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“Nice and cosy” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Vent des Dunes
Ranked #31 of 78 Hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
41 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Nice and cosy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I was staying in room #9, which is meant for 3 people. The room was well decorated, bright and airy. The bathroom was small but spotless and functional. I had a lovely terrace, unfortunately, I couldn't really use it because the bench cushion was smelling cat urine. They should cover it to prevent numerous cats to feel at ease! The breakfast was simple (fresh bread, 1 crepe, jam, orange juice and coffee), but more than enough. Their coffee is probably one of the best I had in Morocco. The service was ok, but nobody gave me advices about the area and I did not feel particularly welcomed, just felt as another guest coming in. It is a 5 minute walk to the beach and a 20 minute easy and nice walk to the medina.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Westport, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Spent two nights in this hotel and enjoyed my stay. The rooms are large and clean and the terrace is lovely. The hotel is very close to the beach, which you can walk along until you reach the Medina, which is about 20 minutes away. One thing that annoyed me was the hidden room 'tax' (I think it was 11 dirhams extra per person per room) which isn't mentioned anywhere until you read the notice in the room. However, the price is still reasonable. The staff are friendly, they don't speak a lot of English (another guest had to translate for us!) but this isn't a big problem. I would recommend this hotel for anybody who wants to be close to the beach.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This hotel is very pretty and has a lovely roof terrace on which breakfast is served etc. The rooms are simple but nice and comfortable - ours had a dodgy shower but otherwise everything worked. Unfortunately one thing that let the hotel down was the fact that the staff were not all that welcoming, and we were left feeling slightly unwanted and unfriendly, especially as we were told midway through our stay that they would be charging us for something we had apparently stained. The positioning of the hotel is very good, a five minute walk to the beach and a twenty minute walk to the medina along the seafront, which sounds long but is actually a very pleasant walk. Essaouira itself is lovely; the medina is very pretty and traditional, and the beach is also nice though very windy. I would recommend staying in this hotel, mainly for its position and comfort.

Room Tip: Some rooms have really nice outside patios and some are less good
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Annecy, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Really great place to stay.
Large clean rooms, great roof terrace, very good breakfast, very friendly staff.
Very close to the beach, 15 mins walk to the Medina.
Excellent base for a kite-surfing trip.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Oxford
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Just spent a week here in a family room with my two young daughters. We had a great time - the staff are efficient welcoming and friendly and made our stay a very relaxing one. The home cooked Morroccan food on offer was fantastic. I'd return again.

Room Tip: The family room with two adjoining rooms and private bathroom and terrace was perfect.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Julian T
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Lanzarote, Spain
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Just left this place after a really pleasant four days......large rooms....smiley helpful staff.....great beds....quality pillows/bedding and spotlessly clean........wonderful roof terrace.......the whole experience was exactly what I was looking for....a place to chill and regenerate.......all the other guests seemed to be loving it too......great job ! One point..,location is a 10-15 min walk from the medina and most eateries/shops etc...for me this was fine but it may not be to everybody's taste.

Room Tip: Room 3 was large....didn't see into the others
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Alan D
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Rooms were very clean and nice; felt the standard room was more than adequate for a comfortable stay.

Vent des Dunes is not near the Medina, it is a bit of a walk but its easy, its about 10 mins from the bus station and 15mins from the Medina. The walk along the beach is a good way to wind down.

Couple of mins to the beach and the people who can organise horse riding, motor biking, surfing etc.

Room Tip: Standard room is no different to the more expensive one.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Hotel Vent des Dunes
Address: Quartier des Dunes | 20 rue El Bakay, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 78 Hotels in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Vent des Dunes 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Vent des Dunes is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, just 2 minute walk away from the beach and 15 from the busy medina. It has a free shady parking lot, a roof top terrace and a free Wi-Fi available everywhere, rooms included. All the rooms are carefully decorated, some have a private terrace and all of them are equipped with a bathroom (shower and toilet). A TV room is for your use. The roof top terrace and the garden give you plenty of chances to relax. In the morning, the breakfast is served on the terrace and includes fresh orange juice and Moroccan crepes. You can also enjoy the delicious fresh local dishes cooked to order by our chef Amina. In order to make the most of your time in Essaouira, our multilingual team is at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will give you insights and advice on the activities, restaurants and hikes in Essaouira and its surroundings. ... more   less 
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