Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa

Domaine Mogador, Essaouira, Morocco

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16.5
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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms17
  • Public Spaces18
  • Service15.5
  • Overall16.5
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Most recent review:

What I liked:

The interior styling of this hotel is stunning, the layout is beautiful in front of the ocean, and views from the rooms are beautiful. The spa is the most incredible I've been too.

What the hotel could do better:

create more atmosphere by having music playing in the resturaunts, pool and reception. It was silence for 2 days.

Jessica

Stayed May 2015

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Hotel Description

For a sensible name you could do a lot worse than Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa. It’s an exemplary showcase for Sofitel’s contemporary, locally inflected, French-cosmopolitan style; it’s located in the laid-back, picturesque seaside town of Essaouira (née Mogador), two hours west of Marrakech on the Atlantic coast; it’s practically within putting-range of a Gary Player–designed golf course; and if that doesn’t already sound like a sufficiently relaxing escape from the crush of the city, the name also reminds us that the hotel is home to an exquisite spa, where that signature Sofitel sheen gets even a little bit glossier.

Furnished balconies, views of the golf course and separate dressing areas come standard in every spacious guest room, all of them a blend of contemporary furniture and Moroccan details like wooden moucharabieh latticework. Everything of course gets larger in the suites, not least the views, which widen beyond the golf course to encompass the ocean or hotel gardens, too. By the time you get to the villas, you’ve got private pools and gardens as well as personal butler service, and a choice between the golf-appropriate Lacoste villa with its own putting green, or the Mogador villa with a cozy fireplace in the dining room.

The scale of the hotel’s facilities — three pools, four restaurants, three bars, several thousand feet of business, conference and event space — speak to the growth of Essaouira as an emerging Moroccan destination. Not that it’s in danger of losing its soul. The gorgeous Atlantic beaches are still right here, the whitewashed walled city still rises as dramatically from the rocky coast, and as a busy working fishing port it continues to bring to market (and to local dinner plates) some of the country’s best seafood. As elsewhere in Morocco, the town has long had a French connection. The city’s ramparts and wide, European-style streets were designed, at a sultan’s behest, by a French architect in the mid-18th century, resulting in an old town that’s more navigable than the famously warren-like medinas elsewhere. And when it comes to design, French-Moroccan fusion is an excellent look.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 175 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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