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Riad Bab Essaouira

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35 biss derb Abderahman Eddakhil, Essaouira 44000, 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not the unique, beautiful decor, the plentiful, fresh breakfasts, the sunny roof terrace with a sea view or the amazing vegetarian feast cooked up for us on our first night that make this Riad such a wonderful place to stay, though of course it all helps - it's the people. Oliver, the manager of Riad Bab and its sister... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic location to stay in run by very friendly and helpful people. Generous sized and tasty breakfast. We liked the room which was right at the top because it was a lot more private than the rest of the rooms inside the riad. Rooms were clean and comfortable.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Our one night stay at Riad Bab Essaouria was great. Hassan was extremely kind to pick us up from the Supratour bus station, which is a short walk away from the medina, which the riad is conveniently located. The staff were extremely friendly, the breakfast was delicious, the room was clean, and they have an extraordinary patio with a view... More 

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Wales
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Misleading information about the rooms . Loft apartment means room in stairwell . Can't fault the manager and the cook . Dark and depressing African art . Approach to the riad was gloomy but we expect that . Normally you open the door of the street into a bright new world . Sorry disappointed and not good value for money

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RiadDarNajat, Owner at Riad Bab Essaouira, responded to this review

Hi to the reviewer and thanks for the post in any case even.it is a very pessimist view.. (indee!) of our riad and even if we don't agree at all with the comments here. I will not try to demonstrate what is the reality or not but would just say that at the opposite a huge majority of guests did... More 

Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Riad is located in small tiny street but just a few step from centre of medina. Room was comfortable and enough space. We were satisfied with hospitality of Hassan who gives a lot of advice and information about Essaouira. We enjoyed our relax time on the roof of riad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

After a luxury sojourn in riad dar najat in Marrakech, and a big root trip via Ouarzazate, Mehmid, Taliouine, we were really happy to recover luxury, in bab essaouira, we weren't homesick, it was the same atmosphere... (same owner than in marrakech with same nice decoration). Our children were really happy to recover good breakfast, with unique marrocan fresh orange... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great location in the middle of the medina, step out into the market stalls and the bustling streets but set back down a side street so a lovely quiet nights sleep. Only 5 minutes walk from the square and the fishing port and less than 10 mins from the beach. Loads of space - each room-suite is a floor of... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Once again I have stayed at Bab Essaouira....I like it because it's very conveniently situated for the shops and restaurants and a short walk from the main square and harbour. I was lucky enough to be able to stay at the top of the Riad...it's a lovely area with complete privacy...and has it's own small terrace for sun bathing. Hassan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Although entering this Riad may not be for the squeamish traveller, a tiny dark alleyway is not for everyone, once you enter the dim incense scented beauty of the tiny Riad you will feel the craziness of the Medina slip away. Hassan is a wonderful gentle host and makes sure you have everything you need. Although to be honest I... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Very friendly manager, Hassan, but privacy may be an issue for some guests. It's a little unnerving to hear others whispering in bed or brushing their teeth. The windows open onto a tiny courtyard well and bathrooms and private seating areas are screened only with curtains. Wi-Fi during our visit was rather unreliable.

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RiadDarNajat, Owner at Riad Bab Essaouira, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your kind post especially the part dedicated to the team! I would just say.. that in any riads, you might encounter some "raisonnance" and can hear sometimes.. or the medina or some people in.. which should not be annoying too much dear friend! Regarding the Wifi, the reviewer is right and the problem is fixed. Cheers,Oliver&Hassan. More 

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