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* CTM also run a coach service from Marrakech's bus station (or the CTM Offices in the Gueliz, on Zerktouni street) for 75dh (add 5dh per piece of stowed luggage).
* At the bus station it is likely that there will always be "a bus departing to Essaouira now". Unless you've time to kill and They are not too bothered by hygiene, it's worth avoiding these other services slower as they will stop all on route and less comfortable than the way to Essaouirabig companies - your journey may thus be between 30 and 90 minutes longer, adding 1.5 h to the journeybut with a shorter wait.
* Otherwise, the coach trip takes about 3 h including a 15 min halfway stop where you'll find snacks and refreshments, and toilet facilities. There are no facilities aboard the coaches.
* <sleep name="Hotel Smara" alt="" address="26 Rue de la Skala" phone="044-472334" email="" url="" price="">Is one of the cheapest (and therefore most popular) hotels in town, so you may need to book ahead during peak season. The spartan roof terrace has nice views over the cannons used in the opening sequence of Orson Welles ''Othello''. Singles / doubles with shared bath start from Dh 47 / Dh 96. ''CAUTION'' The hotel is very cheap and popular with lovely views from the terrace; but unless you want to experience cold showers and non-flush toilets... I'd consider paying a bit more and staying somewhere else! </sleep>
* <sleep name="Sofitel Le Medina Thalassa MogadorSea & Spa Hotel" alt="" address="" phone="47 23 34" email="" url="" price="">(formerly the Sofitel) Right on the beach, it will be happy to indulge your every whim, for a hefty price. Singles / doubles start at Dh 1400 / Dh 1850 during low season but can rocket up to Dh 1890 / Dh 2430 during the peak new year period. Luxury suites are also available and there's a Sofitel-branded health spa next door for those in urgent need of a hydrotherapy session and facial. There is now a new Sofitel (with golf course) just 7km away.</sleep> 
*<sleep name="Riad Bab Essaouira" alt="" address="35 biss, bd my Abd errahmane Eddakhil " directions="5 mn walk from the big square Moulay Hassan" phone="00212661439221" url="http://riad-bab-essaouira.com/" checkin="8H00" checkout="12H00" price="85 euro" lat="" long="">Boutique Riad Bab Essaouira with a great location peacefull and easy ,5 mn walk from the big square Moulay Hassan and the sea.4 ensuites accommodations with in a design riad with black african vibes.2 roof terraces with a fantastic ocean view at 360.dinner on site on request and concierge service.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Hotel Argana" alt="Hotel Argana" address="Bab Doukkala" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="60" lat="" long="">60 DH 1 person, 100 DH 2 persons. Hot shower 5 DH. Rooms are clean. Toilets outside. Not for honeymooney travelers, but rather for people who just need clean and (quite) quiet place to sleep. Nice grandma-lady at the reception :)</sleep>
*<sleep name="Hotel Bab Doukkala" alt="Hotel Bab Doukkala" address="Bab Doukkala" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="negotiable" lat="" long="">Cheap and quiet hotel in the center. Prices are negotiable - no plain tariffs. I payed 80 DH for one night in room with bathroom outside and no window :-). It gets a little colder (february) in the night in there - ocean is close.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Riad Nakhla" alt="" address="12, Rue d'Agadir Essaouira" directions="main street in the medina" phone="[email protected]" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="250" lat="" long="">internet is fast. shower pressure is low but it's hot. nearby lots of food and shops</sleep>
 
==Stay safe==
Avoid the space cake dealers and do not let them fool you into thinking that it is ok for tourists to use small amounts of cannabis.
Beware of motor bikes speeding around the old town. The area is supposed to be pedestrian-only, but the motor bikes ignore the rules.
==Get out==
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