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Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira

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Olney, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Nice looking Riad, very well located. We had the suite on the 2nd floor with terrace, spacious and well presented. Service left a lot to be desired, the staff were more interested in their mobile phones than they were with us. Room cleaning was virtually none existent, a brief flush of the toilet and put the covers back on the... More 

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Bretagne44, Propriétaire at Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira, responded to this review

Hello, We are very surprised by your remark about the breakfasts because they are composed particularly of fresh bread just out of the oven from the nearby Baker. We prefer 2 kinds of the best jams and fruit salads fresh compound depending on the market. Also, Moroccan pancakes, or homemade pastries and different each day. Fresh pressed orange juice is... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Top floor rooms with bed, sitting and shower rooms. Straight out onto the roof terrace. Very helpful owner and manager. The weather was mixed so we used inside and out. Access is easy to the Riad but is quite hidden the first time you arrive. Riad is near everything in the medina; short walk to the beach.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

The room was absolutely amazing and the bathroom is truly dreamlike. There was a construction going on in the room next to the one we had originally booked so we were offered a much fancier and undoubtedly more expensive room downstairs. The men who worked in reception for the first two days of our stay were wonderful and very attentive.... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Essaouira is a great relaxed place that I really enjoyed visiting. This was a great place to stay. I really liked it, staff were friendly, rooms were very nice and generally all was good. I have no complaints and happy to tell friends to stay here.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

perfect position, good prices, clean rooms, service is friendly and helpful. everything as you expected than to be. the breakfast was one of the best we had in Morocco, even if they offered only sweet stuff.

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This Riad off the beaten path is well worth it. Very calm and if you go up to the roof you'll have a fantastic view of the city! The couple that run it are very accommodating, helpful and the breakfast is wonderful. The rooms are very comfy and calm

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Thank Stecolombe
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We stayed for 8 nights in February The location was great and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The food was amazing and we choose to eat in every other night, as could not beat the home cooking, especially fish tagine and the open fire. The room was lovely, having windows a tad noisy, but lovely to have light... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Excellent central location, lovely hosts very helpful, lovely complimentary breakfast, beautiful bathroom, clean - excellent The room we booked for four adults was much too small, one double bed and two narrow short couch beds.

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Thank Courtney_NZ_2014
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights as 2 couples renting the 4 person room (one double and two singles) singles were a bit small but the place was nice and quiet with a cool deck on the room and clean. Would recommend.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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44 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

This riad is a great choice, excellent central quiet and safe location. It has recently been totally redone to the highest standard with gorgeous rooms, amazing artwork and a true Moroccan home feel. The bathroom was stunning! The roof terrace has a wonderful view and you can choose to have your breakfast there or in the lovely dining room. The... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On a peaceful street in the heart of the Medina of Essaouira, Riad Ayel invites you to take advantage of the serenity of this ancient house souiri completely restored according to the purest Moroccan traditions with all the necessary comforts. It is 5 min from the port, the beach and also the souks and the excitement of the medina, while taking advantage of the peace of the street which shelters it. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira

Address: 28 Rue Mallek Ben El Morahhal, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: $34 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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