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Riad Thais
Ranked #56 of 178 Essaouira B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 2, 2014

This place is excellent. Right in the centre of town, easy to find, and great to explore the beautiful town. this riad is spotless and very welcoming. the staff are extremely hard working and friendly (although there english isnt great- a good chance to practise French). After travelling across the country this was the cleanest and most well finished riad we stayed in.

Breakfast was included and amazing- really delicious. I would 100% staying in this Riad and traveling to Essaoira.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Riad Thais, it was a little bit hard to find it in the Medina though. The host Fatimzara is really nice and sweet, she gave us good tipps for the city and her English is perfect. The whole house has a cool style, really modern and special. Our room was a little bit small, but also very special and there was a spacious area downstairs where we had a nice breakfast. Beds were superb.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

We absolutely loved our 2 nights stay in this beautiful riad. The rooms are veryyyy clean and well maintained, with clean and fresh sheets and towels provided.
the manager and the housekeeper are the friendliest people you can meet in Essaouira always smiling and ready to help, they made our stay very nice and they were very helpful (thank you Fatimzahra and Fatima).
Each room has a different, unique design, which made it more special, and also the breakfast was delicious.
Highly recommended !!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

We didn't expect to be so perfect there. The place is a hidden treasure:) You walk in the medina and when you step in the riad you just find yourself in a magical place out of the Essaouira world. Just immerse yourself in this perfect world and you will feel like in a fairy tale. The place is well decorated. The wall colors are light. The rooms are not so typical and ingenious. ( Some may not like the bathroom in the room but you can get used to it:)).
Breakfast was ok ( it is only a shame that they don't give white cheese to the pancakes).
The only flaw is the terrace- it doesn't have a good view.
The staff is really great:)

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank igitravel
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Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Lovely rooms. Great breakfast. Super hosts. Fatimzara and Fatima looked after us very well. Hammam was a real treat. Fatimzara gave us super tips on where to eat and what to see. After 4 days on a motorbike from France it was great to chill out here for a couple of days. We even extended our stay. Full marks.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

This riad is tucked into the Mellah in Essaouira. Look carefully or you will miss the door. Once inside, the two women who really run the place, Fatima and Fatimzara, will take good care of you. Ask Fatimzara to arrange a steam bath and massage in one of the local hammams. Enjoy the simple breakfasts and chatting with other guests in the common area.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

My partner and I stayed there for 5 nights at the end of November 2013. Place looks amazing! It`s very clean. Got a good location. We had a breakfast every day cooked by Fatima ( always fresh juice , some sweet pancakes, tea , coffee) , simple and fresh:) . If u ll stay there ask Fatima-zara if u can have lunch there cooked by her friend - it`s amazing!! We got a fresh fish prepared with some veg and some cold tagine , better than in any restaurant! Also ask where is a fish market. The hostel is great and ladies working there are very friendly and helpful. We ll definitely by back there!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 181 Avenue Sidi Mohamed ben Abdallah | (Ancienne Medina), Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 178 B&Bs / Inns in Essaouira
Price Range: $46 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Thais 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Thais is a charming house in the heart of the Medina of Essaouira perfect to couples, welcome groups of friends or families. Modern in style with a mix of Moroccan and contemporary style, it boasts clean lines, high technology and all the comforts you could require for a memorable stay. The property has been recently completely restored and offers an elegant and comfortable environment. Located on a quiet side street off the main souk area within 5 minutes walk from the splendid white beaches and Moulay Hassan square and a guarded parking area, is an oasis of calm where you can recharge your batteries. There are also several restaurants to hand. The villa has an area of 260 m2 on two floors. There are 5 double bedrooms, 3 on the first floor around the patio and two on the second floor. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and are differently decorated. There is a spacious dining room, living room, chimney, chill-out corner, kitchen, wall fountain, satellite TV, traditional Hammam and a large roof terrace with a stunning town view and a complimentary wi-fi. A chauffeur can be provided if you wish to visit the beautiful surrounding areas as well as your own chef who can prepare you whatever you want whenever you want. ... more   less 
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