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Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira

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28 rue Mallek Ben El Morahhal, 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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Cologne, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

perfect position, good prices, clean rooms, service is friendly and helpful. everything as you expected than to be. the breakfast was one of the best we had in Morocco, even if they offered only sweet stuff.

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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160 reviews 160 reviews
13 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This Riad off the beaten path is well worth it. Very calm and if you go up to the roof you'll have a fantastic view of the city! The couple that run it are very accommodating, helpful and the breakfast is wonderful. The rooms are very comfy and calm

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We stayed for 8 nights in February The location was great and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The food was amazing and we choose to eat in every other night, as could not beat the home cooking, especially fish tagine and the open fire. The room was lovely, having windows a tad noisy, but lovely to have light... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Excellent central location, lovely hosts very helpful, lovely complimentary breakfast, beautiful bathroom, clean - excellent The room we booked for four adults was much too small, one double bed and two narrow short couch beds.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights as 2 couples renting the 4 person room (one double and two singles) singles were a bit small but the place was nice and quiet with a cool deck on the room and clean. Would recommend.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This riad is a great choice, excellent central quiet and safe location. It has recently been totally redone to the highest standard with gorgeous rooms, amazing artwork and a true Moroccan home feel. The bathroom was stunning! The roof terrace has a wonderful view and you can choose to have your breakfast there or in the lovely dining room. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights following a 10 day tour of Morocco. We stayed in the suite on the top floor, it was very clean and spacious and ideally located in the medina and just a 5 minute walk to the beach. Staff were very friendly but speaking French is an advantage. We loved everything about staying here. If... More 

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Merzouga, Morocco
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were a few days in this Riad with our childeren. The family room was spacious and nice decorated. Breakfast was delicious. There are several terraces and a nice rooftop. We got Marrocain tea and pastries as a warm welcome. Sea is nearby and the Riad is in the hart of the medina. A very nice place to be!

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Madrid
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The riad is fine, but I expected a bit more after reading some reviews, the location is good, the rooms are fine, breakfast too. It is a pity the terrace was not really ready to be used (maybe it was not the season yet). I did not like so much is that there was never anybody in the riad apart... More 

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Cheshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

On a week’s holiday in Marrakech, we spontaneously decided to visit Essaouria and stay over. As this was spontaneous we hadn’t booked a hotel so as soon as we arrived we went to a cybercafé to figure out our next stop. We found Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira and it had excellent reviews. However, it was difficult not to compare it to... More 

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