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Riad Sidi Magdoul

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   21 rue Sidi Abdesmih | 44100, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very friendly staff,every thing were basic but good value for money.happy for the price we paid.location ok,but we didn't get any towel @ our stay.but that wasn't a problem, only trouble was the hot water worked on and off ,which was uncomfortable because it was colder even in august.

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Tokyo, Japan
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Other reviewers have said it, but it bears repeating: the staff here are really what makes the place. I stayed at Sidi Magdoul during the Festival Gnaoua, which is probably the busiest time of the year in Essaouira, but there was always someone on hand to dispense advice or have a friendly chat (be it in French, English, Spanish or... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The riad is okay: small room, a bit humid and dark. Breakfast was very fulfilling: fresh juice, coffee or tea, pan cake, bread... The town stole my heart! Friendly, welcoming people, surprising alleys and big market. I definitely recommend a visit, and a stay in the riad (since you don't spend a lot of time there).

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Pros: This centrally located riad is very nicely decorated. Breakfast was good and included in the overall cost, which was very affordable. What really made it stand out was how brilliant the staff were- so exceptionally helpful, kind and friendly, even helping to show us around after their shifts and finished. Cons; no air conditioner or ventilation in the room... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed in this riad for several nights in between our trip around Marocco and liked it very much. The staff are very helpful. Rooms are nice and clean and if when there were several rooms available we could choose where to stay, so we tried 3 types of rooms. There are no airconditioners, but actually we did not need... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Good value for money and excellent location - right in the medina and close to the beach or bus station. Rooms are simple but clean and comfy, wi-fi is working very well and the staff is just amazing. They were very helpful and nothing we asked for was a problem for them. Breakfast was very good and we appreciated the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We had three nights at this lovely Riad and found it extremely close to everything, right in the medina and well equipped. Staff were very friendly and willing to help with any question or matter. Breakfast was very nice and included in the price. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the Riad itself was very nicely decorated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We found the hotel Sidi Magdoul, because it was mentioned in my travel book. And we were very happy with our choice! It's a nice little place with excellent price value directly in the medina! All the people working here did a great job! When we asked for help with booking a grand taxi and immediatley they called a taxi... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It cost the same as the Riad in Marrakech but was half as nice! The rooms were clean and bathroom was ok (clean but a bit dark, humid and the shower made the entire bathroom floor wet!). The entire Riad lacked character - unless old and dilapidated was its intention! The place needs a new painting and some love! The... More

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Ghent, Belgium
3 reviews 3 reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We hadn't looked at any riads arriving in Essaouira, and night had already fallen. Sidi Magdoul immediately took us in for a nice price and hooked us up with a room on the top floor, next to the roof terrace. We basically chilled the whole morning sitting in the sun on the roof terrace, listening to some music, watching the... More

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Address: 21 rue Sidi Abdesmih | 44100, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Riad Sidi Magdoul 2*
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The Riad Sidi Magdoul is located just a few steps from the picturesque port (parking with municipal attendant) and the vast beach of Essaouira, in the heart of the artistic and artisan neighbourhoods of the Medina, souks, restaurants, galleries, cafes. The Riad is made of ten rooms all with private bathroom, placed on three floors around a large ‘puits de jour’ – an open space in the center of the Riad from which the light pours in.A bright and sunny terrace offers a view on the roofs of the Medina.Wireless internet connection (WIFI) is freely available. ... more   less 
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