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Ryad Lyon-Mogador

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   39 rue Ceuta, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Ranked #22 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stamford, Connecticut
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This was our first stop in Morocco. First, Essaouira was one of my favorite cities we visited. I like it better than both Marrakech and Fes. The hotel is located in the heart of the medina. If you arrive by car, you'll need to park outside the medina and hire a porter to take you and your luggage to the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Stayed here in single room & had great stay. Low key but professional service, good breakfast, lovely roof terrace. If you can, check out the rooms before booking. Mine was very nice with window and enough room for one person, but some of the others looked a bit dark/small. Tucked away off the main street which was a plus. Recommended.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Solo traveller, stayed one night. The Riad is located down a long dark tunnel, and I didn't feel safe to walk back after dark, so sat in my tiny, dank, mouldy smelling room that night eating a baguette. (Apparently there were meals available but only if you had ordered them the day before!) The shower sprayed directly out of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Although the riad is not easy to find as newbie to Essaouira, once at the riad the experience is great. The riad even sent one of its staff out to meet is at the Medina door. The rooms are nice, cosy and clean. The staff, which has limited english, really tries to help and understand. The riad has a lot... More

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stayed one night at Ryad Lyon-Mogador in April 2013. First off, the owners are very friendly and allowed our kids to watch dvd's on the downstairs tv, the wi fi reception is great (one point on every floor) and the breakfast served on the roof tops was the best breakfast we had in Morocco by a long way. We... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Run by a french couple, they look after you excellently. Also their staff are extremely welcoming and smiley. The breakfasts were varied and reliable. The room suited our needs. The riad was superbly located in the medina. The terrace is superbly high, and you get the best views in town. "Essay ira/Essaouria", certainly applies. The beach is a must. I... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Hospitable owners who make a great breakfast that you enjoy on the rooftop with a lovely view. Unfortunately the bed in our room could not be accessed at the sides due to the narrow dimensions of the room, and the room cleaner moved our things around unnecessarily and even closed a suitcase on the shelf that was purposely left open... More

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Hong Kong
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Went to this riad due to the good reviews here, and I am not disappointed. It 's probably the tallest riad in Essaouira, the roof, most likely where you are going to have breakfast, offers a very good view of the city and the sea. (and the seegulls will try to take care of the leftovers of your breakfast) The... More

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Casablanca, Morocco
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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We took a gamble on Ryad Mogador, having seen it on Expedia. Having been let down by our original choice in Essaouira, we called them at the last minute and, a few minutes later, found ourselves stepping through the front door. We we delighted by it, especially by the hands-on hospitality of the owner, Didier and his wife. I loved... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Really friendly family run Riad, in the heart of Essaouira's medina. Beautifully decorated and each room has a theme. Spacious and comfortable beds. Spectacular roof top terrace breakfast. Loraine & Didier go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Play room for young children, communal tv area and free wifi available. Would definitely recommend this Riad.

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Also Known As:
Ryad Lyon Mogador Essaouira
Ryad Lyon Mogador
Address: 39 rue Ceuta, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#21 Family Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ryad Lyon-Mogador 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the old Mogador, on the edge of the Atlantic, the Lyon-Mogador is a "safe haven" in the heart of the medina in the magical city of Essaouira. This charming XVIII, organized on 4 levels, wraps around the skylight. 13 authentic rooms and a terrace offering a panoramic view of the ocean and the Medina, will help make your stay unforgettable. ... more   less 
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