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1 room, 2 adults

Villa Gonatouki, Essaouira

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Tagaydrt - Douar El Ghazoua, Essaouira, 44000, Morocco

Beaux Arts riad in Essaouira with 2 outdoor pools and restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • In-room childcare (surcharge)
    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Children's pool
    • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Extremely friendly and accommodating. Bruno offered us to check out anytime we want and…Jul. 25, 2019
  • Villa Gonatouki manages to combine a friendly, easygoing atmosphere and a wonderful…Mar. 7, 2019

Villa Gonatouki, Essaouira

from $113 CAD
  • Comfort Room
  • Superior Room
  • Room (Prestige )
  • Suite (Petite)
  • Grand Suite

What’s around Villa Gonatouki, Essaouira


  • Essaouira Beach - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Bordj el Berod - 3.2 mi / 5.1 km
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Skala de la Ville - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Mellah - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Skala du Port - 5.2 mi / 8.3 km
  • Sidi Kaouki Beach - 8.1 mi / 13 km

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 20 min drive
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 4 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Train station pick-up*


  • Beach shuttle*

  • Shopping center shuttle*

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2010
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts
  • Espresso maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Private pool
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Number of living rooms
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Salon longue vue - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Happy hour is offered.

Salon orange - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Happy hour is offered.


On Site

  • Horse riding/rental on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Villa Gonatouki, Essaouira’s small print

Also known as

  • Gonatouki
  • Villa Gonatouki Essaouira
  • Villa Gonatouki Riad Essaouira
  • Villa Gonatouki
  • Villa Gonatouki Essaouira
  • Villa Gonatouki Hotel
  • Villa Gonatouki Hotel Essaouira
  • Villa Gonatouki Riad


This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: MAD 30 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Beach shuttle and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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

FAQs for Villa Gonatouki, Essaouira

  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Villa Gonatouki?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is there a pool at Villa Gonatouki?
    Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Villa Gonatouki?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Villa Gonatouki?
    You can check in from 4 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Villa Gonatouki?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers alfresco dining, local cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Beach & Friends (3.8 mi), L'Océan Vagabond (3.9 mi), and Gusto (4.3 mi).
  • What is there to do at Villa Gonatouki and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horseback riding. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the riad's other amenities, which include private pools and a Turkish bath. Villa Gonatouki also has an arcade and a garden.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 25 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
This is more like a large guest house than a hotel. Bruno and his staff provide friendly personal attention, and you are living in a house he built for his own family. It's excellent for a quiet family holiday, or for groups doing yoga, meditation etc. But it is isolated, so not suitable if you mainly want to visit the town or the beaches, unless you have your own transport (though taxis are available).
gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Everything was lovingly managed at the villa, from Bruno’s construction of the building five years ago to the selection and training of his staff, quality of breakfasts with home made Moroccan breads, design, location and maintenance of swimming pools, amd the hammam and the first rate massages, it’s very casual and fairly priced. Having a rental car made its somewhat remote location easier, and being a small distance from Essaouira perfect.
Mike, us3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Peaceful Paradise
Bruno was a lovely and very helpful host and the Villa had a very comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Ideal for people wanting accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of Essaouira.
janette, ie4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best stay
Was such amazing experience to stay! With the best Bruno and everyone in the house! Pool is amazing! Meal is super tasty! Its not in the downtown but it’s prefect for m to get away everything and enjoy this vibe! But plus to my trip! Love it!
ZHUANG, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Tranquility & New Friends at Villa Gonatouki
From the moment we arrived, we felt more like family than guests st Villa Gonatouki. The French proprietor, Bruno, greeted us with a huge smile, gave us a tour of his lovely home that feels like a castle, and introduced us to the wonderful staff. Our room was spacious and beautifully decorated, as is the entire property. We met the other two families staying there and by the evening meal, we were all like old friends drinking wine and sharing travel stories and tips. The breakfasts on the terrace are lovely and delicious and definitely do stay at least once for a dinner as well. We had tajine one night and traditional couscous another. Our only regret is that we only stayed three nights and we should have stayed a week! We are looking forward to returning and will definitely be sending friends and family!!! :)
Jodi, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Just lovely for a relaxing holiday
It felt like having your own villa due to the size of the house- my young adult daughters also found it amazing
Birthe, gb7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Everything about our entire experience was amazing. The villa, the pool, the room, the food, the staff and of course Bruno. I would 100% recommend this to everyone. Our family of three (9 year daughter) had an amazing two nights and wished it was longer.
gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing Stay in Essouria
Bruno has and amazing Villa and was an amazing host. Best hospitality in Morocco.
Kyle, ieTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Très très beau Riad. Un peu difficile à trouver mais il faut persister. Le personnel est très accueillant et le propriétaire très affable. L'architecture est unique. Nous avons ADORÉ notre séjour.
Susan, ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wir hatten einen wunderbaren Aufenthalt in der Villa Gonatouki. Bruno und sein Team machten unseren Urlaub zu etwas ganz besonderem, wir mussten uns um nichts kümmern, fühlten uns eigentlich wie in einer Privat Villa. Die Villa ist wunderschön ausgestattet, die Atmosphäre ist sehr entspannt, wir haben uns immer sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Außenanlage ist sehr schön und gepflegt, dass Essen, das man spontan ordern kann, war immer sehr fein, authentisch und preislich fair. Bruno ist sehr hilfsbereit, hat viele sehr interessante Infos und Geschichten. Ich kann das alles gar nicht aufzählen, alles in allem hatten wir einen außergwöhnlich entspannten Aufenthalt. Unvergesslich, herzlichen Dank dafür!
de6 night family trip

Villa Gonatouki, Essaouira