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“Cheap hotel, great location”
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Hotel Sahara
Ranked #70 of 75 Hotels in Essaouira
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Staff - very friendly and helpful
Room - comfy beds, loved the decor!
Bathroom - not great and a bit smelly (we bought some incense from the local market to make it bearable)
Value for money - can't beat the price
Location - brilliant for the beach, transport & local amenities
Services - they booked camel riding, quad biking and a taxi to the airport for us - really well organised and picked up from the hotel
No food or drink available but this wasn't a problem - there are plenty of places to get a good value breakfast or you can just pop next door for a coffee

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the front with a window
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The main draw for this hotel, in my opinion, is its fantastic location and relatively cheap price. The rooms are okay on cleanliness but I had issues with the plumbing in my bathroom and they don't offer towels or even hand soap. I think it's good for a night or two, but any longer than that and I would consider other places to stay.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Location is super convenient, and this is mainly why I picked Sahara Hotel, as I had a couple of meeting in the area. Keep in mind that it is a 1 star hotel (it says so on Booking.com), so it is totally unfair to be critical and leave bad comments. If you book a 1 star hotel, be happy with what you get, and keep your mouth shut.
If you prefer luxury and comfort, this is not a hotel to choose. If you are Ok with basic and simple rooms, that has a charming historic look and not in a perfect condition, then you'll be fine. If you are a needy traveller who can't figure it out yourself and constantly ask questions, choose a 5 star place. If you are fine with a place run by locals, you'' be fine.
I like the fact that the Sahara Hotel is run by local Moroccans, and things are laid back. The guy in the reception was kind and helpful when I arrived. Thanks.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

If you are looking for a good place to stay, then this hotel is for you. Simple, very basic, little shady but has a great location.Rooms are nice, bathrooms need some reparation and beds are so warm, comfortable nice to sleep in. The hotel is only quiet after midnight due to the noise on the big plaza. Staff are nice. This hotel is enough if you are just looking for a simple place to spend very comfortable nights. The hotel is not cosy and no restaurant is available. but you can find many restaurants, café and snacks few meters away, the hotel is right beside the entry to Medina.
I personally enjoyed my stay there with family.

Room Tip: Prefer view on the big plaza
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

Well situated, extremely helpful / friendly staff. Glory days gone, offers a faded, elegant, charm. Great art, rooms nice sizes, mood lighting, beds and linen - immaculate, need to plan for hot water.

Room Tip: There in Oct last year doing French at the IF. Perfect home from home. The guys on rec were terrific...
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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Sahara

Address: Av Okba Ibnou Nafiaa, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#26 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range: RM108 - RM378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sahara 2*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the old medina (historic quarter), HOTEL SAHARA is decorated with modern art work and wall murals. It features a panoramic terrace, which overlooks Essaouira’s main beach. Guest rooms at the hotel have a contemporary decor with unique furnishings. Each room has a bathroom, Alarm clock, Bed linen, Free Wi-Fi, Hair dryer, Internet access, Satellite / cable TV, Smoking permitted, Television, Toiletries, Towels. HOTEL SAHARA provides a daily breakfast and a 24-hour front desk with free internet access. It is situated just 3 yards from the main shopping district, Avenue Istiqal. Essaouira Airport is a 20-minute drive away. ... more   less 
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