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“Very good stay with good service” 4 of 5 stars
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Riad Casa Lila
Ranked #23 of 78 Hotels in Essaouira
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Very good stay with good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We stayed here in June 2012 and discovered we were the only guests! We got the option to pick any room we wanted and went for the top floor. Room was perfect. Simply perfect. No imperfections. Beautifully decorated and cleaned properly every day with rose petals put back on the sink and bed. How romantic!

Location is great. Its a small medina anyway but if you come from the main gate its a straight walk and easy to find.

Food: Breakfast was fine. Nothing amazing but not bad also. We didnt eat all the food given to us so the owners personally asked what we would like to eat. Very attentive. Like this.

Service: The chap at reception was a little quiet and came across as indifferent but he just struggled with english. We decided (twice!) to bring food back to the riad to eat and he laid out a table for us with music. Who does that? Good service.

Only criticism is the noise the seagulls make in the morning. They tend to come sit on the roof and so if you're staying on the top floor you will hear very loud seagulls who will def wake you up.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We stayed in Casa Lila for 2 nights and had entire place to ourselves. Beautifully kept and maintained. The riad was peaceful and felt like home. The French couple were so lovely and warm and friendly. They helped us with dinner suggestions and were very attentive to our breakfast each morning.

We were upgraded to any room in the house, we choose the big room on the terrace level. Altho very nice we were surprised by how much noise you could hear from the sea gulls early morning. Otherwise, a lovely stay!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Riad Casa Lila is such a lovely place to stay in Essaouira. It is run by a wonderful and very helpful french couple. We stayed in the Saffron room on the second floor and it was spacious, exotic, airy, romantic, clean and comfortable. It looked just like the picture on the website.

The riad is well appointed in authentic moroccan decor. It is conveniently located within a 5 minute walk of the car park in the heart of the medina. The rooms are quiet.

Breakfast is served on the roof terrace with beautiful city views. We had such a relaxing stay and would love to return again some day.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

We had a two bedroom apartment in February for a very decent price. It is placed in one of the busy streets two minutes walk from the gate Bab Marrakech. But is a quiet sanctuary with it's own spa. I got a lovely massage one of the days. If you want a hammam there is one just on the opposite side if the street that we got recommended from the Riad. My wife went there and was satisfied. Every day they had spread rose leafs on the beds.
We had a large apartment but there was also very nice common areas where we sometimes spent time reading and planing our next day.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Last week my girlfriend and I spent 2 wonderful evenings at the casa Lila. Located near one of the main entrances to the walled city which helped us on arrival from the bus terminal. Casa lila is owned by a delightful french couple who really go out of thier way to make you feel welcome from start to finish. The rooms are beautifully decorated with fresh rose petals layed out each morning, lovely breakfasts from the roof terrace. We both recommend that you stay at Casa Lila as it will not dissapoint just like the town.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

The riad is on one of the main pedestrian streets (cars are banned inside the city walls). As one walks through a door from reception into the main courtyard, it's a transformation, going from the hubbub of the town, to a calm sanctuary.

Each of the rooms has an individual colour theme - feels like someone has put great thought into furnishing the place. The rose petals scattered over the bed made my fiancee rather happy. In the courtyard, there's also a big comfy sofa and a bunch of chairs around a table, as well as plenty of other seats next to a fireplace and a mini library. Breakfast is on the terrace, overlooking the rest of the city - great in the sunshine.
Yes, some of the other reviewers have a thing about the purple colour theme, but I think they are just being petty, trying too hard to find something that they didn't like. Reception staff are very kind and gentle with guests.

The couple who own the place are very hands on - they really want their guests to have a good time while in Essaouira, and give good advice about what's fun to do and attractive to see.

The only bad thing I can possibly say, is it would be nice if wifi were available in the courtyard as well as just reception so you can surf on your phone. Otherwise, extremely difficult to fault this place - can only suggest you try it yourself.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Casa Lila is an authentic and clean Riad inside the Medina. It is run by a sweet french couple and with a kind helpful staff. Every room is different and charming in its own way. Breakfast on the terrace in the morning inclusive and I suggest a nice warm oil massage in the evening. Note - It can be chilly during winter at night even in the rooms but there are heaters and extra blankets to make up for it. If you are going to Essaouira this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Riad Casa Lila
Address: 94 Rue Mohamel El Qorry, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Room Service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Essaouira
#9 Spa Hotel in Essaouira
#17 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
#21 Family Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Casa Lila 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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