We regularly come back to this hotel and always find it a charming and romantic place in the middle of a beautiful city at the sea! The food is excellent.
The atmosphere, the interieurs, the autencity, the people. no
Great style, beautiful view, fabulous location, lovely vibe. The bathrooms needed a reworking and the room mildly smelled of mould.
Good room, good facilities, good location, friendly staff - and a very good bed, I slept so good. None. :-)
Friendly Staff, Great location, Good Breakfast. Noise level from neighbors, street, and rest of hotel is very high. Rooms are a bit worse for wear and are in need of renovation. WiFi connectivity is limited to specific areas of the hotel and cannot be accessed from your room. overpriced.
Extraordinarily pretty location and the hotel itself is so serene. Service is slow in general. The rooms are clean but the bathrooms need more attention in general.
Great location and ambience. Very relaxed but with great service and breakfast. Delightful interior decor. Rooftop disco from the bar next door was very obtrusive but luckily stopped late in the evening.
The whole hotel was charming and comfortable.
It is certainly in need of an update, especially the bathrooms and the roof terrace. The hotel has a reputation of being very stylish and although the rooms are nicely decorated there is quite a lot of wear and tear.
The sea view was magnificent. No alcohol exists in the hotel. If you want some wine with your dinner you have to bring your own. We
The view from our room was the most breathtaking seaside view I have ever seen. It was like being at sea. The staff was incredibly nice, helpful, and solicitous.
Located absolutely in incredible place- directly on the ocean coast...Very romantic, nice staff, friendly and helpful... Yes coz the cleaning women was stolen my money when I was out from the room. She was stollen 40 euro from my pocket but probably it's my fault - to leave money in the room.
We had a room with a double aspect sea view which was fantastic. The restaurant is on the roof so there are spectacular sea views for you to admire while you are having breakfast. The location is perfect. The outside roof terrace was very mucky. I can see that the seagulls are a big problem but if the area was cleaned up it would be great to sit out there as the views are great.
A wonderful place on earth. We enjoyed every minute in our room - with the view, wind and waves - and also the interior of the whole hotel - and the roof terrasse - and the friendly staff.
The hotel is in an extraordinary position by the sea, and the room we had was like being in a ship on the high seas. We were surrounded by rocks and crashing waves. The wind and sea were quite noisy although it didn't disturb our sleep. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. The breakfasts were ok but we had better breakfasts in other places in Morocco
Great location and fantastic views. Staff were very friendly and the breakfast was very good. The receptionist enquired about activities we might be interested in, we mentioned horse riding and she was very insistent about booking it for us. I'd say she is on commission. Anyway it turns out the ranch they use is Diabat, which we read some bad reviews about and the reviews are true...the horses are skittish and jumpy and I wouldn't recommend doing horse riding through the hotel.
Excellent staff,very helpful and courteous. Stayed in a sea view suite overlooking the Atlantic. Felt like sleeping on the beach.Magnificent hotel.
the riad was beautiful with a fabulous roof terrace. The room was lovely and the staff could not have been more helpful. We were looking for a relaxing break in stylish surroundings and we couldn't have been happier. Les Terrasses d'Essaouira was an oasis of charm in the midst of the bustle of the medina. Location was superb as it is located close to the sea wall and surrounded by many eateries within short walking distance. We had not had the riad experience before and I couldn't fault this one. Nothing to moan about.
Beautiful hotel, the rooms are very spacious, clean and calm. The tagine we had was amazing, the best we had during our trip, made especially for us, taken in the library, was a real treat! Nice roof terrace. Very helpful staff, always there for you. Really good address, to be recommended. The room we had didn't have a window in the bathroom, which was a shame.
location was excellent and roof terrace had great views Place felt dated, dark, unloved and creepy. The staff were helpful but not friendly. Breakfast was basic but good.
This was a beautiful and comfortable riad. It was just a few streets off the main action so nice and quiet. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The room was comfortable and quiet. The terrace on the roof is beautiful and has good views. Breakfast can be served on the terrace and was very good. The riad style of the hotel makes it noisy at times. There were children staying in other rooms and were quite loud in the mornings. They only left us one towel for two people but provided a second on request. The desk staff was highly variable in english understanding so knowing a bit of french was very helpful.
Very cosy hotel with great atmosphere. Friendly staff. Beautiful roof terrace. Good to know that not all room have exterior window but a window facing the patio. And no tv. Not at all a problem to us.
