We had the time of our life at Riad Malaika. Everyone there was super friendly and supportive. This is truly a family place. Sylvie and Piermark made this Riad a life-changer for themselves, and the perfect place to stay in Essaouira for their guest. They treat their staff as if they what belong to a family, and this is how they treat their guests. The Ritz Carlton, one of the leading five star hotels in the world has a great mission: 'Ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen'. This could easily apply also to how you feel at Riad Malaika.
We stayed there for 8 nights over New Year and had a truly fab time. The owners and staff throw a party on New Year's eve and invited all guests to it as well. Moreover, Sylvie and Piermark even invited us to a private dinner and when we left came to the bus station to wave us goodby. Guess we never had such a lovely and personal experience in any place we stayed before – maybe the Puri Mas on Lombok/Indonesia ...
The Riad is beautifully furnished in every respect, has a fireplace at the ground level and a nice rooftop terrace. And they really try hard to keep it in mint condition, something that is not easy with the salty air in Essaouira. But you can see all the beauty on their website.
Will we ever return to Essaouira there is no doubt where we will stay!