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Riad Casa Lila
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   94 Rue Mohamel El Qorry, Essaouira 44000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #22 of 78 Hotels in Essaouira
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Luxury and comfort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Riad Casa Lila is such a lovely place to stay in Essaouira. It is run by a wonderful and very helpful french couple. We stayed in the Saffron room on the second floor and it was spacious, exotic, airy, romantic, clean and comfortable. It looked just like the picture on the website.

The riad is well appointed in authentic moroccan decor. It is conveniently located within a 5 minute walk of the car park in the heart of the medina. The rooms are quiet.

Breakfast is served on the roof terrace with beautiful city views. We had such a relaxing stay and would love to return again some day.

  • Stayed December 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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  • Rooms
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

We had a two bedroom apartment in February for a very decent price. It is placed in one of the busy streets two minutes walk from the gate Bab Marrakech. But is a quiet sanctuary with it's own spa. I got a lovely massage one of the days. If you want a hammam there is one just on the opposite side if the street that we got recommended from the Riad. My wife went there and was satisfied. Every day they had spread rose leafs on the beds.
We had a large apartment but there was also very nice common areas where we sometimes spent time reading and planing our next day.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Last week my girlfriend and I spent 2 wonderful evenings at the casa Lila. Located near one of the main entrances to the walled city which helped us on arrival from the bus terminal. Casa lila is owned by a delightful french couple who really go out of thier way to make you feel welcome from start to finish. The rooms are beautifully decorated with fresh rose petals layed out each morning, lovely breakfasts from the roof terrace. We both recommend that you stay at Casa Lila as it will not dissapoint just like the town.

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  • Stayed February 2012, 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

The riad is on one of the main pedestrian streets (cars are banned inside the city walls). As one walks through a door from reception into the main courtyard, it's a transformation, going from the hubbub of the town, to a calm sanctuary.

Each of the rooms has an individual colour theme - feels like someone has put great thought into furnishing the place. The rose petals scattered over the bed made my fiancee rather happy. In the courtyard, there's also a big comfy sofa and a bunch of chairs around a table, as well as plenty of other seats next to a fireplace and a mini library. Breakfast is on the terrace, overlooking the rest of the city - great in the sunshine.
Yes, some of the other reviewers have a thing about the purple colour theme, but I think they are just being petty, trying too hard to find something that they didn't like. Reception staff are very kind and gentle with guests.

The couple who own the place are very hands on - they really want their guests to have a good time while in Essaouira, and give good advice about what's fun to do and attractive to see.

The only bad thing I can possibly say, is it would be nice if wifi were available in the courtyard as well as just reception so you can surf on your phone. Otherwise, extremely difficult to fault this place - can only suggest you try it yourself.

  • Stayed January 2012, 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
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Copenhagen, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Casa Lila is an authentic and clean Riad inside the Medina. It is run by a sweet french couple and with a kind helpful staff. Every room is different and charming in its own way. Breakfast on the terrace in the morning inclusive and I suggest a nice warm oil massage in the evening. Note - It can be chilly during winter at night even in the rooms but there are heaters and extra blankets to make up for it. If you are going to Essaouira this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

We were very impressed already by Essaouira, but we were even more by this wonderful riad.
It is very well located, on the main street of Essaouira. The staff and the owners of this riad are very helpful and enthousiastic.
The riad has 9 beautiful rooms, a very big terasse on the roof, nice wellness area (massages). A real delight!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Italy
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

the Ryad in question has been accurately decored by the owners , a french couple , which created a masterpiece od interior decor , following the maroccan guidelines mixed with the andalusian base . Should also underline that colours has been used with great majestry,
The interiors are so "attractive" that you can easily forget that you are not located on the sea front , but anyhow really centrally located inside the medina andvery close to a parking .
Also the massage room is wonderfully decorated keeping you immediately in a relaxing atmospheare.
The policy of this Ryad includes upgrades of room if any suite is available at checkin.
and I could take advantage for a larger bed ....

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 94 Rue Mohamel El Qorry, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Room Service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Essaouira
#17 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
#22 Family Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riad Casa Lila 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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