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Villa Garance

3-star guesthouse with restaurant, near Mellah

  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi in lobby

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  • My sister and I stayed at the Villa Garance from the 10th to the 14th March. Everyone was…

    Mar 10, 2020

  • An old jewish riad, so there were some external windows, unusual for a Riad. Hence good…

    Nov 24, 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
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 10 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle

Feel at home

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Pillow menu

What’s around

  • In Medina
  • Essaouira Beach - 8 min walk
  • Mellah - 2 min walk
  • Skala de la Ville - 4 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 5 min walk
  • Skala du Port - 9 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double or Twin Room, Private Bathroom (Vue sur Ville/Patio)
  • Superior Double or Twin Room, Private Bathroom (Vue Ville/Patio)
  • Suite, Private Bathroom (Vue Ville)
  • Suite, Private Bathroom
  • Comfort Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Basic Double Room, Private Bathroom (Chambre Double)
  • Comfort Triple Room, Ensuite


  • In Medina
  • Essaouira Beach - 8 min walk
  • Mellah - 2 min walk

What’s around


  • In Medina
  • Essaouira Beach - 8 min walk
  • Mellah - 2 min walk
  • Skala de la Ville - 4 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 5 min walk
  • Skala du Port - 9 min walk
  • Ounara Campsite - 15.3 mi / 24.7 km
  • Sidi Kaouki Beach - 15.4 mi / 24.9 km
  • Sidi M’barek Waterfall - 27.3 mi / 44 km

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle

At a glance


  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

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

The front desk is open daily from 00:00 AM - 23:59 PM. Guests will receive an email 2 weeks before arrival with 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


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas


  • Offsite parking nearby (EUR 1 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • Spa services on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library


  • Handrails in stairways

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.

Small print

Also known as

  • Villa Garance
  • Villa Garance Essaouira
  • Villa Garance House
  • Villa Garance House Essaouira
  • Villa Garance Guesthouse Essaouira
  • Villa Garance Guesthouse
  • Villa Garance Essaouira
  • Villa Garance Guesthouse
  • Villa Garance Guesthouse Essaouira

Optional extras

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

Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 1 per day


This property does not have elevators.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before 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:
  • Tourism fee: EUR 2.3 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.


  • Yes, Villa Garance 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 and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Patisserie Driss (3-min walk), Silvestro (3-min walk), and Yoo (4-min walk).
  • Have fun with activities like fishing, hiking, and boogie boarding, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Villa Garance also has spa services.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is the best place we have found to stay in Essaouira. We have stayed in 5 different road, each with their strengths and weaknesses. But Villa Garance is by far the most comfortable. We will stay again.

    Victoria, 3 night romance trip, Oct 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel

    No faults with the hotel , staff very helpful and friendly. Great location just off one of the main streets in the medina yet quiet, though there is a school next door this wasn't an issue for us. Bedrooms and general feel of the hotel is great.

    stephen, 2 night family trip, Sep 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This was a very personalised stay in a riad in Essaouira, great location, very comfortable and quiet. Friendly hosts and staff. A wonderful stay.

    3 night trip with friends, Apr 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great vacation spot

    Everything was great except no blackout curtains (outside our room there was a streetlight lit until dawn) so it was never very dark. There is a school right next to it but they were on holiday so no noise from there only passers by in the street. Breakfast on the rooftop terrace was always delicious. And relaxing there in the afternoons. We had 1 massage and it was good. They also helped plan outings.

    Kimberly, 5 night romance trip, Apr 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place, people and location. Convienent lication. Staff and owner were super. Building and room was terrific. Great price too.

    1 night trip, Dec 15, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely peaceful spot close to it all

    What a lovely place to stay, so close to the action of the Medina but with the quiet of a cozy home. Kind and thoughtful staff. Nice breakfast. Peaceful spot on the roof deck to read and think.

    Anat, 2 night romance trip, Oct 30, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect place to stay in the old city of Essaouira. I wish I had stayed in Marrakech less time and here more. Quiet. Charming. Easy walk to suprabus, beach, etc.

    Trisha, 2 night trip, Oct 27, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We loved the interior design. Our room was lovely. Very close to everything.

    Sandy, 2 night trip, Oct 4, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great location to visit the medina and to go to the beach (10-15m walk to the beach). Riads are about having a cultural experience in historic moroccan building, not about having the ultimate comfort. This riad delivers on expectation with very pleasant and friendly staff. Bed comfort could be improved with better mattresses.

    Patrick, 1 night trip, Sep 30, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Morocco in style

    All the charm of the Moroccan style in this well maintained villa. Location in the Medina is really nice and the breakfast on the roof is cherry on the cake....

    Pierre, 9 night romance trip, Aug 31, 2018

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