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Hotel Vent des Dunes
Ranked #25 of 74 Hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Lanzarote, Spain
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13 reviews
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“Great value on a budget”
Reviewed 14 February 2013

Just left this place after a really pleasant four days......large rooms....smiley helpful staff.....great beds....quality pillows/bedding and spotlessly clean........wonderful roof terrace.......the whole experience was exactly what I was looking for....a place to chill and regenerate.......all the other guests seemed to be loving it too......great job ! One point..,location is a 10-15 min walk from the medina and most eateries/shops etc...for me this was fine but it may not be to everybody's taste.

Room Tip: Room 3 was large....didn't see into the others
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

Rooms were very clean and nice; felt the standard room was more than adequate for a comfortable stay.

Vent des Dunes is not near the Medina, it is a bit of a walk but its easy, its about 10 mins from the bus station and 15mins from the Medina. The walk along the beach is a good way to wind down.

Couple of mins to the beach and the people who can organise horse riding, motor biking, surfing etc.

Room Tip: Standard room is no different to the more expensive one.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dewey Beach, Delaware, United States
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

I had a wonderful 2 night stay here. The room was very nice and clean. I believe it was about 30 euro per night. Located in a quiet neighborhood about 400 meters from the beach. Its about a mile walk to the medina or you can take a short taxi. Staff was very welcoming. Breakfast on the terrace was absolutely great! If you want to avoid the busyness and noise of the medina and find a nice quiet place to stay close to town this is it.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

I very much enjoyed our stay at Vent des Dunes, we were unsure of where to stay - the beach or the Medina and we were very happy with the good service, and clean friendly hotel. The price is great, very good value for money, we found the hotel very peaceful and the roof terrace was a great place to relax and chill away from the medina. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

I believe no Moroccan holiday is complete without a stay at the beach. Vent des Dunes delivers on the promise of a relaxing, comfortable stay in Essaourira, while providing services and value not found in higher end establishments. We escaped for a few days of relief from the big markets and medinas and found home. When we unsuccessfully went out to find a bottle of wine in the grocery stores in the neighborhood, the owner Juliette recognized our folly and went out and got us a bottle of red wine from her source. The young lady at the desk, Hames, worked overtime taking care of our every request - bike rental, hammam/spa, restaurants - and still took time to teach us some Arabic. Dunes is another French run establishment and done so with style and comfort. The rooms are good size, the beds dreamy and the food splendid. Having breakfast up on the terrace was reason to wake early and enjoy the morning with gulls drifting overhead.

The hotel is tucked away in the south end of town, a ten minute walk along the beach to the Medina. We found a little cafe about half way to town that we loved to stop for beers and appetizers. There was always a soccer game on the television so that kept things lively. Being away from the fray was the reason we chose Dunes and we were delighted with the decision. Cabs and horse-drawn carriages ply the streets nearby if you want a ride into town.

I really loved our stay at Vent des Dunes. The beach is across the street and has places to rent surfboards, sailboards, camels, kiteboards, all form of water sports equipment. We spent lots of time up on the terrace enjoying the weather, sites and sounds. Many folks pick Agadir for their beach excursion, my vote is Essaouira and the Dunes.

Room Tip: Rooms on the first floor have little terraces which are a nice privacy touch.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

Had a great time at this hotel! The staff were very welcoming and helpful! The weather did unfortunately not allow us to enjoy the terrace as much as we would have liked but it looks very comfortable. The breakfast is basic but good. The only downside is that it is not really in walking distance from the old town (it takes 20-25 minutes to walk but then again, a cab only costs 7 Dh.) and there is not much to see in the direct vicinity of the hotel, but that might also be a plus as you are not disturbed by traffic or other noise.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

for windsurf holiday in Essaouira last March. Vent des Dunes is a great place to stay, nice atmosphere and a very nice staff. The rooms are cool clean and classy. Location in an quiet neighborhood near the beach and windsurfcentre Club Mistral!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Vent des Dunes
Address: Quartier des Dunes | 20 rue El Bakay, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 74 Hotels in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Vent des Dunes 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Vent des Dunes is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, just 2 minute walk away from the beach and 15 from the busy medina. It has a free shady parking lot, a roof top terrace and a free Wi-Fi available everywhere, rooms included. All the rooms are carefully decorated, some have a private terrace and all of them are equipped with a bathroom (shower and toilet). A TV room is for your use. The roof top terrace and the garden give you plenty of chances to relax. In the morning, the breakfast is served on the terrace and includes fresh orange juice and Moroccan crepes. You can also enjoy the delicious fresh local dishes cooked to order by our chef Amina. In order to make the most of your time in Essaouira, our multilingual team is at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will give you insights and advice on the activities, restaurants and hikes in Essaouira and its surroundings. ... more   less 
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