Sofitel Essaouira Mogador
Essaouira, Essaouira and the Atlantic Coast, Morocco
At a Glance
A new Sofitel Hotel offering luxury and modern amenities
Superb panoramic views of either the gardens, the ocean or the golf course from each room
Option to have a private villa with its own pool and butler service and still enjoy the facilities of the hotel
The kids villa is very welcomed by parents as children can enjoy a number of activities in a safe environment
A project by famous architect Didier Gomez, this is a slick accommodation choice for the design conscious
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Spring (March May) is popular as these months are pleasantly warm and sunny, and the landscape is lush and green. Avoid August when the town gets swamped by large numbers of visitors from home and abroad. Autumn (mid Sep-mid Nov) is also lovely, but the countryside tends to look parched. Summer is pretty hot, and winter can be chilly at night.
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This luxury resort just outside the city of Essaouira offers guests elegant décor blending contemporary French design with authentic Moroccan details. Situated on the Atlantic Coast line this hotel is a paradise for those into water sports and surfing.
Sofitel Essaouira Mogador is a treasure hidden away amongst lush natural landscapes in Essaouira. Set within gardens, moments away from the beach and golf course and with views of the Atlantic, the resort is a haven of tranquillity. Being a fairly new hotel, the natural setting is blended nicely with the sleek architecture to create a fresh atmosphere.
The hotel offers ample facilities to keep you entertained, relaxed and well fed during your stay. The two pools, spa and hammam are perfect for a bit of respite, the golf course and gym are ideal for sportier types, a tour around the garden is popular with architecture and design enthusiasts and the selection of restaurants and bars with their tempting menus will keep you coming back. If you want to venture further afield, or rather just a short drive away, you can find many local places of interest such as the Sultan's Palace and the town of Essaouira which has many museums and art galleries worth visiting.
In terms of accommodation, there is a category to suit all. The 140 luxurious hotel rooms and suites offer contemporary décor by Didier Gomez with vibrant colours and wood latticework. However, if you are after something even more exclusive, one of the 28 villas might be just up your street with a personal butler and private pool.
Sofitel Essouira has a total of 175 rooms including 28 villas and 7 suites. Enjoy panoramic views from your furnished terrace, luxurious beds, and vibrant colour schemes in your room. Facilities include satellite TV, Wi-Fi, minibar and a bathtub and shower in the en-suite.
These rooms measure 46m2 and have either a double bed or twin beds, furnished terrace and garden or pool views. These rooms come completewoth double or twin beds, dressing room, flatscreen TV, safe, bathroom with bathtub and shower, and separate toilet. Large furnished terrace with pool or garden views.
These rooms measure 46m2 and have double beds, a furnished balcony and either a view of the golf course or ocean (premium rooms only for ocean). These rooms are all equipped with a double bed, dressing room, flatscreen TV, safe, bathroom with bathtub and shower, and separate toilet and a large, luxurious furnished terrace.
Suite measuring 72 m2 with furnished balcony and garden or pool views. Decorated with warm colours, separate lounge area and two separate WCs. These rooms all come with a luxurious double bed, dressing room, flatscreen TV, safe, bathroom with bathtub and shower.
A 915 sq.ft. suite with a furnished balcony and panoramic views of the golf course and ocean. Features a separate lounge area, whirpool, hammam shower, dressing rooms and two separate WCs. The large, furnished terrace boasts spectacular views.
Villa measuring 1432 sq.ft. with views of the golf course and ocean. Features a private heated swimming pool, two en-suite bedrooms, lounge/dining room with fireplace and a furnished poolside terrace. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and flat screen TV.
Villa measuring 1432 sq.ft. featuring two bedrooms, lounge area, dining room, furnished poolside terrace and gardens with putting green.
Villa measuring 1432 sq.ft. with private heated swimming pool, two en-suite bedrooms, lounge/dining rooms with fireplace, furnished poolside terrace with views over the golf course. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and flat screen TV.
This suite measures 915 sq. ft. with a lounge area, whirlpool bath, hammam shower, MyBed bed, dressing room, flatscreen TV, safe, minibar, bathroom, 2 separate toilets. It also features a large furnished terrace with panoramic views of the golf course and ocean.
Sofitel Essaouira is child friendly so it's a great accommodation option if you are travelling as a family. Upon arrival, children are given a booklet about all the activities which await for them during their stay. There is a dedicated Children's Villa offering a range of fun and educational activities on the themes of nature, earth, sea and Moroccan culture and traditions.
Sofitel Essaouira offers a range of dining options to suit all taste preferences. There are four restaurants to choose from serving anything from fresh local seafood to international dishes. Le Cafe Kasbah is a lively international venue with an open kitchen. L'Atlantique is bright poolside restaurant serving fresh, local and seasonal seafood. L'Ateliers Aux Arômes is Moroccan and French inspired with a particular emphasis on local spices, the restaurant has a sophisticated and elegant atmosphere. Le Club House, located on the golf course, is the perfect place to enjoy a spot to eat post or pre golf or just to enjoy the beautiful setting, it served delicious barbecue style food.
With plentiful facilities on site, you are spoilt for choice with how to spend your days. Take a stroll down or get a lift down to the beach, relax by one of the two pools, have a well deserved massage in the spa, play a spot of golf or embark on a rejuvenating work out in the gym, to name a few. The concierge service are on hand to make your stay as relaxed or as action packed as you want.
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This hotel is a great option for families who want to escaped the heat and crowds of Marrakech to relax and unwind in a resort. The two bedroom Villas are perfect for families and have their own private pool. You will rest easy in the knowledge that everything will be taken care for you by your private butler.
Cheese and wine tasting in Essaouira
Explore the worlds of wine and cheese in the area around Essaouira. Start with a visit to one of the country's foremost wineries just outside the city before sampling some fantastic Moroccan cheese at La Fromagerie.
Cooking lesson and tour of the souks
Morocco is famous for its use of spices and traditional cooking techniques. Experience this firsthand by learning these wonderful practices and bringing them home with you!
Essaouira half-day tour
Explore the picturesque town of Essaouira with your private guide. Here you can enjoy the slower pace as you can browse in the souk, wander along the ramparts to the port and explore the Portuguese fort.
Horse riding on the beach in Essaouira
The port city of Essaouira features a long stretch of golden sand, which is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. This long flat stretch is perfect for exploring on horseback as you enjoy a ride along this stretch of coast.
Surfing in Essaouira
Essaouira is becoming well known as a surfing destination. In the beautiful bay, particularly between April to October, Essaouira's beaches become fantastic spots for intermediate and advanced surfers to take to the waves.
Morocco for families
Marrakech, Atlas Mountains & Essaouira
from £2100 pp inc flights & transfers for 7 nights
- Perfect family adventure, ideal for Easter, May Half Term & October Half Term
- Combines the souks of Marrakech, trekking in the Atlas & time on the beach
- Includes a half day exploration of Marrakech with a private guide exploring the hidden side to the city before walking through the souks
Location & directions
Essaouira, Essaouira and the Atlantic Coast, Morocco
Sofitel Essaouira is located in the seaside resort of Mogador. Essaouira town, the beach, Sultan's Palace, the Medina, the port, art galleries and museum are all a short drive away.
How to get there
There are direct flights with Royal Air Maroc from Paris Orly to Essaouira, but most visitors arrive via Marrakech’s Menara Airport, which you can reach from various airports in the UK with British Airways and Easyjet. Direct flights from London Gatwick take 3-hours 45-minutes. The drive from Marrakech takes 2 hours 30 minutes.
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