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Riad Malaika

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17 rue Zayane, Essaouira 44100, Morocco
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We only stayed for one night but from the moment we walked in we felt comfortable. The Riad was carefully renovated and tastefully decorated by the lovely owners and there was no corner we did not like. It was quiet and comfortable, we simply loved it and felt at home here.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for four nights and it was fantastic. The owners and staff are all friendly and welcoming and happy to help with anything you may need. The food is fantastic and the breakfasts great. A short walk from the beach and the rest of the Medina. Highly recommended.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A well located Riad situated close to the sea and Medina walls. The service is personal and efficient - the comfort of guests is central to the owners' and staff members' philosophy. Nothing is too much trouble. Transport needs, outings and individual needs are dealt with efficiently and effectively. The Riad operates as a well-oiled unit. At no point did... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an extremely positive experience at the riad. The owners are friendly and really offer the personal touch. Their arrangement of the transportation (in our case, a 6hr drive from Casablanca) was flawless, albeit pricey as is the case everywhere in Morocco. The riad is tastefully decorated, has a great location in the middle of the medina, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from 4 nights in Riad Malaika. All our enquiries were promptly replied to by Piermark and we booked without hesitation. On arrival we were welcomed by a lovely gentleman who spoke great english, gave us a map and made several suggestions all of which were really useful. Our room was spacious on the 2nd floor with everything you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Atmospheric riad located in the heart of the medina... Very welcoming.... Good value and well located... No problem arranging a private transfer to Marrakech for €75.... Nice roof terrace but could have been improved by providing towels for the leatherette recliners .... Nice room and ensuite but didn't like the heavy bed cover that didn't feel the cleanest... That's just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We had never stayed in a Riad before but are so glad that we did. We received a really warm welcome at this small riad - it is in the historic part of the town and very convenient for browsing, shopping for souvenirs and eating out in the many local restaurants. The accommodation itself is very old and authentic but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

First time I've ever stayed at a riad, so want sure what to expect. Was great though. Super friendly staff, lovely breakfasts, clean and a great location from which to explore town. We had food there one night too which was lovely. Really nice place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Enjoyed our stay and would return. Hot in day, windy in evening (bought a Berber jumper to stay cozy). Fantastic food, catering well for my veggie needs. Passable wine, which we liked to take on the roof terrace. Location is good - it's a small town so you are only a few minutes from souls or harbour. Huge beach, albeit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great place to stay in lovely Essaouria. Hotel is in a convenient location. Our modestly-sized room, number 8, on the second floor, was clean and quiet. Bed very comfortable and shower terrific. Owners and staff friendly and helpful. The one night we were there we ate dinner, which was probably better appreciated by "foodies" than folks like us -- very... More 

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