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Rue Yamen 4bis, Essaouira 44000 Morocco
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#7 of 207 B&Bs / Inns in Essaouira
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Riad Kafila is a traditional Moroccan house in Essaouira, with three floors and a stunning rooftop terrace with views up and down the scenic coast. The Riad is an oasis of calm only a few minutes from the many restaurants, souks, cafes and shops in the medina, and only five minutes walking from both the harbor and the kilometers of endless sandy beach.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Clothes rack
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic
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John S wrote a review Apr 2020
44 contributions16 helpful votes
We stayed at this Riad on recommendation. Our host Musine was friendly, helpful. A delightful fellow. The Riad has about 6 rooms over 2 levels with the lounge/breakfast room above overlooking the rocky beach below. The roof terrace gives expansive views over the coast. The room however was very small, and we found the amenities to be rather ‘rustic’
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from Riad Kafila, Propriétaire at Riad Kafila
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you John for your lovely comment. After 6 months of work, we now have larger rooms with a superb sea view, a new terrace fitted out and sheltered from the wind facing the ocean. Best regards Corinne
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Eleanor M wrote a review Mar 2020
13 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed during a 2 week tour of Morocco. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious and filling. The building was a travel issues because of the coronavirus outbreak and the staff did everything possible to make it feel like home and help us - thank you so much!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Corinne L, Guest Relations Manager at Riad Kafila
Responded Mar 24, 2020
Hello Eleanor, Thank you for that kind message. I am delighted that the team at Riad Kafila made you feel at home during this terrible crisis. Take care of yourself and your family. You are welcome to come and stay in Essaouira again when all this will be just a bad memory. Best regards Corinne
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LightPacker686730 wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions5 helpful votes
Excellent hospitality, delicious breakfast menu. The interior with the a lot of antique please of furniture, art, rugs. Very helpful stuff. The room window opens right to the Atlantic ocean with waves breaking over the riad walls. Thank you so much!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Response from Corinne L, Guest Relations Manager at Riad Kafila
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Hello LightPacker686730, we are delighted to know that you have enjoyed our hospitality as well as our breakfast and the decoration of our riad. Thank you for this lovely comment. We hope to welcome you again at Riad Kafila. Best regards
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Heather T wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions8 helpful votes
Lovely Riad in an absolutely amazing location. Close to the ramparts of the city and easy walking distance to everywhere in the medina. Cannot beat the views of the ocean from the breakfast room! Wish it had been warmer when we were there, because the rooftop terrace looked amazing! Staff were all wonderful and very helpful with arranging transportation for us. Breakfast was delicious too. Room was comfortable and clean, even if minimal frills. Be advised: cars are not allowed where the Riad is located, so you either need to carry your suitcases a decent distance or hire someone with a cart. Having the staff arrange for someone to meet us at the riad with a cart and having a cab waiting outside the medina for us was incredibly helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from Corinne L, Guest Relations Manager at Riad Kafila
Responded Mar 6, 2020
Hello Heather, we thank you very warmly for such a detailed comment. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the ocean view from our living room and terrace. We always strive to make our guests' stay as easy as possible. We are fortunate to have a staff always ready to be of service. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next stay in Essaouira. Best regards Corinne
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CrieffTraveller_mike wrote a review Jan 2020
crieff8 contributions11 helpful votes
Stayed 3 nights. Good filling breakfasts, lovely dinners. Good shower. Great ocean view from dining room. Small (but adequate) room with heater (needed in January!) Quiet but convenient location. Moussin and Abdul looked after us very well. Would definitely go back there another time
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Corinne L, Public Relations Manager at Riad Kafila
Responded Jan 26, 2020
Hello CrieffTraveller_mike the entire Riad Kafila team was delighted to welcome you and thank you for leaving your impressions on your stay with us. You are welcome for a second stay in our establishment. Best regards
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Kafila
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Kafila?
Nearby attractions include Centre d'art Le Real Mogador (0.1 miles), Essaouira Ramparts (0.09 miles), and Le Souk (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Kafila?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Kafila?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Riad Kafila?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Kafila?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Sayef, Malaika Riad & Table D’Hotes, and Yoo Healthy Food.
Does Riad Kafila have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riad Kafila offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad Kafila?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Kafila?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Medina of Essaouira (2.0 miles), Chaim Pinto Synagogue (0.2 miles), and Bordj El Berod (1.9 miles).
Does Riad Kafila have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.