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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
44 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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Buenos Aires
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our stay in 'Riad Malaika'. Essaouira was a welcome change after 3 nights in the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and RM is in a prime position down a quiet alley off the Medina. It is small and intimate with friendly staff and a pleasing ambience. It is a beautifully preserved example of a traditional Riad which hasn't... More 

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Port de Pollenca, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights during our stay in eassaouria ! The place was very authentic and the staff were very friendly ! The day and night ambience were lovely !! White roses every where and an effort with our breakfast, homemade cakes and crepes fresh eggs and bread with fig or apricot jam really yum and presented beautifully... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed there for 2 days for a quick break. Riad Malaïka is a charming dar in a quiet street in the middle of Medina. You can easily wander around to the ramparts or to the port, enjoying the charming essence of Essaouira. I was taken care of by a warm and nice team during all my stay. Will come again!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location in the middle of the medina but on a quiet street. The riad is really beautiful and charming, and the room we stayed in on the second floor was spotless and nice. The roof terrace is great for sunbathing. Really good breakfast and remember to have dinner at the place, as the food is excellent. Beware, the price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The riad is beautiful, with a stunning water feature in the middle of the hallway. The staff were very friendly and gave good restaurant recommendations. The breakfasts were fantastic and huge. We had dinner at the riad which was incredible. The portions were huge (maybe a little too big) but the food was the one of the best meals we... More 

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Riad Malaika is quite a bijoux place to stay. Great attention has been given to the decor with each room beautifully and individually decorated and furnished in classic Moroccan style. There are books and magazines available to read, an open fire which was lovely in the colder weather, and a central water feature. The food was really excellent, prepared and... More 

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