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Villa Garance, Essaouira

3-star3 stars
10 Rue EddakhilEssaouira44000Morocco

Bayfront guesthouse in Medina with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • I can’t say enough about this lovely Riad. Located in a central, easy-to-find place, we…Dec 21, 2017
  • This is a wonderful little riad in the heart of Essaouira. It's really well run by a…May 22, 2017
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From 337 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Villa Garance, Essaouira

from $68
  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room
  • Suite
  • Standard Double or Twin Room, Private Bathroom (Vue sur Ville/Patio)
  • Superior Double or Twin Room, Private Bathroom (Vue Ville/Patio)
  • Suite, Private Bathroom (Vue Ville)
  • Suite, Private Bathroom
  • Comfort Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Basic Double Room, Private Bathroom (Chambre Double)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 12:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour 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

  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

  • Free nearby parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa services on site
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1902
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guest Table - This restaurant specializes in Moroccan cuisine. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Villa Garance, Essaouira’s small print

Also known as

  • Villa Garance
  • Villa Garance Essaouira
  • Villa Garance House
  • Villa Garance House Essaouira


Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before 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: EUR 2.10 per person, per night

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 3 per day

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 220 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 200 per vehicle (one way)

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

What’s around Villa Garance, Essaouira


  • In Medina
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 3 min walk
  • Skala de la Ville - 4 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 5 min walk
  • Skala du Port - 9 min walk
  • Essaouira Beach - 21 min walk
  • Bordj el Berod - 5.6 mi / 9 km
  • Ounara Campsite - 15.5 mi / 24.9 km

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 19 min drive
  • Free parking nearby
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Airport shuttle

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 30 reviews

Villa Garance, Essaouira
Very Good8.0
Great option in the center of the medina
Villa Garance is a very sweet place to stay in the center of the medina. It's location is fantastic if you want to be in the thick of it all. The breakfast was light and lovely, with great bread and jams and some fruit with yogurt. The bed was comfortable and the wifi was quite excellent for Morocco! My only complaint would be how dark the bathroom and room were. It just made getting around in the room with the lights off or curtains closed a bit difficult. Other than that, beautiful little place!
Alexandra, us2 night trip
Villa Garance, Essaouira
Lovely, comfortable and friendly place
We had a great time at Villa Garance - it is a lovely place. The location is perfect for walking the medina, the beach, etc. Marie and Pierre were very friendly and helpful - Pierre shared some of the history of the area with us, gave us a good map and recommended some restaurants. We will stay here again if we return to Essaouira!
Chad, us2 night romance trip
Villa Garance, Essaouira
Highly recommended
Charming and well decorated riad in the medina of Essouira. Pleasant room for 3 with ample space and nice bath. No AC, but you really don't need it in Essouira. They sell sweaters in the medina in August! Roof top breakfasts were a delight. The town and medina were safe and welcoming. The riad has a night watchman and a very attentive owner. We rented bicycles, rode camels and thorougly enjoyed this guesthouse and this town. I recommend it to anyone visitng Morocco.
Alvin, us2 night family trip
Villa Garance, Essaouira
Very Good8.0
Excellent service in the heart of the medina
Located in the heart of the medina, Villa Garance is ideally located for the purpose of exploring the old city as well as the port and Essaouira's sweeping beach. The service was charming, courteous and always available in the event I had any questions. In fact, on arrival the owner provide me with a map and highlighted key sites and restaurants. The room was comfortable and clean. There is a small school opposite with excitable children at reception but I was up and ready to go by that time. The hotel represents excellent value for money and is highly recommended. I was myself recommended Villa Garance by a friend who had stayed for a few nights in December last year.
Samuel, gb3 night trip
Villa Garance, Essaouira
Simply delightful
I loved this hotel. It felt more like visiting a family raid than being at a hotel. Pierre and Maria are delightful, every request is seamlessly handled. The house is wonderful if you want ambiance and old world charm. Breakfast on the terrace is spectacular with friendly seagulls to keep you company.
Nitasha, gb3 night romance trip

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Villa Garance, Essaouira

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