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Villa Gonatouki

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11/05/2017 12/05/2017
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Bad Durkheim, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to spend two nights at Villa Gonatouki at the start of a Morocco travel adventure. When it was time to leave, we wished we were going to stay where we were. Bruno was a great host and made us feel welcome on arrival and through the stay. The place and food were incredible . We hope to...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This charming villa benefits from being designed as a large family home; and that's just what it feels like. There are multiple rooms and external spaces to eat, drink, relax, (including the "bird-room" open to the skies, perfect for smokers). Bruno and his staff could not be more friendly and helpful, both in using the villa and for connections with...

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london
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I just spent 4 nights in the gorgeous Villa Gonatouki and we couldn't recommend a better place when visiting Essaouira. The house is beautiful, very spacious and beautifully decorated, the garden and the 2 pools are so lovely and inviting if relaxation is what you are after. Bruno is the kindest and most hospitable host; nothing is...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible team, personal approach, beautiful accommodation, delicious moroccan food. We felt at home and enjoyed every minute of our stay. Bruno gave us wonderful recommendations and made all the needed reservations for us. So very attentive. We are looking forward to coming back. Bonus: heated pool.

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is a reason that Villa Gonatouki has a 5 star rating from everyone on Trip Advisor. Bruno & his team are exceptional and the Villa itself is fantastic. My girlfriend and I spent 7 lazy days relaxing in the 2 heated swimming pools (or on our private balcony) and eating exceptional (French/Moroccan) meals and drinking lovely Moroccon wine on...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was our 1st trip to Morocco. After 3 days in Marrakech, we were ready for a calmer pace of life. Having compared the reviews of a few places,we decided Villa Gonatouki looked like the perfect place to unwind. I had read about the 3 km track from the main road to the hotel, but by following the detailed instructions...

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Bruno E, Propriétaire at Villa Gonatouki, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review,Helene&Wilfred. We are happy when people feel well as soon as they arrive. It's important to begin well. And for us that's the same. It's very pleasant to see that people will be relax at Gonatouki. Thank you to speak about soaps and Shampoo. We made that with an English guest who...

Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Myself, partner and child stayed at Gonatouki for 3 nights and had the most wonderful time. Bruno and the girls really looked after us. We enjoyed our daily leisurely breakfast complete with home made bread and pancakes and also enjoyed a lunch and evening meal at the property. The food is very reasonably priced and fabulous, we wished we had...

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Bruno E, Propriétaire at Villa Gonatouki, responded to this review

Thank you very much Julia for your very good review. We were very happy to accommodate you 3, that's so easy when people are always positive like you. Yes food is good here. It's traditionnal, Moroccon food is good, and the products are note beautiful but very tasty. We stay in touch because you want to come back in October...

Reviewed 25 February 2017

Bruno, Marlika, Amina and Cati and the other staff are just wonderful, very pleasant & very helpful with details of things to do and places to visit. Really lovely people. The food is perfect too. As Bruno said on our arrival, "make this place your home", it definitely was a home from home, just nicer ☺️ My wife, Sarah, and...

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Bruno E, Propriétaire at Villa Gonatouki, responded to this review

Thank you very much Dave for your very kind review. It was great to accommodate you with Sarah. You were so friendly with us and the other guests. All of them told us the pleasure to meet you. Thank you to write "it definitely was a home from home,just nicer". It's our primary objective. If you feel well, we are...

Warwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Had a 3 night stay here to relax after a few days in Essaouira. It is a beautiful building, we had a lovely room with enormous terrace on which we sunbathed and starwatched, and people and donkey watched. The food was really lovely, prepared by Cathy and Maliki. We had a swim one day, but it was still too cold...

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Bruno E, Propriétaire at Villa Gonatouki, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review. Cathy and Malika were happy to welcome you even they don't speak English (but they learn a little...). I am sorry because usually when I am not on the spot somebody comes instead of me speaking English. We have a wonderful team, very nice with everybody but missing a little of rigor....

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Such a relaxed time at the lovely villa. More like staying with friends than at a hotel. We had 2 days at the Heure Bleue in the town, which was nice. But staying at Villa Gonatouki was fab!! So easy going and relaxing. The food was excellent and all the staff were wonderful. . Guilleme picked us up from Heure...

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Bruno E, Propriétaire at Villa Gonatouki, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very kind review, Annie. Guillaume was very happy to meet you with Astrid and the whole team loves you. We are very pleased that you felt at home. 70 lengths, that's about a big mile. That's good! Yes, the Sunday market is interesting. That's the true life in Morocco campaign. I hope you'll come...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A wonderful and peaceful place with a sea view, Gonatouki is located at roughly 10km from the beach.With its 10 bedrooms and suites you will be enchanted by the villa, its architecture and its 2 swimming pools (one with a kids' pool).A place you will never forget!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Gonatouki

Address: Km 8 Route d'Agadir | El Ghazoua, 44000, Ghazoua, Essaouira, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira > Ghazoua
Price Range: $114 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Gonatouki 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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