Essaouira Lodge

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Essaouira Lodge

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

8.4/10 Very good

35 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
Km 15, Marrakech Road, Ounagha, Essaouira, 44000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Winery
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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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)
  • Free beach shuttle

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 upscale hotel include an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a sauna. Fellow travelers 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
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in 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
  • 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 cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*
  • Children's club*


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


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking limited


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free beach shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

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

What to do

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

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free grocery 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 stairways
  • Roll-in shower
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-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
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi


  • 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 specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco 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.

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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

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.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



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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