The atmosphere, the interieurs, the autencity, the people. no
Extraordinarily pretty location and the hotel itself is so serene. Service is slow in general. The rooms are clean but the bathrooms need more attention in general.
It is certainly in need of an update, especially the bathrooms and the roof terrace. The hotel has a reputation of being very stylish and although the rooms are nicely decorated there is quite a lot of wear and tear.
We regularly come back to this hotel and always find it a charming and romantic place in the middle of a beautiful city at the sea! The food is excellent.
Good room, good facilities, good location, friendly staff - and a very good bed, I slept so good. None. :-)
The whole hotel was charming and comfortable.
Great style, beautiful view, fabulous location, lovely vibe. The bathrooms needed a reworking and the room mildly smelled of mould.
Friendly Staff, Great location, Good Breakfast. Noise level from neighbors, street, and rest of hotel is very high. Rooms are a bit worse for wear and are in need of renovation. WiFi connectivity is limited to specific areas of the hotel and cannot be accessed from your room. overpriced.
Great location and ambience. Very relaxed but with great service and breakfast. Delightful interior decor. Rooftop disco from the bar next door was very obtrusive but luckily stopped late in the evening.
Riaden har en flott beliggenhet midt i medinaen. Det er nærhet til shopping, restauranter og til stranden. Stedet er veldig sjarmerende, med flott interiør. Rommet hadde god plass. Savnet et kjøleskap og en TV. Vil anbefale å spise middag der, de har bra mat. Personalet var veldig hyggelige og hjelpsomme. Vi hadde en veldig bra uke.
Wow som att stiga in en en "Tusen och en natt saga" en känsla som inte kan fångas med tusen bilder. Här möts man av valv, porlande fontäner, balkonger och mängder av mysiga utrymmen dekorerade i mysiga tyger för gästerna. Maten som serverades var resan mest kulinariska och privärdast. Badrummet luktade lite instängt. Lät man fläkten vara på hela tiden var det inga problem.
Bra frukost på riadens mysig innergård! Toppen läge mitt i medinan och med närhet till stranden. Takterassen suverän då det blåser mycket i Essaouira Man ska vara inställd på högljudda böneutrop: högtalare precis utanför fönstret!
The location was excellent, the rooms were clean. Compared with most places, its a little expensive; however this seem to be the trend in morocco as a whole.
The local Moroccan restaurant The haughtiness and unfriendliness of the check in desk staff, manager included
Spacious room. Good aircon. Large comfortable bed. Excellent location. Good pool. Polite and helpful staff. We had a very comfortable stay.. Appearance of bathroom a litle tired and shower not quite hot enough.
Good hotel. Location very good; service very good and friendly. Special attention for our anniversary without asking. Try to have a rrom with an ocean view. It is worth the price.
we had a chambre vue medina but there was no vue at all. a huge concrete wall was put up in front of us, a new hotel probably. yet they advertised this room as a room vue medina. i think that is 'inadmissible' we had a chambre vue medina but there was no vue at all. a huge concrete wall was put up in front of us, a new hotel probably. yet they advertised this room as a room vue medina. i think that is 'inadmissible'as we paid for a room with a vue. in addiiton there were work people constantly in front of us and my daugher and I could never ever sit on the balcony. really horrible
Central swimming pool and location to the beach
we liked the location, the facility of the private beach We did think the breakfast was value for money, poor choice of cheese, the orange juice was not fresh. The decor of the bedroom a bit old fashion, the spa has not atmosphere compared to other similar hotel
I appreciated the welcome and service in the room. The private beach is well cared for and the pool is functional. Hotels on to expectations.
The Swimming pool was amazing and the room had a lovely balcony facing onto the pool.The cleaning staff were also very helpful and friendly The breakfast costing 18 euro was very expensive. Also when we arrived we were never told about any of the facilities or restaurants which we had to find out for ourselves
Definitely not suitable for a muslim family.
We were greeted by a member of staff who told us everything we needed to know about Essaouira, including a tip for the best restaurant in town - Elizir. We stayed in 2 different rooms - Berber & Hayate. Both were very clean and nicely decorated, Hayate has the biggest bath you've ever seen, almost a swimming pool. Breakfast was fantastic, even included cake!
