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Riad de la mer
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

From the moment we walked in the door of this riad with the kind Abdul we felt peace coming over us. The rooms are spacy clean and very comfortable. You can feel and see that the owner has a great taste for details and the personal touch made us feel very at home away from home.
Saida coocked us a wonderful tahina with chicken lemon and olives. We all agreed that this was our best meal we had in Marocco.
Everymorning we had a wonderfull breakfast on the roofterrace with a vieuw over the port and the atlantic. We had one regret and that is that we left too soon to go back to Marrakech where we found the people very annoying. What a difference with the calm and piecefull Essouira. Thanks again and we will deffinately come back to stay in the Riad. kim loraine and wim

Room Tip: We only saw the second floor and it was great to stay with a family
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank Kim S
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

Stayed here after Marrakech and felt instantly relaxed. Abdul the manager kindly met us at the coach station which is swarming with chariot(trolley) pushers and riad hawkers very keen for your business!!
We stayed on the fourth floor which is lovely and light and airy. The views out to sea and the little islands are stunning, even more so from your own terrace above the room which feels like you have the best view in town. The Riad is very nicely done, is a great location for everything and is very well run by Abdul and Saida. Breakfast is very nice served on another terrace with equally fab views.
Couple of drawbacks are the nearby mosque which has morning prayers at 5 am and seem to last about 15 minutes! Also the stairs are quite steep and narrow to the top if your not too fit.
Essaouria itself is very nice, although it's a tourist destination it's still very Moroccan and tourists in the minority. There are lots of druggy types hustling for coins everywhere which did put a bit of a bum note on things. Lots of lovely crafts including a lovely Thuyya wood craft shop tucked away in the ramparts and a fab restaurant Des Alizes just a minute from the riad.
Would love to stay here again.

Room Tip: Has to be the fourth floor for the view.
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Kg1488
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

Having stayed in the riot that is Marrakesh for three days,we travelled on to Essaouira and found calm. The Riad de la Mer is centrally situated and we were met by Abdul the manager. It is about 10 minutes from the coach station of Supr@tours. The Riad is beautiful inside and very quiet. We had booked to be on the top floor and had the bonus of a roof terrace with panoramic views of the town - and what views especially towards the sea and the islands. The rooms were clean and we really relaxed from all the stress caused by Marrakesh. It is also very reasonably priced.

Room Tip: Insist on the top room the views are amazing!!
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Gocid
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

We are a family of five on our first visit to Morocco and we spent a total of fifteen nights in the Riad during Ramadan. De la Mer is very well located, being just off the main square. It is spacious, clean and has some lovely little touches. There are some superb views over the port and the beds are very comfortable - a must after a day's horse riding! The housekeeper and his wife, Abdul and Saida, were discreet and incredibly helpful. You should be aware that there are stairs to negotiate - those with dodgy knees ought to nab the bedrooms on the lower floors.

The Riad does, as others have said, have a magical quality. Our party ranged from an eight year old, to teenagers and through to adults. We all loved the Riad and Essaouira and are certainly considering returning before too long.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Kathryn L
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

We booked this riad as a group of 9 with mixed ages and it worked perfectly. There was plenty of room for us to get along nicely and the rooms were all generous in size and nicely furnished. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was useful for hot drinks and snacks as we mostly ate out, Abdul the concierge and his wife were lovely. Abdul organised the taxi for us and his wife prepared a delicious breakfast on the patio every morning. She also cooked for use one evening and the food was delicious.
The view from this riad is amazing.
Thank you to Dianne the owner for helping to make this such a good holiday,

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank sal.gram
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