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Hotel Orson Welles

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Double Room | 10 bedrooms, premium bedding, individually decorated
Suite | 10 bedrooms, premium bedding, individually decorated
Double Room | 10 bedrooms, premium bedding, individually decorated
10 bedrooms, premium bedding, individually decorated

Overview of Hotel Orson Welles

Hotel Orson Welles

3.0 star property
Art Deco hotel in Essaouira with restaurant and bar/lounge

6.6/10 Good

55 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
Rue Al Akaba 19, Borj 1, Essaouira, 44000

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About this area

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 16 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • La Maison Gourmande - 4 min walk
  • Les 3 Palmier - 5 min walk
  • Gusto - 9 min walk
  • Casa Italia - 10 min walk
  • Platinium - 10 min walk

About this property

Hotel Orson Welles

A great choice for a stay in Essaouira, Hotel Orson Welles features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for MAD 500 per vehicle. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat.


Arabic, English, French

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 15
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets stay for free


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site extended parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle (available on request)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Free reception
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Personal watercraft (motorised)
  • Beach nearby
  • Discount at nearby fitness centre
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2000
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Adjacent to a golf course


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 50-cm TV

Sleep well

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MAD 500 per vehicle (one way)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cots/infant beds are available for MAD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for MAD 10.0 per night


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Hotel Orson Welles
Hotel Orson Welles Essaouira
Orson Welles Essaouira
Hotel Orson Welles Hotel
Hotel Orson Welles Essaouira
Hotel Orson Welles Hotel Essaouira

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Orson Welles offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Orson Welles 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Orson Welles?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Orson Welles?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Orson Welles?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MAD 500 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Orson Welles?
You can check in until anytime. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hotel Orson Welles and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, hiking and kayaking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Orson Welles?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include La Maison Gourmande (4-min walk), Les 3 Palmier (5-min walk) and Gusto (9-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Orson Welles like?
Hotel Orson Welles is located a short 12-minute walk from Essaouira Beach.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


2/10 Poor

Unfriendly people. The hotel very ugly inside the bathroom dirty the sink very old. Terrible place to stay
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2/10 Poor

Very bad
Not go this hotel...hotel not working...not buffet...only 1egg and koffe give morning
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6/10 Good

Nice hotel for a long stay
It's quite far from the medina to stay here just for a few days. Otherwise it's good place in Essaouira... for those who are not about "Point break" movie.
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8/10 Very good

A hotel full of character
We had a great stay at the Orson Welles. The hotel is really beautifully decorated in a traditional Moroccan style. The bathroom was especially unusual.
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8/10 Very good

Moroccan feel and hospitality
Took my wife to Essaouira to celebrate her birthday. Well received by multi lingual family owner, Aziz. Entrance a bit dull, but rooms brighter and well maintained. Firm comfortable beds and running hot/cold water. Genuine, traditional style and feel. Not much choice but good breakfast, served with Moroccon tea. Quite pleased with the hospitality shown by Aziz and staff, dispute the cross lingual challenge. Good basic accommodation and value for money.
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4/10 Fair

Nothing special
Decent hotel, however the room was really dark, poorly lit. Everything else was very average. The service was good however. It was inexpensive so can't complain too much.
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8/10 Very good

Lovely Hotel close to the Medina and Beach
Situated in a quiet part of town. Comfortable rooms with Moroccan decor. Friendly staff and nice breakfast. 10-15 minute walk to the Medina along the beach front. Although there was no restaurant at the hotel, there are plenty to choose from in and on the way to the Medina. 2.5 hour drive from Marrakech Airport with an excellent cab service which the hotel arrange for you.
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10/10 Exceptional

Moroccan Experience
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10/10 Exceptional

Like a sultan
The service was like in a palace. I feel like I´m a VIP person. So friendly, so personality. Special thanks to Yousef. Maroccan soup and tea for free. great !!!
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10/10 Exceptional

A boutique hotel that's great for families!
We stayed in the suite- which was great for a family of four. It's huge, spotless, very dim (unless you open the windows to let some light in) and full of extraordinary fittings. There's a tiled green and blue bathtub, a massive dresser in ornate carved wood and a balcony overlooking the street, which provided hours of entertainment for my four-year-old. (No need for TV!) The beds were very comfy, and even with two fold-ups for the kids, there was still loads of space. The shower took 5-10 minutes to get hot, but was worth the wait. The hotel isn't that close to the medina - about 3/4 of a mile - it's in a residential area of the city, and a 5-minute walk (or 10 minutes at child pace) from the beach, right to the place where the camels depart from! We usually walked along the beach to the medina. There's loads to see on the way, including two playgrounds. One day we took a horse and cart (loads pass right under the window of the hotel) - full of Moroccans rather than tourists. The hotel is family owned and run. Aziz - one of the owners and concierge - is incredibly helpful. With the chef away, he advised us on the nearest supermarket one day, had food delivered from a restaurant another day, and even had his mother cook his some lovely couscous another night. And the breakfasts were great - very generous ans really tasty. I think if you are looking for a sanitised version of Morocco, then this isn't it. But we loved the fact that it was so personal and so welcoming.
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