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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Booking 4 nights, arranging a front bedroom overlooking Plas Moulay Hassan,and late departure with the manager,I arrived late Saturday night. I was asked for payment in advance,including city tax,and given my keys,refusing the first room,then the second room,then the third,and decided that I would not stop in these conditions. The bed linen was dirty,there were no towels or hot water,the...

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The listing clearly stated this dump had A/C, toiletries, coffee/tea maker and a city view. I booked and paid for 22 nights plus 29DH per day city tax. There was no A/C. No toiletries or towels. No city view or any external windows. I stayed ONE NIGHT and left for Agadir in a taxi. One big rip-off from start to...

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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...

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 4 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...

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London, United Kingdom
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...

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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...

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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...

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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...

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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...

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Denmark
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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Sahara

Address: Av Okba Ibnou Nafiaa, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: €17 - €30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sahara 2*
Number of rooms: 47
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Also Known As:
Sahara Hotel Essaouira
Hotel Style:
#26 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
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“insist on a suite at the front - the rooms vary wildly in quality from the outright slummy to the weirdly magnificent”
779owenm, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the front with a window”
joolieyoung, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Prefer view on the big plaza”
, 27 May 2016 | Read review
“There in Oct last year doing French at the IF. Perfect home from home. The guys on rec were terrific! Front rooms best view.”
594howardh, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the outside with windows and natural light”
Vanessa0108, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
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