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Villa Gonatouki

Beaux Arts riad in Essaouira with 2 outdoor pools and restaurant

  • Free WiFi

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9.0.Superb.
  • Extremely friendly and accommodating. Bruno offered us to check out anytime we want and…

    Jul. 25, 2019

  • Villa Gonatouki manages to combine a friendly, easygoing atmosphere and a wonderful…

    Mar. 7, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Bathtub

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 10 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Beach shuttle

Feel at home

  • Children's pool
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Private pool
  • Separate bedroom

What’s around

  • Essaouira Beach - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Bordj el Berod - 3.2 mi / 5.1 km
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Skala de la Ville - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Mellah - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Comfort Room
  • Superior Room
  • Room (Prestige )
  • Suite (Petite)
  • Grand Suite

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Essaouira Beach - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Bordj el Berod - 3.2 mi / 5.1 km
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Skala de la Ville - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Mellah - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Skala du Port - 5.2 mi / 8.3 km
  • Sidi Kaouki Beach - 8.1 mi / 13 km
  • Ounara Campsite - 17.7 mi / 28.5 km
  • Ounara Mosque - 17.7 mi / 28.5 km

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 19 min drive
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
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At a glance

Size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for 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

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Train station pick-up*
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 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

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 2010
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts

  • Espresso maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Private pool
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Number of living rooms
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

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.

Recreation

On Site

  • Horse riding/rental on site

Nearby

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

Small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

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

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

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

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

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

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

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.

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.

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 4 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers alfresco dining, local cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Beach & Friends (3.8 mi), L'Océan Vagabond (3.9 mi), and Gusto (4.3 mi).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horseback riding. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the riad's other amenities, which include private pools and a Turkish bath. Villa Gonatouki also has an arcade and a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is more like a large guest house than a hotel. Bruno and his staff provide friendly personal attention, and you are living in a house he built for his own family. It's excellent for a quiet family holiday, or for groups doing yoga, meditation etc. But it is isolated, so not suitable if you mainly want to visit the town or the beaches, unless you have your own transport (though taxis are available).

    3 night trip, Jan. 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everything was lovingly managed at the villa, from Bruno’s construction of the building five years ago to the selection and training of his staff, quality of breakfasts with home made Moroccan breads, design, location and maintenance of swimming pools, amd the hammam and the first rate massages, it’s very casual and fairly priced. Having a rental car made its somewhat remote location easier, and being a small distance from Essaouira perfect.

    Mike, 3 night trip, Nov. 4, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Peaceful Paradise

    Bruno was a lovely and very helpful host and the Villa had a very comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Ideal for people wanting accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of Essaouira.

    janette, 4 night trip, Oct. 27, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best stay

    Was such amazing experience to stay! With the best Bruno and everyone in the house! Pool is amazing! Meal is super tasty! Its not in the downtown but it’s prefect for m to get away everything and enjoy this vibe! But plus to my trip! Love it!

    ZHUANG, 2 night trip, Oct. 7, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Très très beau Riad. Un peu difficile à trouver mais il faut persister. Le personnel est très accueillant et le propriétaire très affable. L'architecture est unique. Nous avons ADORÉ notre séjour.

    Susan, 2 night romance trip, Oct. 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wir hatten einen wunderbaren Aufenthalt in der Villa Gonatouki. Bruno und sein Team machten unseren Urlaub zu etwas ganz besonderem, wir mussten uns um nichts kümmern, fühlten uns eigentlich wie in einer Privat Villa. Die Villa ist wunderschön ausgestattet, die Atmosphäre ist sehr entspannt, wir haben uns immer sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Außenanlage ist sehr schön und gepflegt, dass Essen, das man spontan ordern kann, war immer sehr fein, authentisch und preislich fair. Bruno ist sehr hilfsbereit, hat viele sehr interessante Infos und Geschichten. Ich kann das alles gar nicht aufzählen, alles in allem hatten wir einen außergwöhnlich entspannten Aufenthalt. Unvergesslich, herzlichen Dank dafür!

    6 night family trip, Jun. 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This place is really fabulous and I couldn't give a higher recommendation. The architecture and design of the villa itself is breathtaking, the rooms are beautiful and the place is equipped with everything one might need, two pools, several places in the villa where you can have breakfast or dinner, a hammam etc. The villa is on top of a hill and has splendid views of the coast, Essaouira and the surrounding countryside. Seeing the sun go down on the roof top veranda is a sight one will remember for a long time. The villa is situated about 15 minutes from Essaouira on a dirt road so it is absolutely quiet and peaceful. One final hint when you drive to the villa: Once you see it, the entrance is at the bottom of the hill, so you have to follow the road to the left, don't drive up the hill as we did!

    1 night trip, Mar. 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Tout simplement fantastique

    Oasis de tranquillité à proximité d’Essaouira. Bruno est un hôte hors pairs et d’une énorme utilité pour apprendre des détails sur les choses à faire dans les environs. Décidément le meilleur endroit où nous avons séjourné lors de notre voyage.

    Donald, 2 night romance trip, Sep. 22, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Estancia de 10. Relax y trato excepcional. El personal es encantador y el alojamiento es un oasis.

    2 night trip, Aug. 13, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    Hotel tranquilo

    Hotel tranquilo con muy buena comida y personal muy amable. La habitación es pequeña y el acceso al hotel es por un camino en malas condiciones.

    2 night trip, Jul. 25, 2018

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