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Hotel Des Iles

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had poolside room, was great as I could park my car in front of room. Very close to all I wanted to do and see. Room was spacious , clean and comfortable bed.price very good too. Only problem was mosquitos getting in room and biting at night, I bring repellent with me on my trips and after 1st night was not a problem. Maids were great too.staff very good. Too cold for pool ,but pool looked great.

The hotel is just located at the beach front of the Atlantic Ocean. The view from your window is a million dollar view. It should take you only five minute walk to the Medina (old town). The room is quite a good size and really comfortable bed. The hotel staff is nice and so helpful. The restaurant is great with the ocean view. The WiFi signal is only work at the lobby area. Only one complaint I have about this hotel is that their is no elevator, you have to carry your luggage up or down the stair, although it just a couple of step, but this is inconvenient to the hotel guest.

It is not a dump hole but it is becoming one. Excellent location right at the Medina but also right at the beach but so far the positives. Very neglected and dark inside. No welcoming ambiance. Breakfast was normal to poor but also in a dark place with not very friendly staff. Room was big with an interesting bathroom but the bed mattress was awful. Ik like hard beds but this was just like a piece of wood so no sleep at all that night. Everything looked old and a bit dirty and not safe for whatever reason but this is my personal opinion. The pool area was even more neglected and the pool was concrete tomb with water in it but not too clean.... I left after one night back to my budget three star hotel in Agadir which was much cheaper but also much better ! Essaouira Medina is however really worth the trip !! Such an authentic city, a mix between Stone Town in Zanzibar and Marrakech...

room was clean but small and very basic, the shower barely worked and there was no plug to use the bath. receptionist was lovely although claimed that the card machine was broken so we had to pay cash, when we gave it to him he didnt put it in the till. breakfast was dissapointing and the bread was stale. this hotel is by definition faded glory. wouldnt have paid more than 25 euro for the night if we had known what it would be like... and we paid roughly 80!

My 7th or so trip to this wonderful old hotel , The staff are always so friendly and helpful ,The rooms are very clean , its in a perfect situation ,the breakfast was very adequate .A new restaurant has opened up on the top floor but I didnt try it out ,I do thik some new and more pool side furniture is required ,

This hotel is many years past its heyday but it still has some impressive features. Our room 208 was in the block next to the pool. The room was clean, the bed comfortable and the bathroom and shower adequate. The toilet was separate from the bathroom. We had our own sun beds outside our patio doors and even though one was old and in need of some repair it was still usable. The afternoon sun was warm which made sitting out enjoyable. There was a bar next to the pool which was open all day and into the evening but we never saw anyone in it. Breakfast was OK although nothing special apart from the view over the beach. The best thing about the hotel was its location next to the beach and the Medina and only a short stroll to the fish market. Staff were all pleasant and polite. At the end of the day we didn't pay a lot to stay here so were satisfied and would consider staying here again.

Friendly staff, english speaking. The hotel is old, maybe once it was fancy and premium, but now it needs a lot of work in renovation. The room was large. Cleaness average for Morocco standards. Nice and secure car parking. Good position just outside the medina gate. Breakfast not included.

Stayed in the accommodation beside the pool away from main hotel .Freezing ,smelled of urine .not somewhere l would like to spend my holiday.left after one night ,it felt unclean so it was difficult to sleep and relax..In their defence it was December and very obviously not in use during this time.Broken tiles ,broken furniture outside and neglected looking .However it did have a feeling of once being a majestic place .When l told the chap at the desk he remained on his phone and said ,madam you must flush the toilet !,! BUt the rest of the staff did try.Our single friend stayed in a room in the hotel and found it comfortable and enjoyed his stay .

We stayed for a week and a half off season (January) here. The staff were so wonderful and friendly and the room had heating and good hot water - even a bar fridge and bath. We took a room near the pool and it was a lovely warm sun trap. Jumped into the pool a couple of times - pretty chilly but refreshing. The decor is a little retro and faded but very comfortable. Enjoyed time with a tortoise and stray cats. Lovely history as Orson Welles stayed here when he made Othello which is a bit of history. Grand hotel and a real treasure. Great location opposite the beach and next to the old medina which made long walks on the beach and wandering the town both very easy. After staying in Riads with a five year old the space and light was lovely and roomy and good value rather than cramped. Would return again.

An intersting hotel where Orson Welles stayed while filming Othello very Morroccan with a very good French restaurant on the roof. We had a room by the pool with a sun lounger on our patio very clean and well looked after. Much quieter than Marrakech and not so tiring.

Boulevard Mohammed V Essaouira

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub

Located in Essaouira Coast, Hotel Des Iles is within a 10-minute stroll of sights such as Place Moulay el Hassan and Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum. This 4-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Skala du Port and Skala de la Ville are a short walk away.


This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


All rooms feature balconies and free local calls. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers, bathrobes, and bidets.

Property features

Hotel Des Iles features a nightclub, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle for MAD 150.00 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and express check-in.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

47.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 200 reviews