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Riad Malaika

17 rue Zayane, Essaouira 44100, Morocco
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Ranked #9 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this Riad for a longer period than most - so had plenty of opportunity to find out what the Riad is really like! It maintained high standards throughout our lengthy stay - always friendly, attentive and helpful. The staff were charming and very hard-working. Sylvie, the owner, spent time there each day and always gave time to chatting... More

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Utrecht, Nederland
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location, in the middle of the medina. Everything is easily reachable, on foot. Very nice, friendly staff. They do their best to make the stay unforgettable. We also had dinner in the Riad which was very good. Highly recommended!

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Lovely riad with friendly and knowledgeable staff who were happy to point us in the direction and give us advice on where to eat :) comfortable, clean traditional looking room and a beautiful room top terrace for soaking up the rays in peace :) perfect

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Windsor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The best stay of our holiday, and very memorable. A warm welcome, a cool lobby, spotlessly clean and airy rooms, reliable WiFi, lovely roof terrace, and charming staff. And the food...it's really, seriously good. We ate there one night, the standard exceeds many very expensive restaurants in the UK, it was so beautiful it was a shame to eat it.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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146 hotel reviews
366 helpful votes 366 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were given clear instructions on how to find parking, and the lot was monitored, but somewhat expensive (40MAD per day). They sent someone with a hand cart to bring our bags up through the medina. They are located excellently, in the middle of the medina, but off on a side street, which is quieter. Easy walk to many restaurants,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I can't stress enough how friendly everyone was from the minute we entered the riad until we left. They are sincerely warm and nice people and make you feel welcome at once. We stayed in room No 7 which was absolutely beautiful but perhaps in need of some ventilation as it smelled a bit of damp. The breakfast was served... More

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Gavle, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Beautiful and peaceful riad with extremely nice and friendly staff, always there to help you. The lounge is beautiful and realxed with a sparkling fire every night. The rooms are guite small, but clean and the beds are alright. Make sure you have heat, because the nights gets cold. The food at this place is FANTASTIC! Don´t miss to eat... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Riad Malaika is absolutely lovely. Everything - the friendly staff, the lovely interior and the cozyness of the "living room" downstairs - gave us the feeling to be at home! The breakfast was wonderful and they served every day a slightly different meal! All the people working there were so friendly, helped us with anything we needed (recommended us many... More

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107 reviews 107 reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Although I have visited Morocco numerous times this was my first experience of staying in a Riad. My preference is for a purpose built hotel with all its practical advantages. So I have resisted the charm of a Riad. However if that is what you’re looking for Riad Malaika has charm by the sackload. The reason for the change of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This Riad is beautifully decorated and my room (no. 7) was lovely and spacious. The staff were very helpful and always had a warm smile. Breakfast was delicious. Highly recommend staying at this Riad!

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Also Known As:
Riad Malaika Hotel
Riad Malaika Hotel Essaouira
Address: 17 rue Zayane, Essaouira 44100, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
#10 Family Hotel in Essaouira
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