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Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa sea & spa-MGallery by Sofitel

Upscale beachfront hotel with spa, near Essaouira Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
NZ$144

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8.6.Fabulous.
  • came here for 4 nights with some friends.the hotel is situated quite close(5mins)from…

    Feb 25, 2020

  • Excellent location and friendly staff.Easy parking and access to the beach and town

    Feb 16, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels) cleaning and disinfection practices.

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 wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Safe
Quiet
Easy parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 117 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 4 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • In Essaouira Coast
  • Essaouira Beach - 11 min walk
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 10 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 10 min walk
  • Skala du Port - 11 min walk
  • Skala de la Ville - 12 min walk
Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, View
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, View
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Sea View
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, View
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, View
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Sea View
  • Superior Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, View

Location

  • In Essaouira Coast
  • Essaouira Beach - 11 min walk
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 10 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Essaouira Coast
  • Essaouira Beach - 11 min walk
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 10 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 10 min walk
  • Skala du Port - 11 min walk
  • Skala de la Ville - 12 min walk
  • Mellah - 12 min walk
  • Bordj el Berod - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Ounara Campsite - 15 mi / 24.1 km
  • Ounara Mosque - 15 mi / 24.2 km
  • Sidi Kaouki Beach - 15.1 mi / 24.2 km

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 117 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/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

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

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

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 4 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free reception
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Arcade/game room

Working away

  • Business center
  • One meeting room

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Thalassa Sea and Spa has 7 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a mud bath and Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic, hydrotherapy, and thalassotherapy.

Dining

Artganier - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. A children's menu is available.

Dar Dada - This theme restaurant serves dinner only.

Cote Plage - This diner serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

La Scala - Onsite restaurant. Happy hour is offered.

Mogadors Club - Onsite bar. Happy hour is offered.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Windsurfing on site

Nearby

  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge.

Small print

Also known as

  • Le Medina Essaouira Thalassa MGallery Collection
  • Le Medina Hotel Thalassa MGallery Collection
  • Le Medina Thalassa MGallery Collection
  • Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa MGallery Collection
  • Medina Hotel Thalassa MGallery Collection
  • Medina Essaouira Thalassa MGallery Collection

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 18 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 120 per vehicle (one-way)

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

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

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; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

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

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

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

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels).

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

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit 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: EUR 3.60 per person, per night

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

  • Yes, Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa sea & spa-MGallery by Sofitel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 4 onsite restaurants, featuring Mediterranean cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Fanatic (3-min walk), Gusto (7-min walk), and Le Mogadorien (8-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 120 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like sailing and windsurfing. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa sea & spa-MGallery by Sofitel also has a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a sauna, as well as a steam room and an arcade.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 2.0.Poor

    Dont spend money for this hotel

    So overprized and worn out. Never again.

    Joey, 1 night trip, Feb 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Brilliant hotel in a great location

    A very friendly hotel with a private beach. The room was large and we had a huge comfortable bed. Any issues with the room were dealt with promptly. Will definitely return to this hotel if we visit Essaouira again.

    Linda, 7 night trip, Dec 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We went to this hotel the 23 and the 24 of November. The hotel was beautiful and clean. Especially the staff who are doing the best of them in order to satisfied you. A special thank you to the breakfast cooker who was cooking the semoun the morning and the waitress who was serving the breakfast food at the table. Zohra and Ahmad from Algeria.

    AHMADandZOHRA, 2 night romance trip, Nov 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent place

    Great hotel. Very well ran and friendly staff

    Expedia, 3 night trip, Nov 16, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Proximity to the medina, overlooking the ocean . Breakfast staff should be more welcoming. Reception staff are nice

    Saud, 2 night family trip, Nov 10, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good Location we had been upgraded to an oceanfront room with a balcony. it had a real king size bed which was soft and comfortable.

    3 night romance trip, Oct 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    GREAT Hotel!!

    This decor in this hotel is a bit eclectic but it is so nice. Beautiful courtyard with swimming pool, where you can have breakfast or dinner or go for a nice swim. Really great bar that serves amazing drinks till late. The bar has a very nice relaxing atmosphere. The hotel also has a really nice restaurant located across the street which is right on the beach. The food and drinks were great here! Also, attached to this restaurant is a private beach area (that is for the hotel guests only) where you can lay in the sun in one of the lounge chairs and/or order food and drinks from the restaurant. It is overall a great place to relax and enjoy the finer things in life :).

    Matthew, 2 night trip with friends, Oct 15, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The check in amd check out takes very long . The breakfast was also laid out in a haphazard manner.

    1 night trip with friends, Oct 3, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The hotel is in a good location close to both the beach and the medina but the rooms could certainly use an update. We initially went with no reservation and asked at the desk if they had rooms available and were told the only room was a suite at $200 a night. I went on the Orbitz app after leaving and found there were other rooms available at half the price, so I booked online. When we went back to check-in we were told that they didn't want to recommend the other rooms because they didn't have the seaview - which was irrelevant to us as we were staying one night. Give guests the option don't say something that's not true. The pool area is a nice amenity and the entry area also nice. The beds and pillows were soft (sometimes hard to find in Morocco) but the bathroom and closets etc are in need of an update.

    1 night family trip, Oct 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The effort that the staff did to assure my confort and my satisfaction

    2 night family trip, Sep 4, 2019

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