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Maison du Sud

29 Avenue Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdullah, Essaouira 44000 Morocco
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#31 of 207 B&Bs / Inns 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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Daša G wrote a review Apr 2020
Kranj, Slovenia12 contributions21 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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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: 2 levels room
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Dreamer211109 wrote a review Feb 2020
Falmouth, Massachusetts46 contributions2 helpful votes
This riad is vintage with nice amenities. However, it’s very loud at night, with music because they have a restaurant in the first floor for anyone. So the noises echoed up in the room. Nice staff, nice breakfast and clean room.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Alice Lenssen wrote a review Feb 2020
Liege Province, Belgium18 contributions1 helpful vote
Very cosy Riad in an excellent location. The Riad is stylisch with typical Design, Lots of artworks exhibited. The Riad also has à Restaurant. Very clean, generous breakfast. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. They are multilingual as well. I had à suite on thé roof top. There you will find longchairs to relax with Sunshine all day Long.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Room 23 was brilliant
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Marcus Z wrote a review Feb 2020
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I stayed here for 10 nights in January and it was really first rate. Right in the heart of the Medina and a classic old Riyadh,the room was perfect for me & the whole place has an ancient and elegant feel to it. Can't fault the service; I don't have a sweet tooth for breakfast but they had no problem feeding me olives, eggs, tomatoes & cheese. A special Thank you to the night porter who made me coffee at 5am on leaving day!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
SouthlondonJulian wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
A great Riad, formed from two restored 18th century courtyard buildings. Great location in the old town. Brilliant communal lounges, decorated Moroccan-style on the ground floor. Bright, colourful, modern-style paintings eveywhere. I had a single occupancy room with separate sitting room (most room do). Great staff - nothing is too much trouble for Said (pronounced Sayeed), the day-time manager, and the room cleaners are great. Brilliant breakfasts, served at the table. You can also get a very reasonable 3-course evening meal for about £10, though service can be a bit slow. NB there's no bar, and no alcohol is served on the premises. Also a wee bit cold in January, though helped by a portable heater. It must be absolutely fabulous in the Spring, Summer or Autumn. Ps no cars are allowed in the old town, so you have to carry your own luggage between the city walls and the hotel, or hire a "charioteer", ie a man with a handcart.
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Date of stay: January 2020
US$50 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.
What food & drink options are available at Maison du Sud?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Maison du Sud?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Sayef, Malaika Riad & Table D’Hotes, and Yoo Healthy Food.
Does Maison du Sud have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Maison du Sud offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Maison du Sud?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Maison du Sud?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Medina of Essaouira (2.0 miles), Chaim Pinto Synagogue (0.3 miles), and Bordj El Berod (1.7 miles).