We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Villa Gonatouki

Travellers' Choice award winner
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Villa Gonatouki
Villa Gonatouki
Panoramas (14)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

594 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Villa Gonatouki
See the most recent reviews
Showing 226: English reviews
Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We were looking for a place to spend a week and soak up some sun while enjoying the local flavors. The place is welcoming, the food and wine are spot on. Bruno is charming and eager to please without being over assuming. The rooms were clean and the staff were very friendly. We were a a very happy Portuguese family...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Xunga
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Slightly late review - sorry Bruno! Whilst spending time in Marrakesh I surprised my mother with a quick jaunt up to Essaouira and staying at the villa was her birthday present. It was everything I hoped it would be and more - relaxing, beautiful and memorable. Bruno is a very welcoming host and I love how his team are treated...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank globalnishat
Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Myself and my wife stayed in Gonatouki for 3 nights. The first 2 nights we were upgraded to the superior room, as there was no one else there. Bruno was an exceptional host. His staff were very friendly and always accommodating. It really was such a lovely place to relax and it feels like a home away from home. My...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JohnLeonard16
Toulouse, France
Reviewed 24 June 2015

It's hard to know what else to say about Villa Gonatouki that hasn't already been said in the many wonderful reviews! We stayed for a week and had the lovely relaxing holiday we had hoped for. The villa is really beautiful and our room was lovely with a large sunny balcony equipped with a table and chairs and sunbeds. Very...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MarkPrice145
Bruno E, Propriétaire at Villa Gonatouki, responded to this review

Thank you very much Mark for your so kind review with many details. Hafida, the cook, was very happy when we translated it. That's freedom here because you are on holidays : no time, you eat where you want in the house, you meet people or not and so on... And for us that's easy to accommodate people like you...

London
Reviewed 23 June 2015

This was our second visit to Villa Gonatouki and it will not be our last. With flights going directly to Essaouira it is now even easier to escape to this wonderful place, where you can relax completely as you gaze out across the plain to the sea. Villa Gonatouki is a few kilometres from Essaouira itself, but taxis are inexpensive...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Bitternwatcher
Bruno E, Propriétaire at Villa Gonatouki, responded to this review

Thank you very much J for your so kind review. It was a big pleasure to accommodate you again. And still very interesting to speak with you 2. Good new : the track has been renovated on 2/3 and we hope the last one in a few weeks. For me that's perfect because it's more comfortable for the passengers but...

Reviewed 15 June 2015

We stayed here for 1 week as part of a 2 week stay in Morocco, we visited Marrakech for 3 nights then stayed in Essaouira for 4 and finally arrived at Villa Gonatouki for the last week. What a place! We absolutely loved our week there, being almost in the middle of nowhere with Donkeys, tortoises and other animals visiting...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Emilylwoodward
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Looking for a secret treasure hidden along the spice scented Moroccan coast? 5km outside of Essaouira, lies the Villa Gonatouki, rising above the landscape with its rendered walls, with amazing views of the countryside, and the coast and the sea. The ever present coastal wind blows around an open courtyard, terraces and balconies, with shelter to be found around the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DominicORourke
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Me, my wife and our friends have stayed in this villa for a night and it was really very nice, relaxing, and a great welcome from the owner Bruno and his friendly staff. We have enjoyed every single minute of our stay and we wished if we stayed for longer. We definitely going back there.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MeHa2015
Chamonix, France
Reviewed 23 May 2015

My husband and I stayed here and had the nicest time. The villa is absolutely stunning with beautiful rooms. We stayed in a room on the second floor with a gorgeous view to watch the sunset. The staff and Bruno were so nice and accommodating we didn't want to leave. I highly recommend staying here.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Eva V
Wageningen
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Villa Gonatouki isn't easy to find, but once you're there, it's an oasis. Bruno is a great host, always cheerful and with an equally cheerful team they deliver an great hospitality and a wonderful experience. The food is excellent and so are the wines. The pools are large and wonderfully located. Great Wifi throughout the villa. The only 'downside' would...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank WardvanBeek

802 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (463)
Viewed
View from Room (16)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (128)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (53)
Viewed
Dining (34)
Viewed
Room/Suite (20)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (204)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (327)
Viewed
Amenities (23)
Viewed
Grande Suite (66)
Viewed
Infinity Pool (11)
Viewed
Pool (16)
Viewed
Superior Room (47)
Viewed
Superior Room Terrace (45)
Viewed
The Hotel (119)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Ghazoua
9.0 mi away
Essaouira Lodge
Essaouira Lodge
#20 of 74 in Essaouira
181 reviews
2.5 mi away
Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa
1.0 mi away
Domaine de l'Arganeraie
Domaine de l'Arganeraie
#7 of 74 in Essaouira
423 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Riad Baoussala
Riad Baoussala
#2 of 74 in Essaouira
641 reviews
5.6 mi away
Riad Watier
Riad Watier
#4 of 74 in Essaouira
499 reviews
3.4 mi away
Le Jardin des Douars
Le Jardin des Douars
#5 of 74 in Essaouira
783 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A wonderful and peaceful place with a sea view, Gonatouki is located at roughly 10km from the beach.With its 10 bedrooms and suites you will be enchanted by the villa, its architecture and its 2 swimming pools (one with a kids' pool).A place you will never forget!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Gonatouki

Address: Km 8 Route d'Agadir | El Ghazoua, 44000, Ghazoua, Essaouira, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira > Ghazoua
Price Range: £69 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Gonatouki 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotwire and Agoda so you can book your Villa Gonatouki reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Villa Gonatouki staff and other travellers.
11 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from Villa Gonatouki staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“We really liked the "prestige room" which was on the 2nd floor, had a fireplace and private patio”
Stephanie987, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“Any room you choose at Villa Gonatouki will be a great room!”
actondavid1986, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are individually styled, we chose one with a balcony and was really glad we did.”
vanessan968, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The upgrade is worth the few €'s extra”
diederikdoorenbos, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms adjoining and close to the Pool”
shahiea, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Hotels.com
US$80* /night
View Deal
TravelocityUS$80
Orbitz.comUS$80
Expedia.comUS$80
View all 7 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates