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Riad Watier
Ranked #3 of 77 Hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Sheffield, UK
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“5 star quality and service at an affordable price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

The manager of Ryad Watier was a hero! We arrived late after 14 hours on the road from the desert. Despite out disheveled appearance when we arrived we were treated like princesses. The owner's nephew took our bags up the stairs while he prepared complimentary beers for all 8 of us. He then spent time with us to explain the nice places to eat, offered to get us take-away pizza as we were exhausted and answered all our questions. During our stay he kept popping up at useful moment-helping us to find the hotel when we'd taken a wrong turn, booking a table at a restaurant (as we were 8 he thought it would help) and informing us the clocks had changed-avoiding us arriving at the airport an hour early!

The whole place had a relly homely feel and you could spend weeks there feeling at home and relaxed. The loaction was great, just off one of the main shopping streets and breakfast was served on the rooftop terrace (fresh juice, fruit, chappati, break, honey, jam, yoghut, coffee etc).

The 4 bed room was delightful. With two twin beds on a mezzanine and a private double room it would be suitable for families, couples or friends.

Thank you to all the staff for being so attentive and accomodating.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2012

We spent three nights at Riad Watier last weekend . We should have made it longer . Jean-Gabriel and his staff were very welcoming and pitched things just right . They were happy to help but also left you alone if you wanted some peace and quiet.Great rooms ....we stayed in the Watier room with its own private balcony. Great location in Essaouira and really easy to walk from to most places. Definitely worth a visit.

Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012

From the moment we arrived at Riad Watier we were made to feel extremely welcome by Jean-Gabriel and his staff.
The riad is a beautiful property that has been renovated in a loving manner to create comfortable, spacious and attractive accommodation. The rooms are large, airy and tastefully decorated with lovely bathroom facilities. The breakfasts were delicious and served by a very attentive waitress, whilst the welcome drinks and free soft drinks were extremely well received.
The location is convenient for both the beach and the souks and Jean-Gabriel is full of excellent recommendations for the local restaurants, his suggestion to visit Elizir was a great one, the food was delicious.
I have stayed in many different kinds of accommodation on my travels and Riad Watier is without a shadow of the doubt one of the best places I have ever stayed.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012 via mobile

After two weeks of travelling around Marrakech, Fes and Meknes with the heat it was a delight and relief to check in the Riad Watier in Essouaira. Although still very warm there was a lovely sea breeze. The Riad is perfectly located in the centre of town 1 minute from one of the main streets through it. Our room was more like a suite given the size of it with its own secluded terrace. The staff were charming and helpful and Jean Gabriel himself is a very welcoming and interesting host. Breakfast every morning was served in the roof terrace. If you like sea food too this is wonderful place to finish your break.

  • Stayed September 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

Lovely room with a balcony and indoor sitting area. Massage available onsite and a library of books to borrow. The owners were very helpful happy to escort me to an out of the way shop I needed to visit. All in all my daughter and I had a wonderful time there.

Room Tip: as far as I could see all rooms were excellent
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

As many reviewers mentioned, the personal touch provided by Jean and his staff was amazing. We visited in september to avoid some of the summerheath. Jean offered us several rooms to choose from, wich were in fact free upgrades. We chose a very big corner room with an amazing traditional open bathroom (Madani suite). Everything was very clean, and we enjoyed reading books in the library, playing with the tortoises in the courtyard and talking to other travelers.

If it's windy, breakfast on the roof can become somewhat of an adventure, but I guess you can have it somewhere else if you ask for it. Otherwise it's great.

Jean spend a lot of time with us, advising wonderful trips and restaurants. If a personal touch is you thing, I higly recommend this riad, especially with such an interesting and friendly host.

Room Tip: The Madani suite is perfect for couples.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

Myself and 4 friends stayed in this riad on 17th June for 3 nights and we really could not fault it! Large, clean, beautifully designed, comfortable and more importantly brilliant staff!

Unfortunately due to a stomach bug I didn't get to have breakfast there but my friends said it was very good. The waitress who was serving breakfast even noticed I hadn't been down and came to the roof terrace where we were sunbathing to see if I would like to get anything? I work in hospitality industry in Ireland and this really is 5 star service!

We had dinner on our last night there also and this was perfect as we got to choose what we wanted.
We also got a great recommendation for dinner from Jean (cant remember the name unfortunately)on our second night which we enjoyed very much. Jean even walked us there!
I would have no problem recommending this accommodation to anyone as it was flawless :)

  • Stayed June 2012
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Additional Information about Riad Watier

Property: Riad Watier
Address: 16 Rue Ceuta | Medina, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#5 Family Hotel in Essaouira
#11 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Watier 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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