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Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights following a 10 day tour of Morocco. We stayed in the suite on the top floor, it was very clean and spacious and ideally located in the medina and just a 5 minute walk to the beach. Staff were very friendly but speaking French is an advantage. We loved everything about staying here. If... More 

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Merzouga, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We were a few days in this Riad with our childeren. The family room was spacious and nice decorated. Breakfast was delicious. There are several terraces and a nice rooftop. We got Marrocain tea and pastries as a warm welcome. Sea is nearby and the Riad is in the hart of the medina. A very nice place to be!

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Madrid
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The riad is fine, but I expected a bit more after reading some reviews, the location is good, the rooms are fine, breakfast too. It is a pity the terrace was not really ready to be used (maybe it was not the season yet). I did not like so much is that there was never anybody in the riad apart... More 

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Cheshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

On a week’s holiday in Marrakech, we spontaneously decided to visit Essaouria and stay over. As this was spontaneous we hadn’t booked a hotel so as soon as we arrived we went to a cybercafé to figure out our next stop. We found Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira and it had excellent reviews. However, it was difficult not to compare it to... More 

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Valganna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The hotel is clean, the food is very good ! people of the hotel were nice and the room very confortable. I enjoy my holiday by this hotel i can recomand it . I spent 10 days alone to have a kite surfing holiday on the first week of october 2012 ...unfortunalty not enought wind ! Enzo

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We stayed for three nights at the Riad l'Ayel and couldn't have wished for better. This white washed riad the Riad far exceeded our expectations: the owners, Jean Paul and his wife Christine, and the staff (Lachen and the sweet Nisrine) could not have been nicer. Nisrine produced every night wonderful Moroccan meals for us and every dinner, jowing with... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

A great place to stay. Very clean and comfortable and felt very homely. The staff were extremely kind and helpful, and we enjoyed really good home made Moroccan cooking in the riad which can be arrange each morning. Room was very clean and comfortable - not too hot even in the middle of August. Located right inside the old medina... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

First of all, don't rely on google maps for the location, because the riad's marker is a few streets off from the actual address (bad google!). Just pay one of the cart guys 20 dhm and save yourself the hassle of trying to find it (the riad's emailed directions aren't helpful, either). My room, the Mogador, was really small, but... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

A friend and I have just returned from a week long trip to Morocco, with three days/2 nights in Essaouira both here. This Riad is very beautiful, run by a lovely family and right in the heart of the Medina. We received an email in advance with some directions on which were very helpful and finding the Riad straight forward.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights in January and really enjoyed the city. The riad was ok-- it is owned by a Frenchman and the staff speak a little English, but it was difficult to communicate most of the time (especially when a pipe burst in our room, though this was fixed quickly once we sorted the language barrier problem).... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Breakfast
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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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