Outstanding terrace on the roof top, very nice breakfast and lovely colonial patio at the entrance.
delightful staff--good value
Pessoal atento e disponivel Pequeno almoço;jantar
O Riad tem uma decoração muito caracteristica, está muito bem aproveitado e está memso no centro da medina. Os colchões são muito antigos e os quartos têm pouca luz natural.
we had a chambre vue medina but there was no vue at all. a huge concrete wall was put up in front of us, a new hotel probably. yet they advertised this room as a room vue medina. i think that is 'inadmissible' we had a chambre vue medina but there was no vue at all. a huge concrete wall was put up in front of us, a new hotel probably. yet they advertised this room as a room vue medina. i think that is 'inadmissible'as we paid for a room with a vue. in addiiton there were work people constantly in front of us and my daugher and I could never ever sit on the balcony. really horrible
I appreciated the welcome and service in the room. The private beach is well cared for and the pool is functional. Hotels on to expectations.
Spacious room. Good aircon. Large comfortable bed. Excellent location. Good pool. Polite and helpful staff. We had a very comfortable stay.. Appearance of bathroom a litle tired and shower not quite hot enough.
Good hotel. Location very good; service very good and friendly. Special attention for our anniversary without asking. Try to have a rrom with an ocean view. It is worth the price.
The location was excellent, the rooms were clean. Compared with most places, its a little expensive; however this seem to be the trend in morocco as a whole.
The local Moroccan restaurant The haughtiness and unfriendliness of the check in desk staff, manager included
The Swimming pool was amazing and the room had a lovely balcony facing onto the pool.The cleaning staff were also very helpful and friendly The breakfast costing 18 euro was very expensive. Also when we arrived we were never told about any of the facilities or restaurants which we had to find out for ourselves
we liked the location, the facility of the private beach We did think the breakfast was value for money, poor choice of cheese, the orange juice was not fresh. The decor of the bedroom a bit old fashion, the spa has not atmosphere compared to other similar hotel
Definitely not suitable for a muslim family.
Central swimming pool and location to the beach
O ambiente 40 mins para realizar check in
A qualidade do espaço; a limpeza Serviços mais rápidos, nomeadamente na restauração. Operacionalização dos bares da piscina e da praia, servindo refeições rápidas. Limpeza da praia do hotel.
Upgrade para vista mar sem custos adicionais. Mini bar vazio, toalhas a desfazerem-se, alcatifas dos corredores velhas, etc... Nada de muito escandaloso, mas inconcebível num 5 estrelas europeu.
Do sossego do hotel. Falha alguma atenção ao pormenor, como levarem um chá ao quarto e não terem açúcar. Ou levarem uma refeição à piscina e não terem talheres.
Para hotel de 5 estrelas, ficou abaixo das expectativas. Localização da piscina (muito ventosa) e os preços exagerados do SPA.
Apreciei os vários espaços, nomeadamente do spa, do quarto, da sala dos pequenos-almoços, da loja, etc. Na piscina exterior deveria ter alguma protecção para o vento forte que é frequente. Os funcionários do balcão foram pouco profissionais quando, mal lá chegamos, pedimos para alugar um mini bus para nove pessoas e só na hora de saída, para apanhar o avião é que nos informaram que so tinha capacidade para levar oito pessoas. Tivemos que alugar mais um meio de transporte, o que nos ficou mais caro e nos atrasou a saída. Em meu entender, deveriam se ter responsabilizado pelo erro.
conforto, localização frente à praia, quarto restaurante marroquino
O ambiente no Riad é calmo e relaxado. A localização permite uma deslocação fácil para o exterior das muralhas e para as principais ruas interiores da medina onde se encontram os espaços comerciais mais interessantes. São pontos fortes a simpatia e a amabilidade dos donos do Riad e do pessoal que nele presta serviço. A rua de acesso ao Riad encontra-se com fraca iluminação e apresenta problemas de esgoto. Trata-se de uma situação que deveria ser resolvida a curto prazo pela Câmara Municipal local para não prejudicar o Riad.
Simpatia dos donos,Quarto muito bom, Riade com zonas comuns muito agradaveis, não está no centro da medina, mas o trajecto é muito simples e tarda 5min. com a vantajem de ter estacionamento publico a 50m.
