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“Incredible staff, lovely hotel”
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Madada Mogador
Ranked #21 of 74 Hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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3 hotel reviews
“Incredible staff, lovely hotel”
Reviewed 29 April 2009

We stayed for 2 nights in the Madada room and had a wonderful experience. The staff are all very warm and helpful- we adored Chrystelle, and she did everything to make our stay comfortable and relaxing including handling all dinner reservations, spa reservations, suggesting activities, etc. The breakfast (included in the room rate) was really quite good, and we had it served on our private terrace each morning- a wonderful way in which to start the day! We also took a cooking class at L'Atelier Madada, the cooking school next to the hotel (and owned by the same folks) and truly enjoyed it.
Beware- there are no TVs. I think this is perfectly ok while on holiday, but my husband (a CNBC addict) was taken aback by this. There is a computer with complimentary internet access, which is a huge plus.
All in all, a very relaxing and charming place to stay!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2009

We staid as a family of three at Madada and thourouhgly enjoyed service and location. Staff was very charming, friendly and helpful, even late at night when they had worked all day. We had a look on several rooms, the suites with private balcony seem marvelous, the rooms upstairs on the roof terrace are nice, however less private. We staid in the annex appartment - you could not wish for more space and comfort at such a price. Fully equipped kitchen, large living room with tv-set and dvd player and a choice of well chosen books, comfortable bedroom and spacious bath - all clean and nicely decorated. The annex is nearby the main house so that the distance to your great breakfast with view on the seaside is not really an issue. Only downside: if you would like to stay for longer, you would rather go for one of the suites with a private terrace.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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paris
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Reviewed 26 April 2009

After three nights in Marrakech we had a great stay at Madada Mogador in Essaouira. The view (see photos) from the roof terrace was spectacular. The staff were friendly and helpful. The bath tub was huge and very comfortable for two people. A really good value for the price.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 9 April 2009

The Madada Mogador is pefectly located in Essaouira, with a great view of the ocean and just on the edge of the medina. Our room was overlooking the terrace, and was very spacious and beautifully designed with stylish moroccan decor. Staff were friendly and very helpful and all amenities were available including internet and a small library. I would recommend dining in their After 4 restaurant which is just next door and same owners as Madada, and serves delicious french/european cuisine. I also recommend sampling the fresh catch of the day on the ramparts, where we had the best lobster ever!
Madada is a perfect place to chill, and soak up the peacefulness & ambience of Essaoira. If you are arriving from Marrakech, best to book a taxi directly with Madada, and you will be met by someone to guide you and carry your bags on arrival.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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amsterdam
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Reviewed 29 March 2009

What a joy to stay in this lovely hotel.The day that I return and walk through that big doors again there will be a smile on my face reaching my ears (and beyond if possible).The rooms and view to the sea (and seagulls) and sunset are amazing. Location is triple A.We stayed in the Mogador suite which has a lovely terrace and decoration and is very spacious.Breakfast was served on our terrace, fresh fruit.yoghurt,pancakes,toast, fresh orange juice ,coffee etc.The owner makes you feel like you are staying with an old friend. Worth every dirham!
Jacob, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
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Lancashire, UK
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Reviewed 16 March 2009

We stayed in Essaouira as the 'beach part' of our honeymoon sandwiched inbetween two stays in Marrakech, and we're glad we chose the Madada Mogador. Unlike a lot of the boutique hotels/houses/riads in Morocco, the owners of this house spoke excellent English which instantly puts you at ease in a VERY French-orientated country.

The rooms were fresh and clean and really nicely done, and the roof-top sitting/sunbathing area was just what we needed after the hussle and bustle of the Marrakech medina. The beach is literally a 30 second walk from the front door, and is very close to all the main restaurants. We didn't eat at the Madada, but I believe it is very good and has an excellent reputation.

I'd definitely recommend this to friends. We were 21 at the time on our honeymoon, but I'm sure old and young alike would enjoy their stay.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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amsterdam
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Reviewed 27 January 2009

stayed at riad madada in january 2009 for 2 nights..in one word - PERFECT.
We booked the Sabra room - it was lovely........especially the bath tub. The room is beautifully decorated with subtle colours and attention to detail. The best part was breakfast on the terrace which faces the sea.

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  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#14 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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