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Fabulous! - Jun 21, 2019
Best terrace in the medina. Only hotel in the medina with an elevator. Beautiful rooftop restaurant. High end all around. Fantastic panoramic ocean views. Personnel is friendly and helpful. Well maintained and clean. 5 stars!« less

   dougs007 - Basel, Switzerland
Excellent restaurant - Jun 14, 2019
We had a day trip to Essaouira. Didn't stay at the hotel but instead had lunch at the rooftop / top floor restaurant. The panoramic view is magnificent. My dad had sea bream and I had seafood pastilla. Both are delicious and reasonably priced. Complimentary bread and olive. You will be surprised to learn how little price differential there is between nice restaurants like this and those from the medina. This is our best meal so far in Morocco. Highly recommend.« less

   AnAussie - Australia
Great position, very nice riad. - Jun 13, 2019
We stayed here for two nights. It is in an excellent position, right against the sea wall as others have mentioned, with beautiful views. We had a porter to carry our luggage to the riad as part of a group as it not accessible by car, being in the heart of the medina. You can walk everywhere, along all the little twisting laneways of the medina which is incredibly charming.We had a standard room, overlooking the laneway. Our room was large with a very generous bathroom. It is styled in a typically Moroccan way, fairly simple, but comfortable with a kingsize bed that was very comfortable. Perhaps not one of the most gorgeous places we stayed at in Morocco but perfectly fine. Our friends unfortunately were twin sharing and were very disgruntled to find a king size bed and a small cot like bed in their room which was unsuitable for an adult. They were unable to change their room but put in a bigger single bed. It still wasn't a great room, particularly as they couldn't get WIFI either.Breakfast was quite limited although the setting on the terrace was lovely, overlooking the sea. Staff were welcoming and warm, and organized a hammam for us close by. This was absolutely a superb experience - a scrub and then massage with pure argan products - bliss! We floated right back to the ryad then. I highly recommend you have one, we still talk about ours.To sum, a nice place. From what people say in their reviews, it sounds like the sea fronting rooms and suites are probably the really lovely accommodations but what we had was fine.« less

   Marjorie J - Brisbane, Australia
A treat! - May 27, 2019
We loved staying in this riad, which is in the old medina, right up against the sea wall. This meant that, unlike other riads we have stayed in, our room (205) had an external windows, and what a view! The sea was right below us and we could see up the coast. Gorgeous sound of waves all night as we couldn’t bear to shut the windows. If you think the sound of the sea will keep you awake, it is quite quiet when the windows are shut. The bed was a comfortable king-size with spare pillows. The only odd thing was that we had a single doona spread across the bed so had to use the blanket in the cupboard to keep warm, with there being a strong breeze through the windows.There were two bedside cabinets each with a lamp, a chest of drawers with mirror, a small desk/table holding the television and a stool. Unlike some hotels/riads, the room safe was bolted to the wall. The en-suite was small, with a shower. Soap and two sachets of shampoo/wash were provided. Lighting was good.You will love where breakfast is served as the dining room is on the top floor with magnificent views and an outside terrace with views over the sea and over the medina.I recommend getting a map from reception but the one we got was a photocopy of a photocopy and not very clear. The medina isn’t large but like most medinas you can get a bit lost. I found my off-line map invaluable in directing me back to the riad. Just make sure you download the Morocco maps before you venture out. Wifi was good at the riad.Rather than risking damaging your suitcase wheels by trundling it through the medina to the riad, you can pay a barrow man to push them in his barrow. Going rate seems to be 10 dirham per article (about €1). A note of warning though - do watch not only where you are putting your feet on the uneven ground, but also look straight ahead. We were taken along one alley and I didn’t notice a wooden beam at top-of-my-head height, walked straight into it and was knocked flat on my back. Fortunately my day pack landed to form a cushion for my back and head,« less

   lesliemQ3784HT - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Stunning hotel - May 14, 2019
Our room is on the corner with three windows overlooking the ocean. Friendly, thoughtful staff. Beautiful room, beautiful hotel in general. We have a large room with a large bed, chairs and table, good closet space, large bathroom. Can't ask for more!« less