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“Nicest staff in most beautiful location” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Mimouna
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   62, Rue d'Oujda | Sandillon, Essaouira 44000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #44 of 158 Essaouira B&B and Inns
2 reviews
“Nicest staff in most beautiful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

We stayed at the hotel Mimouna for two nights while traveling through Morocco and could not have been happier. Our room was amazing with sliding glass doors that opened out onto the Ocean. We slept with fresh ocean air and the waves crashing each night against the rocks below. We awoke each morning to glistening views of the ocean and walls of the city.

In addition to this the hotel staff was amazing. Our luggage was lost by Iberia and we were traveling with nothing more than the clothes on our backs and our carry-ons. The staff assisted us in making calls to the airline and also washed and folded the clothes we did have to ensure we at least had something fresh.

Only downside I can see with this hotel is the lackof an ice machine, but the nearby reastuarants were able to provide ice when needed.

Overall a truly amazing and comfortable place to stay that I would recommend to anyone traveling to Essaouira.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

We stayed at Riad Mimouna with a small group of women travelers. The riad is splendid and opulent inside, but the best part is if you can get a room with an ocean view. The oceanside rooms are literally right above the city walls so waves are pounding right outside your room (and the wind is fierce). The decorations were lovely and the rooms were clean, thou the water is quite salty in the showers. I loved the upstairs restaurant, even if the windows were a bit blurry from the salt. The staff was friendly and helpful. There is no elevator so you'll have to not only schlep your stuff across the medina to get there, but you may be schlepping your stuff up the stairs too.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Attard, Malta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

We got upgraded to a seaview room which I defenitly suggest to take. The view was exceptional and the seagulls literally fly in front of your window. The staff were very helpful and speak good English. The B'fast was excellent, served on the inside as it was very windy, but they have large glass windows were agin you will have the seagulls flying by. You have to hire a man with the trolley at the gate to take you to the Riad but it is worth it. The rooms are not of the latest design but well equiped with heaters which you might need.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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San Antonio, TX
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

This is a well run hotel with about forty rooms The spacious rooms are a bit dark and cold in the winter, but they provide a space heater that works well. They upgraded me to a room overlooking the Atlantic ocean and I could hear the waves crashing up the hotel walls. My TV did not work at all. The room had an electronic safe. They served a blah breakfast on their roof terrace restaurant.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Malaga, Spain
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

I am not usually one to write reviews but I feel i must add a few words about this absolutely fantastic place. The first thing is the location – beautiful, quite possible the best location in Morocco if not the whole world – it literally took my breath away. The Riad is actually built into the seawall so although the sound of crashing waves may not be everyone’s cup of tea we found it very therapeutic. The views are another thing that must be mentioned, if possible ask for the rooms with the best views, I cant remember the numbers but I’m sure the staff will enlighten you if the rooms are available. We got the best price by booking with Moroccan specialists luxury-riads.com, they really know their stuff and are able to secure the best prices for accommodation and also the airport transfer. This place is absolutely superb and we have already contacted the guys at luxury-riads.com to make our reservation here for 2011!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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new york city
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

Beautiful palatial Riad, staff are friendly, rooms are large and comfy. The food on the rooftop restaurant is excellent and moderately priced. The rooftop view is worth staying in this Riad for.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010

You couldn't look for a better location - the sea views were fantastic! The hotel was clean and friendly and I thoroughly recommend it

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 62, Rue d'Oujda | Sandillon, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #44 of 158 B&Bs / Inns in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Mimouna 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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