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18 Rue Maleck Ben El Morahal, Essaouira 44000 Morocco
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#12 of 211 in Essaouira

See why so many travellers make Riad Dar Emotion their inn of choice when visiting Essaouira. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

While staying at Riad Dar Emotion, visitors can check out Dar Souiri (0.2 mi) and Chaim Pinto Synagogue (0.2 mi), some of Essaouira's top attractions.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a seating area, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the inn.

Riad Dar Emotion features a concierge, a rooftop terrace, and baggage storage, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts free breakfast. If you are driving to Riad Dar Emotion, secured parking is available.

If you’re looking for an Asian restaurant, consider a visit to Tokyo Bangkok, Les Delices de Zahra, or Ruly's, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Riad Dar Emotion.

If you are interested in exploring Essaouira, check out one of the art galleries, such as Galerie la Kasbah, GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, and Galerie La Rochelle.

At Riad Dar Emotion, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Essaouira.

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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Personal trainer
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Secured parking
Coffee shop
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Horseback riding
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Seating area
Bottled water
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic
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Nona P wrote a review Oct 2021
10 contributions4 helpful votes
Giselle, Philippe and their entire staff were really welcoming and provided an excellent level of service during our entire stay. The whole riad is beautifully designed and is the product of Giselle and Phillipe's creative vision and hard work. Our room was gorgeous, very clean and very inviting. There were times it was such a struggle to go out and explore Essaouria since it was so tempting to just laze around in our stunning room. Breakfast was top-notch and probably the best one we've had in our entire stay in Morocco. I would definitely recommend staying in this place! My husband and I are very keen on returning to Essaouira and staying here again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Riad Emotion Maison D'hôte, Directeur général at Riad Dar Emotion
Responded 17 Oct 2021
Merci pour votre très agréable message. C'est une grande joie pour nous de rendre nos hôtes heureux. Nous serons ravis de vous recevoir et vous faire partager encore notre enchantement pour Essaouira ! Bonne continuation à vous deux et à la prochaine fois bien sincèrement Gisèle et Philippe
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Storyteller318236 wrote a review Mar 2020
Dresden, Germany13 contributions3 helpful votes
We had an extremely pleasant stay in the wonderful and tasteful Riad Emotion. The situation couldn't be better. Gisele and Philippe were extremely friendly and stylish hosts. Big compliments for the creation of this magnificent house! Greetings from Germany. Camillo and friends
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Riad Emotion M, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Emotion
Responded 31 Mar 2020
Hello Thank you for your recommandation It was a pleasure and we will hope you for the next time Have a good day Gisele Philippe
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peterkEngland wrote a review Dec 2019
England60 contributions56 helpful votes
Riad Dar Emotion is tucked away in a small side street in the médina of Essaouira and from the outside you would scarcely notice it, but once inside you encounter a hidden gem. This riad is small but beautifully furnished. The walls are covered with fine paintings. The guest rooms are very comfortable. The breakfasts are delicious. But most of all the atmosphere is welcoming and very friendly. Thank you so much to Giselle, Philippe and the staff of the riad for making our stay so pleasant.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from Riad Emotion M, Owner at Riad Dar Emotion
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Bonjour et merci Ce fût un réel plaisir de vous faire partager notre passion Qui anime Au plaisir de vous recevoir Gisele et Philippe
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Reah wrote a review Oct 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark15 contributions18 helpful votes
Tucked away within the medina of Essaouira, this riad was a perfect place to escape from busy Marrakech. We stayed in Arganier suite - the room was tastefully decorated with lovely scented local amenities and a really comfortable bed. A Nespresso machine in the room was also greatly appreciated - these little things do make a lot of difference when you are visiting countries where we do not speak the language and finding our way around is not so easy. We visited here in colder December and the room was kept warm when we checked in. Despite of our very late arrival after a very long drive from Atlas, the lady welcomed us with a incredible hospitality. Next morning, we found ourselves at an incredibly romantic breakfast room - it is something like out of a movie. Breakfast was beautifully served - all home made, very tasty and changed daily. Last but not least, we could smell beautiful fresh flowers everyday as we come down the stairs... and we wish we could stay here much longer. Thank you so much for the lovely time - my husband still talks about Riad Dar Emotion and we look forward to return again!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Trek21967293176 wrote a review Jun 2019
Baghdad, Iraq1 contribution
Highly recommended place. The roon service was perfect, breakfast is excellent, internet conexion never fail, and the attention of the owners is very good too. The Hotel in the central part of the Medina, means that everything is 10 minutes walking distance.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Nothing to say about, everything was more tha fine.
