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“Large timeless French colonial-style Relais & Chateaux hotel just inside the Medina wall that will appeal to those who favour old school service. Ideal for couples and groups who want all the facilities and amenities of a classic 5 star establishment ”

“Large timeless French colonial-style Relais & Chateaux hotel just inside the Medina wall that will appeal to those who favour old school service. Ideal for couples and groups who want all the facilities and amenities of a classic 5 star establishment ”

Hotel Review

Essaouira's largest and only 5 star hotel in the Medina is situated conveniently close to the main entrance gate Bab Marrakech. A storehouse in the 19th century, this large building became an orphanage in the 1960s before being abandoned for thirty years. Rescued from ruin by the local Azoulay family, since 2004 it has become one of the most well known hotels in the area. Dark interiors of varnished cedar wood, Art Deco-style tiled floors, marble bathrooms and jewel coloured materials make for a sedate French colonial feel. Old school service is proffered by staff in brown linen uniforms wearing Fez caps. Everything you might need is on site, from the rooftop pool with panoramic terrace and downstairs hamman to the in-house cinema and restaurant. Guests are treated to an extensive buffet breakfast laid out at tables placed around the large leafy inner courtyard.
Recommended for
  • Chic
  • Previous hang out of Hendrix and Marley.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fantastic roof top pool.
  • Roof terrace
  • City Style
  • Romantic Break
  • Families
 

Written by Laura Campbell

Recommended For

  • Chic
  • Previous hang out of Hendrix and Marley.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fantastic roof top pool.
  • Roof terrace
  • City Style
  • Romantic Break
  • Windsurfing
  • Windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing - Essaouira is a top location for all three.
  • Sights nearby
  • Situated at the gates of the Medina
  • Snorkelling
  • Learning
  • Sailing
  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing
  • Families
  • Golf
  • Surfing
  • Diving
  • Close to nightlife
  • Local markets
  • Historic
  • Built at the end of the 19th Century, this was originally the home of Caid Mbark Saidi
  • Restaurant
  • Four separate restaurant areas.
  • Beach nearby
  • Minutes from the nearest beach
  • Free wifi
  • Throughout the hotel
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Spa
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Child friendly
  • Cinema

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Fantastic roof top pool.
  • Roof terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Four separate restaurant areas.
  • Free wifi
  • Throughout the hotel
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Hammam
  • Cinema
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Billiard/pool table
  • Bar
  • Library
  • Massage
  • Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • In room DVD
  • Wifi
  • Sitting Room
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Suites
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Child friendly
  • Spa

Activities

  • Windsurfing
  • Windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing - Essaouira is a top location for all three.
  • Sights nearby
  • Situated at the gates of the Medina
  • Snorkelling
  • Learning
  • Close to nightlife
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Diving
  • Cooking classes
  • Local markets

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