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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 25 June 2011

My two girlfriends and I recently stayed just one night at Hotel Smara, while it is in a good area, close to the ramparts and the sea, this hardly makes up for the severe bed bug infestation!!! After just one night my friends and I have literally hundreds of itchy bites between us! We quickly checked out and ran around...

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3Thank odessa1981
Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 14 April 2011

Located in the heart of medina just behind Essaouira ramparts it is very good choice to stay. You can listen to the sounds of seagulls and ocean waves. Walking distance to the center square, port and beach. Friendly staff. One hint - it could be great to see little ordinary rug on the concrete floor.

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2Thank kasia_TA
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 22 December 2010

We stayed there only 1 night and found the mattress covered with black little stains. Since we never dealt with bed bugs before we didn't know this was a sign of bed bug infestation. We saw some bed bugs just before going to bed kind of late so we put some essential oil (lavender and clover) in the bed linen...

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5Thank alphonser
London
Reviewed 12 February 2010

I was recommended the room with sea view by travellers I met in Mirleft a few days earlier. Knowing it was also recommended in Lonely Planet had me feel confident to book in advance. What a big mistake!! The place was very dirty and shabby for even the budget traveller not to comment. OK, I'm used to budget hostels, so...

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4Thank jomobi
London
Reviewed 4 February 2010

I know it is a long time since i stayed there and they have actually done the rooms up by the look of the photos and they still look horrible. The shower room was covered in flies, toilets (no paper) smelt awful, not often cleaned if someone peed on the floor, and a lot of people share them. Rooms like...

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Thank Fishtopher
UK
Reviewed 9 December 2009

We stayed here for 2 nights after blowing our budget round the corner at Maison Du Sud (also fab but for different reasons!) Smara was the cheapest place we found in Ess. We had a double room with Sea View on third floor. Room was very basic and there was a dodgy looking lightbulb hanging precariously from the wall. Dust...

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1Thank travellinjodie
Edinburgh
Reviewed 3 June 2009

Stayed for 1 night in the middle of may, didn't really like the place but it was recommended in lonely planet as the cheapest but has a curfew of 12 midnight. 136Dhr per night for a twin, but for 150Dhr around the corner you can get a MUCH nicer hotel. If you are in the Smara, walk out the door,...

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2Thank Mike05003830
Canada
Reviewed 15 July 2008

We just showed up at the hotel and got a room. It was a basic riad-style hotel. The sheets were not so nice. The view from the roof terrace was gorgeous however, and we thought this could make up for the dirty corners. Our first night was fine, we used our own sheet and perhaps this saved us that once....

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1Thank gia_18
Bristol, UK
Reviewed 22 January 2008

This hotel is a cheap option but the location makes up for its lacking facilities. Expect cold water sometimes, the occassional unflushable toilet and you will be fine. Singles / doubles with shared bath start from Dh 47 / Dh 96 for a view of the ocean at the front of the hotel pay 196Dh. We took a third floor...

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Address: 26 Rue De Skala, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Smara Hotel Essaouira
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“Double room has a more space and the prize worth it. The 11th was the mine ;)”
 of 5 bubbles sergie2013, 5 Sep 2013 | Read review
“dirty, bits of wall in the bed, bed bugs galore!”
 of 5 bubbles rjwl1989, 4 Aug 2011 | Read review
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