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“Fantastic Rooms,Fantastic Staff”
Review of Madada Mogador

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Madada Mogador
Ranked #19 of 75 Hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 August 2011

This boutique "hotel" is situated in the best location in Essaouira. There are views over the medina, the coast and the best beach. The rooms are all very tastefully decorated and are very roomy and functional. The staff are extremely friendly and willing to assist in any way. The food is of the highest standard and is plentiful. Is is only a very short walk to the bus station and the hotel is easy to find. There are many restaurants and shops nearby.

Room Tip: Get a room that overlooks the ocean
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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dadda32, Owner at Madada Mogador, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2011

Dear guests,

We are pleased to hear that you had a lovely stay and thoroughly enjoyed Essaouira.

All the team of Madada Mogador hope to welcome you once again in our guesthouse.

Yours sincerely

Christine

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Reviewed 13 August 2011

Fantastic place to stay with a lovely location. Great service and friendly staff. Breakfasts lovely on the terrace. Hotel recommendations were spot on - especially Elizir.

Only two small things:

1) wifi on the terrace and upper bedrooms would be great. Would not cost that much to arrange.
2) Two rooms on the terrace (Salama and Pasha) are part of the communal terrace. Despite being told two seats at end of terrace were 'reserved' for one of the suites it was strange that a group of people who seemed connected to the hotel (well they came out of the private kitchen/room a great deal) sat there one afternoon. Was odd changing and packing with them outside and looking straight into the room.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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5  Thank simonaccra
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dadda32, Owner at Madada Mogador, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2011

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your nice comment and your recommendations.
Regarding the wi-fi, we did try to settle it on our roof terrace but after many try, it dosen't work.

For Pacha room, we always warn our guests that the lounge in front is reserved for this room.
We feel sorry and apologize if one day some of our guests forgot this instruction.

All the staff of Madada is looking forward to welcoming you a next time in Essaouira.

Sincerely

Christine

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Reviewed 16 June 2011

Moving from the Amanjena to the Madada Mogador was a huge change but we found this small hotel very charming and we enjoyed our stay there. You cannot expect this to be a hotel with all the services but the service was very friendly, the room nice and the roofdeck patio a wonderful place to take in Essaouira. The hotel is within the wall and everything is in walking distance so it is well placed. Also the restuarant is a must and we found to be one of the best French/Moroccon meals we had during our time in Morocco. Again this is not a hotel with Four Seaons spa amenities nor does it pretend to be, but for staying in Essaouira I think it is the best location and most charming of the hotels available.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank VoxVolpe
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dadda32, Owner at Madada Mogador, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2011

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your very nice comment and description about Madada and our restaurant Afterfive at the groundfloor.

We really hope to welcome you in the future if you plan to come back to Morocco and especially to Essaouira.
With kind regards from our Madada team.

Christine Dadda

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Reviewed 12 June 2011

Everything about this place is fabulous - from the location to the helpful and charming staff who go out of their way to make your stay everything you want it to be. We had the two upstairs rooms with panoramic views from the terrace across the beach to the ramparts to the harbour. When you can bear to tear yourself away the sights, sounds and smells of lovely essouria are footsteps away. All the recommendations from the staff are spot on. We had been in Marrakech for a few days so this was a welcome chilled out retreat. Even the place SMELLs amazing! Thanks to all the staff - we had a great time.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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1  Thank ednaving
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dadda32, General Manager at Madada Mogador, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2011

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your very nice comment and description about Madada and our recommendation about activities and restaurants.
We try to do our best to satisfy your holidays in Essaouira and are very happy when we read reviews like yours.

We really hope to welcome you in the future if you plan to come back to Morocco and especially to Essaouira.
With kind regards from our Madada team.
Gwenaelle

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Reviewed 6 June 2011

Charming guest house just on the outskirts of the medina area. and 2 minutes from the beach and the port. The small team were lovely and very welcoming. The two French ladies at front desk gave us good recommendations for dinner - so if you don't know the place ask Gwenaelle and Pauline and they will give you good addresses! I would highly recommend this property for a couple that wants to get away from every day life!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jamie1985
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dadda32, General Manager at Madada Mogador, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2011

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your very nice comment and description about Madada and our recommendation about activities and restaurants.

We really hope to welcome you in the future if you plan to come back to Morocco and especially to Essaouira.
With kind regards from our Madada team.

Gwenaelle

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Reviewed 24 May 2011

Nothing about this hotel disappoints! It is the very picture of tranquility. From the welcome you get as you arrive; the hotel cat curled up on the chair and the Moroccan tea which greets you, the the chill out area on the roof looking out to sea, the library of books in the lobby and the beautifully decorated rooms with all the creature comforts.

I would thoroughly recommend it - we will be going back!

Room Tip: Go for a room with a sea view or a balcony
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Littlemissblondie
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dadda32, General Manager at Madada Mogador, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2011

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your very nice comment and description about Madada and we are really pleased that you find our place restful and quietscent.
We try to do our best to satisfy your holidays in Essaouira and are very glad when we read reviews like yours.

We really hope to welcome you in the future if you plan to come back to Morocco and especially to Essaouira.
With kind regards from our Madada team.
Gwenaelle

Gwenaelle

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Reviewed 24 May 2011

We enjoyed our stay at the Madada Mogador largely thanks to the wonderful hosts Pauline and Cecilia and the beautiful roof terrace. The hotel is small, intimate and personal. And the service is very good.

The fabulous roof terrace allows you to overlook the beach. But at the same time, the hotel is located right next to the medina, which is nice in the evening, as you don't have to walk far after a night out.

I agree with some TA comments, that the hotel needs more upkeep. The rooms are a little tired and not spotless. We booked the room Selma which was advertised with sea view and terrace. Unfortunately, there was no privacy as the terrace was used by the entire hotel who could look into our bath-and bedroom. The alternative was to pull down the blinds and to spend time in a poorly lit, dark room.

Overall, we thought this little hotel was good value for money, but it's not as elegant and beautiful as on the pictures taken years ago.

Room Tip: Avoid room Selma and Pasha
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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dadda32, Owner at Madada Mogador, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2011

Dear Karin,
Thank you for your comments and specially about our service in home that you appreciated.
Since your departure we did our best to upkeep the rooms and the terrace.
In Salma room now there are some glass windows so that the guests on the terrace cannot look in your bath and bedroom.
With kin regards,
christine Dadda

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Additional Information about Madada Mogador

Address: 5 Rue Youssef El Fassi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Essaouira
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#14 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range: £79 - £239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Madada Mogador 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Against the blue of the ocean, Madada Mogador is an intimate address hidden behind the ancient ramparts. The magic of our contemporary house comes from the subtle blending of oriental refinement and well appointed open spaces. The result is an ambiance of pure Zen and serenity that invites guests to truly relax and unwind. ... more   less 
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