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Riad Sidi Magdoul

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   21 rue Sidi Abdesmih | 44100, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Ranked #27 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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90 reviews 90 reviews
40 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily found - 10 mins walk from the car parks near the port. Very central and quiet - down a dark passage, lovely! Excellent breakfast of eggs, bread, pancakes, etc. - good coffee. Good wifi downstairs. Comfy beds and all very clean. Good views from the roof. Well priced and made very welcome by the staff who did not try... More

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Turin, Italy
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience with this riad was pretty good. As usual they welcomed us with green tea with mint leaves, and then lead us to our big, clean room, taking our heaviest piece of luggage along the steep stairs. We stayed on the first or second floor, I don'r remember, and unfortunately the free wi-fi network didn't work very much, but... More

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Bordeaux, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

A quiet and spacious hotel nestled between the two large tourist streets in Essaouira, Sidi Magdoul is a secret gem. The rooms are large, comfortable, and clean, with a private bathroom attached. The breakfast is prepared hot for each new arrival, and the orange juice is freshly squeezed. For the price they ask, Sidi Magdoul is excellent - but it's... More

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We stumbled upon Riad Sidi Magdoul by accident and we were very happy about that. For only €7.5 we had a four person room on the roof with a shower and toilet outside (no breakfast). The staff was helpful and we went back to stay there a second time. It's not luxurious but it had everything we needed and it... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The Riad Sidi Magdoul in Essaouira is no luxury hotel, so it depends what you want. If you want a comfortable bed, a decent en-suite, a clean, functional room, free wi-fi, a very nice breakfast, helpful (and really nice) staff, and if value for money is your top priority, then stay here. If you want a hairdryer, heating/a.c., paper hankies,... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I will start with pluses - location, peace and quiet at night, cheap, very cheap, quite nice people and nice breakfast. Now why in our opinion, regarding all pluses, is poor. Well, smell of mould in the bedroom. I wasn't expecting something luxury for that price but smell was terrible. We stayed only 2 nights and our clothes were smelly.... More

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

On arrival we were welcomed with a glass of mint tea and given the opportunity to relax before being shown to our room. The staff were both friendly and helpful, and the service we received was excellent. Breakfast was good and always served with a smile, with additional coffee offered if we wanted it. Our room was beautifully decorated in... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Loved our 2 week stay at Riad Sidi Magdoul. Great and very friendly staff always willing to help. Very clean, comfortable and spacious room. Perfect location. An overall perfect experience. I would definitely return.

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Additional Information about Riad Sidi Magdoul

Address: 21 rue Sidi Abdesmih | 44100, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #27 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Riad Sidi Magdoul 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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