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Villa Gonatouki, Essaouira

3-star3 stars
Tagaydrt - Douar El GhazouaEssaouira44000Morocco

Beaux Arts riad in Essaouira with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Fantastic service
Delicious food
Great room
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Villa Gonatouki, Essaouira

from $71
  • Comfort Room
  • Superior Room
  • Room (Prestige )
  • Suite (Petite)
  • Grand Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *

  • Train station pick-up *


  • Free self parking


  • Beach shuttle *

  • Shopping center shuttle *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Year Built
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library

In the room

Home comforts
  • Espresso maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Private pool
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Salon longue vue - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Happy hour is offered.

Salon orange - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Happy hour is offered.


On Site

  • Horse riding/rental on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Villa Gonatouki, Essaouira’s small print

Also known as

  • Gonatouki
  • Villa Gonatouki
  • Villa Gonatouki Essaouira
  • Villa Gonatouki Hotel
  • Villa Gonatouki Hotel Essaouira


For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: MAD 30 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.
  • Resort fee: MAD 30 per person, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Bicycle storage
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Self parking
  • Lending library access
  • Housekeeping

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MAD 12 per vehicle

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 18 costs MAD 12

Train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge

Beach shuttle and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

What’s around Villa Gonatouki, Essaouira


  • Essaouira Beach - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Bordj el Berod - 3.2 mi / 5.1 km
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 5 mi / 8 km
  • Skala de la Ville - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Skala du Port - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Sidi Kaouki Beach - 11.5 mi / 18.6 km
  • Ounara Campsite - 17.7 mi / 28.5 km

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 14 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 34 reviews

Villa Gonatouki, Essaouira
Finest place to stay in Essaouira
It was my first trip to Morocco, and I also invited my mother along. Bruno and his tea have been very helpful in organizing everything for us, and giving us contacts, information, directions and suggestions. When it comes to the Riad itself - it's very special what they built over there... So private yet easy to reach, so exclusive yet relaxed, so luxurious yet without any opulence. I am already looking forward to my next trip to Gonatouki!
Ana, us3 night family trip
Villa Gonatouki, Essaouira
Amazing Stay in Essouria
Bruno has and amazing Villa and was an amazing host. Best hospitality in Morocco.
Kyle, ie2 night trip with friends
Villa Gonatouki, Essaouira
Worth to visit again
Amazing. Would stay here again and next time for some more nights. Would also recommend doing the Hammam and massage, it was really great. Better to travel by rental car as it’s 15min away from the center and more flexible instead of always calling a taxi when you would like to go somewhere. The whole team is so nice and friendly, we had a wonderful stay.
Michael, ie3 night trip
Villa Gonatouki, Essaouira
Definitly the place to go
Despite the not perfect weather conditions we very much enjoyed the stay at this Riad. Bruno and his Team made this vacation a memorable one. Breakfast was absolutely delicious and we also enjoyed the dinners that were prepared.
Christoph, ie3 night trip
Villa Gonatouki, Essaouira
Special Place
This is a great place to stay in the beautiful countryside outside of Essaouria. Bruno and his team are fantastic and the property is beautiful. If you are looking for a quiet few days, come here.
Kristen, ie3 night trip

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Villa Gonatouki, Essaouira

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