Need to know
Seven rooms, including two ocean-view suites.
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $128.15 (€105), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.50 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include breakfast.
Try your hand at tajines with a two-hour lesson in Moroccan cookery, taught in either French or English, and culminating in a two-course meal. The cookery classes are held in L'Atelier Madada, a former almond warehouse.
At the hotel
Library, treatment room, board games, WiFi, iPod dock, and the services of a cook, if required.
Our favourite rooms
Clues to Madada Mogador’s rich history linger on inside its walls, which once housed traders in the Jewish quarter. Guests were received on the terrace; if you’re staying on a summer escapade with a lover, there’s no doubt the Madada room upstairs is the one to earmark. It opens onto the ramparts, with a private balcony and tadelakt and aged brass in the bathroom. Warm-red Sabra room has a bath in the room and club armchairs; Assala room has a wall-sized bedhead and big ivory tadelakt tub.
Madada Mogador's bijou treatment room faces the ocean; indulge in a relaxing massage or get yourself sandal-ready with a mani-pedi.
Leave some space in your luggage for a stash of hand-loomed towels from the souk: they'll double as handy wraps on the windy beaches and stylish bathroom-brighteners at home.
Smoking is allowed on the patio and terrace. The annual Gnawa Festival happens the last week of June every year, and the area around Madada Mogador can be quite busy and noisy.
The hotel has feline residents; small pets can stay free in rooms with a balcony or terrace. See more pet-friendly hotels in Essaouira.
Children are warmly welcome, though the layout of the hotel doesn’t make it particularly suitable. Under-twos stay free and there is a cot available; extra beds cost €30 a night for over-twos, and babysitting costs from €10 an evening.