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“Fabulous Riad”

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Essaouira Wind Palace
Ranked #31 of 74 Hotels in Essaouira
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Greenfield, NS
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9 reviews
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“Fabulous Riad”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Wind Palace for 5 nights in May. We had a room with a balcony overlooking the main road in the Medina. It was a little noisy night time but so worth having the balcony. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Our room was very clean as was the bathroom. I think the Riad might have been recently renovated.
The location was great, right in the Medina and within minutes to the beach and fishing port.
I would highly recommend this place.
The breakfast was basic and for one or two mornings would be OK but not for an extended stay.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Casablanca, Morocco
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Wind Palace for 2 nights and 3 days. The hostel is new, fresh and clean. The rooms have enough space for 2 pax, own bathroom and wc also. Everything from the towels to the bed linings was clean, those things are changed by hostel staff every late morning. The room also hd flat screen tv with satellite reception. The staff were polite and welcoming.
And the price was aminzingly low considering what one get: 350 MAD/night/room including breakfast.
The hostel's location is also a peak point, since it is located in the heart of the city, at a walking distance to about everything including the beach.
We recommend this hostel to everyone without any hesitation and we'll undoubtfully stay there again, after all, Essaouira alone is worth the trip.

Room Tip: Rooms on the patio are less noisy than the ones on the street, though they don't have a balcony
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2013 via mobile

The Essaouira wind palace is centrally placed and an easy walk to everywhere. We had a lovely room with a great bathroom (we had been kindly upgraded to a mini sweet). The hotel had obviously been recently done up so was very clean and smart. The breakfast was very good and could be served on the roof terrace or in the downstairs lobby. The staff were very friendly and helped us out with directions and taxi’s. Our room was street facing and was little noisy however. There are no cars in this bit of town just lots of bustle. A very nice hotel at a great price.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

The Essaouria Wind Palace is a beautiful hotel, gorgeously and gracefully decorated and the staff are great. The Wind Palace location is perfect, too, being right in the medina and within walking distance of all the shops and the waterfront. And of course, Essaouira is such a charming, beautiful and relaxed vacation spot in Morocco.

Room Tip: I would totally recommend the rooms with windows on the street, and the rooms with balcony are the b...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

I stayed for two nights at this hotel, and I loved it. It is beautifully decorated with traditional stuff, and you almost feel like you are in a museum. It is in the medina on a main route, and has a nice view from the roof.

I paid extra for a room with a balcony overlooking the street, and it was totally worth it (rooms on the street side are louder but lighter; rooms on the courtyard would be quieter). My room also had a really nice bathtub. Breakfast was simple but delicious and everything was good quality. All the staff were friendly and helpful.

This is my third visit to Essaouira in the last few years, and the Wind Palace was by far my favorite of the places I have stayed. Everything was perfect, down to the details.

Room Tip: Rooms on street side louder (but not bad) but have nice light. Courtyard rooms more peaceful. A co...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Essaouira Wind Palace

Property: Essaouira Wind Palace
Address: 15 Avenue l'Istiqlal, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 74 Hotels in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Essaouira Wind Palace 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
located in the heart of medina, just a few meters from the port, the beach, Skala, the animated place and the lively souks of the city, Riad ESSAOUIRA WIND PALACE has been beautifully restored in authentic Arab-Andalusian style; while preserving souls and décor of Mogador riad’s. ... more   less 
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