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Riad Zelaka

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9 Rue Zelaka, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lovely quiet Riad located in the Medina - a fantastic location! Beautifully and simply decorated, both the private rooms/bathrooms and the common areas were pleasant to spend some down time in. Rooms on the street side did raise the issue of street noise, but on the other side the only issue was the active seagull letting us know their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stayed here for a couple of nights and absolutely loved it. The staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were well presented and clean. The bed was comfortable and apart from the noise from the street (which was quite loud but nothing you wouldn't expect from staying in the Medina) we slept very well. Breakfast was nice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

we stayed here for 10 nights and the second night i was washing up before bed and couldnt stop the tap and started to flood the entire bathroom but once we got it stopped we got put into a bigger and better room and it turned out to be great. the breakfast was Basic but perfect for what we wanted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Nicely furnished, clean and quiet place with lovely hosts (not too present) where you can really feel at home! We got the choice between 3 rooms, all authentic and really decorative! Simple breakfast by a lovely lady who can give you great shopping tips :) Just one thing, however they state so, the wifi was not working (temporarily). But anyway... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We found this brilliantly located Riad inside the medina. The rooms were pleasant, breakfast was great and the staff were very helpful. The property was great value and I would recommend it to any travellers staying in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stayed in this riad for 5 nights in December 2012 and loved it. Laure, the owner was super helpful and friendly and recommended the best restaurant in town to us. We arrived late at night but Laure walked us to the restaurant to show us through the narrow alleys of Essaouira. The riad has a nice terrace where you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Nice place to stay, with fab location, good breakfast and clean rooms. Has a computer if you need one and were generally very accommodating. Perhaps a little basic for some people but we felt it was exactly what we were looking for - relatively cheap accommodation in a nice setting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The Riad Zelaka is a perfectly adequate accommodation, but be sure to ask for a room off the street (we did not, and slept little) Non-French speakers will have a difficult time communicating with hotel staff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The Riad is on the eastern edge of the Medina by Bab Marrakech, down an unappealing alley. It was a fairly tortuous walk to the centre along the main Medina roads but quicker via Rue Agadir. A very friendly and hospitable proprietor. The breakfast was adequate but nothing more; the coffee was good cafe au lait. The 1st room we... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We stayed in the riad for one night in November and found it to be a lovely experience. Having never been to Essaouria before we did initially have some difficulty finding the riad, however the location is excellent, conveniently located within the medina and so it is perfect to relax in after a day of browsing the markets. The owner... More 

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