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Riad Al Zahia

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Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Riad Al Zahia was well located inside the medina, we had easy access to everything from there. The room was nice and clean, nice bathroom too. There is a nice rooftop terrasse where breakfast is served and where you can also order drinks and snacks during the day. The staff was always nice and polite.

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Berlin, Germany
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28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The host is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very spacious and nicely furnished. The riad is simply amazing - located in a quiet part of the medina, near the sea, with great views on the ocean from the rooftop terrace. The breakfast and the coffee were delicous. We would recommend it!

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Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Good location, semi helpful staff. We were told we could pay with a CC when we checked out, then the morning we were leaving the english speaking manager was not there. The clerk on duty had no idea what to do and we had to run to the ATM for cash, causing us to almost miss out bus. The breakfast... More 

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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

we stayed four nights in riad al zahia and we had a great time. the interior is not very carefully decorated but it's lovely anyway. the staff is very very nice and the patron in particular! the lobby and the terrasse are very pretty. only thing is the breakfast was not so lush (no fruits and no moroccan bread, just... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Great Riad, located within the old Medina, walking distance to the beach and surrounded by local shops and restaurants. Rooms were clean and spacious with access to free wifi. Breakfast was served at the roof top which gives you a great opportunity to see the city and the ocean from the top.

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

A peaceful riad in an excellent location. The riad was not very busy when we stayed so it was very quiet. Rooftop terrace was lovely but after 1st day the bar was closed, maybe because few guests. Room was nice size and decor but bed not the comfiest. Breakfast was typically Moroccan, pastries, bread, yogurt and jam, plentiful supply.

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Pontresina, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

The people at the Riad have been nice and friendly and the room was big and always tidy. The best thing was the breakfast on the cafe sunset-(AMAZING) It's as well at a good place where you can go quickly to the beach or if you want to go shopping just open the door.

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Reviewed 26 February 2016

Quiet respite from the streets and alley ways. I had gotten a little bit of a stomach bug in Marrakesh and was looking forward to checking in to this riad. It's nice, but keep in mind it's no 5-star hotel, and you're not paying for one either. The floors weren't squeaky clean, and the bedding was a little rough. Normally... More 

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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Beautiful little riad in the medina of Essauoira. Very easy to find and close to everything. Extremely friendly staff who were willing to help with everything. The room was beautiful and spacious. Great terrace where a good breakfast was served every morning. Highly recommended!

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ClementeN, Gerente at Riad Al Zahia, responded to this review

Hello Bernadette, thank you so much for this possitive comment, i dont know if we met as i was in Spain in february but in any case it really makes us proud to hear this. Thank you in the name of all staff More 

Munich, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Nice Riad in the small street in Medina. Very good and quiet location! Comfortable room with lot of lovely decorations! Friendly and helpful staff! Breakfast on the rooftop terrace with nice views! I will definitely stay here again during my future stays in Essaouira.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Riad Al Zahia is one of the best places to spend a few days in Essaouira, with friends, on family or in couple Essaouira has lots to offer, to visit and to see, and Riad AL Zahia has the best location to explore it all.We have all kind of rooms for everybody doubles, triples, twins and family rooms, all rooms are different styled, cossy and very confortable, average big and high roof with its private bathrooms.We have a lovely terrasse where you can have your breakfast admiring the beautifull Ocean and the wonderful roofs of the medina, like a tale!!Book your tickets now, Essaouira is waiting for you, be very welcome!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad Al Zahia

Address: 4 Rue Mohamed El Bakkal | Medina, Essaouira 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: £31 - £45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Al Zahia 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#16 Family Hotel in Essaouira
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“Rooms on the second or third floor give you great view of the Riad from the top.”
 of 5 bubbles 486denas, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Third-floor suites at extremely good prices.”
 of 5 bubbles brooklynhere, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms in this Riad are excellent. They have a great selection for larger groups, like we were, and smaller groups.”
 of 5 bubbles 216lexyh, 27 Aug 2014 | Read review
“You are between a rock and a hard place - the higher rooms are further away from noise at the main door entry,but are closer to the music from the roof terrace. Either way, the noise echoes so much that all rooms would be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles BudgieMan, 7 Jul 2014 | Read review
“If you like to sleep in bring ear plugs because the seagulls start early.”
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