Hotel and staff were so friendly. Really chiiled enviroment. Our room was fabulous with and amazing bath sprinkled with rose petals and candles! Totally would recomend and go back.
the room and staff
An amazing hotel - beautiful rooms beyond expectations, great staff, good breakfasts. the highlight of our trip to Morroco.
Great food, beautiful rooms and very friendly and nice staff. Everyday freshly made cake and bread fpr breakfast. The bathroom is only separated by a curtain from the rest of the room.
We got a free upgrade to a suite, the bathroom was spacious and the shower had great pressure and was always hot. Breakfast was simple but very nicely done.
Very good staff: we received very detailed information on the city's main attraction. The riad is very nice and comfortable and they assigned us a bigger room than the one we booked.We would definitely recommend.
it's a lovely, bright and cheerful riad ; a calm and comfortable plkace to relax in the midst of the medina. The breakfasts were excellent and all staff and proprietors were friendly and helpful. the bed wasn't very comfortable...the mattress was not firm.
The hotel lived up to the description and photos in every way. Its situation in the middle of the medina was perfect if you like looking around old places. The inhabitants are incredibly friendly and helpful. Altogether a super holiday with wall to wall sunshine.
Very nice room. Bigger than my expectations. Nice breakfast. It should have better towels.
Staff friendliness, breakfasts
The hotel is extremally charming and the staff very welcoming and helpful.
The ideal location
location inside the medina, dirty outside better signs for location for the first timers.
I would rate it a 3+ star hotel location is fine good to discover Essaouira's Medina the dirty narrow short alley leading to the hotel from the main street
The postion was excellent and the views were stunning. The staff were very friendly and gave excellent service. After 5 days the breakfasts became a bit boring. We had to ask for clean towels twice. There was only 1 hairdryer for 23 rooms and it was broken for 2 days.
It was the most friendly,helpful place we stayed at and we will go back. We were upgraded to a better room. A cosy intimate dining room with good food for a night in. An artists paradise. A real gem of a place. We liked everything
The staff and owner were really welcoming and helpful and we loved the design of the riad and the decor of the rooms. Breakfast on the terrace was great and one night we ate dinner in the riad which was lovely. Nothing
vriendelijk onthaal; goede keuken; gezellige sfeer; prima dakterras; smaakvolle originele - zij het wat gedateerde - decoratie; gezellige open haard die klaar was voor gebruik. de afgesloten slaapkamer van de suite (Lakhdar) was muf. Als het raam geopend werd tochtte dit aan het hoofd en was het ook niet stil genoeg.
great service, great rooms, great food, great location!
It's without any doubt one of the best places we have ever been. It's the unique combination of the nice Ryad located in a former school, the spacious, well designed and nicely decorated rooms, the roof terrace for breakfast and relaxing, but overall the very kind and helpfull staff. These people really understand how to run a hotel with a completely natural friendliness. Truly exceptional.
Jean Gabriel, the owner spent an entire afternoon with me doing an art tour of the old Medina. Wow, what an amazing service! Lovely Riad.
The Riad was very central, fabulously comfortable and the staff excellent. Jean Gabrielle was very accomodating. Cant recommend this enough. Great library too! Nothing to dislike!
The sea breeze fish restaurants port lack of hassle from locals
Very welcoming and friendly staff. Beautiful and big rooms.Homely atmosphere. Meals delicious! You will probably not find a better place in Essaouira! Thanks a lot to the host Jean Gabriel.
The hotel was well presented, basic and very clean. The breakfast was good - standard Moroccan fare. It is a little too far out - 15mins walking but there is nothing around it so to do anything we needed to walk to the medina. On that basis we stayed only one night. We also managed to get a beautiful hotel in town for very little difference in price so we felt as though we paid too much in the end.
The location of the hotel could not be faulted. I feel the place could do with an upgrade: it is living off its former glory. Breakfast on the terrace was spoilt by flies and wasps. The staff were (politely) in your face about booking restaurants (every time we saw them). The hotel was overpriced for its quality compared to a cheaper better riad we stayed in in Marrakech.
The room had nice decor, and the roof terrace had a good view. There were extensive building works at the entrance, and audible most of the day. The room was very expensive for what it was. The hotel itself had a sterile feel to it.
