Opening Times
Mon-Thursday 9am-6pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-2pm
Bank Holidays 10am-4pm

Rating

HIPPOCAMPE | Oualidia

In an exceptional setting on the edge of the beautiful lagoon with incredibly colourful, well tended gardens and good food, this family run hotel suits many families. Hippocampe's simple rooms open onto the gardens and the comfortable suites have private gardens looking onto the lagoon.  The terraced grounds have a seawater pool by the beach looking across the lagoon, a dining terrace and a huge rubber tree to sit under in the shade. Its restaurant serves healthy, hearty, food with a good choice including fresh seafood dishes.

Hippocampe is a few minutes walk from “Surfland”, which offers various water sports and surfing lessons, and boating, fishing, kayaking and swimming are nearby. Surfland's boatman can take you across or down the lagoon to other lovely spots, to fish, or to bird watch, especially in spring and autumn.

L'Hippocampe

Details

Accommodation: The 21 rooms all have en suite bathrooms, heating and are simply furnished, some can accommodate an extra bed and all rooms open onto the terraced gardens.

In addition there are 2 suites overlooking the lagoon, with air conditioning and a small sitting room on the lagoon side, which are ideal for honeymooners since they have their own terraces and gardens, where meals may be served privately if desired.

The rooms (rather than the suites) have no air conditioning but in the heat of the day, even in midsummer, temperatures are comfortable.

Location: Set on the edge of the lagoon just a few minutes walk from “Surfland”, which offers various water sports.

Services and other points to note: Given its proximity to the shore, boating, fishing, kayaking and swimming are firm favourites.

Nearby, “Surfland” offers various water sports, including surfing lessons and other activities for children and teenagers. Their boatman can take you across or down the lagoon to other lovely spots, to fish, or to bird watch: with up to 140 species recorded, it is a bird watcher’s paradise, especially in spring and autumn.

There is a glass screen in front of the pool, both protecting sunbathers from the wind and allowing them to enjoy the view.

Meals: Spacious restaurant (with roaring fire in winter) which is the hub of the little hotel, serving healthy, hearty, food with a good choice including fresh seafood dishes.

Staff: The personable owner, Latif, and the waiters are great fun. There is a very helpful head waiter called Mohamed.

After booking we will send you substantial pre-visit information guides for your chosen destination(s). 

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Facilities Summary
  • Excellent Food
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Unheated Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
  • Cool in Summer
  • Air Conditioned
  • Heating
  • Family Friendly
  • Ground Floor Rooms
  • Owner on-site or nearby
  • Alcohol BYO or on-site
  • English & French Spoken
  • Garden
Standard Double from:
£115 per night, B&B