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Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa sea & spa-MGallery by Sofitel

Essaouira beachfront hotel with 4 restaurants and spa

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
$96

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

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Avenue Mohamed V, Essaouira, 44000, Morocco
8.4.Very Good.
  • This hotel was comfortable and beautiful, but a little bit tired. The rooms in particular…

    Oct 10, 2021

  • The rooms are falling apart. This was probably a gorgeous hotel at one point but deferred…

    Sep 21, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Safe
Quiet
Easy parking
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 117 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 4 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • In Essaouira Coast
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 10 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 10 min walk
  • Skala du Port - 11 min walk
  • Essaouira Beach - 11 min walk
  • Skala de la Ville - 12 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, View
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, View
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Sea View
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, View
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, View
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Sea View
  • Superior Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, View

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Essaouira Coast
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 10 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 10 min walk
  • Skala du Port - 11 min walk
  • Essaouira Beach - 11 min walk
  • Skala de la Ville - 12 min walk
  • Mellah - 12 min walk
  • Bordj el Berod - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Ounara Campsite - 14.9 mi / 24 km
  • Ounara Mosque - 14.9 mi / 24 km
  • Sidi Kaouki Beach - 15.1 mi / 24.2 km

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Avenue Mohamed V, Essaouira, 44000, Morocco

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 117 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 4 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free reception
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Arcade/game room

Working away

  • Business center
  • One meeting room

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Thalassa Sea and Spa has 7 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a mud bath and Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic, hydrotherapy, and thalassotherapy.

Dining

Artganier - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. A children's menu is available.

Dar Dada - This theme restaurant serves dinner only.

Cote Plage - This diner serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

La Scala - Onsite restaurant. Happy hour is offered.

Mogadors Club - Onsite bar. Happy hour is offered.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Windsurfing on site

Nearby

  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.60 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 18 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 120 per vehicle (one-way)

Children and extra bedsPay at property

  • Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels).

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Le Medina Essaouira Thalassa MGallery Collection
  • Le Medina Hotel Thalassa MGallery Collection
  • Le Medina Thalassa MGallery Collection
  • Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa MGallery Collection
  • Medina Hotel Thalassa MGallery Collection
  • Medina Essaouira Thalassa MGallery Collection

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa sea & spa-MGallery by Sofitel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 4 onsite restaurants, featuring Mediterranean cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Fanatic (3-min walk), Gusto (7-min walk), and Le Mogadorien (8-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 120 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like sailing and windsurfing. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa sea & spa-MGallery by Sofitel also has a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a sauna, as well as a steam room and an arcade.
8.4.Very Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The personnel were great, especially Ayoub. When I booked my stay via Expedia, the features just said "View". At first Ayoub checked me in a pool-view suite. But, I was hoping for a sea view. He managed to get me into the best suite in the hotel, with an amazing sea-view, while preserving the same price I paid via Expedia. The breakfast staff are amazingly attentive, and very helpful. I liked hanging out by the pool. I had a tense training program, so I happily spent most of the time at the hotel, by the pool. Often the staff offered me free tea, sweets, and water bottles throughout the day. They did not bug me at all, and left me at peace. They were very empathetic toward my busy schedule.

    5 night trip, Jun 21, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Le Medina Essaouira Hotel gave me weeks of tranquility during my stays. The staff is solicitous and sophisticated, the rooms bathed in sea breezes, the location tranquil with easy access to the beach and old city, and the restaurant serves wonderful food.

    7 night trip, May 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The beach front rooms were simply put, amazing. Staff is very helpful and courteous. The front desk Ayoub, the manager Siham and Mowlay were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is within 5 minute pleasant walk to the old city. Breakfast was not extravagant but was delicious and satisfying. Dinner had a lot to be desired though when Mowlay is on holiday. Overall, it was great. Highly recommended.

    1 night family trip, Apr 22, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    This place is not a 5 star hotel and is in need of renovation. Only plus point is the sea view besides that i wouldn’t recommend this hotel as it wasn’t up to 5 star standard

    2 night romance trip, Apr 1, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Ok experience overall, nothing exceptional. Hotel close by the old Medina.

    2 night family trip, Mar 20, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Proximity to the medina, overlooking the ocean . Breakfast staff should be more welcoming. Reception staff are nice

    Saud, 2 night family trip, Nov 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    GREAT Hotel!!

    This decor in this hotel is a bit eclectic but it is so nice. Beautiful courtyard with swimming pool, where you can have breakfast or dinner or go for a nice swim. Really great bar that serves amazing drinks till late. The bar has a very nice relaxing atmosphere. The hotel also has a really nice restaurant located across the street which is right on the beach. The food and drinks were great here! Also, attached to this restaurant is a private beach area (that is for the hotel guests only) where you can lay in the sun in one of the lounge chairs and/or order food and drinks from the restaurant. It is overall a great place to relax and enjoy the finer things in life :).

    Matthew, 2 night trip with friends, Oct 15, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The hotel is in a good location close to both the beach and the medina but the rooms could certainly use an update. We initially went with no reservation and asked at the desk if they had rooms available and were told the only room was a suite at $200 a night. I went on the Orbitz app after leaving and found there were other rooms available at half the price, so I booked online. When we went back to check-in we were told that they didn't want to recommend the other rooms because they didn't have the seaview - which was irrelevant to us as we were staying one night. Give guests the option don't say something that's not true. The pool area is a nice amenity and the entry area also nice. The beds and pillows were soft (sometimes hard to find in Morocco) but the bathroom and closets etc are in need of an update.

    1 night family trip, Oct 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The private beach is really good , too bad the WiFi wasent working in there !!!

    2 night trip, Jun 24, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Beach location but old, dated rooms

    My husband and I had mixed feelings about this hotel. The location across the street from the beach was great (though the area turns into a soccer arena each evening!). It was not in the medina (old walled town) but just a few blocks walk. The staff was friendly, and the lobby was trendy and beautiful. Free parking was available. The outdoor pool is large with plenty of chairs, though the water was very cold. There is a thermal spa that you can only use from 6-8 pm. The rooms were old, dated and in need of maintenance. The bathroom and the balcony were not very clean. The room smelled like mildew. The A/C was not strong. The bathroom needed repairs, and the shower was designed that water splashed all over the floor. It was disappointing, especially compared to the updated lobby. The café/bar was expensive. I expected more from Sofitel. Until they can invest to upgrade the rooms, I cannot recommend this hotel. Next time I would stay in the medina, closer to the restaurants and sights.

    Bethany, 2 night romance trip, May 12, 2019

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