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Essaouira Medina charming apartment

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Ideally located amidst the thick walls of the medina but very bright, it's a total change of scenery for lovers of authenticity

You will be in the middle of the Moroccan and Moroccan life: fruit markets, vegetables, fish restaurants, small typical specialty restaurants at very low rates

And out of the ocean medina is nearby and out of sight for walks on the beach


Owner
Christine
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2017

Amenities

Kasbah Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Essaouira Medina charming apartment
average rating of 4.266667 based on 15 reviews
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Nice apartment, appalling customer service

  • 2 of 5

The apartment is bright and spacious, with a pleasant roof terrace and a good hot shower. However, we booked through homeaway.co.uk and the location, though central, is not as currently advertised on their website. The map on homeaway.co.uk shows the apartment as being much closer to the beach than it is in reality, which was initially quite disappointing when we arrived, as we had booked it to be close to the beach. The owner, Christine, got annoyed when we pointed this out, calling our reasonable comment 'inadmissible', rather than simply checking the website herself and asking them to rectify the map. Moroccan plumbing is notoriously bad, and this was certainly our experience during our time in the apartment. Midway through our stay the building's central courtyard filled with a pool of raw sewage. The smell wafted up the stairs and through the kitchen window, which was very unpleasant, especially as I am pregnant and we were travelling with a small child. However this was a neighbourhood problem rather than the fault of the owner, and thankfully we were 3 floors up. We told the owner about it and our message was ignored. It felt like once we had paid, she didn't really care about our experience. The local manager came round once to collect money and promptly lost the power of language and disappeared when we mentioned the sewage problems. That said, we had a great holiday, but would choose to stay elsewhere next time. My advice would be to stay with a Moroccan family (as we have done several times in the past) and enjoy some real hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je ne sais pas comment est perçue l'annonce en anglais côté homeaway, mais je confirme ma position. J'indique que je suis au "cœur des hauts murs", qu'il faut "sortir pour accéder à la mer" ... J'ai fini par avoir un doute après l'insistance de ce couple sur le sujet. Non je n'ai pas ignoré, bien sur que j'ai relu à nouveau mon annonce, j'ai même fait relire autour de moi : mon annonce rédigée en français sur le site "homelidays" est parfaitement claire et sans aucune ambiguité Par ailleurs nous sommes dans la Médina, très ancienne avec ses qualités et ses défauts. C'est très typique, au milieu de la vie marocaine, mais c'est connu aussi pour des problématiques parfois d'électricité, de remontées au niveau des égouts, de coupure d'eau. Ce n'est pas lié à mon appartement, je n'y peux pas grand chose Je ne suis pas trop inquiète, je ne suis pas en défaut, j'ai déjà recueilli beaucoup de confiance à la fois pour l'appartement sur le rapport qualité/prix, notions parfois occultées et ce depuis de nombreuses années. Mohamed qui en à la charge sur place est très apprécié. Ce dernier reçoit les clients et est à disposition "par téléphone" si besoin
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5

Tout à fait conforme aux photos et descriptifs

  • 5 of 5

Sejour très agréable au milieu de la médina, cadre typique bien agreable

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

bien localisé

  • 5 of 5

appartement en deuxieme étage dans la medina. Propre. Assez grand pour deux ou quatre personnes. Beaucoup de choses à faire à Essaouira. Près du marché. Aucun problème.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

bien localisé dans la medina

  • 5 of 5

appartement en deuxieme étage dans la medina. Propre. Assez grand pour deux ou quatre personnes. Beaucoup de choses à faire à Essaouira. Près du marché. Aucun problème.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Très bien!

  • 5 of 5

Bien situé dans la medina, propre. Nous avons passé une très bonne semaine.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Andréas Votre appréciation figure 2 fois mais ce n'est pas grave, le site ce n'est pas très simple à d'utiliser
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Dirty apartment and smelly shower drain

  • 1 of 5

Upon arrival, the apartment was not clean at all. Everything felt sticky and messy and when we cleaned the kitchen surface and table, the cloth we used turned black from all the gunk that came of of it. The beds were made but the sheets didn't feel very clean either, they were probably once white but now had a faint yellow hue. Basic tools like detergent or a lighter for the furnace were missing, and there was hardly any toilet paper, not enough for one day.

In addition, the drain in the shower had an awful smell coming out of it, like an open sewer. This was sometimes unbearable to the point that we bought scented oil to try and make it a little less awful. We complained about this with the contact person there but he didn't have a proper solution for it and told us that it was just like this in this street. The shower was also somewhat inconvenient, when you took a shower the entire bathroom and toilet became soaking wet, so you had to clean this up every time.

Also, the light in the hall was not working. The contact person was again not able to fix this problem so we had to walk up and down two stairs in complete darkness every day.

The terrace was very simple and other residents had their laundry hanging there, so it was not very nice to sit there.

In the ad it said you could ask the contact person and his friends to cook you dinner. We were told we could ask the lady downstairs about this. I made an appointment with her for the next day, but didn't hear anything from her when the time was there. We knocked on the door but there was no answer.

We were asked by the owner to clean the apartment before we left. The vacuum cleaner was broken and apart from a broom there weren't any cleaning supplies, not even a dustpan.

Altogether, this wasn't a very nice experience. The apartment looks nice but when it's not clean you're unable to really enjoy this. Since this was just unacceptable, I would really like to get some of my money back.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Essaouira

Home at any time of the day at the gates of the Medina to guide you through your first steps in the medina and give you the best advice to make your stay as pleasant as possible

All about the essentials of Essaouira is available on site with those who will welcome you, accompany you to their paradise

Mohamed B. and his friends always ready to render you a service and also prepare traditional dishes on wheels

And any organization excursion (Marrakech, Agadir) is also possible, simply by making me part ...

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

le tarif varie en fonction de la saison, il est dégressif en fonction de la durée, du nombre de personnes. Me contacter pour une estimation précise

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.