This is by far one of the most overrated hotel we have encountered so far. I cant really explain the reviews it has on tripadvisor.
The hotel claims to have a swimming pool. IT DOES NOT. The swimming pool is 12km away!! and they charge you 25DHS to get there. This is lying.
The hotel is dirty. From the lack of cleaning, to the really old furniture, sofas, etc.. that are full of of dust. Please check the pictures taken for more details.
They have many types of rooms, not all the same, but all at the same price. In other words, they sell stays on rooms that are not worth the price you pay, specially the ones located on the roof. This is lying... again. If you have different qualities of room, price them at differently. If you charge the price of an normal room to a crappy one, you are being dishonest with the customer.
The service is quite bad. We tried to change our room the first day and they told us it was impossible. It was only after we insisted badly that out of the blue something appeared. Unfortunately we had the night pre-paid and could not leave this place.
We had the chance to see three rooms, as we where 2 couples traveling, plus a change of room. None worth the price we paid.
There is no isolation between rooms (or any other part of the hotel) so forget about any privacy.
The smell of humidity on the rooms is alarming!! We told them about this and they answered saying that it is normal in places close the the beach... really...
Avoid the rooms on the roof, or simply avoid the hotel. We walked around the city and there are plenty of other options. Marrocco offers a huge variety of hotels, are well priced and comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The leading Riad Hotel in Essaouira. Villa Maroc has everything you could dream of for an unforgettable holiday. Great location tucked inside the ramparts of the historical medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Villa Maroc offers you breathtaking views of the sea and port, 21 rooms with simplicity, spirituality, elegance and refinement, as well as an Oriental Spa. Just a few minutes from the sea and port. Close to both shops and beaches. Villa Maroc is famous for its regional cuisine and romantic candlelit dinners round an open fire. Villa Maroc is the meeting place for artists, actors and musicians." Good Wifi connection throughout the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Maroc Hotel Essaouira
- Maroc Hotel Essaouira