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“Lovely, quiet and full of character” 4 of 5 stars
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Les Terrasses d'Essaouira
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2, rue Mohamed Diouri, Essaouira 44000 , Morocco   |  
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Ranked #26 of 76 Hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Lovely, quiet and full of character”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

We stayed here for one night and wished we had stayed for longer.

The Riad is amazing. Completely different from any other we had seen. The building is particularly astonishing and the view from the top was really beautiful. We were shown to a number of rooms and each were individually decorated. We chose the green room as it had an external window. The room was very comfortable. The breakfast in the morning was the best we ate in any Riad, as the bread was so fresh.

The only less positive note is that the Riad did not feel as friendly as some others we stayed in. We arrived late and left quite early, but staff did little more than show us to our room.

However, we are glad we stayed here, however short the time.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

I stayed there in jnuary with family, it is a great place. Nice and warm, well kept and decorated!
A quiet heaven away from he thussle and bussle.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

We stayed in the Riad for one night and it was so memorable. Our room was the green superior double - we chose it after viewing a few rooms and every time we saw a new room it got better and better - each one had a theme. It felt like we had our own Moroccan suite. The bathroom was so lovely and followed the green theme throughout - so calming and relaxing. Upstairs on the roof gave an amazing view of the city. The artwork on the walls added to the charm of the place. We had our breakfast in the library room and it was a massive array of local delicacies - we couldn't finish it all. I would definitely stay here again. Perfect location (easy to find) and would recommend it to all. They even gave us a discount on the normal rate.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

Very lovely and romantic place in the middle of the medina, nice roof terasse, extremely helpful, excellent service, all in all we had a fantastic week in Essaouira.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2011

I've just read other people reviews and I was quite surprised by what they said. I've been there recently I have to say it was low season, but our stay was great. The staff was really nice and helpful over all the night receptionist Fatiha was very kind to us and she gave us all kind of tips she even phoned the bus station to find out the most suitable time for us to leave. The rooms were spotless, tided up everyday.
I highly recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

We stood at "les terrasses d'Essaouira" for 5 nights in february. For a couple days we were the only clients since it's low season at this time of the year.
First we had the blue room which is nice but on the street side. If you have a room on that side, you might disagree with this that guy waking up the neighbors at 5 AM through a 1000 PA system and get them to the mosque. His shoutings last for like 20 minutes.

In the morning I asked if we could stay in another room, we had the possibility of visiting them all and stoo on the 3rd floor, room 15, which has a better bed than room 14 next door.
Very helpful staff, really nice breakfasts on the terrace, good location. I am sorry to read some bad experiences from previous travellers. Maybe they took consideration of these in ordre to raise their status. The salon is really nice, everything was clean, and we didn't have the slightest impression that this riad would be a scam.
Overall very positive impression. Would return there without a doubt.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

... but unfortunately a lassez faire owner who cared more about her tan than her customers pretty much summed it up.

We stayed for two nights and I think we pretty much tried every room on both 3rd and second floors - some were just not that clean, some dingy and some didn't have water. Getting the right combination was very hard it seemed! Eventually we left after 2 nights as it seemed the whole Riad was without water and the French owner really couldn't have cared less. The one star of the place was Youssouf who did his level best to keep the guests happy and was a decent all round chap.

The real shame of it is that the riad _could_ be a stunner as it did have a nice terrasse, the rooms could have been brightened up a bit and generally wouldn't need much work to really make stunning. the central fountain courtyard would be beautiful (with running water) and with a little care and attention it could be a 4/5 star review.

Shame really as I imagine most people will go next door to the Riad Al Zahia, who's Spanish owner/manager was in complete contrast to the French owner of Les Terrasses, and couldn't have been more helpful. Unfortunately by the end of our 2 nights in Les Terrasses we couldn't wait to get out of Essaouira and ended up just leaving town. A pity.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Les Terrasses d'Essaouira

Address: 2, rue Mohamed Diouri, Essaouira 44000 , Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
#20 Family Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Les Terrasses d'Essaouira 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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