My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights in September - having travelled in North Africa before I was under no illusions that what quantifies as a 5* in Africa is not the same as a 5* at home. But you will be pushed to find that level of luxury in these kind of regions of the world.
Having said that, I cannot fault much - maybe the only thing I can suggest is that the food and drink is a little expensive within the hotel, it's better to walk to the medina/port area where you can find good food for less. However Essaouria as a whole is more expensive than Marrakech - so if you intend on spending a week here, it's wise to take extra spending money than you would in Marrakech.
Our room was clean, beds made up every day and clothing folded up neatly - they turned the AC up so when we returned for the evening our room was already cool. Showers are actually lovely - nice hot water with good pressure. The mattress was very firm - I woke up numerous times during the night with a dead arm, but my boyfriend who has back problems found it very comfortable.
The pool area is lovely, clean with numerous sun loungers and umbrellas. There is a gym which contains the minimal basic equipment, so if your a die hard gym person it does lack a bit there.
The staff were pleasant and friendly and nothing was too much trouble - the guys that work in the pool area are lovely and very kind, and I can imagine people are unbelievably rude to them on a daily basis. But nothing is too much trouble and are more than happy to help.
I would stay here again, it's literally across from the beach - the port area and medina are slightly further away with about a 15 - 20 minute walk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located beachfront in Essaouira, this hotel features 2 swimming pools, a fitness center and a spa with hammam. Rooms are air conditioned and some have a balcony. The luxurious rooms at the Hotel Atlas Essaouira & Spa are equipped with satellite TV and a minibar. Some overlook the sea and a lounge with a flat- screen TV. Guests can enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine in the restaurant of the Atlas. You can also enjoy a drink at the bar and enjoy the breakfast served every morning. The spa includes a hot tub and a sauna, and massages are available on request. The Atlas Essaouira & Spa also features a beauty salon. In addition, Wi- Fi is available in public areas . The bus station is a 15 minute walk from the hotel and an airport shuttle is available . Finally, a car rental service is available on site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Atlas Essaouira And Spa
- Atlas Essaouira Hotel Essaouira
- Atlas Hotel Essaouira