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Essaouira Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Superior Suite, Terrace, View | Terrace/patio
Villa, 5 Bedrooms, Private Pool | Terrace/patio
Premium bedding, in-room safe, soundproofing, bed sheets

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Essaouira Lodge

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Ounagha with spa and winery

8.4/10 Very good

37 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is €69
Price available on 03/02/2023
Km 15, Marrakech Road, Ounagha, Essaouira, 44000

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 29 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle
  • Free beach shuttle


  • Tajine Beldy - 7 min drive
  • Les Jardins de Villa Maroc حدائق دار المغرب - 9 min drive
  • Cafe & Restaurant Essalam - 11 min drive
  • La Terrazza - 11 min drive
  • LA FROMAGRIE - 12 min drive

About this property

Essaouira Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Ounagha, Essaouira Lodge features a winery and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for MAD 275.00 per vehicle. Guests can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps or facials, and international cuisine is served at The Poo House, which is open for breakfast and lunch. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include an outdoor pool, a poolside bar and a sauna. Fellow travellers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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
  • Local laws may restrict unmarried guests from sharing a room


  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*
  • Children's club*


  • Pets stay for free (dogs and cats only)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Pets must be supervised


  • On-site parking is limited


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free beach shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Free beach shuttle
  • Yoga classes
  • Ecotours
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free food/drink shopping service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 20 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2010
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • 27 holes of golf
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room
  • Winery on site


  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Roll-in shower
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • Arabic
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 35-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Pool House has 1 treatment room. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


The Poo House – This poolside buffet restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MAD 275.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; 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.

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

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

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Essaouira Lodge
Essaouira Lodge Hotel
Essaouira Lodge Ounagha
Essaouira Lodge Hotel Ounagha

Frequently asked questions

Does Essaouira Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Essaouira Lodge 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Essaouira Lodge?
As of 2 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Essaouira Lodge on 3 February 2023 start from €69, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Essaouira Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Essaouira Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Essaouira Lodge?
Yes, cats and dogs stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Essaouira Lodge?
Yes. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Essaouira Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MAD 275.00 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Essaouira Lodge?
You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Essaouira Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, boat tours and hiking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation on-site includes ecotours and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Essaouira Lodge also has a winery, a sauna and a steam room, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Essaouira Lodge?
Yes, The Poo House offers al fresco dining, international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Les Jardins de Villa Maroc حدائق دار المغرب (2.1 mi), Tajine Beldy (3.5 mi) and CP2 12 (5.8 mi).



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6/10 Good

J, 3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Don't stay there with children
One male member of staff tried to kiss our young daughter on the mouth. When we consulted the manager we were told this was "normal in Morocco". Apart from that the place is well designed pretty to look at but has seen better days. Cleanliness is an issue, especially when staying with kids
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely, peaceful location but showing its age
One of the reasons we booked Essaouira Lodge was the promise of a kitchenette so we could do simple food preparation during our stay. However, the kitchen in our apartment lacked any of the bare essentials required to use it, such as cookware, cooking utensils, or cleaning products. After some back and forth with the staff we managed to get some beat-up pots and pans and a scrubbing brush; we had to forget about doing anything more complicated than boiling eggs. The kettle was filthy and the coffee maker needed an hour of amateur engineering and cleaning to bring it to working order. The apartment itself was quite nice but very much showing signs of age and cumulative lack of maintenance. The shuttle service back and forth from the city is excellent. The pool is nice and the staff in the restaurant/bar are lovely. The breakfast, however, is a bit grim.
Scott, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice hotel, lovely staff.
We stayed here for 4 days and it was super relaxing. The pool area was great and the staff in the bar and restaurant were lovely. Our room was a little bit tired, and the bed was rock hard! There was also an awful smell from the shower which got progressively worse throughout our stay, they weren't very quick at resolving this which made it hard to spend time in the room. I had a massage at the hotel which was OK, but I would recommend getting one in the town as they are slightly better. Having the bus shuttle was brilliant as they take you into town whenever you request, and the driver was lovely. All in all I would recommend staying here as the price was so reasonable and the staff are so friendly, I was just a bit disappointed with our room, luckily we didn't spend much time in there!
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I recommend this place for a family or couples. It’s amazing place , I’ll definitely go back .....
Majid, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Relaxing hotel
This is a wonderful hotel. Very tranquil with excellent service. We felt very well looked after. The hotel is a bit far from the city but the shuttle service is excellent
Elaine, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

The lodge itself is really lovely. Big rooms, nice pool and grounds, great service. Food is a little mediocre and quite a bit more than what we have paid elsewhere.
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8/10 Very good

3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

great place to relax
It seemed like a luxurious hotel based on the pictures and ratings. However, it is more like a nice but simple hotel with a great pool and wonderful gardens. Upon arrival a more welcoming manner would have been nice, but on the second day we felt the staff was a bit more attentive.
Florian, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tranquil oasis inside the Medina
Stayed at Riad Jona twice during our stay in Morocco and would definitely stay here again. Once inside the Riad it is very peaceful and tranquil and the staff were fantastic; made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them. The Riad is beautifully decorated throughout.
Sandra, 3-night family trip
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