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“Beautiful Riad, Great Location!”
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Ground floor courtyard
Ground floor - Courtyard Dining table
Ground floor salon with open fireplace
Medina view from port
Beach at sunset
Medina / Harbour walls at sunset
View of rampart walls
Our street
Medina sunset
Artwork in the house by Moroccan artist
First floor
First floor salon
First floor salon fireplace
First floor salon fireplace
Fireplace detail
Fireplace detail
Vintage light in stairwell
Ground floor dining room
Ground floor detail
Vintage furniture
Kitchen
Kitchen
Large open fireplace
Ground floor courtyard
Kitchen
Entrance from street
Kitchen
Interior detail
Bookshelf
Interior detail
Vintage light - First floor salon
Artwork
Interior detail
Interior detail
Bedroom 2 - First floor
Bedroom 2 - First floor
Bedroom 2 - First floor
Bedroom 2 - First floor
Bedroom 2 - First floor
Bedroom 2 en-suite - First floor
Bedroom 1 - First floor
Bedroom 1 - First floor
Bedroom 1 - First floor
Bedroom 1 - First floor
Bedroom 1 en-suite - First floor
Bedroom 1 shower - First floor
Bedroom 1 en-suite - First floor
Bedroom 1 en-suite - First floor
Vintage light
Bedroom 3 - 2nd floor
Bedroom 3 en-suite - 2nd floor
Bedroom 3 - 2nd floor
Medina rooftops
Bedroom 4 - 3rd floor
Bedroom 4 en-suite - 3rd floor
Roof terrace dining table
Roof terrace
Roof terrace - Bar area
Roof terrace - Bar area
Roof terrace - Bar area
Roof terrace - Bar area
Interior details
View from Bedroom 2 - First floor
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

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dubaidine...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Riad, Great Location!”
Reviewed 2 May 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Lisa was super communicative, we were provided with guides to everything we needed during our stay. Property was clean, beautiful fresh linen on clean beds. The location was fantastic and I would highly recommend any design-conscious individual to book here on their next trip to Essaouira!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 May 2018
Hi Celeste & Alistair,

Thank you for choosing our house to spend your post-wedding celebrations with friends. We loved having you and seeing the stunning pictures. We hope to see you again one day.
Many thanks,
Lisa & Liggy
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MichelleB...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Stunning accommodation, a traditional Moroccan house with a stylish renovation.”
Reviewed 7 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Great location near to the city wall and an easy walk to the market streets and town square. If you like your interiors, you'll love this. Beautifully renovated to retain all the traditional features and filled with quirky collections of art and furniture. Its a feast for the eyes and a cosy haven off the crazy alleys of Essaouira. We really appreciated the delicious Tagine and accompaniments prepared by Fatima the housekeeper on our first night and her daily visits to tidy up after us. February is probably not the best time to visit but we managed to catch some winter rays on the roof terrace and made full use of the log fires in the chilly evenings. I'm already planning to return!!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Feb 2018
Hi Michelle, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed Essaouira and the house, I will pass on your comments to Fatima. Unfortunately, at the time of your visit, Essaouira was experiencing the coldest weather recorded! We would love to host you again so please keep in touch, Kind regards, Lisa & Liggy
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Ford35
London
1 review
“Half term sunshine”
Reviewed 25 January 2018 for a stay in November 2017

Lisa’s house is a wonderful oasis of calm, beautifully decorated and super comfortable, we had an absolutely brilliant few days at Five Columns over October half term.
Lisa and her local team go above and beyond to ensure your stay at Five Columns (and the journey to and from the airport) is as stress free and enjoyable as possible.
Our kids loved being somewhere completely culturally different whilst being only 3.5 hours away from the UK.
Everything from our singing taxi driver (Fassi, he’s great), the delicious meal that Fatima prepared for us on our first night to Lisa ensuring that we knew exactly where to find the best pool/beach/restaurant/secret shopping places, was perfect. A much needed and proper luxury detox from London life. It was really hard to leave, in fact I’m back there next week!