We had a gorgeous, gorgeous time here over three nights. We stayed in the Pasha, on the terrace, and every morning opened the shutters directly to the sky and the sea. The ginormous bathtub was a real treat, too. Breakfast served on the terrace was a delight -- we had a hard time tearing ourselves away to go explore the medina. Christine and her team are warm and welcoming, were always on hand to give directions and make restaurant reservations, and I'm sure if we had more demands they would have done their best to help. As it was, we were so blissed out we couldn't ask for more!
Impressive location with extensive views over coast. Hotel was peaceful and attractively decorated and furnished. Staff were discreet and friendly. Special mention for manager Crystelle who was excellent - she was charming and always ready to advise and help.
Management and Staff were excellent and the views from the roof Terrace amazing. Building work going on especially when communal staircase used. Rubble etc in the alley way.
Everyone was very nice and helpful. It was like staying in someones own home. I am allergic to cats and they are roaming everwhere. Unfortunately, it is not just this hotel. It is the whole country. I should have known that.
Location within the Medina excellent, close to the beach and restaurants. Rooms are very noisy, yet with no external windows. The Yasmina room wasn't nice so we switched although had to pay for it so it turned out quite expensive.
Good atmosphere, nice feel. Well decorated, good breakfasts, friendly staff
The staff was very nice and accomodating, whiling to recommend activities or restaurants. The riad itself was fabulous, confortable and coosy. Everything you would expect from this type of establishment.
Location is very convenient, within walking distance of all the main sights, beach and excellent restaurants (M'Riste Jouhar right next door & Sirocco around the corner to name but two great restaurants). The rooftop terrace with seaviews is a lovely spot for breakfast or relaxation.
We liked our stay in riad Al Zahia a lot. The stuff was very friendly, our room was really great, the location of the riad is perfect.
The only thing I didn't like was that the room (Ilham) didn't smell very well, which made it a bit uncomfortable.
Lovely decor, friendly and attentive staff, great atmosphere,good value, thoroughly recommended.
the breakfasts were excellent, the decor was nice and the staff were friendly. lack of air con as the temputure was high at night however the weather untypically hot.
Was not a cheap hotel, the bath room was poor.
Perfect location to enjoy Essaouira plus great views from the roof terrace, comfortable, clean and quiet rooms, and helpful, welcoming people.
Stayed in Riad Zahra for a week last week! Couldnt fault this place at all! Was amazing! Welcomed by friedndly staff members, who were extremely helpful and also spoke good english! Riad was at the end of the beach, about a 20 minute walk from the medina, which we found very nice in the evening to walk off diner and a nice break from being in the busy medina! Room was very comfy, breakfast in the morning was good, continental - bread, pain au chocolate, fresh orange and coffee!! Swimming pool was much appreciated a nice break from the midday sun! Would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting!! No!
The staff were extremely welcoming and friendly. The facitlities were great and the breakfasts and evening meals were excellent.
Swimming Pool and location of the hotel The room was dense and the bed was extremely hard
The staff were extremely friendly, and we went with our 20 month old child and couldn't have picked a better place for that. Very child friendly. Also very relaxed atmosphere, especially in the evening when enjoying a nice meal and lovely Moroccan wine. These are very minor points compared with the overal excellence. Breakfast was good but a bit carb based, and the pool was colder than ideal.
We found the staff and owners of this Riad to be most helpfull, friendly and welcoming. The facillities were good and the location close to the beach and within easy walk of the old town excellent. This small family run hotel offers a calm and relaxing experience. The only area of comment would be we found the beds to be "firmer" as in hard, when compared with those found in European hotels, but probably this reflects the very "local" nature of the hotel.
lovely house and very friendly owners
Well located for kitesurfing!
very good overall. swimming pool with turtles, nice breakfast and dinner with a bar. very close to sea
Quiet and nice pool (with turtles!)
A very nice Riad with a beautifully laid out reception area. Central staircase, plants, paintings etc. Very large rooms that were clean & well kept. The pool was a decent size & all the more interesting because of the resident two turtles & eight or so tortoises that patrolled the surrounding area. Adequate breakfasts (continental) although slightly heavy on the bread side! The riad is about a 15-20 minute stroll along the sea front to the medina. Very pleasant as this allows your dinner to settle on the return plus you have a quiet night. A lovely place to stay! The water supply to the shower was patchy in late afternoon but having said that new water tanks were installed while we were there. The approach road/alley to the Riad leaves something to be desired but then again that's Morocco for you!