest in twins. Breakfast was great up on the roof terrace each morning, friendly staff. Rooms can be a bit dark but they are furnished really well. The upside is they are quiet so you can get some sleep away from the medina. Location is brilliant,WIFI was really good. If you want your western five star thing this is not the place for you but if you want a great base to enjoy fantastic Essaouria and are not too uptight this is a great choice. We'll be back.

Room Tip: don't go for a balcony room if you are a light sleeper
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

Nice Location, terrace, staff, late check-in.

You should be ready for windows in to internal courtyard which means no fresh air in the room. But it's quite common for Riads.
Bed was not very comfortable.
No fruits for breakfast (but terrace compensates this).

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Versoix, Switzerland
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Very warm welcome, situated in the centre of Essaouira, very welll decorated riad. Rooms are great, the welcome warm and friendly.
Easy walking distance of the beach, all the restaurants and sights are easy to walk to,....

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Stayed here for one night in February, which was a great base as was so central to everything. Wifi connection was great. Decor is a little tired, though the rooms where pretty spacious. Overall it was what we needed for one night as it was great value for money.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

We walked in to the hotel to have a look , not that happy with the room, very dark. Then my husband needs to use the restroom and the reception charge me for $5 dirham with his long face !! Not very good at all !

Stayed January 2014
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is located central of Essaouira and with a balcony view for some it can be a great hotel. The rooms are very clean and the staff are quite friendly and helpful but if your are looking for morrocan charm then this is not the place as a riad Is defiantly the way forward. Nothing wrong at all with this hotel it's just your premier lodge of Morocco ( unfortunately we were spoilt at our last hotel in Marrakesh which was a riad and that was beautiful!!!)

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Essaouira Wind Palace
Address: 15 Avenue l'Istiqlal, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 74 Hotels in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Essaouira Wind Palace 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
located in the heart of medina, just a few meters from the port, the beach, Skala, the animated place and the lively souks of the city, Riad ESSAOUIRA WIND PALACE has been beautifully restored in authentic Arab-Andalusian style; while preserving souls and décor of Mogador riad’s. ... more   less 
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