A hospitalidade e o facto de estar situado no centro de Essaouira. É importante que esteja bem indentificada a localização do hotel, uma vez que está mesmo no centro da cidade. Seria interessante também ter aquecimento para além de um aquecedor eléctrico.
O facto do hotel ser situado mesmo no centro da cidade, embora numa zona algo suja.
The postion was excellent and the views were stunning. The staff were very friendly and gave excellent service. After 5 days the breakfasts became a bit boring. We had to ask for clean towels twice. There was only 1 hairdryer for 23 rooms and it was broken for 2 days.
vriendelijk onthaal; goede keuken; gezellige sfeer; prima dakterras; smaakvolle originele - zij het wat gedateerde - decoratie; gezellige open haard die klaar was voor gebruik. de afgesloten slaapkamer van de suite (Lakhdar) was muf. Als het raam geopend werd tochtte dit aan het hoofd en was het ook niet stil genoeg.
It's without any doubt one of the best places we have ever been. It's the unique combination of the nice Ryad located in a former school, the spacious, well designed and nicely decorated rooms, the roof terrace for breakfast and relaxing, but overall the very kind and helpfull staff. These people really understand how to run a hotel with a completely natural friendliness. Truly exceptional.
Jean Gabriel, the owner spent an entire afternoon with me doing an art tour of the old Medina. Wow, what an amazing service! Lovely Riad.
The sea breeze fish restaurants port lack of hassle from locals
Very welcoming and friendly staff. Beautiful and big rooms.Homely atmosphere. Meals delicious! You will probably not find a better place in Essaouira! Thanks a lot to the host Jean Gabriel.
It was the most friendly,helpful place we stayed at and we will go back. We were upgraded to a better room. A cosy intimate dining room with good food for a night in. An artists paradise. A real gem of a place. We liked everything
The Riad was very central, fabulously comfortable and the staff excellent. Jean Gabrielle was very accomodating. Cant recommend this enough. Great library too! Nothing to dislike!
great service, great rooms, great food, great location!
The staff and owner were really welcoming and helpful and we loved the design of the riad and the decor of the rooms. Breakfast on the terrace was great and one night we ate dinner in the riad which was lovely. Nothing
The hotel was well presented, basic and very clean. The breakfast was good - standard Moroccan fare. It is a little too far out - 15mins walking but there is nothing around it so to do anything we needed to walk to the medina. On that basis we stayed only one night. We also managed to get a beautiful hotel in town for very little difference in price so we felt as though we paid too much in the end.
The location of the hotel could not be faulted. I feel the place could do with an upgrade: it is living off its former glory. Breakfast on the terrace was spoilt by flies and wasps. The staff were (politely) in your face about booking restaurants (every time we saw them). The hotel was overpriced for its quality compared to a cheaper better riad we stayed in in Marrakech.
Management and Staff were excellent and the views from the roof Terrace amazing. Building work going on especially when communal staircase used. Rubble etc in the alley way.
Everyone was very nice and helpful. It was like staying in someones own home. I am allergic to cats and they are roaming everwhere. Unfortunately, it is not just this hotel. It is the whole country. I should have known that.
Impressive location with extensive views over coast. Hotel was peaceful and attractively decorated and furnished. Staff were discreet and friendly. Special mention for manager Crystelle who was excellent - she was charming and always ready to advise and help.
The room had nice decor, and the roof terrace had a good view. There were extensive building works at the entrance, and audible most of the day. The room was very expensive for what it was. The hotel itself had a sterile feel to it.
We had a gorgeous, gorgeous time here over three nights. We stayed in the Pasha, on the terrace, and every morning opened the shutters directly to the sky and the sea. The ginormous bathtub was a real treat, too. Breakfast served on the terrace was a delight -- we had a hard time tearing ourselves away to go explore the medina. Christine and her team are warm and welcoming, were always on hand to give directions and make restaurant reservations, and I'm sure if we had more demands they would have done their best to help. As it was, we were so blissed out we couldn't ask for more!
Lovely decor, friendly and attentive staff, great atmosphere,good value, thoroughly recommended.
We liked our stay in riad Al Zahia a lot. The stuff was very friendly, our room was really great, the location of the riad is perfect.
Perfect location to enjoy Essaouira plus great views from the roof terrace, comfortable, clean and quiet rooms, and helpful, welcoming people.
The staff was very nice and accomodating, whiling to recommend activities or restaurants. The riad itself was fabulous, confortable and coosy. Everything you would expect from this type of establishment.
the breakfasts were excellent, the decor was nice and the staff were friendly. lack of air con as the temputure was high at night however the weather untypically hot.
