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Riad Sidi Magdoul
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stayed only one night at this very friendly run Riad.Location could not be more perfect-right in the heart of the charming Medina and close to the Supratour bus station and all important sights.Although the riad is located in one of the narrow streets, it is just off of the main one so easy to find after all.Moreover Essaouira's Medina is not very big so one can navigate through it without many problems.Very good value for money including a simple breakfast.Fact,there was no air condition in our room but you do not need it in October at ll.Staff was absolutely fantastic-very nice and helpful.Thanks guys for making our short stay unforgetable.We were recommended the Les 3 Portes restaurant just arround the corner and we ended up having meal there twice as the place was beautifully decorated,with special ambience and most important -delicoius food.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

We had planned an overnight stay so we could have two days in Essaouira, but we found the town so pleasant and the staff and hotel so accommodating that we extended our stay by another night.

Centrally located, this is an excellent base to explore the town and environs; the staff are really friendly and it is amazingly quiet at night, (Ignoring the seagull chicks on the roof and crying baby of one of the other guests, cats yodelling and the ubiquitous call to prayer.... :-) ). We all enjoyed really good night’s sleep each night in well appointed simple and clean rooms.

This is a Riad which reflects real Morroco, excellent value for money, easy hospitality and a place you felt you came as guests and left as friends.

The fresh pure orange juice every morning was perfect as was the pancakes, French bread and preserves. My only gripe about breakfast would be the instant coffee which I can’t abide, but this was quickly replaced with Morrocan tea, which is a lovely way to start the day.

The roof terrace was also a great pace to relax any time of the day.

We checked out at 12 but were able to leave our luggage til we collected it later that day, after doing one more camel ride and one more restaurant... all in all well worth a stay.

Room Tip: Lots of stairs and no lift, so ask for lower rooms if you dont like climbing stairs!
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

The staff were really helpful. Do ask them about the showers etc as you can easily miss tricks to get hot water. Great location and its nice they have a bar and food at the Riad but they can also steer you to great restaurants. They pointed us to Caravane Cafe -totally worth a visit.

Room Tip: You can have them show you the rooms, if they a few to choose from, and pick one that suits you.
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 27, 2012

Riad Sidi Magdoul is a good value hotel, located in the centre of town. Our room was nicely decorated, clean and comfortable. The bathroom is clean as well, included are towels, toilet paper and soap. The only unfortunate thing is that the shower gets cold after 2 minutes before it gets hot again, and so on. Furthermore, the staff is very friendly and there's a roof terrace to enjoy the sun. Breakfast is ok, with orange juice, coffee/tea, bread, pancakes and marmalade. Though it could be improved with some variation (an egg, honey, cheese or something like that). To conclude, we stayed for three days and really enjoyed this hotel. It has a great central location, in a lovely city, where you will feel welcome, just like us!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

This is a great little guest house tucked away in an alleyway between two major shopping streets. The location was very useful for popping back to the room after making purchases.

the accommodation is simple, with a functional bathroom and basic continental breakfast. Evening live music sessions provided a funky bonus. I didn't eat dinner there, but i regret it as the meal across the road was disappointing.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Christine-Essaouira, Responsable relations clients at Riad Sidi Magdoul, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2011

Polekatlex Hello!

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you for having allowed testimony.
We take this letter to inform our readers and our guests that we have closed our alternative space "corner of the artists." It was an exciting project, through which many young musical talents of Essaouira were found, consistent with international visitors.
So there will be more music in the evening and the hotel will be reserved exclusively for guests.
We hope to see you soon (when you're in love with Essaouira it does not let you go ...).
We wish you a very nice holiday season and we will send our best wishes for happiness and success for 2012
Cordially.
Christine and the team of Essaouira Riad Sidi Magdoul

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