Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • 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

Map & Directions

The resort is 8.7 miles from Essaouira International Airport, or a 15-minute drive. Airport transfers are available from the resort for MAD1300 per vehicle roundtrip; a taxi costs around MAD60-70.
If driving, head north from the airport on the N1 and follow the P2201 towards the city. The resort is on the right. If travelling from Marrakech, take the Citiline coach with connecting service from the airport to Marrakech and then travel to Essaouira, for around MAD1100-1300, which takes just under three hours; arrange collection from the city via the resort shuttle. The journey by car from Marrakech along the N8 takes around 2.5 hours; a taxi will cost around MAD1400.

Rooms & Rates

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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.



  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Complimentary valet service


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12:30pm.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12.30pm

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for golf tee times and massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • Up to 3 children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • 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.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: MAD 220 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: MAD 1100 per vehicle

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: MAD 34.10 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 4 years of age.

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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