Fabulous sea view roof terrace
Explore the car-free medina on foot
Fire place corner in the restaurant
Traditional but stylish bathrooms
Superior Room with ocean view
Junior Suite with ocean view terrace
Riad Madada Mogador, Essaouiria, Morocco
Laid-back little hideaway with amazing sea views, in the heart of the medina
Standard Rooms from around £105 per night, including daily breakfast. Flights and transfers available on request.
Set in Essaouira’s old-town ramparts, Madada Mogador has the easy, clean-lined chic of a cosy Parisian apartment. Downstairs, a central sand-hued salon leads to five tadelakt-surfaced bedrooms and, upstairs, two suites have magical sea views. In easy strolling distance of the beaches and souks, this laid-back little hideaway is a haven of indulgent bathrooms with vast soaking tubs, breezy terraces and uninterrupted ocean vistas.
There are just 6 bedrooms and suites here, all decorated in soothing muted colours and sandstones. All rooms have roomy bathrooms, high ceilings and Bose ipod docking stations. Suites have sea view balconies.
Activities & Experiences
Beachy, carefree Essaouira is a laid-back fishing port and surfers’ paradise. Circled by impressive 18th century ramparts, the car-free medina is an explorer's delight: head out on foot to experience its animated street life, bustling fish market and colourful souk. A stretch of golden sands along the windswept Atlantic coast, Essaouira's vast beach is an easy walk from the hotel, and offers plenty of watersports as well as camel and horse rides. Stop by Madada Mogador’s concierge desk for tips on the neighbourhood’s best sights and activities; staff will happily point you to the nearby hammam for indulgent treatments and aromatic steam baths, or arrange a dinner at nearby. If it's L'Heure Bleue ask for a table in the lush courtyard by the trickling fountain.
Facilities & Services
Library, treatment room, boutique, board games, WiFi, iPod dock, and the services of a cook, if required. Right beneath the hotel in an old converted carob warehouse, La Table by Madada is an arched, bistro-style eatery with a menu that draws heavily from Essaoira's seafood-rich waters. Madada Mogador's bijou treatment room faces the ocean; indulge in a relaxing massage or get yourself sandal-ready with a mani-pedi.
Weather & Seasons
Spring (March to May) is pleasantly warm and sunny, and the landscape is lush and green. Avoid August when the town gets swamped by large numbers of visitors from home and abroad. Autumn (mid Sept to mid Nov) is also lovely, but the countryside tends to look parched.
Most visitors arrive via Marrakech’s Menara Airport, which you can reach from various airports in the UK with British Airways and Easyjet. Direct flights from London Gatwick take 3 hours 45 minutes. The drive from Marrakech takes 2 hours 30 minutes. Alternatively, there are direct flights with Royal Air Maroc from Paris Orly to Essaouira.
Madada Mogador is just one of a handful of boutique hotels in and around Essaouira that we can recommend. If you have to have a pool, go for L'Heure Bleue. If you're after something with even more facilities and that's also more family orientated, we would suggest Sofitel Essaouira. For more ideas, please see Best Hotels, Resorts & Boutique Hideaways in Morocco or ideas for a Luxury Villa Holiday in Morocco.
Time to Get in Touch?
Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.