Essaouira Riads: Reviews of Riads in Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira has a great selection of riads to rent, most done in impeccable style. Riads tend to be overpriced compared to hotels, but the bucket loads of character and personal service is well worth the extra dirhams. If you’re travelling as a family or group, they can also be an affordable and flexible option.

Note that at holiday time (summer, Christmas / New Year); it’s essential to book your riad in Essaouira well ahead to ensure the accommodation of your choice.

Dar al Bahar Essaouira

Dar Al Bahar Essaouira

A riad built on the ramparts, by the “San Dion” area, facing the ocean and its winds. Elegantly simple rooms, with whitewashed walls, a contrasting touch of blue and yellow in the traditional bedspreads and curtains and wrought-iron furniture. Roof-top terrace overlooking the ocean. A top riad in Essaouira, though a bit secluded.

Madada Mogador Essaouira

A very stylish and slick riad tucked just behind the ramparts of Essaouira. Offers luxurious, contemporary-styled rooms, combining effortlessly the best of Moroccan décor with modern and streamlined design. With its unique location and wonderful interior design, this is truly a special place to stay in Essaouira.

Casa del Mar Essaouira

A deliciously decorated riad in the middle of the old town of Essaouira. Comprised of five spacious guest rooms decorated with Mediterranean accents. All rooms have salon areas and bathrooms beautifully done in a mix of mosaic designs and smooth, lustrous lime plaster. Also a roof-top terrace with panoramic views over the ocean.

The Teahouse Essaouira

The Teahouse Essaouira

A beautifully restored traditional house inside the old walled harbour of Essaouira. Comprised of two very stylish self-contained and well equipped-appartments arranged on separate floors around a central courtyard. A roof-top terrace with views across the Medina and the ocean.