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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We enjoyed a relaxing stay at the Riad, with friendly attentive staff. Advice was plentiful regarding sights and activities, including booking taxis and bicycles during out stay. We hoped to kitesurf as the beach is only a few minutes away. Unfortunately there was only one day of good wind so we hope to return another time soon!

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, Thank you for your pleasant review. I am thrilled to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. 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...

Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I came to this hotel with my husband for a week the room was nice clean with nice moroccan style the staff very helpfull with a big smile all the time the location is amzing 5min walk to the beach and 8min driving to the city i recommend the place

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your review, my team and I are happy to have made your stay an enjoyable one, we look forward to seeing you again. Kindest regards Xavier

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I stayed with my daughter for a week at the end of September and loved everything about the Riad. The room (a standard) was basic but clean and traditional. Everything we ate at the Riad was wonderful and the upstairs restaurant was incredible. The staff are friendly without being intrusive and as 2 women travelling alone we felt very safe...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Marie, Thank you for your very pleasant review. I am thrilled to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our Riad 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...

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Xavier and family were exceptional hosts and made us feel very welcome at all times and nothing was too much trouble. Rooms were very clean and lovely decor ,and staff very friendly . We were both impressed with the restaurants as we are both into catering especially Zahra Grill! We had fresh fish that day which had been caught and...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Julie, Thank you so much for your kind and detailed review. We are glad to read and feel the meaning of a great stay with us and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us at Zahra's Grill restaurant. . Your comments and tips will be useful for other travelers looking for ideas or...

Goa, India
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nites in this modern Riad... beautifully furnished the Lobby as well as the rooms had a typical local touch...even the bedcovers were the locally spun ones..bright beautiful colours...we did find them in the market . Xavier was a great host and saw that we were comfortable...location...25 minute walk to the Medina along the beach and also...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Guest, 'Obrigado' 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. I will pass these wonderful comments onto all of the team as I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement...

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

...Essaouira is a beautiful seaside laid back town....three hours away from marrakesh...main airport.... so plan in advance... .beautiful stay......convenient location ........walking distance to the town along the sea front .........and most of all safe.....taxis not expencive........... the decor at riad zahra is beautiful .....rooms are comfortable n airy .can i sugest ......a few more plug points are needed, now a...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your thorough review of Riad Zahra . I'm sure future visitors will make great use of your positive experience with us. We hope to see you back sometime soon. Kind regards, Xavier

Staines, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very friendly small hotel, rooms were nice, with 2 patio windows to allow breeze to waft through. Staff were very good, lunches and dinners, were excellent, but breakfasts became repetitive. Nice swimming pool, but unheated, just a little too refreshing for me. it came with resident turtle which was novel. The room we stayed in , a superior room, was...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Clive, Thank you for your pleasant review. I am thrilled to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our Riad Zahra 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. Your...

Chesham
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Yet again the Raid Zara has come up trumps great safe family Hotel that never fails to please Superb food great location .If you are going to Essaouira this is the only place to stay it maintains a true Moroccan style The wine tasting is recommended Many thanks to all the family and staff .Recommended Many thanks see you in...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Doug, 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 restaurant really good. I will pass these wonderful comments onto all of the team as I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Xavier and his family were incredibly friendly - always willing to help / provide tourist advice at almost any time of day. I don't like eating in hotel restaurants but the food at Riad Zahra was excellent (try the seafood in both restaurants). Location was great for us as we were there for kite surfing, surfing, horse riding etc. which...

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Dear Daniel, I would like to thank you most sincerely for sharing your thoughts of Riad Zahra with us and our future guests’ on the tripadvisor. To receive such praise from our guest is very gratifying and knowing that you enjoyed so much the service ,our food and facilities, Your positive feedback has been shared with the team, which will...

Recife, PE
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Its my 3rd visit to riad zahra. I will for sure come back again. Very friendly service, very nice food, clean and confortable rooms. Its very close to the beach and 10min walk to the medina. The best place to stay in essaouira

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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments, after your 3rd visit, 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...

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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 

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Address: 90 Amira Lalla Meryem | Quartier des Dunes, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: €49 - €75 (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
#9 Family Hotel in Essaouira
#18 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
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“There is no air conditioning which was fine as the Riad tended to stay cool but take bug spray as having the window open at night did attract mosquitoes. ”
 of 5 bubbles 935katrinas, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We really enjoyed having a bigger room with the balconies this year, especially if you are staying more than a couple of nights.”
 of 5 bubbles Gail3man, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Beach and Friends is a nearby beach bar. It's got good staff, food, bar, music, sun loungers, etc. Good to sit out and enjoy the sun.”
 of 5 bubbles brendankilkenny, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 is on the ground floor. The window has sun loungers right outside it, not private when window open.”
 of 5 bubbles EwanPhoto, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“the swimming pool room excellent”
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
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