The Riad is really cheap and with that in mind, it's great. The room was lovely with a comfortable bed and a nice design. The bathroom was big, though you have to remember to replace the plug in the shower basin after showering otherwise it makes the bathroom smell of drains. People have complained in other reviews about the water, but if you ask the staff will show you how to get the hot water running.
The Riad itself is ok, though not great. The communal area downstairs is quite nice but not particularly special, the "sun terrace" is really just a concrete roof. The breakfast is tasty but not inspiring - drink, bread and jam, but the juice is freshly squeezed.
The staff are really friendly and gave us good advice about where to eat and about buying argan oil.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Riad Sidi Magdoul is located just a few steps from the picturesque port (parking with municipal attendant) and the vast beach of Essaouira, in the heart of the artistic and artisan neighbourhoods of the Medina, souks, restaurants, galleries, cafes. The Riad is made of ten rooms all with private bathroom, placed on three floors around a large ‘puits de jour’ – an open space in the center of the Riad from which the light pours in.A bright and sunny terrace offers a view on the roofs of the Medina.Wireless internet connection (WIFI) is freely available. ... more less
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