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La maison des artistes
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

We stayed in the Scala room which had doors opening onto the terrace with wicked views of the sea. One of the reasons we picked this room was cause of the bath in it but the water ran so slowly there was never much reason in running a bath. And the bath water came out on the terrace when you let out the bath... also nice breakfast but a bit thrown together, coffee wasn't great.

Overall a beautiful hotel with lots of interesting objects but a couple of down points that made us think it was a bit overpriced.

Room Tip: Choose the very top room cause it has sea views on all sides. They were refurbishing it while we were there.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

if you are able to switch rooms during your stay do so, since each one of them is different. The sea views through the windows is worth each Dinar.
Have breakfast in the top before joined by the seaguls.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

My husband just stayed here for one week as part of the Ganoa Music Festival in Essaouira, Morocco. He really enjoyed the charm and the central location as it is right in the medina and the heart of the action. He liked the quirky, imaginative approach to the decor and the simpleness of the hotel. He said it was clean and the staff was friendly.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 5, 2011

Probably the best boutique hotel I have ever stayed in. Great breakfast and amazing rooms that really show off the artistic theme. Highly recommend this.

  • Stayed: May 2010
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Reviewed October 11, 2010

Yes yes yes - there are numerous reviews here about the tattiness and even some comments about the low levels of cleanliness but all I can say is ... we LOVED Maisons des Artistes and stayed 4 nights there. We stayed 3 nights in the smaller Domino room, which while a little damp in the morning was spotlessly clean and serviced on a daily basis to a good level. We stayed the last night in the stunning penthouse Pavilion and managed to bargain down the price a bit to a more reasonable €100. We would heartily recommend this place as the terrace is amazing - as both a suntrap and place to chill, with stunning sea views of La Skala ramparts in the West of the Essaouira Kasbah.

The service was friendly (if a bit quiet) and the breakfasts hearty and well prepared - again stunning taking them on the terrace with the sea air morning breeze.

The only slight complaint would be the dampness of the rooms in the morning (due to the sea air) and yep some of the furniture and fittings are (whilst funky) pretty tatty. BUT it is clean though and the stairs that sometimes smelled musty when you came up them are shared with other residences and once you're on the terrace most (normal) people will have got over that. And please please please get some WiFi so you can check out recommendations for dining from the Riad ...

We feel this place is not to be missed though and a curious mix of Moroccan Riad and quaint Cornish seafront cottage. Check it out if you're in Essaouira ... it's also in the Kasbah so you're 2 minutes from some incredible artisan shops and 5 minutes from the top 3 restaurants we found in Essaouira.

Loved it.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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