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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 #26 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria
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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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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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
122 helpful votes 122 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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

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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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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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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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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