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Response from Riad Emotion M, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Emotion
Responded 1 Jun 2019
Hello thank you for your recommandation we hope you for the next time Best regards Gisele & Philippe
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malink155 wrote a review Jan 2019
Helsingoer, Denmark28 contributions
Beautiful decorated riad with excellent beds, perfect location and an outstanding, breakfast. Good coffee. Clean rooms. Riad is managed by a french serviceminded couple. Very nice staff. Generous roof terrasse.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled
Response from Riad Emotion M, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Emotion
Responded 16 Jan 2019
Hello thank you so mutch for your review It was a pleasure to received you and we hope you for the next time Best regard Gisele & Philippe
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EssieGW wrote a review Jan 2019
London, United Kingdom5 contributions6 helpful votes
The petit déjeuner (or rather 'grand dejeuner') was magnificent; a perfect start to the day before exploring Essaouira. The entire Riad was beautifully designed and perfectly comfortable, Philippe and Giselle were wonderfully accommodating and helpful. A real home away from home.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled
Response from Riad Emotion M, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Emotion
Responded 10 Jan 2019
Hello Thank you for recommandation and we hope you for a next time
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Cristina F wrote a review Nov 2018
New York City, New York11 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed at Riad Dar Emotion for two nights in October. The Riad was a good value and nicely maintained. The service was very good and the hosts and staff were welcoming. The location is inside the medina, but if I were to go back to Essaouira I would stay closer to the beach since I had already stayed in the medina in Marrakech. The hosts gave us great recommendations for restaurants and helped us make reservations. In fact, we found the food in Essaouria to be the best we had in all of Marrakech. My only complaints with this Riad is that the rooms were not very private (there were two chairs right outside the door to our room and other guests were often sitting there) and there were a few things in the room that needed maintenance (for example the toilet was a little wobbly and the electric outlet in the bathroom did not work). I also found it a little odd that the Riad would not share their WIFI password, but instead typed it directly into our phones. Most other Riads would give us a piece of paper with all the details in case we needed to use it with iPads, other devices, etc.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Response from Riad Emotion M, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Emotion
Responded 2 Dec 2018
Hello thank you very mutch Nous avons bien évidement pris en compte l'intégralité de vos remarques Nous vous remercions et nous espérons vous revoir lors de votre prochain séjour Gisèle & Philippe
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pcinsb wrote a review Oct 2018
Santa Barbara55 contributions34 helpful votes
We enjoyed our time at Dar Emotion immensely. It’s truly a delightful place to stay. The art, décor and evening music made us feel we were staying with friends. The rooftop was a nice place to lounge and take in the sunset. The property is in a great location, just off the main road in the heart of the medina. Easy to explore all aspects of the beach, harbor and shops. Phillippe and Gisele were gracious and attentive hosts. Hiba worked magic in the kitchen, with sumptuous offerings for breakfast: fresh cakes, made to order eggs, crepes, breads, jams, delicious orange juice, great coffee and dreamy homemade yogurt. It was such a treat to feel so welcome and cared for. We enjoyed eating at Adwak and Delice et Saveurs. We did daily sunrise beach walks out to the dunes / bird refuge area. No guide needed, but check the tides. Merci à tous!
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Response from Riad Emotion M, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Emotion
Responded 22 Oct 2018
Hello Thank so mutch it was a pleasure , to save with you your time in the house Best regard Philippe
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ccairns2015 wrote a review Jul 2018
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Such a wonderful Riad, from the service to location to decor, Riad Emotion was perfect. Comfortable, spacious rooms, staff happy to help with anything and amazing breakfast. I Would highly recommend staying here.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled
Response from Riad Emotion M, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Emotion
Responded 12 Jul 2018
Hello Guest Thank you so mutch for your recomandation WE hope a next time Gisele & Philippe
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Dar Emotion
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Dar Emotion?
Nearby attractions include Centre d'art Le Real Mogador (0.2 miles), Essaouira Ramparts (0.2 miles), and Centre de la Bijouterie Artisanale Maalem Ali 1908 (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Dar Emotion?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Dar Emotion?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Riad Dar Emotion?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Dar Emotion?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Restaurant Berbere, Restaurant Sayef, and Restaurant Khmissa.
Does Riad Dar Emotion have airport transportation?
Yes, Riad Dar Emotion offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Riad Dar Emotion located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the centre of Essaouira.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riad Dar Emotion?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad Dar Emotion?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Dar Emotion?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Medina of Essaouira (2.0 miles), Chaim Pinto Synagogue (0.2 miles), and Bordj El Berod (1.7 miles).