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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So when we arrived it took a moment to find the place but asking a local shop a young man named Yussef took me straight to the riad. It's actually quiet easy to find. Once we arrived we were met by a young lady who was actually The house cook amongst other chores I'm sure but she was lovely and...

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Bretagne44, Propriétaire at Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira, responded to this review

All the team of Riad Ayel is very proud that you chose our riad as your stay to Essaouira and we thank you for it. We always make so that our hosts are happy of their stay and that they are " as at home ". See you again soon...

Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location in the medina, a few minutes from the main square, 10mins from the harbour and beach. Airport transfers were organised efficiently for us.The riad is well furnished with recliners on the rooftop with its great views. The staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast fresh, moroccan and good. The rooms are well decorated with en-suite facilities. Mine...

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent Riad with friendly staff, English language was an issue but we had managed . They are able to converse well any gaps my husband and I used google to help to translate and sign language. Plus point we have learnt lots of new langauges n phrases in Arabic n French . Airport transfer available. Accomodating to lil toddler. Amazing...

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Nous vous remercions pour tous les compliments concernant le personnel du riad. Le paiement par carte bancaire est souvent problématique...

Colville
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Our bags were lost at Casablanca airport, and as a result we were charged for a night at this Riad when we didn't arrive as planned, even though I called to cancel. Ok, but the staff will not provide me with a receipt for this extra charge so that I can bill my travel insurance. Repeated requests for this simple...

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Bretagne44, Propriétaire at Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira, responded to this review

It's good to criticize, but it must be for a real cause: According to your request from 23-09, I sent you the day even the invoice. I sent it a second time the 27-09 to your 2 address. If you do not receive my emails that is you can't read in your box mails: I can see my e-mails on...

Olney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Nice looking Riad, very well located. We had the suite on the 2nd floor with terrace, spacious and well presented. Service left a lot to be desired, the staff were more interested in their mobile phones than they were with us. Room cleaning was virtually none existent, a brief flush of the toilet and put the covers back on the...

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Bretagne44, Propriétaire at Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira, responded to this review

Hello, We are very surprised by your remark about the breakfasts because they are composed particularly of fresh bread just out of the oven from the nearby Baker. We prefer 2 kinds of the best jams and fruit salads fresh compound depending on the market. Also, Moroccan pancakes, or homemade pastries and different each day. Fresh pressed orange juice is...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Top floor rooms with bed, sitting and shower rooms. Straight out onto the roof terrace. Very helpful owner and manager. The weather was mixed so we used inside and out. Access is easy to the Riad but is quite hidden the first time you arrive. Riad is near everything in the medina; short walk to the beach.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

The room was absolutely amazing and the bathroom is truly dreamlike. There was a construction going on in the room next to the one we had originally booked so we were offered a much fancier and undoubtedly more expensive room downstairs. The men who worked in reception for the first two days of our stay were wonderful and very attentive....

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Essaouira is a great relaxed place that I really enjoyed visiting. This was a great place to stay. I really liked it, staff were friendly, rooms were very nice and generally all was good. I have no complaints and happy to tell friends to stay here.

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 30 May 2015

perfect position, good prices, clean rooms, service is friendly and helpful. everything as you expected than to be. the breakfast was one of the best we had in Morocco, even if they offered only sweet stuff.

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Reviewed 25 April 2015

This Riad off the beaten path is well worth it. Very calm and if you go up to the roof you'll have a fantastic view of the city! The couple that run it are very accommodating, helpful and the breakfast is wonderful. The rooms are very comfy and calm

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On a peaceful street in the heart of the Medina of Essaouira, Riad Ayel invites you to take advantage of the serenity of this ancient house souiri completely restored according to the purest Moroccan traditions with all the necessary comforts. It is 5 min from the port, the beach and also the souks and the excitement of the medina, while taking advantage of the peace of the street which shelters it. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira

Address: 28 Rue Mallek Ben El Morahhal, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: $44 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Higher floors are quieter, all rooms a good size”
 of 5 bubbles sallie080, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't take the room on the ground floor by the door or the top floor if you are disturbed by the call to prayer.”
 of 5 bubbles 767timb767, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Any one they are all wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles Stecolombe, 25 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Only slight drawback was that our room (Cherafa) was on the side of the side street and that could be a little noisy at night but this was probably due to the increased activity after sundown during Ramadan.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterBradish, 2 Sep 2012 | Read review
“First on the left on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Robboshef, 4 Apr 2012 | Read review
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