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Hotel Palazzo Desdemona Hotel 0 star
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12-14 rue Youssef El Fassi 40000 Essaouira, Morocco -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

This little urban hotel enjoys a good location but is rather charmless and nondescript. Despite the fact it occupies a nice 19th century building, it lacks in personality and character, which is a pity since it has the potential to be a cosy and enjoyable hotel.

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      Palazzo Desdemona   -   © Briag Courteaux_EasyVoyage

    • Hotel Palazzo Desdemona

      Palazzo Desdemona   -   © Briag Courteaux_EasyVoyage

       
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    Location 4.46 /10

    The Palazzo Desdemona is located at the entrance of the Medina, next to Sbaa gate, not far from Orson Welles square. It is nestled in a small and quiet alley, a short walk from the souk and the local tourist attractions. The airport is around a 40 to 45-minute drive away.

    Accommodation 6.20 /10

    The hotel has 15 rooms organised around two patios. They're all decorated in a different way, but adhere to the local style, with zelliges, wooden ceilings, old furniture, a fire-place and Wi-Fi access in every room. The size of the room varies and some even have a dining room. There is also rooftop room, which affords direct access to the terrace. The decor is simple and sober, and slightly bare at times. The bathrooms are adorned with colourful zelliges.

    Overview 6.70 /10

    This establishment, the former residence of a trader for the Sultan, was built in the 19th century, and since 2000 has welcomed travellers from all over the world. Guests come to mingle in its huge and comfortable lounge area, where there are large comfortable armchairs placed around a fireplace, music, books and art displays for you to enjoy during your stay. Wi-Fi Internet access is free throughout the hotel. Breakfast is served in this lounge in the morning, and drinks are served throughout the day. This former stockroom has kept its original interior, with wrought iron chandeliers, wooden ceilings and stone domes. The riad has neither Turkish baths nor a sauna, but there is a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy the sun and the view.

    Food and drink 5.70 /10

    Breakfast is served in the sitting room, a former stockroom

    To know

    Throughout the year, in the riad's lounge there is a permanent exhibition of works by Moroccan and international artists.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Spa

      massage

    • Animals allowed

    advantage

    • The vaulted lounge and its fireplace
    • The artwork displayed in the lounge

    disadvantages

    • The decor in the guest rooms is slightly bare

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Overall Score nc/10
      • Package deals in novembre 2013 Posted on 2013-11-20 Seul - 1 nuitée (Chambre sans vue)

        magnifique hôtel, idéalement situé

      • Advantages

        situation, propreté, accueil

      • Disavantages

        nombreux escaliers difficilement aux personnes à mobilité réduite

      • Infrastructure
      • Logement
      • Situation
      • Restauration
      • Sports / Loisirs
      • Animation
      • Qualité / Prix
      • Overall Score 8.50/10
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