We stayed in this riad for 5 nights in December 2012 and loved it. Laure, the owner was super helpful and friendly and recommended the best restaurant in town to us. We arrived late at night but Laure walked us to the restaurant to show us through the narrow alleys of Essaouira. The riad has a nice terrace where you can sunbathe which is a nice shield from the (at times) windy beaches. Location was great, easy access to the beach, town, markets, restaurants, cafes. We would highly recommend this riad and would definitely stay there again.