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Riad Zahra Mogador

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   90 Quartier des Dunes, Essaouira 44100, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Angela L Surbiton, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely Riad about 15 minutes sea front walk from the Medina. The hosts are very nice and friendly people and the service is great. It has two restaurants with very good food and breakfast is lovely, the best I had during my Moroccan tour. I would definitely recommend it to family and friends.

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra Mogador, responded to this review

Dear Angela, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us. I am pleased that you found the staff to be friendly and helpful, and enjoyed lunch in our Restaurants. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best wishes Xavier More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to Essaouira for the main purpose of Kitesurfing, so decided to stay at this Riad as it was close to the kite school and had great reviews.It certainly didn't disappoint. The staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The rooms were traditional and clean, the pool area was lovely - the turtles living around the pool were such... More

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra Mogador, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Many thanks for this review and for recommending Riad Zazhra. My team and I are happy to have made your stay an enjoyable one. We look forward to seeing you again. In the meantime, we wish you all the best. Kind regards Xavier More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The primary reason for our trip was kitesurfing/surfing . I found the staff at this facility excellent , always there when you needed them and couldn't be more accommodating. there are two excellent restaurants on site which serve delicious food at a reasonable price.the included breakfast is basic but tastes great The rooms are cleaned daily and to a high... More

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra Mogador, responded to this review

Dear Jered, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Riad Zahra. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the quality of food, service and room, We hope to welcome you back to Riad Zahra in the near future. Kind regards, Xavier More

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in Riad Zahra with my mum in late June and I can't recommend it enough. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel incredibly welcome and every part of our experience was wonderful. I primarily came to kite surf in Essaouira and after being recommended Riad Zahra by the owners of Explora it exceeded our expectations.... More

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra Mogador, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for your review and for recommending Riad Zahra, my team and I are happy to have made your stay an enjoyable one and I´m very happy to read that our hotel was able to answer your expectations . We look forward to seeing you again. Xavier More

Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After a four night stay in the heat and excitement of Marrakech we travelled to Essaouira in a private car organised for us by Xavier at Riad Zahra. We had stayed at the truly excellent and twice as expensive Riad Noga in Marrakech and expected a lower standard at the Zahra. Yes, the Noga was a more sumptuous property but... More

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra Mogador, responded to this review

Dear Stuart, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your kind and detailed review on Tripadvisor. It is with pleasure that we read your comments and I am glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us. I am pleased that you found the staff friendly and helpful, and enjoyed meals in ours Restaurants. Our team is... More

Swansea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We arrived at the riad a few hours before check in and were greeted very warmly by the owner, given a tour of the grounds and made to feel very welcome by the pool whilst our room was prepared. The grounds are nicely planted and there is a sizeable swimming pool, which was normally dotted with three resident tortoises -... More

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra Mogador, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and I´m very glad we met your expectations. I am pleased that you found the staff friendly and helpful, and quality of food in our Restaurants was ´delicious and divine ´. Our team... More

B.C. canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights. Had a mini suite with a view of the ocean and pool. My partner was on crutches and they made us very comfortable. The owner and staff are always around making sure everything is perfect for your visit. The food in both restaurants was superb. This hotel is a 15 -20 min walk along... More

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra Mogador, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and the quality of food. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back again soon and thank you so much for recommending Riad Zahra. Xavier More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stayed here for a few relaxing days. Staff was present in a very pleasant way: always friendly & helpful taking care of us. The room was nice & spacious with ocean view. The swimming pool was great, especially with the turtles/tortoises around/in the pool. The kids really were enjoying being around these animals. Also nice to have a choice... More

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra Mogador, responded to this review

Dear Guests,, Many thanks for this review and for recommending the Riad Zahra. We are happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your stay with us . Our team is working hard every day to make our guest feels happy and your satisfaction is the best reward they could receive. I hope to receive you another time with us. Best... More

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited Essaouira at the beginning of May and stayed in Riad Zahra for 5 nights. We arrived quite late (around half 10pm) and were very pleased that we still could have a dinner in the spanish restaurant upstairs. The staff in Zahra is really helpful and lovely. The restaurant itself is fine, but the food was very plane and... More

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra Mogador, responded to this review

Dear Inna, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed the service provided by our team but I don´t understand the really problem you had with your diner in Zahra´s Grill. All the guests are very satisfied with our food served . I hope to see you... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is not a intimate riad, it's more a small hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful but the room was a bit mean, and decoration sparse and uninspiring. Felt like it needed a good lick of paint and certainly the curtains did not keep out the light. Also no air con. Maybe we were spoiled buy having stayed... More

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra Mogador, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. I´m very sorry if our Riad was not that you expected . It´s true Riad Zahra is not a luxury Riad, but is very cheap if you compare with the others riads . I have taken note of your comments regarding all the issues you have... More

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Address: 90 Quartier des Dunes, Essaouira 44100, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Zahra Mogador 4*
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Near the Essaouira Medina and just 2 minutes walk to the beach, this 23 room family Riad with pool and 2 restaurants is a haven of peace. It's an ideal starting point for numerous water activities and excursions by 4x4, horse or camel.Too windy for the beach ? Just rest and relax on the terrace with its great sea view or by the pool.Satellite TV and Free WIFI accessParking ... more   less 
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