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Hotel Sahara
Ranked #70 of 75 Hotels in Essaouira
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Booked this hotel for one night for convenience as I was flying back from Essaouira. From first sight, the room looked well decorated with exotic painted walls but unfortunately half of the electrics and plumbing don't work. The beds were not clean with dust and felt very cold at night. There are no towels or toiletries and only a little bit of toilet paper was left. The sink and shower area looked very dirty and unhygienic.
Also there is no lift at the hotel, so expect to carry your case up the stairs.
Overall, although this hotel was cheap (around 20€ a night), it should at least be cleaned for customers comfort.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

In the 1920s this was the grandest hotel in Essaouira - since then its fallen into the hands of a brilliant but deranged owner who has done up the rooms in psychedelic colours - gold cornices, blue ceilings and red walls. It's like living in a Wes Anderson film - more Darjeeling express than Budapest Hotel. This could be one of the great hotels of the world, but at the moment it's incredibly dirty, run down and half the electrical fittings and plumbing doesn't work. The roof terrace is the greatest location in the town, but now full of broken furniture and empty beer bottles. A magnificent ruin - also very cheap, we paid 20 euros a night for a suite.

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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

No frills hotel, which is reflected in the price of accommodation . We were asked to pay the full amount on registration. Good location and friendly staff but helps if you speak some French. Room spacious with comfortable bed but was cold at night . So asked for a heater , which made it a lot more comfortable. Also had to ask for towels and hangers for the wardrobe but again these were supplied promptly. Bring your own toiletries and be prepared to wait for your shower, as you have to run the tap for 10 minutes to get hot water. No meals provided but nearby café ( turn right out of hotel through gate and on your left) has roof terrace and good value breakfasts !

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Had a good stay at this hotel. Had issues with communication as not May if the staff understood English. But were very helpful as booked a taxi for flight out. Was unaware they had a breakfast option, which was a shame. Location is perfect right next to the port all the restaurants and cafe and also within 2 steps into the medina!

Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

i stayed in this hotel, however during my stay, a jacket and a t-shirt disappeared from my room, these things probably happen from time to time but the worst thing was I informed management they had a problem, his response was I left my jacket and t-shirt somewhere the previous night, essaouira at night in November is not somewhere you'd forget your jacket, never mind your t-shirt....there are loads of nice riads and hotels in the same location so my advice is to avoid this hotel

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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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
Amenities:
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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