Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa
Why We Love This Hotel
- A 5-star resort overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
- It has a golf course & private beach, & offers a free shuttle to the Medina
- The chic rooms & suites each have a balcony or terrace
- The pet- & family-friendly resort has 5 restaurants, 4 bars, a nightclub & a kids’ club
- There's also a spa & hammam with treatments, & outdoor & indoor swimming pools
This deluxe spa and golf hotel is situated adjacent to a Gary Player-designed golf course, two kilometres from the beach and eight kilometres from Port d'Essaouira for boats offering day trips to Mogador Island.
The pet- and family-friendly resort has its own private beach, and as well as the on-site golf course, which offers lessons, there are hiking/biking trails in the grounds and bicycles for hire. It is 2.8 miles from the Medina, the Sultan's Palace, and numerous art galleries and museums in Essaouira's historic city centre, with free shuttle transfers to the Medina and local sights provided by the resort. Day excursions to the island of Mogador, a former prison site first inhabited in the 5th century BC and today a nature reserve, can be arranged via the port but require a permit (free) from the post office.
The stylish, sophisticated rooms feature sleek contemporary design with Moroccan touches; some have ornate wooden latticework. All have free Wi-Fi, a safe, a satellite TV and a mini bar, as well as a balcony or terrace with pool or garden views. Upgraded rooms feature additional sitting/living areas, some with whirlpool tubs and ocean and/or golf-course views. The swanky villas have their own private pools. A butler service is also offered, while wheelchair-adapted rooms are available.
The resort's communal areas combine ultra-chic modern design with Moorish-style decorative elements. It has a wide range of dining and drinking options, with four á la carte restaurants as well as a buffet-style restaurant, and four bars. There's a golf course, a garden with a terrace, a sun terrace, two swimming pools (one outdoor and one indoor), a hot tub, a spa and wellness centre offering treatments, a sauna and a hammam, a fitness centre with extensive workout space, barbecue facilities, a business centre and meeting facilities, tennis courts, a nightclub, a kids' club and children's playground, and a private beach. Free parking is available on site.