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“Moroccan, Honeymoon” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Madada Mogador
Ranked #20 of 77 Hotels in Essaouira
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
2 reviews
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“Moroccan, Honeymoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

My wife and I got to spend 3 lovely days at the Madada Mogador in Essaouira. This stylish retreat is in a wonderful location in the Medina. The room was wonderful and had its own private balcony. Great for a refreshing Moroccan mint tea. The staff were friendly and helpful. They made tea whenever needed. Their recommendations for restaurants were spot on and they booked them for us each time. The restaurant downstairs is spectacular and we had a wonderful 1st dinner there.

I would highly recommend getting the Madada staff to book you into the cooking class downstairs as it was an excellent experience! They even take you on a tour of the spice market!

Overall superb place to stay!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Madada room which was wonderful!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 81andyb81
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madada, Responsable réception at Madada Mogador, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post on our property.

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate all of your kind words! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Warmest regards from Wafaa and Madada's staff
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Aix-en-Provence, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

I recently spent a truly romantic and delectable evening at this hotel with my husband.

We ate dinner in the La Table restaurant located beneath the hotel - this restaurant is a "must" even for those not staying at the hotel.

With a comtemporary, yet relaxed and elegant style this restaurant positvely induces one to kick -back and indulge all the senses; quite a feat of decoration and thought as it is a very large space and yet invites a wonderful sense of warmth & intimacy; the orange embers of the fire in the corner beautifully mirroring the touches of orange accessories scattered about the room.

I dwell a little on the aesthetic of this restaurant as it is crucial to the experience of eating here and extends to the food and service - which was impeccable from first to last. Fresh and delicious food served with a sincere and welcoming smile on the part of all the staff. "Mabruk" to the sibling team and staff who run this show !!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sylvie A
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MadadaMogador, Responsable réception at Madada Mogador, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
It was a pleasure to having you at Madada Mogador. Thank you very much indeed for your Comment

We are looking forward to welcoming you next time.

Warmest regards from Faty and Madada's staff
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Villiers-sous-Grez
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Two glorious weeks at Madada Mogador: the perfect room with breakfast on our terrace in the morning and a cosy log fire in the evening. Meals at La Table, just next door were delicious, so the perfect combination. Run by brother and sister, Christine and a great team: Pauline, Wafaa, Mohammed and Aziz. Nowhere else to stay in Essaouira!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ian E
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MadadaMogador, Responsable réception at Madada Mogador, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
It was a pleasure to having you at Madada Mogador. Thank you very much indeed for your Comment

We are looking forward to welcoming you next time.

Warmest regards from Wafaa and Madada's staff
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

We recently spent three nights here in one of the suites.

The location is perfect, in the ramparts of the town, and the riad itself is very stylish. Style sometimes triumphs over substance (a beautiful stone bath with a hand shower, but no wall fixing so you have to hold the shower rather than having the option to stand under it), but it's no more than a minor annoyance.

The restaurant is also very good.

I'm sure we'll be back

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank AlantheTrekker
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MadadaMogador, Responsable réception at Madada Mogador, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
It was a pleasure to having you at Madada Mogador. Thank you very much indeed for your Comment

We are looking forward to welcoming you next time.

Warmest regards from Wafaa and Madada's staff
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Montreal, Canada
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393 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

They first organized transportation for us from Marrakech. The minibus driver was waiting for us. Going there was smooth as silk. Our luggage was brought to the riad.
Very warm welcome upon arrival with a freshly squeezed OJ and minth tea. My companion and I had booked the Madada room and we're glad we did. Well appointed, with it's own small terrace.
The bathroom is fantastic with it's old Morrocan tub.
Breakfast served on the rooftop terrace is made with local products and traditional dishes.
It's perfectly located within the medina and across from the beach and the harbour.
The service is outstanding. We're really sorry that we only spent three nights there.
Merci pour tout.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Guillaumeleconqueran
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MadadaMogador, Responsable réception at Madada Mogador, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post on our property. We sincerely appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Warmest regards from Wafaa and Madada's staff
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London
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

A great hotel, in a perfect location just on the median wall with a fantastic roof terrace over looking the ocean. The rooms are a high standard, with lovely linen and comfortable beds. The staff are also wonderful, extremely friendly and helpful. The person on reception even upgraded our room so that we were facing the ocean. I highly recommend this hotel, for a lovely relaxing break... you will find it hard to leave!

Room Tip: Get a room with an ocean view if you can!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bongoLondon
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MadadaMogador, General Manager at Madada Mogador, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
It was a pleasure to having you at Madada Mogador. Thank you very much indeed for your Comment

We are looking forward to welcoming you next time.

Warmest regards from Wafaa and Madada's staff
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Vancouver
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46 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

A delightful small hotel just within the medina walls, making it a great location close to the souks, harbour and ramparts. We had a lovely large room (Madada room) with its own private terrace with a sea view, and a super bathroom with huge tub which my husband really enjoyed. A good breakfast was served on the rooftop terrace. Do make sure to have a meal at the restaurant downstairs Le Table, and also at one in the main street called Eliza I think. We had excellent meals at both of them. Wafaa and Pauline were very welcoming and helpful with suggestions on what to see and do. Highly recommended as a place to relax at the end of a holiay in Morocco.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Zedtraveller
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MadadaMogador, Front Office Manager at Madada Mogador, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post on our property. We sincerely appreciate your kind words and

look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Warmest regards from Wafaa and Madada's staff
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Additional Information about Madada Mogador

Property: Madada Mogador
Address: 5 Rue Youssef El Fassi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Essaouira
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#14 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Madada Mogador 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Against the blue of the ocean, Madada Mogador is an intimate address hidden behind the ancient ramparts. The magic of our contemporary house comes from the subtle blending of oriental refinement and well appointed open spaces. The result is an ambiance of pure Zen and serenity that invites guests to truly relax and unwind. ... more   less 
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