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“Lovely place but far from medina”

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Hotel Vent des Dunes
Ranked #29 of 74 Hotels in Essaouira
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Lovely place but far from medina”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Pretty rooms, lovely rooftop terrace where breakfast was served. It's in a really quiet residential neighbourhood. The walk to the medina took us 25 minutes but we enjoyed strolling along the beach anyway. Staff were really friendly and hospitable, although the owner was a little stern!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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tintinjujutin, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Vent des Dunes, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We will pass on your comment to the team.
We are sorry that it was not clear enough that we were 2 minute walk away from the beach and 20 from the busy medina. As you said it is a nice walk and we advice customers who do not want to walk to take one of the blue cabs which run all around the city for 6,5dhs during the day (that is to say 0,60€) and a bit more during the night.
We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Salamanca, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

First of all hotel was quite hidden and we needed to follow a cab to find it. It is located in the dunes side among other residences. A quiet part of the city not as charming as the medina.
The personnel in the hotel was very helpful except from the owner who doesn't seem to like new years eve.
Rooms are very clean and comfortable.
Please don't skip having breakfast on the rooftop, I wouldn't imagine to have a better way for starting a date or, in our case, a whole year. Happy 2014!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights with our 2 years old daughter.

The rooms are spacious and clean, water is hot, service is great and the price is cheap! Not glamorous but perfect for what you need!

Breakfast is included and is all you could need-fresh bread, crepes, Jams, honey, juice, coffee, tea.

It is about a 20min walk to the Medina which might trouble some but it was a lovely walk along the beach for us or a cheap quick taxi.

The only negative about this were the bees on the terrace! A small price to pay for a great stay!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

Stayed 3 nights.The rooms was quiet, clean and serviced daily. Breakfast served on a large roof terrace with enough chilling out space to make it feel secluded. SOme rooms have their own terraces. Friendly cat hangsout in the terrace (but keeps to himself). 30 minute walk along the beach into Essaouira. Staff helpful.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

Excellent value and convenient distance from the beach, the breakfast which was included with our room was excellent and the roof terrace was very pleasant. One night we wanted a beer and they had ran out, the guy on duty went out and got us some which was a really nice surprise. I would also add that many people on here are giving indifferent reviews based on the beach being windy, hardly the fault of the hotel!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights having picked the hotel because of its proximity to the beach (10 minute walk) and the price! It was way too windy to sit on the beach but still it was a pleasant (long) walk to the medina. Taxi recommended for getting into the medina for and after dinner (only 8 dhm). Very basic room, average breakfast. Good value for money but would splash out next time and stay in the medina. Staff not overly friendly which was a big change from our hotel in Marrakech.

  • Stayed October 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

This is one of the nicest hôtels that I have ever stayed in, hope to return. The staff are adorable . Very clean , all of it, parking and a wonderful breakfast on the roof terrace .great situation . Quality price extremely good.No trouble asking for another pot of cofee at breakfast and help offered with bags .Thank you all

  • Stayed October 2013, 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 #29 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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