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“Could have been better” 3 of 5 stars
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Palazzo Desdemona
Ranked #28 of 78 Hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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81 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Could have been better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We were greeted with mint tea and delicious pastries. We had the room on the terrace - the Terrasse suite. The room was nice with a wonderful terrace. Unfortunately though, the room and bathroom smelled. The bathroom was not too clean too - there were hairs and I'm super eeky when it comes to hairs. It's a pity cos the room was nice and cosy and the terrace was wonderful with a perfect view. I must warn you though that you have to climb several flights of stairs to reach the room so it was quite tiring but the view is worth it. We asked for the fireplace to be lighted up the next day but were given firewood and had to light it up ourselves. The wifi signal though is wonderful, we could surf the net on our laptop and mobile devices even on the lovely terrace! We do appreciate that a lot.

There is a harmless cat hanging around the hotel so if you are very afraid of cats, you may want to think twice. The location is very good as it's near an open space and near a lot of things. We didn't eat their breakfast as we chose to eat out on the first day and on the second day, we waited and waited but since we were not served with breakfast and we were in a hurry, we left without breakfast.Not all the staff were smiley but the guys are reception were very nice and helpful. Unfortunately though, we may not come back to Palazzo Desdemona even though we love Essaouira. We may try a different riad/hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank the_spinsterella_SG
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Very helpful staff. We felt cold in the evening in December and they immediately put a heater in our room so it was cosy when we came back from a meal out. The cheaper rooms are inside which is quite good as far as street noise goes. The hot water was a bit erratic and slow but it did work eventually. The pillows were overstuffed and hard but that seems a bit of a Moroccan thing as we found the same elsewhere.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank StephandAlan60s
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The hotel is located in an idea position. Very easy to find. The owners are friendly and accommodating. The faults we found were the shower head broke as soon as we got there. Also, we were promised a balcony room but ended up in a room with windows that overlooked other rooms in the hotel, but also did not shut properly so we could hear people come in and out. The main room is very quirky and fun and it is a pleasant stay overall.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Nozomik
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Japan
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

We stayed two nights in this hotel.
Our room has a big window and small balcony. So the room was sunny,bright room.
That feel really nice.

But taking shower sodden with washroom is a bit of a pity.

Anyway I was very satisfied with your services.
Thank you so much:D

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Yuki.Sai
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

This is a beautiful hotel with charm and character. All the rooms are different and i enjoyed walking around and look at them all.
The location is perfect! Right between the busy shopping streets in the medina, the harbor and the big square with all the cafees and restaurants. No dark alleys to get there at nights, big plus for me as a female solo traveller!
Staff is nice and breakfast is good with orangejuice, coffee, 2 kinds of bread, butter, honey and 3 kinds of jam.
And it´s clean! (unlike most of other places in essaouira..)

Hope to come back someday!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 Thank JoWi11
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Leicester, UK
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

A beautiful hotel, lovingly restored. It's not your bland Ibis, it has character and a few cracks but in our view all the better. Breakfast is included and a really good start to the day.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Chris_UK_10
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Dorset, UK
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

We arrived here from Marakesh and I have to say it was great - we had room 5 - which was very spacious with high ceilings, sofas, really comfortable bed with cotton sheets. The room was painted white - spotless, open the windows look over the square to the sea - really lovely and the bathroom had a window ! Breakfast was served downstairs and again was good and very tranquil The girl we met, who I think was the owner's wife was very welcoming and the location couldn't be better - away from the hustle of the medina a very short walk to everything - a lovely peaceful place to stay - would highly recommend it.

Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Palazzo Desdemona
Address: 12-14 rue Youssef el Fassi, Essaouira, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#30 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Palazzo Desdemona 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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