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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cheap and cheerful probably best describes Riad Bab, don't think I'd stay there again. Staff were lovely, breakfast basic Moroccan, rooms clean but beds incredibly hard! We had two rooms over the four nights and obviously all the rooms have the same mattresses. Good wifi another plus. Nightmare to find down a long alley then through two short passageways that... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Khadijah was very friendly. She helped and directed us to the riad upon our arrival to Essaouira medina. She made us some mint tea once we've settled our luggage in the room. The riad had beautiful interior, comfy beds, very clean bathroom and a beautiful terrace with stunning city view. The breakfast served were simple and delicious. Wifi is fast.... More 

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RiadDarNajat, Owner at Riad Bab Essaouira, responded to this review

Many thanks indeed to our new friend and guest for her lovely post.Be sure that we will be glad indeed having the chance to see you back and maybe too in our other Riad in Marrakech, Riad Dar Najat you might like a lot too. Regarding your kind comments, i would say that first, all the Essaouira's medina ( old... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We read many good reviews so we had high expectations. We have never provided a bad review in the past. In fact, every other night (13) in Morocco has been amazing. The room was nice, it is in a good location and we received a friendly greeting. We were given the 'standard room' on the bottom floor. This room has... More 

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RiadDarNajat, Owner at Riad Bab Essaouira, responded to this review

Both I and all my staff care passionately about guest satisfaction, so we were very saddened to learn that your stay was not enjoyable. It is of course a quite simple riad and is priced accordingly, but the great majority of our guests do give us very favourable feedback, both on TripAdvisor and on the websites of online travel agents... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2016

Having visited Essaouira last summer we wanted to return for the annual Gnaoua music festival, and of course we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else! The clean, tastefully decorated rooms have all you need for a comfortable stay; the plentiful breakfast sets you up for a day of adventures and the location means you're a few steps from busy medina, but... More 

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RiadDarNajat, Owner at Riad Bab Essaouira, responded to this review

It is always a huge pleasure having the chance to have our friends coming baack to both houses ,Riad Dar Najat in Marrakech and Riad Bab Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast and for sure , considere both riads as your family houses in Morocco my friends. Many thanks again to be so kind and reliable with us. Yours,Olli. More 

Brandon, Canada
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6 reviews
Reviewed May 19, 2016

Good location inside the medina. Not hard to find using google map but the approach is down a dark smelly narrow passage which was a bit uncomfortable. However once inside the room was sparse but clean and the service very welcoming with a lovely breakfast on the roof terrace.

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RiadDarNajat, Owner at Riad Bab Essaouira, responded to this review

Thanks for the post here and especially for the part dedicated to the riad itself & the staff & breakfast. I would anyway kindly mention that in Essaouira in the all medina ( old town), it is always some small lanes or improbables small streets and when you arrive at first sight..if not used or not informed with readind here... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 18, 2016

The warm welcome from the small team running the riad is like coming home. The clean room and the nice breakfast, done fresh every morning, as well as the great view from the top terrasse make this riad for us the first choice in essaouira. We had the pleassure to make a real morrokkan tajin, start with shoping at the... More 

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RiadDarNajat, Owner at Riad Bab Essaouira, responded to this review

Hi dear friends and thanks for your warm review on booking.com and has been a real pleasure having you in Riad Bab Essaouira. We will be more than glad having the pleasure to see you back and very glad to had the pleasure to sere you for an extending stay that the one night stay.. which means that you feel... More 

Lifou, New Caledonia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2015

This place is gorgeous and the owners are taking good care of it. The view from the rooftop is beautiful and the setting is comfortable. The room was very clean and with a little lounge area, nice to seat around. Breakfast was delicious, fresh orange juice, msemenn, mint tea etc. Overall a great experience in Essaouira! :)

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RiadDarNajat, Owner at Riad Bab Essaouira, responded to this review

Hi to our new friends and many thanks indeed for your very kind post here on Trip Advisor which helps a lot . We will be very glad to have the chance to see you back in Riad Bab Essaouira and feel more than welcome to recommend our Riad around. We will do our real best. Yours faithfully,Olli. More 

Bristol
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116 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Having stayed at this owners Riad in Marrakech, we had been recommended to go to Essaouira, (and were glad we did) so stayed here. Transfers to and from the airport were flawless, and highly recommended, as the riad is really tucked away and would be very difficult to find unaided. Our greeting was very good, Hassam was helpful and friendly.... More 

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RiadDarNajat, Propriétaire at Riad Bab Essaouira, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind post dear friends and for sure , a real pleasure to see you back in Dar Najat in Marrakech and in Essaouira here, in Riad Bab Essaouira when you get some moments free.. I would just kindly answer that all the Essaouira's medina is with very small streets indeed and no large boulevards at all... More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2015

I had a great stay in their sister riad, Dar Najat in Marrakech, and also had a great stay here. The riad is clean, cute, and there is a nice rooftop cozy hangout area. The service is exceptionally friendly. Hassan is a great guy who listened carefully to my needs and responded wonderfully, with a customized breakfast. This is the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2015

It's not the unique, beautiful decor, the plentiful, fresh breakfasts, the sunny roof terrace with a sea view or the amazing vegetarian feast cooked up for us on our first night that make this Riad such a wonderful place to stay, though of course it all helps - it's the people. Oliver, the manager of Riad Bab and its sister... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Essaouira’s best luxury guest house. Member of the "Coolest Riads" group. Fantastic location, design and team. Incredible 360° views on ocean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad Bab Essaouira

Address: 35 Biss Derb Abderahman Eddakhil, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: $26 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Bab Essaouira 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Ask for a room on the 1st or 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles asby, yesterday | Read review
“Try getting the rooms on the upper floors, its a lot quiter.”
 of 5 bubbles AinTaza, 1 week ago | Read review
“in summer rooftop room, in cold month better the rooms downstairs”
 of 5 bubbles MtotheL, Feb 18, 2016 | Read review
“Best rooftop”
 of 5 bubbles Indianarose974, Nov 28, 2015 | Read review
“Choose the top room.”
 of 5 bubbles michellerZ2914EE, Aug 10, 2015 | Read review
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