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Management Response
25 Jan 2018
Hi Lisa, Thank you for your wonderful comments and your return stay. We are looking forward to hosting you again! Have fun! Lisa
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holidaysr...
London
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 22 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

I stayed in 5-columns with a group of close friends to celebrate my 40th birthday. I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Although situated right in the beating heart of the medina, it is a haven of tranquility and calm. It has been beautifully decorated and designed throughout, and has everything you might need for your break. Lisa helped us by organising some activities during our trip, and we were so well looked after by Rasheed, who welcomed us and was a point if contact for anything we needed throughout our stay, Fatima the wonderful housekeeper who even fed us with her delicious tagine, and Fassi, the taxi driver, who is simply a legend.

We had such a good trip, I would highly recommend 5-columns as a place to stay if you're heading to Essauoira. We are already planning our next trip! Thank you Lisa.

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Jean-45Pa...
Paris, France
1 review
“A wonderfull relaxing riad in Essaouira”
Reviewed 20 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

It's been several years in a row that we've been enjoying Lisa's wonderful riad. This beautiful and perfectly restored old moroccan house lies in Essaouira's medina and both the house and the city will provide every thing you need for some charming and relaxing holidays, in town or in the surroundings.
The four rooms four soreys riad perfectly mixes tradition and design, and life in Essaouira offers a wide choice of activities, ranging from awsome food, to seaside sports, art festivals or cultural trips. People in town are much more friendly than in harrassing Marrakech, and the supporting team, Fatima and Rachid will make every detail of your stay perfect.
Thanks again Lisa for another unforgettable stay :-)

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Jun 2017
Thank you Jean and Anne, we very much look forward to welcoming you again!

Kind regards

Lisa & Liggy
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Darraghm
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“5 Columns was magical”
Reviewed 30 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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It's hard to know where to start as we had so many magical experiences on this trip to Essaouira!
Having never visited Morocco before I was blown away by how authentic Essaouira still is, as soon as you enter the medina it's like stepping back in time with the hustle and bustle of daily life behind these traffic free walls.

The second you turn the key in the door at 5 Columns riad you are greeted by an oasis of calm and can see the level of thought that's gone into designing this stunning home away from home.
Over 4 floors you have 4 double bedrooms each one with its own identity and more importantly it's own bathroom done in that rustic Moroccan style.
Having a place to stay in the heart of the medina is such an amazing experience which is lost in hotels outside the medina wall. Being able to walk to the local bakery every morning to collect some peanut and almond pastries plus a few coffees is an experience in itself, sitting with the vibrant locals while they go about their daily routine behind these old walls...unreal.

Lisa and Liggy are the perfect hosts with an array of friendly people on hand to help you enjoy this stunning country.
Lisa organised for us to be collected from the airport by Fassi the taxi driver who is like a Moroccan Ed Sheeran (he isn't ginger) and broke out into song for our whole journey having us all singing along to boot, good times with this genuinely funny Moroccan legend.
They happily organised some must see experiences to do going back in time at the Berber market or a day trip to the Le jardin des Douars so we could chill by the pool at this stunning hotel with the most amazing gardens.

I was blown away by this stunning country with its friendly people and Essaouira is still relatively unspoilt with some of the best restaurants I've ever eaten in with really affordable prices.
I can't wait to return to the magical 5 Columns again soon and feel I've still so many more streets to explore around the medina and souk.

Until next time amazing Morocco!

Darragh
The London Irish

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Management Response
2 May 2017
Thank you Darragh, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the house and that you fell in love with Essaouira! You are welcome back any time

Lisa & Liggy
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KayJ240
1 review
“Amazing family Gathering at this Beautiful 5 Star Rhiad in Essouria”
Reviewed 18 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We just returned from celebrating my husbands 70 th Birthday at 5 Colums Essouria .A beautiful Rhiad that each day you see more beauty . And thanks to Lisa and Liggy made our stay memorable with recommendations for restaurants and shops . 5 Colums has it all once you open the door you step into another world of design and beauty .Very spacious rooms .Comfy beds .fully equip kitchen and a sunny roof terrace with a heavenly Bar .we will be back and we highly recommend 5 Colums .we also enjoyed a lovely meal cooked by Fatima .
Essouria is relaxed and the people are very pleasant and chatty offering you cups of tea and advice.
K&R Dublin

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Management Response
18 Nov 2016
Thank you Kay and Raman, I am glad you had a great holiday and we welcome you back anytime! Lisa & Liggy
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