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Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira

2.5 of 5 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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Burlington, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

The staff were not only friendly but helpful and kind. The riad is clean, beautiful, and right in the heart of the medina. My room was beautifully decorated and I felt like a queen at a reasonable price. I needed to find a place to buy bus tix for the next day and the manager walked with me through the... More

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Uppsala, Sweden
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

For of all, this riad is not a 5* hotel. It is a riad in Essauoira and in being so it is a cosy small place to stay without aircon and flat-screen tv:s. Instead of the modern amenities this place comes equipped with the two most friendly people I have ever met. The couple that runs this riad will not... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

We picked this after good reviews in the Lonely Planet and we were certainly not disappointed. We stayed here for 4 nights (originally it was supposed to be 2) - lovely breakfast in the mornings, great roof top terrace to escape the bustle of the city downstairs and a good service. You would be well advised to stay here -... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

We arrived at Marrakesch and took a direct Bus to Essaouira. The owner of the Riad gave us a short route describtion via mail, we decided to walk from the bus station outsude the medina to the riad and followed Jean-Pauls directions. They were clear, simple and easily we found the riad. First we had a warm welcome with tea... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2011

Booked a night's stay after reading generally positive reviews and seeing attractive photos of the riad. The reality was nowhere close to what was depicted in the pictures. Though we had two cloudless, sunny days, the rooms, terrace and common areas looked nothing like the hotel photos. Everything was much darker than conveyed by the photos. Some reviewers rave about... More

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Bretagne44, Propriétaire at Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira, responded to this review

Hello, I am surprised that you can say that photos do not correspond to the reality: you are the first person to say to me it for 4 years. You were in Riad: it is the building which is made to avoid that the heat returns inside. Consequently, the sun cannot light rooms around the patio or around the passageway.... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

Extremely well-situated in the middle of town, the Riad far exceeded our expectations. The communal areas are extremely light and well-decorated in the charming traditional style and the room itself was large and very comfortable. The roof terrace is simply wonderful and a perfect place to look out across the vistas whilst soaking up the sun. The staff were extremely... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

This was a delightful stay in Essauouria - fantastic white washed riad in the heart of the riad - welcomed by Lachern the manager - with professional manner, happy to help with all our needs - arranged horse riding on the beach, camel expedition and much more. When we needed to phone home urgently he helped getting credit for the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

We stayed for three nights at the Riad l'Ayel and couldn't have wished for better. The manager Lahcen and staff saw to our every need, were thoroughly professional yet friendly, and served excellent breakfasts on the roof terrace. The riad is perfectly located just off the main street, but is peaceful. The only intusion from the outside world was the... More

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Rothwell, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

The ladies made us extremely welcome. The room was large and spacious and the windows opened into a small passage where the local bakery was located. The Riad was positioned just off the centre of the medina, and was a great base from which to explore Essaouira. Food was fantastic, including chocolate cake for Breakfast. Ask them to arrange for... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

Our family, 6 adults and 4 children, stayed at the Riad l'Ayel for 10 days. We could not be happier with our stay. We occupied the whole riad. The rooms are nicely decorated, Moroccan style, without unneccessary froufrous. Nice bathrooms, lovely tile work and ceramics. One bathtub is positively luxurious. There is a lovely terrace on the top floor. The... More

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Address: 28 rue Mallek Ben El Morahhal, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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