Appartement Mouette was completed in 2006 and is located 5-10 mins walk from the beach & 15 mins from the Medina. It provides basic self-catering accommodation for up to 5 people and is ideal for holiday makers looking for somewhere simple but safe and clean to stay whilst visiting Essaouira. It suits people who wish to eat out generally although there are facilities for making simple food within the apartment.
Rooms comprise a kitchen (with fridge/freezer, gas stove & utensils), 2 bedrooms (one with double and single, second with twin beds), sitting room, shower room and small sunny terrace with outside table and chairs. If necessary, a travel cot can be borrowed from friends who also own a property in Essaouira, provided it is not being used by guests at their home.
Since the owner purchased the apartment, a maritime college has been built between the apartment at the sea, however it is not an unattractive building and makes the apartment easier to locate.
Very near the apartment are two well stocked supermarkets and a pharmacy which should sell all that you might require. Also in close proximity are several cafes – in particular Maison Gourmande offers a fabulous selection of pastries and is wonderful for breakfast or a coffee stop at any other time.
There are not bars as such in Essaouira. Aside from the hotels, alcohol is only served with food. There are a couple of cafes/bars at the south end of the beach and a wonderful selection of restaurants in the medina and harbour.
From the terrace there are views towards the beach, overlooking the square below. There are swimming pools at several of the local large hotels which you are allowed to use at a cost to the hotel for each day of use, for example 200 dirhams for Sofitel, although prices vary.