Having looked at lots of riads online in Essaouira to ensure we had a good stay over the Christmas holidays, we were delighted with this gem of a Riad! Riad Lunetoile has a beautiful interior and the staff were wonderful. We stayed in a double room with ensuite (Room 3 I think) which had it's own lounge area, perfect for chilling out inbetween the busy streets and beach trips. The owner, Sue, gave us a great review of local restaurants and bars so we had lots of delicious dinners (tummy bug free!) in the town. Breakfast on the terrace is a must - croissants and home-made yoghourt each morning with coffee and fresh orange juice. The view of the sea and the town is fantastic plus it's a great place to sunbathe.The other staff, particularly Kabira, are friendly and welcoming and helped us arrange transport and even a sunset camel ride on Christmas day. I was worried about how cold it would be at night in December but they provide electric heaters and hot water bottles (which we didn't need in the end) but was a huge comfort after a very cold stay in a damp riad in Marrakech unfortunately. I would highly recommend Riad Lunetoile and look forward to returning one day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Lunetoile, situated in the heart of the Medina, with sea-views from the top terrace and from apartment 5, is the ideal relaxing, comfortable, holiday home / guest-house / B&B, to rent, in Essaouira. Ideal for surfers, individuals, couples or families... our Moroccan hospitality will enthrall you.....so, Submit yourself to a gentle introduction to true Moroccan hospitality, mixed with a little European comfort, and spiced up with a few Indian accessories. Enjoy all, that the Orient, has to offer, whilst still being in Africa!Savour our home-made BISUITS and sip mint tea from our sea-facing, rooftop terrace and listen to the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, crashing onto the rocks, whilst you let yourself drift into the mysteries of this far-away, Arabic, land. ... more less
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