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Villa Gonatouki

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A wonderful and peaceful place with a sea view, Gonatouki is located at roughly 10km from the beach.With its 10 bedrooms and suites you will be enchanted by the villa, its architecture and its 2 swimming pools (one with a kids' pool).A place you will never forget!!!
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Heated pool
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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We stayed 2 nights at Villa Gonatouki recently. Since we were the only people there we had the place pretty much to ourselves. the Villa is nice and spacious with 2 large temperature controlled swimming pools and is well decorated. The staff at the villa is very nice and took
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Response from Bruno E, Propriétaire at Villa Gonatouki
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you very much Amit for your kind review. I was not on the spot when you came and I am very happy that you felt well with the team which is really wonderful. It's quiet exceptionnal to be alone in the Villa. It's very peaceful but in the same time the team is important to don't be alone. They were very happy when I red them your review and ask me to say hello from them. The 2 swimming pools are heated (29°) even during the summer. It's necessary in Essaouira and so nice to stay in as long as you want. Thank you for the dinner. We know that Indian cook is very good. So coming form you we are happy that you appreciate our traditional cook. If you visit Morocco another time I will be very happy to meet you. All the best The team and Bruno
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We stayed three days at Bruno‘s house and our only regret was thatcher wished to have stayed longer. Bruno and his staff are amazing hosts, the house is a blast! Don’t miss out to stay there when in Morocco!
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Response from Bruno E, Propriétaire at Villa Gonatouki
Responded 16 Nov 2018
Thank you very much Katrin for this very kind review. It was a wonderful pleasure to welcome you with Martin. We love people who appreciate the house and the atmosphere as you did during these 3 days. The team continue to speak about you! Your kindness is fantastic. We will be very happy to see you again. We wish you all the best for the future. The team and Bruno
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Just spent 3 nights with eldest son and closest friend experiencing Bruno’s warm hospitality and beautiful villa he built 5 years ago. Comfortable large rooms with shared large terrace affording great views of sunrise, sunset and starry nights. Bruno’s staff is first rate and
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Response from Bruno E, Propriétaire at Villa Gonatouki
Responded 16 Nov 2018
Thanks a lot M. for this wonderful review. It was great to meet you with your son and friend. I never went to US but meeting people like you pushes me to go. Yes we have a wonderful sky and during the night we see perfectly the Milky Way. many guests spend time on the roof to watch. Massages are amazing here because our masseuses have a very good technique and they practice with their heart. It makes the difference. That's the same for the meals. The staff is always nice and happy to make people happy.That's a pleasure to stay with them. We really hope to see you again and wish you all the best. The team and Bruno
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It was wonderful! The whole team is awesome! :-) The villa is a perfect spot for relaxing. The dishes were very delicious and probably the best food we ate in morocco. thank you very much, it was a perfect stay! :-)
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Response from Bruno E, Propriétaire at Villa Gonatouki
Responded 7 Oct 2018
Thank you very much for your "perfect" review. I am sorry because I don't know what guests you are so I cannot personalize this answer. Could you send me an email to tell me? In any case thank you to have appreciated our team. For me that's wonderful to have such a staff and to be with them every day. We are also happy that you liked our food. Kind Regards Bruno
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Traveling in Morocco can be stressful if it’s your first time in a Muslim country, you are not used to the harassment in the Medinas, don’t understand the language and can’t understand how or why people keep the streets so dirty, don’t respect your personal space and don’t care
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Response from Bruno E, Propriétaire at Villa Gonatouki
Responded 21 Sep 2018
Thank you very much Sonia for your review. Morocco is a fantastic country with wonderful people. And you are right it's still dirty and stressfull, when you are not used. But it improves and we have to continue to improve and educate. I will meet the institutor for that to see if it's possible to organize something with the children. And we will do something also for the village. The Villa Gonatouki is nice and as we have a wonderful staff, food, massages and talks are very pleasant on the spot. I agree, to visit Essaouira the best is to stay outside. There are 2 reasons : it's quiet, you have space and pools in many hotels are heated (necessary most of the time). When you are outside you go easily out of Essaouira. And you have to, because it's wonderful around. Argentina is far away (a wonderful country too) but if you come back we'll be very happy to welcome you again. I wish you all the best for the future Bruno
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Hello In Essaouira, even you stay in the medina, it's better to rent a car because 20 kms around Essaouira it's very beautiful and nice to go (North, South and east). From the Villa, to go go to Essaouira you can take a taxi, that's very easy. That's the same from the airport, we can send you a taxi.(Essaouiura, Marrakech, Agadir, Casablanca...) Kind Regards Bruno
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Hello Nav We'll be happy to accommodate you in end of March/beginning of April. The weather is nice at this period. You can Watch statistics on windguru. We are 15 minutes far from the beach by car (Essaouira and Sidi Kaoki, we are just in the middle). Yes your children can have a room too. If you send me an email I will give you all the détails. I wish you a lovely weekend Bruno
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Hello, The swimming pools are very nice and heated. That's why we keep them for our guests, so they can take full advantage of them. You can go to Dar Baoussala, L'Arganeraie, Le Jardin des Douars. You can eat there and stay at the swimming pool. The three are nice. Best Regards Bruno
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Bonjour Je suis désolé parce que je vous ai répondu hier de mon téléphone, mais ce n'est manifestement pas parti ou arrivé. Nous sommes encore complet ce soir et nous avons une chambre disponible à partir du 15 août. Je vous souhaite de bonnes vacances à Essaouira. Bien cordialement Bruno
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"Rooms on the 1st floor have wonderful views"
"The smaller rooms on the bottom level have a lower than usual ceiling but our kids enjoyed that."
"An upstairs room at the back provides a view across to the sea."
"Go for one of the superior rooms or suites for a great view!"
"Ask Bruno, they are all unique :-)"
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PRICE RANGE
US$88 - US$269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MoroccoMarrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionEssaouiraGhazoua
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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