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.
Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa
Nearby Hotels
US$216
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$194
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Villa Quieta(Essaouira)
US$204
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$136
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Madada Mogador(Essaouira)
US$134
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$127
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
US$121
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$99
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$66
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$58
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
US$108
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$80
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Essaouira Lodge(Essaouira)(Great Value!)
US$46
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Villa Maroc(Essaouira)
US$165
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$155
Travelocity
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
US$206
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$194
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Villa Gonatouki(Ghazoua)(Great Value!)
US$77
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Reviews (1,715)
Filter reviews
1,715 results
Traveller rating
938
468
185
72
52
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
938
468
185
72
52
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsgolf coursenatural poolhalf boardkids clubfleetway travelkasbah restauranthourly shuttlea la carte restaurantvoyage privemain poolgary playerturn down servicepool servicetiled bathbeautiful hotelsand dunesbreakfast and dinner
Filter
Updating list...
387 - 392 of 1,715 reviews
Reviewed 4 May 2014

A wonderful hotel with superb, accommodating and friendly staff.

Breakfasts were fantastic and we always felt that nothing was too much to ask, so it's difficult to find any flaws.

Thank you for such a great stay

Samia & Alexis

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Samia Y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Edoardo G, General Manager at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Dear guests,


Thanks a lot for your comments regarding your stay at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

I will definitely share your comments with our team, as I am sure that this feedback will serve as a reward and an encouragement to all of our ambassadors: we indeed strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.


Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope to see you soon in the future,


Kind regards,

Edoardo GIUNTOLI

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Stayed with my wife and two kids. The hotel may look 5 star but the service is woefully short of that standard. With the exception of a few members of staff everything is an 'effort' and consequently really lets the hotel down. Equally the quality and variety of food in my opinion also isn't 5 star standard. In short, its a 4 star property but with 3 star service!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
3  Thank stokesa49
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Edoardo G, General Manager at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Dear guests,

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa.
I am very sorry that part of our services did not meet your expectations, please allow me to express my sincerest apologies.

At Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every guest: that is why your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking your remarks into account and that we will do our very best to address the problem and prevent future occurrence in the best delays.

Again, we appreciate to receive your feedback, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the future.

Sincerely,


Edoardo GIUNTOLI

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We stayed for five nights. The hotel is about ten minutes by car outside of the village of Essaouira and is beautifully designed with lovely use of blue tiling and European and Moroccan influences. It is set back from the beach (a 25 minute walk across the golf course) and blends in nicely with the coastline. The hotel itself is nicely laid out around one of the principal outdoor swimming pools (which is heated). The poolside is perfect for lounging around on nice sun beds, and the pool great for kids messing about as well as for doing lengths. There is another great pool which is natural (bio, not chlorinated and also not heated) which is a little fresh in April and hence quieter.

The rooms in the hotel are very nice from a visual perspective with terrific balconies, and also very comfortable. From a practical perspective the rooms are not perfect. For example, the bathroom opens into the bedroom, and is separated only by latticed woodwork door panels or a screen which can be lowered. Nevertheless we felt that the privacy and intimacy of the bathroom is compromised. It is probably fine for people who have no issues in this regard but we had two rooms and our three children sharing the second room were not too keen at all on this as they felt very exposed when doing anything in the bathroom. Even taking a shower for example. So they set up all kinds of tactics of barricades and draping towels in strategic locations! We also noted some noise from the rooms above ours, which was rather bothersome. The hotel took this seriously and tried to find solutions.

The beds are very comfortable and feature the lovely Sofitel bed. The feather under-quilt does however have a tendency to create a kind of mountain (and therefore natural barrier) in the middle of the double bed, which kind of runs contrary to the intimacy created by the open plan bedroom/bathroom! Ask the chamber maid or housekeeping to flatten it down now and then.

We thought the food was terrific. There was plenty of choice at the breakfast buffet with something for everyone. For some of our lunches we ate in the Atlantique or at the poolside bar. These were both excellent. The tajine at the Atlantique was the best we ate in Morocco during our stay there. It is also possible to order from both the poolside menu and the Atlantique menu whilst eating at the Atlantique. We were also lucky enough to eat in the gastronomic restaurant 'L'atelier des Epices' and it was very very good and tasty. Copious though!

From a kids entertainment perspective there is a kids club for kids up to the age of 12. There was nothing however for teenagers and ours were disappointed by this. It seems that there is a teenage club in August for the peak holiday season.

