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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

To start with positives, the staff went out of their way to be helpful, one night was so cold we had to get them to go next door for warm blankets. They also lit the fire for us. The building needs a fair bit of work, the rooms are cold and felt damp. They are also dark. Breakfast was average...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Nice little riad, staff is sweet, room pretty and cosy, even if bathroom is a bit old and small We had a great time in here and i would recommend this riad for low budget Breakfast is ok and you can take it to the terrasse or small marocan salon upstairs

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Reviewed 24 January 2015

This riad is infested with bedbugs. The staff is friendly, but some if them do not speak english. There is a lot of noise from the street at night if you choose a room on that side. The rooftop has a nice view.

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Reviewed 12 January 2015

Rented out the entire riad for 4 days, so just some friends and I so no staff around. (Cannot comment on service). Although beautiful, it was damp and needed a good scrub over! The rooms were very dark and the shower was more like a dribble. I'm sure the staff were lovely, however the riad's facilities leave much to be...

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Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Very traditional type riad. Great for younger travellers, but it's very open and therefore very noisy, i wouldn't recommend it if you're travelling with children. Rooms were sparse but had what we needed. Staff were very kind and very helpful. Location is excellent, walking distance to the main markets and to the beach. Beautiful views from the rooftop terrace!

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Reviewed 31 December 2014

We had booked for three nights and the location, prices and suite we booked were good. This is a cheap Riad but we were disappointed on arrival to be told our room wasn't available until the following day. We had asked for a double with an extra bed but were given a room with three single beds. The room had...

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Reviewed 9 December 2014

You will not get more helpful and friendly people... We stayed here based on the reviews we had read and had initially planned to stay 2 nights, but ended up staying for 6 because it was a great base to have and perfect for the genuine backpacker.. The Riad is lovely and the rooms are big. We had a room...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2014

We found the hotel through TripAdvisor, looking at some of the bad reviews, we felt uneasy. However I am glad we gave this place a chance. The location of the Riad is unbeatable. Located in the centre of the medina, no more than 5-7min walk to the beach. You are in essence at the heart of all that's to see...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Lovely cosy riad with incredibly welcoming staff. Really good location in the medina, just off the main shopping route and but really close it it, and easy to avoid if you like. Roof terrace with most amazing sea view, close enough to the sea to hear waves at night. I arrived at night in the first rainstorm in 3 years,...

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Reviewed 5 November 2014

We got to Essaouira pretty late at night (around 2:30 am), but luckily we could call the riad and someone came to get us (because none of the few people we met on the streets knew where it was). It is located in the middle of the medina, very close to all the shops/restaurants, easy to get everywhere from there....

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Additional Information about Riad El Mess

Address: 14 Rue Oujda Ancienne Medina | 6 Rue Sidi Ahmed Ouharoune Ancienne Médina, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: £11 - £26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Riad El Mess 1*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Rooms off the street are quieter. Terrace has amazing views Breakfast is great, with lovely fresh bread”
 of 5 bubbles 662angeliney, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
“If you don't mind street ambience, ask for street window. Rooms on the roof are fun, but it think the bathroom is shared.”
 of 5 bubbles thecatpalmer, 9 Nov 2014 | Read review
“try and get a non-smelly room without an attached shower. contrary i know, but the moisture is really hard to get out of the rooms for some reason and having a large window doesn't help--are you really going to lock your door and leave your window open while you tour the city/beach?”
 of 5 bubbles Cheech_Pan, 21 May 2012 | Read review
“Room 6 has the window..”
 of 5 bubbles chicam_12, 11 Apr 2012 | Read review
“Avoid room 8”
 of 5 bubbles CDR444, 12 Jan 2012 | Read review
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