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“Spacious, clean and Great Location”
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Riad Amana
Ranked #74 of 176 Essaouira B&B and Inns
Denver, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Spacious, clean and Great Location”
Reviewed 12 August 2011

We spent only one night here--after 3 in Marrakech, and then one in Safi. To do it again, we'd stay an extra night or two. This was a nice Riad all around. The rooms were very spacious compared to our other 2 riads. The decor in the rooms and common areas was very pretty--local decorations. We had a couscous dinner which was very large, and tasty. The staff were very friendly. The location was great--in the medina right near the souks. The souk was very laid back compared to Marrakech and fun to walk around, esp at night when many locals poured into the area for shopping. Use GPS to find the location, it didn't show correctly on the map on booking.com. The only negative is that there is some street noise at night. Not bad, but a little, as there are windows on either side. The family all slept well however.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

It was our first trip to Morocco and Essaouria and we couldn't of picked a better place to stay. The Riad is in a great location near to everything, it was clean and comfortable and beautifully decorated with a really homely feel to it. The French couple who run the place were friendly and jovial and very helpful, spoke good English and we felt so welcome. Breakfast (included) was served in a lovely dining room by a lovely Moroccan lady who always made us laugh with her little jokes each morning! Overall it had a very chilled out atmosphere and the people were great! We thought it was good value for money and we would definitely come back and recommend to friends.
Natalie and Robert from London (June 2011)

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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wagga
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

large light spacious room, big bed and bathroom in a great location, but the best thing about the riad is the lady who runs it.

though she spoke only a little english and we spoke only a little french, she could not have been sweeter or more welcoming. very friendly and helpful and rustled up a decent breakfast too

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2010

Lovely riad in a very good location in the centre of the Essaouria Medina. We stayed in the Pamplemousse suite, which is very nice apart from the lack of an ensuite toilet, which we were not aware of at the time of booking. The fact that the toilet was two floors down and seems to double as a toilet for other guests as well did not improve the general impression. Staff seemed friendly but did not speak a single word of English, so make sure you brush off your French (or Arabic), although the owner, when present, was very fluent in English. It is a bit loud due to the big empty space in the centre of the riad, but this is common for all riads. Overall, a nice riad but I can't recommend the Pamplemousse suite due to the toilet.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 26 August 2010

We arrive to Essaouira at 22.00 PM.
A few moments after we entered through one of the medina's doors where everything changed and the frenetic movement of the little streets started.

To find the Riad was a little hard but because we forgot to put it on the map. In the middle of this movement of people, smells and sounds we found the riad right in the middle of the medina and in the cross of the two main streets.

A very nice woman (the owner) has open us the door and after all the fantastic days in Marrakech at last we could recover strenghs and relax a little bit.

The riad is very nice, very quiet, located close to everything but at the same time in a very quiet little street. As most of the Riads is organized around an interior courtyard (living room) where the different rooms have by its color and theme, a name, i recommentd the room "Paprika" (red Spice). At the top we have a great terrace where we can look the stars at night with no light interference.

We left Essaouira one week ago but we already miss the good mood and help for all of Cristine (the owner) and the great breakfasts and laughs of Fhatyma.

We bought a very beautiful Tajine and we made also good friends there.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Veendam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 August 2010

It was our plan to only stay one night in Riad Amana, but we really loved the Riad and Essaouira so we decided to stay two nights longer. We felt welcome and at home immediately. The riad and rooms look very well decorated, but most of all the rooms are very clean. This is something other riads sometimes lack. The owner did a great job designing and decorating the rooms. The woman taking care of the riad (cleaning the rooms, doing the shopping, etc) does her best in making the guests enjoy their stay. Although she doesn’t speak English very well, she tries. During our 3 week holiday in Morocco this riad was by far the best accomodation we stayed in. Very recommended!
Very good quality for money.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2010

The staff was wonderful, the bedrooms and bathrooms were immaculate as was the service. I would return in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Riad Amana
Address: 14. Rue Khader Ghailane, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
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Ranked #74 of 176 B&Bs / Inns in Essaouira
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riad Amana 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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