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Riad Zahra

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a week and had a very relaxing time. The riad is family-run, and they definitely make you feel very welcome and are happy to help in any way. The three highlights for me are the pool area, where you can relax in the shade with a good book, great service from the staff and the great...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Matija, Wonderful feedback, thank you! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your week with us! We would also like to thank you for your lovely comments on your great food at our 2 restaurants. Your positive comments inspire us to create an even better experience for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards,...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Riad Zahra for 3 nights and had an incredible time in Essaouira (thanks to Xavier's and his son's hospitality). As soon as you step into the Riad, you are greeted by Xavier (no matter the time of the day) asking you how your day was and how he may be able to help. The amenities are fantastic...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Nelson, Many thanks for choosing Riad Zahra, and for taking the time to write tihis fantastic review! We are very happy to read that our hotel was able to answer your expectations and all the team is working hard every day to make our guest feels happy and your satisfaction is the best reward we could receive. Your comments...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first time in Morocco and Xavier and his team were the perfect hosts and immediately made us feel like the Riad Zahra was our home from home. We loved the beautiful decor in the riad, the simple but cosy room, the inner courtyard, and the fantastic restaurants - especially the view over the sea from the upstairs restaurant where...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Johanna, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments on our tripadvisor page, it is so nice to receive such lovely comments and I am really pleased to read that you found in Riad Zahra your home and the restaurants really good. I will pass these wonderful comments onto all of the team as I am sure that this...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Riad Zahra is a great riad located by the beach about 20 minutes from the medina (less than 1 euro taxi ride if you are lazy). The owner is super friendly and helpful and the place very nice for more than reasonable prices. Recommended!

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Anne-Laure, Thank you very much for your kind review. It is with great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Next time you come to Essaouira we hope you can stay with us again. Best regards, Xavier

Casablanca, Morocco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always, very good to stay in riad zahra. Very friendly owners. Very close to the beach. Delicious food to eat in front of the pool. Very spacious rooms. 15min walk from the medina. Its my 5th time in riad zahra

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your pleasant review. I am thrilled to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay with us again. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our pool and our food. Thank you for taking the time to write to us, and for sharing your great experience. We warmly welcome you back to us for...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Edith, her husband and staff work very hard at making you feel like you are staying with friends. You feel the warmth the moment you arrive and it does not stop. Everything is perfect: location, cleanliness, excellent cuisine, the beauty of the decorations. I will come back to Essaouira and to Riad Zahra and I will recommend it to all...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your pleasant review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our location and our food. It is truly pleasing to read your kind comments about our staff, I will make sure to share your review with them all. Thank you for taking the time to write to us, and for sharing your great experience....

Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived lated in the evening to another hotel, which we had booked online, to find that it was closed for 3 months (booking agent error!). The owner was mortified and rang the owner of the Riad Zahra to ask for advice. We got more than advice. Xavier was full (he always is) but opened up a beautiful apartment for...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments on our tripadvisor page, it is so nice to receive such lovely comments and I am really pleased to read that you found the hotel facilities to be well appointed and the restaurant really good. I will pass these wonderful comments onto all of the team as I am sure...

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This place was great, the people there are so friendly and caring and includes brilliant food from 2 restaurants. It's right next to the beach with only a short walk into the madina! I would highly recommend this place.

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Jessica, Thank you for your amazing review. We really appreciate the kind words. We hope to see you back at Riad Zahra sometime soon. Kind regards, Xavier

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We had a great family and friends time here for a week, The pool area is wonderful to sit around when it got too hot, the food is excellent, and there is a good selection of drinks, all at very reasonable prices. The staff are excellent, very helpful indeed. The rooms were fine, the shower was hot and powerful, everything...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for visiting the Riad Zahra during your recent trip to Essaouira. I am delighted to know that you had a wonderful experience at the Riad. Positive feedback from our guests is always a strong motivation to all of us to continuously provide a high level of services to our guests. Thank you once again and I...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The interior is cosy and welcoming, relaxed and friendly. We had 2 nice days along the pool (where there are turtles!) and had excellent breakfast and dinner at the hotel. I would definitely book this next time as well. I can recommend it.

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Dear Lina, Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip advisor comment following your recent stay at our Riad and I’m so pleased to know that you had a relaxing holiday with us. It’s a great pleasure to read a great comment regarding our Riad, our food and services delivered by our friendly team members. We all look...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just two minutes' walk from the beach and 20 minutes from the Medina and souks, you'll find this family run Riad with its 23 bedrooms has everything you need for a delightful holiday as a family, a couple or with friends. Riad Zahra is in the residential quarter of Essaouira. All its comfortable bedrooms are decorated in traditional Moroccan style and have en suite bath rooms, satellite TV and Wifi. There are family sized rooms, others have balconies and some enjoy a sea view. And you'll enjoy meals in our two restaurants whose great range of Moroccan, Asian and Spanish dishes is enhanced by a wide choice of the Kingdom's wines. Open air swimming pool, terraces and parking. We'll happily help you organize your stay and can recommend places to visit, restaurants, surfing and kitesurf schools, rides on horse or camels, transfers from airports, vehicle hire ... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad Zahra

Address: 90 Amira Lalla Meryem | Quartier des Dunes, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: €46 - €76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Zahra 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Riad Zahra Mogador Essaouira
Riad Zahra Mogador Hotel Essaouira
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Essaouira
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#7 Best Value Hotel in Essaouira
#9 Family Hotel in Essaouira
#18 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
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“Enquire about an apartment. They have a double bed in one room and a couch in the living room with cooking and washing facilities”
O7968BWchrisb, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Request for a room away from the main lobby and view to the sea.”
BlueMountain1, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 21 is superior room with two balconies, lovely light room.”
colinbZ4078KE, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Superior rooms have more space and two double beds”
maxb868, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“best location, welcoming home approach, clean rooms”
HanaSuslova, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
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