There was free wi-fi and this was very much appreciated by all in our family what with all the devices we had.

The Spa is also gorgeous. Worth a visit and the treatments were very nice indeed. There is a third pool in the spa where you can swim against the current if you are up for that.

Finally, we found the staff very friendly and helpful. Granted service was sometimes slow - and it is advisable to get the waiters to double-check the order each time as they do not all speak perfect French or English, but all of the staff really are kind and welcoming.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the higher floors to avoid noise from neighbors above and to have a better view from balcony.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank ParisFifi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Edoardo G, General Manager at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Dear guests,

We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa. It is always a pleasure to receive such a positive feedback: thank you for all the nice comments, which we will definitely share with our team.

I am sure that this feedback will be an encouragement to all of our ambassador team, as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our hotel.

Concerning the few drawbacks you noted, please accept our sincerest apologies: we take your remarks into account concerning the slow service and the absence of a real teenagers' club. However, regarding the last point, I would like to specify that all sportive, cultural and outdoor activities of our "Maginfique Leisure" program are accessible to your teenagers!

Please, feel free to contact us on the topic if you want more details: we can, upon request, cococt you a tailor-made program for your next stay among us!

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

Best regards,

Edoardo GIUNTOLI

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights before heading down to Marrakech. We used the hotel transfer to collect us from Marrakech airport which was very efficient. We arrived early but the front desk were very quick in trying to get a room ready for us despite it being 10am and check out isn't until noon. That was greatly appreciated as we had been up since 2am. The rooms are very spacious and modern decor. The floor is the only thing that let's it down as it looks a bit a tatty. The restaurants in the hotel are very expensive and to be honest not worth it when you compare the price and quality you get in the town. Gym is small, has the basics. Would expect more from a Sofitel gym but perhaps they don't have the clientele to use it hence why it's minimal. The courtesy shuttle is great, the 7pm bus is really busy so make sure you get there early if you wish to get on the bus as it's only a small bus. Breakfast is a disaster! Service is poor, it's chaos everyone is all over the place, they sat us down at a dirty table and then we didn't get served. The food is dry, had been left out too long. And prices are a rip off! Do not waste your time eating there. Much nicer places in the town better food and at decent prices. They capitalise on the fact that it's the only place to eat breakfast and you just don't get the service or quality. Overall lovely hotel, service needs to be Improved on throughout. It's not quite Sofitel standard that you would get in European sofitels. In the main enjoyable but certainly room for improvement if It wants to market itself as 5star.

Stayed: April 2014
Thank LJAllan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Edoardo G, General Manager at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Dear guest,

First of all, thank you for staying at the Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa and for taking the time to share your impressions concerning your vacations.

We were pleased to read your positive feedback concerning the efficiency of the transfers, the quick check-in, and the beauty and the comfort of the rooms.

With regards to your constructive feedback, we are really sorry to read that part of our services did not match your expectations.
Your comments don’t correspond with the experience we wanted you to have, and we sincerely apologize for that.

With regards to the food, our prices are in line with those of the other 5 stars hotel of the destination and mainly due to the high quality of the raw materials and the high hygiene standards applied in our hotel.

We appreciate however your concerns and thank you once again for bringing them to our attention.


Kind regards,

Edoardo GIUNTOLI

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 April 2014

The hotel has a very modern design and has been well thought through. The pool area is central and has great views across the golf course and woods to the sea. The rooms are very cool. Large tub stone baths , dressing area, rainfall shower , large comfy beds and good size balcony - really top quality. We had interconnecting rooms with children and these were available on our arrival at around 1 pm.
The only real criticism of the hotel is the breakfast is a bit chaotic - the food quality is good but the service is haphazard - not what you would expect of top class hotel.
The free shuttle bus into town is great - don't be put off by some reviews complaining about the distance from town - it takes less than 10 mins.
Some excellent restaurants - in particular would recommend the Cafe Caravane - good food plus music , magician, and fire eater!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
Thank SWF_13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Edoardo G, General Manager at Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Dear guest,

First of all, thanks a lot for sharing your impressions concerning your stay at the Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa with us.

We are delighted to read to you spent a really nice stay among us, and that you enjoyed our rooms designed by Didier Gomez, the pool area, and the views across the golf, the woods, and the ocean.

We take note of your constructive remark concerning the breakfast, and will do our very best to improve this point with our teams.


Thanks again for sharing your impressions,

Kind regards,

Edoardo GIUNTOLI

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews