I stayed for three nights in late September. This place is absolutely gorgeous and Britte is a wonderful host. I had e-mailed about a room earlier in the month but never followed-up. Luckily when I called in the afternoon, she had a room available for that evening. She met my late bus at the SupraTours bus station and walked me back to the riyad. I'm glad she did because I'm not sure I would have found it in the dark, but it turns out that it's very close to a main gate and only two turns off one of the main streets of the medina. She gave me a quick intro to the riad and let me settle into my absolutely gorgeous room. The pictures on trip advisor are accurate and the walls are amazing. Breakfast was delicious and filling - fruit salad, yogurt, bread with homemade jam, eggs, tea/coffee, and juice - and it was served on the lovely roof deck. It's also not far from the vast sandy beach of the town. Spectacular. In the morning she gave me a map and ideas of what to see. Unfortunately, I was very tired from my previous trekking so I napped most of my first day - but what a lovely place to relax. My second day was spent wandering and Britte helped me find a bookstore that sold English language books in preparation for my long trip home. I wish I had arranged to spend another day or two in Essaouira for the activities and the splendid accommodations. Of note, Britte speaks German, French, and English (maybe more).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Imik Imik is in the heart of the medina, and yet offers peace and tranquility, with a fabulous terrace to relax on. This riad has many authentic Moroccan features, combined with high European standards creating a spacious and comfortable atmosphere. ... more less