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Riad Al Madina
Ranked #29 of 74 Hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Have been returning here for about 15 years. Very friendly, very central and comfortable. Lots of hot water for gigantic bathtub.
Breakfast in the courtyard with the little birds is always fun.
Have been here with my family and brought family friends.
Elegant rooms.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

This riad was OK. It was quite big and busy, with a central location right in the medina. The location was great because it was right in the middle of the action and a short walk to shops/restaurants/the beach. However it wasn't the greatest at 5:30 in the morning as it is right next to the mosque. Prepare to be woken up by the call to prayer, and then later again by the bustling street right outside your window! My room did not come with a heater (FREEZING) and had NO HOT WATER. Thank god I only stayed one night and could take a shower at my next stop, because it was beyond too chilly out for a cold shower in a room with no heat! Also, I saw a cockroach in my room - yuck.

Overall, this riad was OK for one night. The rooms were spacious and the bed was comfy. The decor was nice. But I wouldn't stay here beyond one night, especially with the lack of heat/hot water. If you're looking for a cheap, bare bones place to stay in the summer than it would suffice.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank annarice23
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

I stayed at the hotel for 5 days in november. It was wonderful days, They have professional and kindly staff, ready to give you a good service all day long. there were wonderful bedrooms, a bit like living in a fairy-tale. The breakfast was plain and absoloutly tasteful.

And the best of all, is the location of the hotel. it is in the middel of town, with lot af facilities around, shops, restaurants, and the beautiful harbour.

I sure will be back one day.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Dandisigus
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

The Al Madina is very pretty and really fit our expectations of a Moroccan riad (tiles everywhere, large inner courtyard/garden with rooms opening off balconies surounding the garden) while costing the same as the less-appreciated riad we moved from. We had a good sized bedroom with a separate sitting area and a bathroom/toilet. The staff were great, friendly, efficient and readily available but not intrusive. We are a 60+ couple who took our room at the Al Madina after leaving another riad that was ill-adapted to our aging joints. Our (adult) kids traipsed around town doing a market survey on Dec 23rd to find us something better and they found the El Madina, to our great satisfaction. It is large with many rooms, the fact that the room was hand picked for us may have been a big advantage.The location in the heart of the Medina and the building itself are great.
Breakfast was plentiful. We ate at the restaurant once, but were not happy. However with so many good restaurants to choose from in Essaouira, that was not a problem.

Room Tip: Ask to see the available rooms and choose the one that pleases you the most.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Janet S
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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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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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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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Thank enswan
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Additional Information about 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: $44 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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