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Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa

Morocco, Essaouira

Good for Couples
Family Suites
Hotel Villas
Private Pools

  • Brand new five star hotel in the Mogador Resort
  • Home to an 18 hole golf course designed by golf pro Gary Player
  • Exclusive Prestige Villa with a private pool for families
  • Authentic Moroccan and French cuisine 

At the heart of the five star Mogador Resort, the Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa is a brand new hotel set in 600 acres of untouched landscape. Here, contemporary design meets local culture to create a luxury property with lavish furnishings and attractive views over the Mogador golf course and the ancient island beyond. The hotel is located just a mile away from a beautiful beach and boasts an impressive 18 hole golf course designed by the famous Gary Player. Sofitel Essaouira is also home to the exclusive Prestige Villa, a perfect choice for families with two bedrooms and a private pool.

At the Sofitel Essaouira, young guests can enjoy fun filled days at the fantastic Kid’s Club, which features Moroccan inspired activities and lots more. For those wanting to explore the city’s treasures, the UNESCO awarded Medina is within easy reach, while the vineyard Val d’Argan is nearby, as well as the exciting and bustling Marrakech, which is less than two hours away by car.


Bars and Restaurants

Le Cafe Kasbah

Experience the true flavours of Moroccan cuisine at Le Café Kasbah where chefs will cook mouth watering dishes in a wok in front of you and prepare delicious, fresh salads. Culinary inspirations from around the world join with a fusion of local herbs and spices, bringing you the best of North African cuisine.

Open: 07:00 - 10.30 and 19:00 - 22:30


Clean symmetry meets panoramic views at the poolside restaurant L’Atlantique. Fresh seafood is served here, and is brought to guests from the local fishery along with an array of colourful vegetables. Enjoy a fresh and healthy lunch underneath an olive tree.

Open: 12:30 - 15:30

L'Ateliers Aux Arômes

French creativity meets Moroccan refinement at L’Atelier Aux Aromes, fusing both cuisines and offering luxurious décor and an impressive selection of wines.

Open: 19:30 - 22:30

Le Club House / Gary Player Lounge

After a long afternoon of playing golf on the Mogador course, unwind at the hotel’s picturesque Le Club House, where you can enjoy perfect views of the green. Refreshing glasses of champagne and top whiskeys are served in a stylish location, as well as an extensive selection of cigars from esteemed brands.

Bar De La Piscine

Enjoy fruit cocktails and light gourmet dishes in a relaxed setting by the pool. During the evening, this spot is perfect for unwinding under the starry night sky.

Le Tiki So Bar

Recline in an armchair and soak up your surroundings at the stunning Le Tiki So Bar, serving gourmet bites and some of the world’s best rum in a stunning Moroccan-inspired bar, sparkling with 50,000 pieces of glass. The glittering sea lies beyond the terrace, with low background music creating the perfect setting at any time.

So Lounge

Take your pick from an impressively presented buffet dinner at the hotel’s So Lounge, including delicious and authentic Moroccan dishes.

Beach and Pools

Swimming Pools

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa boasts three lovely swimming pools - one heated outdoor pool, an additional outdoor pool and a further heated pool located in the spa.


Kids' Club

Sofitel Essaouira is a child friendly hotel and has a great Kids Club for younger guests, with a fun variety of activities to keep children entertained all day. Upon arrival, children receive a booklet with all the fun and exciting activities available at the Club and there’s also a dedicated Children’s Villa for educational activities and Moroccan culture.

Ages: 4 – 12 years

Spa and Wellness

So Spa

Measuring 1,400m², the So Spa has eight private treatment cubicles, a heated pool, relaxation area and traditional Hammam facilities. Guests can enjoy authentic Moroccan treatments and personalised programmes in a beautifully tranquil setting. Parent and child treatments are also available.

Activities and Entertainment

Fitness Centre

The hotel offers an in house gym, complete with quality equipment suitable for cardio and weight exercises.


Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa is home to incredible 18 hole and 9 hole golf courses, designed by golf pro Gary Player. Golf lovers will enjoy the golf academy and kids can enroll in the golf school, bookable at the resort.


Two tennis courts are available at Sofitel Essaouira at no extra costs to guests. Courts need to be booked in advance.

About the location

Essaouira is a small seaside town, still relatively new to tourists. Less busy and crowded than Marrakech, Essaouira is home to rich heritage and Moroccan tradition, where art, culture and sports take precedence over bars and parties. Wandering through the cobbled streets, you will find an incredible line of open-air stalls at the local souk, where you can pick up handmade gifts and trinkets, bags or traditional Moroccan spices and much more.

Further along Essaouira’s cobbled streets are a charming collection of cafés, restaurants, galleries and handicraft shops, which the town is famous for. Moments away from the hotel is a beautiful beach, perfect for a stroll along the scenic coasts. The beach is home to wind and kite surfing enthusiasts and it’s not uncommon to see people riding along the sand on a camel.

Transfer time

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa is 2 hours and 45 minutes from Marrakech Airport.

Superior Room

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Superior Pool View Rooms are decorated in a contemporary style and include double or twin beds, dressing room, bathroom with a bathtub and shower, safe and a furnished terrace with a pool view. 


Deluxe Room Golf View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Deluxe Rooms Golf View are decorated in a contemporary style and include double or twin beds, dressing room, bathroom with a bathtub and shower, safe and a furnished terrace with a golf course view. 


Deluxe Room Ocean View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Deluxe Rooms Ocean View are decorated in a contemporary style and include double or twin beds, dressing room, bathroom with a bathtub and shower, safe and a furnished terrace with an ocean view. 


Prestige Suite

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Prestige Suites include one king size bed and a lounge area and also a bathroom with bath and shower and two separate toilets. Flat screen TV, walk in closet and a large furnished terrace are also included.


Prestige Villa

Max 4 adults, 2 children

Prestige Villas have their own private pool. They include two bedrooms with king size beds, two bathrooms with baths and separate showers, a lounge/dining room with fireplace and a furnished terrace with views over the golf course.


Mogador Villa

Max 4 adults, 2 children

Mogador Villas have their own private pool. They include two bedrooms with king size beds, two bathrooms with baths and separate showers, a lounge/dining room with fireplace and a furnished terrace with views over the golf course and ocean.


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Great base for Essaouria
FrazTy, London, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Sep 09 2019
Pros - comfortable rooms, great bathrooms, pool area is excellent as is the restaurant. Staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast buffet was extensive. There is a 15 seat minibus that runs...
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Villas and the wonderful Hakima
Sandy-WorldTraveler, Sydney, Australia
Tripadvisor review Sep 07 2019
The villas at Sofitel Essaouira are divine. I was staying in a superior room to start with and ended up moving to a luxury room then a suite as I wasn't happy. My friends stayed in a 2 bedroom villa...
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