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Riad Al Madina
Ranked #29 of 74 Hotels in Essaouira
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Arnhem, Nederland
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7 reviews
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“Best location ever!”
Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

You could not be more central: every walk leads to this lovely riad. Calm and friendly. Staff is friendly and smiling, rooms are spacious. would love to come again and stay here. I can heartily recommend this central place to everyone. Nice courtyard...

  • Stayed December 2012
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Huddinge, Sweden
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Located in an very old house in the Medina so you can´t expect first class rooms. Nice dinnerfood. My wife fell in the sonestair and broke her arm. We were followed to the hospital by a man from the hotel who helped us in the hospital during two hours. Thank you for that.
Hope for better light in the stairs and white color where she stepped wrong. Very hard to see.
You don't have to carry your suitcases in the stairs, just left them outside the room. They also transport them to the bus (no cars allowed in the Medina). Free WiFi in the basement.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Riad Al Madina! Great location, located in a more spacious part of the medina. Rooms are all different, all have individual touches. Good staff, all in all great hotel!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Great location inside Medina . Staff very helpful showed us the rooms so we could pick as they
are all different. Every room we viewed was clean and good bathrooms Friends loved being amongst the shops felt quite safe to venture around the Medina. This is my second stay and will
be returning with Australian friends again soon. Good value.

Room Tip: Just ask at reception to view rooms as they are all different . No lift available
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Ask to see room as they do seem to differ quite allot, we had one on the front with a lounge area, very good if a little noisy for a short period at night till things settled down. Staff helpful breakfast good. As with all these riads look at what your paying if you want first class go stay in a smart hotel these places are all individual and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this one if only for it's central location. We shall be going back as we found Eassouaria a beautiful place especially watching the sunset from the sea wall.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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prestonpreston
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We came to Eassouaria with high hopes for the riad after a bad experience ina Marrakech hotel. It was certainly better relative to where we were previously, but nowhere near the quality of riads ive stayed in before. The manager was quite abrupt at times, and not friendly. She was more concerned with informing us about extra costs than making us feel welcome. They had not understood our emails about an extra person and so one of us had to sleep on a 'put you up' bed with springs poking through. We had a free hammam with our Groupon voucher, but this consisted of sitting in a small room and pouring bowls of hot water over us to create steam! we were then informed that exfoliation was extra!

The room was fairly clean but there was a condom wrapper on the floor, and a panty liner wrapper in the hammam! It was very noisy due to being near the mosque and being woken by the call to prayer at 530am.

Breakfast was not bad but the evening meal was not very good.

When we went to pay at the end we were told their credit card machine was broken. This resulted in a stressful hour of trying to find an ATM before catching our bus. We failed and in the end had to give all of our spare cash. As a result they got no tip (not enough cash). It would seem this is a ploy to avoid paying credit card charges so this is their own fault.

courtyard area was very nice.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is not the most expansive, but certainly the finest of all hotels in Essaouira. I have been traveling to Morocco for almost twenty years, and there is no place I feel more at home than in the Riad Al Madina. As the name points out, the hotel is located in the very center of one of the most beautiful medinas of the country. It combines the standards one would expect from a high-class hotel (cozy rooms, TV, WiFi, excellent restaurant, bar, wide range of spa options, like hamam, massage etc.) with the magic of a very old »oriental« building. Each column, espacially in the wonderful patio, smells a bit of the moved history the city has gone through in the last three centuries. Last but not least one has to emphasize the friendliness of the whole staff. It starts with helpful and polite baggage porter, goes on with the discreet cleaning ladies and the the courteous and quick waiters, and it ends with the wonderful management which is always ready to help you.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Riad Al Madina
Address: 9 Rue Attarine, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 74 Hotels in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Al Madina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
this elegant owned is located in the heat of essaouira.200 metres from the beach ans near all the attractions and souks.it has a central courtyard with fireplace and stream room on site or you will be offered massage and sauna.Also restaurant Riad El Madina served both traditional moroccan cuisine and intarnational dishes.free wifi,bar,patio and panoramic terrasse. ... more   less 
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