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Riad Al Zahia

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4 Rue Mohammed Diuri (Skala de la Kasbah) | Medina, Essaouira 40000, Morocco
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Ranked #18 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    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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Montreal, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here only for one night. The rooms are spacious, and authentic looking. This riad has many rooms, about 10 by the looks of it. Location is good - note that the city is very small anyways so wouldn't take more than 10 min walking from one point to the next. Breakfast was average, but nice view from the terrasse.... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled to Ess. from M'kech via Supratours and stayed for 10 days in April. The communication before we arrived via e-mail was always good and fast. We secured the apt. just below the terrace which was like a large bedsit with a cooking and eating/sitting area with the bed and bathroom in a good large light and airy area.... More

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Kingston, Jamaica
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in this beautifully decorated Riad, The real Moroccan building structures of old. It is a must, as the owners really put in a lot of efforts into the smallest of details. From making sure you have a chocolat to a bottle of water, to ensuring that you are never have to ask for anything. They did not ask... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cannot fault this riad. Absolutely beautiful with friendly staff right in the centre of the town. Only stayed for one evening but wish we could have been there for longer. Beautiful roof terrace for breakfast too! Amazing riad. Amazing essouira

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you get here after staying at another riad, you will find that this is more of a hotel or B&B place. Notwithstanding, is really nice, well kept and in a nice and secure place, close to really nice restaurants. The owners were very nice to us when we had to interact, and by chance we got an upgrade to... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stayed with our 2 children in the Zuleica Suite and it is a great room for a family (nice bathroom by the way...). Breakfast on the roof is a treat and the ladies serve nice things like pancakes, fresh orange juice, bread etcetera We also had a meal downstairs the day we arrived and we loved it. Tajine au... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This riad is very well decorated, clean and in an excellent location in a nice and quiet side street, whilst being close enough to good restaurants and the beach. But there were downsides; we didn't feel completely welcome, all the staff were very pleasant when spoken to but it felt like a generic hotel, they were just there to do... More

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Seattle, Washington
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157 reviews 157 reviews
20 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We stayed at Riad Al Zahia with our 5 kids based on a recommendation from a friend. It was an excellent choice, centrally located in the medina. Not too expensive and a terrific roof deck for breakfast…you can also catch the sunset from up there!

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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The riad is very nice but... Some service people were quite accidental and were uncapable of helping in anything. We did not feel welcome. The others fortunately were better. The room was spacious but with specific smell that we were not too comfortable with. Overall clean but without that focus to details that gives a place a sense of unforgettable... More

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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Well located. A very beautiful riad, peaceful and cosy. Spotlessly clean. Wonderful welcoming, helpful staff. The rooftop terrace is a great place to chill and an ideal breakfast spot. I had a fantastic stay and I will be back in Essaouira and this very riad, Insh'alla. Big thanks to the staff, in particular Sara, Abdullah and the breakfast lady. I... More

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Address: 4 Rue Mohammed Diuri (Skala de la Kasbah) | Medina, Essaouira 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #18 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
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Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Al Zahia 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Al Zahia is one of the best places to spend a few days in Essaouira, with friends, on family or in couple Essaouira has lots to offer, to visit and to see, and Riad AL Zahia has the best location to explore it all.We have all kind of rooms for everybody doubles, triples, twins and family rooms, all rooms are different styled, cossy and very confortable, average big and high roof with its private bathrooms.We have a lovely terrasse where you can have your breakfast admiring the beautifull Ocean and the wonderful roofs of the medina, like a tale!!Book your tickets now, Essaouira is waiting for you, be very welcome!! ... more   less 
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