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Maison Du Sud

29 Avenue Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Essaouira 44000 Morocco
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#4 of 38 small hotels in Essaouira
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Located 300 m from the sea, Riad Maison du Sud is a beautifully restored 18th-century hotel set at the heart of Essaouira’s bustling medina. Luxuriously renovated in Moorish style, the 24 room Riad offers an authentic mix of Moroccan and Andalusian architecture, design and style, making it the perfect boutique residence. The Riad has many quiet salons to relax in as well as two large rooftop terraces with sea views to enjoy breakfast on whilst the service at the Riad is attentive yet understated in the long tradition of Morocco’s finest establishments. At Riad Maison du Sud we endeavor to offer a friendly personalised service and our staff speak several languages. Although there are some direct flights from Europe most clients arrive by private taxi transfer and we can arrange this from any city or airport in Morocco if we have your flight details in advance. Alternatively if you’re arriving with your own transport we can assist with parking and bringing your luggage to the hotel for a small charge. Services offered at Maison du Sud include:- Downstairs wifi - A laundry service - 24 hr room service - Private taxi transfer - The booking of activities in Essaouira.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Kids stay free
Airport transportation
Body wrap
Secured parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Bicycle tours
Patio
Walking tours
Car hire
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
City View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 1 more
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Liz P wrote a review Jul 2023
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We have just returned from a week here. Hotel was very clean, our room was more of a suite than a room as it included 2 sofas, two armchairs and 2coffee tables. Bed was very comfortable and the bed linen and towels were changed every day. The breakfast was excellent consisting of: Always a mini baguette, local yogurt, jam, honey, orange juice, m’smen, fruit and hot beverage of choice. Then variably a brioche, a couscous cake or pancake with either boiled egg or cheese. It was very filling and the staff were always very helpful. The proprietors were friendly and helpful from advising on local areas of interest to arranging our taxi back to the airport. We are looking forward to returning and have already recommended it to friends and family.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: They are very helpful when asked for help and advice, but we did need to ask.
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Response from maison du sud, Directeur général at Maison Du Sud
Responded 14 Jan 2024
Dear customer, thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic stay with us. Our team takes great care in ensuring that our rooms are clean and comfortable, and we are pleased that you found your suite to be spacious and well-appointed. It's great to know that you enjoyed our breakfast offerings and that our staff was helpful throughout your stay. We appreciate your recommendation to friends and family and hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again soon. Warm regards!
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Gabriela L wrote a review Jul 2023
47 contributions14 helpful votes
The riad is very nice. Antique I would say, beautiful architecture, beautiful furniture. The rooms are good and comfortable. Breakfast is great. It has a good location as Essaouira is very easy to move and walk.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 14 Jan 2024
Dear customer, we appreciate your positive feedback. It's wonderful to know that you found our rooms comfortable and enjoyed our delicious breakfast. Thank you for highlighting our riad's antique charm and convenient location. We look forward to your next visit!
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Navinsky wrote a review Mar 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom23 contributions113 helpful votes
It was an absolute pleasure to stay here. Situated right in the heart of Essaouira, the rooms were outstanding, breakfast was top notch, and the hotel itself is just so beautiful from the very top to the very bottom.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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bianca c wrote a review Jan 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom29 contributions27 helpful votes
What a gorgeous hotel! The public spaces and sun roof are absolutely exquisit, and so are most rooms. My own room was simple, but came at no single occupancy surcharge and had fast reliable wifi at all times. Upstairs rooms will have been quieter but I was told that WiFi is patchy. The whole space was spotless with plumbing in good working order, although my bathroom was tiny and they need to make it clear to guests that this is not drinking water. Breakfast was plated rather than buffet and not for me, but after I spoke to the manager I got less of some things and more of others. Location is in the middle of the medina, with lots of shops and food options nearby. I got lost in the medina on days 1 and 2, so I definitely recommend remembering landmarks! Highly recommend this place - would have been 6 stars without breakfast :-)
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Frank B wrote a review Aug 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands15 contributions7 helpful votes
The riad is beautifully restored and has a very relaxing ambience. Very friendly staff and great breakfast. The location is a bit lively and ideal for exploring the medina and the waterfront; it is not a beach hotel close to the sand beach.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Sandy Q wrote a review Aug 2022
Malibu, California368 contributions67 helpful votes
I really enjoyed this riad in Essaouira! My room was large and clean, the bed very comfortable, and the service fantastic. It had a nice terrace to enjoy some relaxation and cold drinks too. The breakfast was pretty good, the location was ideal and everything you'd want to see or do in Essaouira was an easy walk. I would love to stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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HMTravel1 wrote a review Jul 2022
Arequipa84 contributions76 helpful votes
Basic, no-frills. Showing signs of wear-and-tear. Staff was helpful when asked, but they never took the initiative. For example, no map of the town was given at check-in even though they were available. One was given only after I saw other guests with them and requested one. Another example - my booking included breakfast. Usually breakfast hours and restaurant location are explained at check-in. However, I was not given this information. My room was dimly lit. The decor was outdated. No hot water for morning showers. The room was designed with a sitting area and sleeping area. There was a 2 inch step-up going from one area to the other. It was very awkward. The elevation was small enough to be very difficult to see in the dimly lit room. However, it was signifiant enough that I nearly twisted my ankle several times due to sudden change of plane. Breakfast was meager. Do not pay extra for it. The selling points are location and cost. This is a hotel best suited for budget-conscious travelers who want to be in the heart of the medina.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Vivienne L wrote a review Jun 2022
New South Wales, Australia49 contributions33 helpful votes
The rooms are exquisite with comfortable beds and reliable hot water. Doonas are warm. Cleanliness impeccable. The breakfast is really disappointing - the first in Morocco. WIFI is unpredictable and inadequate..
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Plix1979 wrote a review Apr 2022
Taunton, United Kingdom89 contributions91 helpful votes
The riad is really well located right in the centre of the Médina. The room itself was ok really comfortable. The room also had a small sofa. All in all good experience. The hotel was clean and welcome. The breakfast was ok nothing amazing. All in all a good experience in essaouira
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Daša G wrote a review Apr 2020
Kranj, Slovenia12 contributions22 helpful votes
I visited Maison du Sud several times like guide with groups from Slovenia. And some times alone, private. Allways i was feeling so so so nice. It is located in the middle of Essauira, medina. Rooms are very clean, very simple and i like that they mostly 2 levels, so you sleep up and read good book down. The staff is very friendly. Breakfast is something special. They make it only for you with all atention!! And when you go out of pension, you are in the middle of life of Essauira!! So cute, so nice, so tender. i like so much Pension du Sud
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maison Du Sud
Which popular attractions are close to Maison Du Sud?
Nearby attractions include Centre d'art Le Real Mogador (0.07 miles), Essaouira Ramparts (0.1 miles), and Le Souk (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Maison Du Sud?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Maison Du Sud?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a desk, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Maison Du Sud?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Maison Du Sud?
Yes, paid public parking nearby, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Maison Du Sud?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Khmissa, Malaika Riad & Table D’Hotes, and Retro Corner.
Does Maison Du Sud have airport transportation?
Yes, Maison Du Sud offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Maison Du Sud?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Maison Du Sud?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to Maison Du Sud?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chaim Pinto Synagogue (0.3 miles), Bordj El Berod (1.8 miles), and Bab El Marsa (0.1 miles).
Does Maison Du Sud have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.