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Riad de la Mer

Terrace 2
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Terrace 2
Terrace 1
Studio salon
Studio bedroom
Light well
House location
View from terrace
View from terrace
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Riad -
6 Bedrooms , 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 13
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Riad de la Mer is an 18th century Jewish merchant's house situated in the oldest part of the Medina, known as the Kasbah. Recently restored with the addition of modern facilities, it nevertheless retains the rich character of the original house. (The Riad can accommodate a maximum of 13 as there are 5 bedrooms and 1 triple bedroom.)

This is one of the best located riads in Essaouira, with stunning panoramic views from the terrace of the sea and port and beyond, the massive sweep of the entire bay. Just a few paces from the heart of the town, Place Moulay Hassan with all its bustling cafes and restaurants, this is nevertheless a house which affords a great sense of tranquillity and considerable space.
Listing #HL27325
About the Owner
Diane T
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:93%
Response Time:Within a day
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Reviewed 11 June 2015

Ok, it has been a year since i stayed here...but that is a good thing as i am still thinking about it. It was great to get away from the chaos and hassle of Marrakesh and head out to the coast. We spent 5 night...More

Thank Andrew H
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Double Beds:(6)
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
During the day the rooms are sunny, light and airy due to a central light well. The first two floors are traditionally decorated with many period items – chandeliers, antique beds and textiles – with the high ceilings also representing an unusual feature. On the third floor, a more modern character prevails: the colour white becomes predominant, as does simplicity of décor, and one becomes aware of sky, seagulls, waves. The views from the terrace, which is not overlooked, are quite simply magnificent.

Ground floor
Communal kitchen, courtyard, large dining room, games/ wifi room.

1st floor:
Huge bathroom, with bath crafted from tadelakt. Grand bedroom with double bed and single bed. Double bedroom.

2nd floor:
Kitchen, beautiful large salon with fireplace, double bedroom with en suite.

House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    2 Showers
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    6 Fulls
    1 Sofa
    1 Twin
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Our rental options cater for different group sizes:

Top (third) floor, terrace
Studio suite: 700 Dhs or £47.50 per night (sleeps 2)

Second floor only
750 Dhs or £50 per night (2 people); or 980 Dhs, £60 per night (4 people; ideal for a couple + 2 children)

First floor only
950 Dhs or £65 per night (sleeps 4)

The entire house
(which sleeps 13) can be rented at a cost of £125 per person per week or at a daily rate of £200 (minimum stay 3 days).

Guests must ensure they have adequate travel insurance, as Riad de la Mer cannot accept responsibility in cases of injury or theft.
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About the neighbourhood
There is something in Essaouira for everyone. For those seeking a relaxing time, there are hammams and a spa to visit, innumerable cafes overlooking the beach, and a large soukh to potter about. For the more active, there is quadbiking, camel riding, horse riding, windsurfing or kitesurfing.

Culturally, the town itself is a huge, living museum. Architecturally, it is stunning, and you can see innumerable workshops with craftsmen making mosaics, marquetry, rugs, silks, wrought ironwork and so on. Food at the local market costs very little, and the restaurant prices are unbelievably cheap, certainly by British standards. The town is pretty cosmopolitan with many European visitors, particularly French.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Marrakech Menara: 170.0 km
Railway: Marrakech: 170.0 km
Fly to Marrakech or Agadir International Airports (carriers include Easyjet, Atlas-Blue and Thomsonfly); transfers from both airports can be arranged. Taxi fare one - way is approx. £45 for a 'Grand Taxi' which seats five, and the journey takes just over 2 hours. There are also buses from both cities at approx. 60dhs per person.
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 km.
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