Location is very convenient, within walking distance of all the main sights, beach and excellent restaurants (M'Riste Jouhar right next door & Sirocco around the corner to name but two great restaurants). The rooftop terrace with seaviews is a lovely spot for breakfast or relaxation.
Was not a cheap hotel, the bath room was poor.
Good atmosphere, nice feel. Well decorated, good breakfasts, friendly staff
The only thing I didn't like was that the room (Ilham) didn't smell very well, which made it a bit uncomfortable.
Location within the Medina excellent, close to the beach and restaurants. Rooms are very noisy, yet with no external windows. The Yasmina room wasn't nice so we switched although had to pay for it so it turned out quite expensive.
The owners were very friendly and helpfull. Breakfast was great, the room was very nice! The bed was a bit uncomfortable (pilows not soft enough)
A taxi transfer was arranged for me and I was met at the entrance to the medina at a very early hour which was very kind. Lovely breakfast and decor. Medina map and information also provided.
Staff very courteous and helpful. Riad very clean and comfortable. Perfect location. Nothing
First of all the staff was fantastic-they did their upmost best to accomondate our every need(welcomed us with some mint tea,explaind where everything was and told us to feel like at home)-very friendly,relaxed atmosphere. The location was a spot on as everything was easily accesible by foot. The breakfast could improve a bit but great other than that.
Excellent staff and lovely clean, big rooms. Highly recommend.
Found staff very helpful and polite and made us feel very welcome
Very nice and friendly staff. Good location. Nice roof terrace where you could catch the sun and view the ocean. Inisde the old part but within close walking distance from the ocean. The rooms are a bit dark and there are no windows facing the exterior.
The staff at Dar Assalama are amazing! Omar and the other 3 staff couldn't be friendlier, warmer or more accommodating. They really made our stay something special and nothing was too much trouble. They were always offering to make us mint tea, how we were that day, what we had done or if there was anything they could do to help us. The room was spacious, simple and nicely decorated. The lounge and central patio are very attractively decorated and comfortable to sit, relax and just enjoy a cup of tea. A French style breakfast (with Moroccan influence) on the roof terrace was a lovely way to start each day. The Riad is very well located as well. I highly recommend this Riad and doubt you could get better value for money in Essaouira
Principally, the staff- comprising the manager and his assistant- were excellent throughout. They were attentive, went well out of there way to help in any matter. e.g., they kept in contact with us prior to our arrival and met us from the bus we arrived on; when I got a stomach bug on the day we left they were happy top let us stay late in the room and even provided special food for a sore belly. They could not have done more. Very new, nicely designed interior, and extremely clean. Excellent terrace. The kitchen is open use so you can shop and cook yourself, which is an excellent touch- especially for those with kids or on a budget. I would recommend that the hotel gets one or two desktop computers for guest use- saves the effort of sitting in a generally unpleasant room in an internet cafe up the street.
great place! great welcome! wish i was there right now! amazing city!thanks !
The terrace and the view from it was great. The staff was friendly. I got another coffee each morning. The entrance to the hostel were two wooden planks across a puddle in a very dirty street. This was like being on a building site. There was rubbish everywhere on the street. The room wasn't really clean and it smelled mouldy. The price was above average.
The location was good and the staff were very friendly. Room was cleaned frequently. The room did not have any bathroom door or external windows, conseqently it smelt and felt damp.
Nice hotel, friendly staff, good location, good price for location. Recormended for 1-2 nights no more. If you like your peace and quite try and opt for the appartment situated off the roof terrace.
The girl of the reception was nice. The only yhings where that she brings some friends in for the free internet. It makes it a bit studentlike. There was no good ventilation in the hotel. Our bed was really wet and everything smells like mushrooms, the carpets, the pillows brrrr. The floor was really dirty everywhere. At the end we slept at the roof, with all our clothes on. Wich was at the terras wich looks out on the sea but also on the old houses around with a lot of garbage. We got breakfast on the sofa where just the night porter was asleep. I will never recommend this studenthouse.
Everything. But we found the staff amazing. They acted like friends rather than staff making us feel comfortable from the minute we walked in the door. We were really sad to leave. The rooms were perfect and breakfast on the terrace great. fantastic value for money. But back to the staff, Lamya, Hisham and Layla- amazing! Would go back in a flash!