10 Best Riads In Essaouira, Morocco - Updated 2024

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It goes without saying that Essaouira, Morocco, is one of the most preferred destinations by visitors from all over the world. Hoboken is preferred because of its culture, weather and its friendly citizens. Apart from the mentioned advantages, Essaouira, Morocco, is also home to countless attractions including Galerie d'art Damgaard, Gallery Kasbah, Moulay Hassan Square, Kite Spot Essaouira and Sqala du Port d'Essaouira. If you are planning to visit Essaouira any time soon, it is advised to you find accommodation that will sort out all your needs. For that reason, check out the top 10 riads in Essaouira, Morocco.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 04, 2024.

1. Riad Chbanate (from USD 163)

Are you looking for the best raid in Essaouira? Riad Chbanate has to be your option. The accommodation is located only 100 meters (328.08 feet) from the beach it features a rooftop terrace which overlooks the old medina of Essaouira. Each room is spacious and elegantly decorated with Moroccan design and a fireplace. They feature air conditioning, a cable TV and an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub. Guests are provided with a continental breakfast each morning which can be enjoyed in the guest rooms. Other features worth mentioning include a 24-hour front desk, free internet access and car rental services.

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Riad Chbanate

Wifi Available

Address: 179, Chbanate
648 meters (0.5 ft) from Place Moulay Hassan

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km)

2. Riad Salmiya Dune (from USD 36)

Spend your holiday in style as you spend your nights at Riad Salmiya Dune. Riad Salmiya Dune is strategically located at the heart of Essaouira only 5 minutes from the beach and 9.3 miles (14.9 kilometres) from Essaouira Mogador Airport. For maximum comfort during your stay, each room is furnished with a comfy bed, a dressing table, two armchairs and an en-suite bathroom which also comes with a bath or shower. Other extra services offered include grocery deliveries and a shared lounge. During your stay here, you can enjoy an array of activities including golfing, fishing and horse riding. An ample parking space and free internet access are also provided on the property.

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Riad Salmiya Dune

Wifi Available

Address: 187 Rue Siljilmassa Quartier du Borj 1
1.75 km (1.1 mi) from Place Moulay Hassan

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Babysitting/child services Laundry

3. La Fontaine Bleue (from USD 81)

Looking for plush and unique accommodation in Essaouira? Book a room at La Fontaine Bleue. This accommodation is recommended because of its strategic position at the heart of Essaouira, only 10 minutes’ walk from the beach, 0.6 miles (0.9 kilometres) from Essaouira Citadel and 16 miles (25 .7 kilometres) from Sidi Kaouki. La Fontaine Bleue offers incredible guests rooms decorated in a traditional, local style with a terrace that offers panoramic sea views. Guests can relax by the fireplace or in the Moroccan lounge where they will find a cable TV and a DVD player. Activities such as camel rides, biking and airport transfers can be organized upon request.

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La Fontaine Bleue

Wifi Available

Address: 45, Rue Oujda
459 meters (0.3 ft) from Place Moulay Hassan

Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

4. Riad Emotion (from USD 135)

Riad Emotion is located in the medina, only five-minute walk from Essaouira Beach. Decorated with local handicrafts and carpets, this traditional riad features a patio with a fountain, seating area and a terrace with sun beds. Each room at Riad Emotion is spacious and furnished with a sitting area, comfy beds and an en-suite bathroom it a bath and a shower. Moroccan specialities are served daily for breakfast and they can be enjoyed from the patio, on the terrace or in your room. As for lunch and dinner, regional cuisine is proposed in the dining room. Free Wi-Fi is also available in all areas.

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Riad Emotion

Wifi Available

Address: 18, Rue Malek Ben El Morahal, Medina
295 meters (0.2 ft) from Place Moulay Hassan

Parking Room service Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Laundry

5. Riad Malaïka (from USD 75)

The Riad Malaika is one of the most preferred accommodations due to the fact that it is located at the heart of the Essaouira Médina, only 51 meters (167.3 feet) from the beach. Apart from its location, the hotel is also preferred because of its extra features which include beauty and body treatments and free internet access. Each room at Riad Malaika are spacious and features traditional oriental decorations and en-suite bathrooms. Guests are always welcomed to enjoy their meals on the terrace which gives you stunning views of the beach. An ample parking space is also provided by the hotel.

