Le Médina Essaouira Hôtel Thalassa sea & spa - MGallery by Sofitel 5*
With a prime oceanfront location, our 5-star Le Médina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa sea & spa is situated directly opposite Mogador Island, on a fine, sandy beach that stretches as far as the eye can see. Full of history, art and music, the 18th-century fortified Medina of Essaouira is just a short walk away. Behind its purple facade, the hotel curves around the pool and grounds. This contemporary version of the traditional Moroccan riad brings together Moorish arches, Art Deco elements and gently bubbling fountains. Its spacious, light-filled rooms and suites are decorated with local souiri arts and crafts. Boasting panoramic ocean views and a balmy climate, sun-kissed Essaouira offers an atmosphere of calm and serenity all year round. And we do everything in our power to make each moment of your stay truly special.
For an unforgettable stay - The incomparable charm of a city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site - Located within a riad, enjoying all the splendour of traditional Moroccan architecture - Access to a beautiful private beach
Guestrooms The hotel features 117 refined and elegant guestrooms and suites with sun-decks. All rooms are air-conditioned and have a balcony with views over the ocean, the pool or the old town. All our rooms have been furnished by local artisans. Lined with burr oriental cedar and lemon tree, rooms are decorated with harmonies of sienna and ochre while the bathrooms are tiled with Moroccan mosaic.
Rooms' services Collective Heating (Except individual one in bathrooms) Direct phone line Radio Satellite TV Minibar Safe Hairdrier in the bathroom Separated toilets
For your children Kids club. Free access for hotel patrons, please reserve. Extra bed or cot (up to the age of 18 months), bottle-warmer and bath-tub by request, children’s menus and seat are available in the restaurant.
Restaurants and bars
At Thalassa Essaouira, you can choose from three type of distinctive cuisine: International and low-calorie food at L’Arganier; authentic Moroccan fare at the Aïlen, or lunch at the water’s edge at the Côté Plage-Fish Restaurant-Live Music-Lounge Bar.
The restaurant "L'Arganier" Gastronomy and low-calorie menus L’Arganier is a gourmet restaurant that welcomes you in a delightful décor of mosaic and red tiles, lit by large wroughtiron candelabra to the sound of trickling of water from a multi-coloured fountain. The food, too, is all about harmony and lightness. Besides international cooking, our chef will delight you with his low-calorie meals inspired by local gastronomy and the magnificent flavours of the East.
The restaurant "Dar Dada" The flavour of Morocco The chef of our Dar Dada restaurant is a well-known local personality. Every evening, she prepares fresh, authentic, family-style meals to be eaten in the traditional way, with your hands.
The restaurant "Côté Plage" At the water’s edge Le Côté Plage-Fish Restaurant-Live Music-Lounge Bar is your opportunity to enjoy delicious lunches or dinners as you admire the ocean views: fish and sea-food, grills, salads, tapas and some low-calorie food. It extends a warm welcome with large bay windows and an open terrace, inviting you to enjoy a wonderful meal.
The bar "Le Mogador's" Come see Le Mogador’s Club for a relaxing atmosphere of music, or La Scala, the perfect venue for quiet get-togethers.
Culture and discovery
Expert care For you and your beauty, our professionals have selected premium beauty care treatments from highly-respected brands, tailored to your needs and to your type of skin.
Culture & Discovery Formerly known as Mogador under Portuguese rule, Essaouira is a surprising sight to visitors with its white-washed facades and azure blue doors and windows. The town is a non-stop discovery of history and of the rich heritage of the Medina, now listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. The long and beautiful fine sandy beach stretches for almost 10 km as far as the dunes of Cap Sim. It gives a scenic view of the town and the Purpuraires islands of which Mogador is a part. All year round, or almost, surfers flock here to enjoy the waves and a beautifully mild climate.
Discover the riches of the region in the vicinity of our Thalassa Essaouira site.
The Marine Gate built in 1769 and the port of Essaouira. Notice the buzz that greets the boats as they arrive with their cargo of fish, which is sold off by auction on the quays. Some of the other quays have been converted into a shipyard where you can admire some authentic boats from the region. The Isle of Mogador. The island can be admired from the beach or by boat. This former Portuguese fortress, built to protect Essaouira from invasions, is today a wildlife reserve and habitat to Eleonore falcons. The dunes of Cap Sim. Majestic dunes overlooked by an early-century lighthouse. A walk along the beach or on mountain bikes or quad as far as Diabat, a small Berber village. The tomb of Moulay Bouzertkoun. At the end of stony track, the dazzlingly white tomb and adjacent mosque are perched on a rugged strand next to a simple fishermen’s village. This very spiritual site is one of the traditional stop-offs on the famous Regraga pilgrimage. Also enjoy guided tours organized by the site (with supplement) including visits to an Argan oil cooperative, the vineyard of "Domaine de Val d’Argan" or the workshops of Meskala (the farm of M. Khoubbane) which produce goats, fresh cheese and organic vegetables...
Sport comes naturally The Club Mistral near the hotel features a number of activities with paid supplement: windsurfing, surfing, body-surfing (all supervised by a sports monitor). You can also enjoy hiking, sea outings, guided tours ridings quads, horses or camels.
THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENTS - PLANET 21 At Essaouira, as in all our Thalassa sea & spa destinations, protecting the environment is one of our top priorities. As part of our water conservation efforts, we provide our guests with with daily fresh towels only upon request.
Naturally Thalasso Nature takes care of us. With your help, we take care of nature
Our price includes
- 7 nights in a Double Room - Half Board - Program: The Ultimate in Thalassotherapy week / 24 treatments in 6 days (4 treatments per day) - Access to the Fitness Area & Beauty Space of the Site is restricted to the hotel's guests having a seawater spa treatments' program only
Our price does not include
- Flights or other transport - Transfers - Meals and drinks unless stated otherwise - Meals for children - Other room categories - Excursions and optional extras - Personal spending money and tips - Personal travel insurance - Visitors' tax - Pet accommodation (for hotels where pets are allowed)
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Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa sea & spa - MGallery by Sofitel Boulevard Mohamed V 44000 ESSAOUIRA MOROCCO
Getting to the resort by plane: > Paris-Essaouira: 3 hr flight; the resort is 15 min from the airport > Paris-Agadir: 2.5 hr flight; the resort is 2.5 hrs from the airport > Paris-Marrakech: 2.5 hr flight; the resort is 2.5 hrs from the airport > Numerous flights to Marrakech from Paris, Lyon, Marseille, London, Madrid, Geneva, Milan, and other major European cities > Free shuttle transfers available from Marrakech ; contact us for details and reservation
By car: > From Marrakech: Take the N8 then the N1 to Essaouira (170 km, around 2.5 hrs by car or bus)
Transfers: > Contact us for taxi fees and reservations