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“Cheap and nasty”
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Riad Aanbra
Ranked #45 of 75 Hotels in Essaouira
Reviewed April 27, 2012

Ok, so it's only 200Dir a night for a double room with en-suite. If you only want to sleep, maybe not too bad. However, the whole building is dark and dingy and has an air of neglect. Our room at the top had ants crawling across the pillows and views of dyong unwatered potted plants on the terrace. No breakfast included. They just don't seem geared up for visitors and although relaitively gracious, this feels like an amateurish stab at renting a place out rather than a professional operation.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 7, 2011

It's a shame that this Riad, which has great ocean views from its potentially lovely terrace, and nice features like fireplaces in the rooms, is suffering so much from maintenance issues. I suspect personnel problems are at the root of the problem. Here are some of the problems we noticed:
* Entry alley was smelly with piles of garbage nearby the doorway to the Riad
* Room smelled strongly of mildew
* Generally lack of cleanliness on counters, bedside furniture, bathroom
* Sink did not drain properly
* Door missing from under-sink cupboard
* Sheets dirty gray color, and too short by about 8" from the foot of the bed

Good points: That ocean view from the terrace! The manager who was on duty was very friendly and helpful.

The price we paid, which would have been reasonable had there been fewer problems, did not include breakfast.

Medina location was fine; not too close to the quarter that the guidebooks warn you to stay away from, and a reasonable walk from everything you would want to see in Essaouira.

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed October 28, 2017
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2017
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2016, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 26, 2016
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  • Stayed: May 2016, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riad Aanbra

Address: 31 Rue Kowait, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
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Ranked #45 of 75 Hotels in Essaouira
Price Range: $29 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Aanbra 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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