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Riad MALAÏKA

Wifi Available

Address: 17 rue Zayan
302 meters (0.2 ft) from Place Moulay Hassan

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms

6. Riad Lyon-Mogador (from USD 54)

As you are planning your vacation in Essaouira, book a room at the Lyon-Mogador which is located in the Old Mogador right on the edge of the Atlantic. The Lyon-Mogador is renovated in a traditional Moroccan style by creative artisans who used traditional techniques to restore its original charm. This charming 18th-century riad is consists of 4 levels with each level offering authentically decorated and bright rooms with en-suite bathrooms. After a relaxing sleep, a special gourmet breakfast composing of both international and local products is served each morning on the terrace. The riad also offers Table d'hôte meals upon request of at least 24-hours in advance.

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Riad Lyon-Mogador

Wifi Available

Address: 39 Rue Ceuta Médina
404 meters (0.3 ft) from Place Moulay Hassan

Restaurant Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Babysitting/child services Laundry Dry cleaning

7. Chems Bleu (from USD 65)

Come and spend your nights at The Chems Bleu, a calm and sunny house offering cosy accommodations and stunning views of the beach and the port. The Chems Bleu features a spacious patio decorated with an Andalusi fountain perfect for relaxation. Named according to the dominating colour of their decor, each room is bright, spacious and with a modern en-suite bathroom. Given its amazing oceanfront view, the outstanding maid service and their attention to exceptional services. It is arguably safe to say that the Riad Chems Bleu can be compared to none. So what are you waiting for? Come and have the best time of your life at Chems Bleu

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Chems Bleu

Address: Moulay Azouz, 14
398 meters (0.3 ft) from Place Moulay Hassan

Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Family rooms Breakfast in the room Internet services Express check-in/check-out Solarium

8. Ryad Watier (from USD 159)

Strategically located in Essaouira, Ryad Watier will offer you all the amenities that you may need during your stay and top it up with a unique setting for a relaxing and lazy stay. Previously a traditional Moroccan house, Ryad Watier has been renovated to give you the greatest comfort while also preserving its traditional features. The accommodation offers 10 bright and elegant rooms each decorated uniquely. Each room features amenities such as comfy beds, a working space for your laptop and unlimited access to the internet. Come and savour typical and simple local specialities in the dining room which has an opening that leads to the patio and the garden.

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Ryad Watier & SPA

Wifi Available

Address: 16 Rue Ceuta
406 meters (0.3 ft) from Place Moulay Hassan

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Babysitting/child services

9. Riad Dar Maya (from USD 98)

Come and create unforgettable memories in Riad Dar Maya which is located in the historic centre of Essaouira. From this position, you will be at an only five-minute walk from the seafront, 9.3 miles (14.9 kilometres) from Essaouira Airport and 2 hours’ drive from Marrakech. Each room at Riad Dar Maya are decorated in an elegant style and features a fireplace, comfy beds and some rooms also feature a balcony. Other amenities offered by the hotel include a hot tub, a library, a fountain, a common computer and an iPod Docking station. Steam bath and massage treatments are also provided at an additional fee.

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Riad Dar Maya

Address: 33, rue Oujda
450 meters (0.3 ft) from Place Moulay Hassan

Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

10. Riad Perle D'Eau (from USD 215)

For a memorable vacation in Essaouira’s medina, you have to secure this seafront riad which offers stylish rooms with traditional Moroccan décor. The hotel features a spa, a hot tub, massage services and two terraces with stunning sea views. The hotel features a spa centre with a hammam, hot tub and massage services. Each room features a seating area, comfy beds and en-suite bathrooms with a shower, bath, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. The raid also serves breakfast each morning and they can be enjoyed on the terrace. Guests are always invited to relax in the riad’s lounge where they will find a smart TV and unlimited internet access. Additional facilities offered include free newspapers and a tour desk for excursions in the surrounding area.

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Riad Perle D'Eau

Wifi Available

Address: 64, Rue du Koweït
539 meters (0.4 ft) from Place Moulay Hassan

Parking Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Breakfast in the room Internet services Safety deposit box

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It does not matter what brings you to Morocco, whatever it is you are guaranteed to find it. While you are here, check out some of the best accommodations in Morocco.

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