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Riad Watier

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16 Rue Ceuta | Medina, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    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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    5 of 5 stars
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Richmond VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

If you want a great place to stay in Essaouira, this is it. It is in a quiet location, but just an alleyway from the souk. We had a double room: seating area completely separate from the bedroom. The shower was fabulous -- western style rain shower with plenty of water! The innkeeper, Hayat, attended to our every need; she... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Jean-Gabriel and his team have created a welcoming peaceful environment bang in the centre of the old town from which one can sally out to shop, eat, walk, or surf. From the soft strains of Mozart opera wafting thru the central courtyard to the wonderful breakfasts (with home made yoghurt, apple, banana and pomegranate fruit salad) on the terrace the... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Excellent Riad in the heart of the Medina. Jean-Gabriel is the perfect host and from the moment we arrived he made us feel at home. He was always available to help & advise. Hyatt provided perfect support as did all the staff. We ate in on our first evening & it was very good. A real treat are the excellent... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Can't recommend this riad highly enough. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Jean-Gabriel couldn't do enough to help during our stay - once even spotting us out walking and pulling over in his car to see if we needed anything! Our room was decorated beautifully, was comfortable, spacious and clean. Breakfasts on the roof... More 

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Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We sought sanctuary in Essouria and this charming, well run Riad proved an excellent choice. Jean-Gabriel and Hyatt were superb hosts ensuring all guests needed are catered for. Our room was filled with artwork and there was attention to detail by providing fresh flowers, candles and large number of books. The communal rooms are all full of character, tidy and... More 

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Sandnes, Rogaland, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stayed a family of four in a top level apartment and found the Riad to be very well renovated with all modern facilities. The host and his staff were all very friendly and helpful and we chatted like old friends after the first few seconds. The Riad is filled up with originals from local artists and the whole interior... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at Riad Watier for 2 nights and I have to say we could easily have stayed longer had we more time. Jean-Gabriel made us feel very welcome from the onset- offering us a drink once we got settled. The riad is beautifully decorated, with all the right touches including romantic candles around the room. From... More 

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St. Peter Port
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Upon arriving we where welcomed to the Riad by Hyatt closely followed by Jean-Gabriel. What a awesome host and team - just like an old friends you haven't seen in ages! The room we had was fantastic, the food divine. We especially enjoyed our evening meals with the other guests. We shared the same meal at the same table, prepared... More 

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Land's End, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

friendly people and above all a felling as if you are just at home where every single detail is thought over, that's the place! We even had our own fireplace (working!) and aroma-lamps filled with oils :) The super hospitable and charming really cares for his guests creating a relaxing welcoming atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

For our first stay in Essaouira, my husband, my daughter and myself chose Riad Watier which was recommended by a friend.The place was described as a very comfortable, peaceful haven where the owner Jean-Gabriel is a cultured and joyful individual, and the graceful, efficient manager Hyatt are the more lovely and welcoming hosts ever, and where the cook makes genuine... More 

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