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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our expectations were high, based on ratings and pictures. They were not only met, but exceeded. We had the top suite, and it was charming and spacious. The terrace is lovely and secluded, and the riad is perfectly situated within the medina. The service is extremely helpful and friendly in every way, we'll highly recommend this place for a stay... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in this beautiful Riad during our stay in Essaouria. We were probably in one of the smaller rooms within the Riad but it was quaint and authentic, just what we were looking for. Great info from the management when we arrived on where to eat and not to eat! We followed their advice and were not disappointed. We... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was my second visit to Malaika and it did not disappoint. It was wonderful to come back to see all the lovely friendly staff and owners. It was a bit like coming home. The breakfast was once again excellent. The evening meal was simply amazing and was the best meal of our trip by far. The room was lovely.... More 

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Sauze d'Oulx, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Excellent again! This was my second stay at Malaika and l loved it just as much as the first time. The staff were wonderful and helpful. Breakfat was excellnt. Dinner was amazing. The best meal l had on my nine days travelling around Morocco. Our room was lovely with welcoming touches here and there. I can't wait to come back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

By far, Riad Malaika served the best breakfast of any of the six riads we stayed in this trip. Our room was comfortable and pleasing. The ground floor spaces were charming - small central courtyard and absolutely lovely nooks for a very comfortable and reasonably private breakfast. The entire staff was helpful and friendly. We'd go back again in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great location, on a very quiet street and very typical Moroccan architecture. Good service, free wifi and excellent breakfast Everybody is very friendly, speak English very well and they will make your stay one to remember

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I've been traveling for more than 10 days in morocco, and seen many different roads all across the country. Malika is by far the best. The decor is stunning, the breakfast is amazing and the service from all the people in the riad was superb. It's quite close to the water, so you could even hear the wind and the... More 

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