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“5 Columns a beautiful Riad that will make your...”
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Ground floor courtyard
Ground floor - Courtyard Dining table
Ground floor salon with open fireplace
Medina view from port
Beach at sunset
Medina / Harbour walls at sunset
View of rampart walls
Our street
Medina sunset
Artwork in the house by Moroccan artist
First floor
First floor salon
First floor salon fireplace
First floor salon fireplace
Fireplace detail
Fireplace detail
Vintage light in stairwell
Ground floor dining room
Ground floor detail
Vintage furniture
Kitchen
Kitchen
Large open fireplace
Ground floor courtyard
Kitchen
Entrance from street
Kitchen
Interior detail
Bookshelf
Interior detail
Vintage light - First floor salon
Artwork
Interior detail
Interior detail
Bedroom 2 - First floor
Bedroom 2 - First floor
Bedroom 2 - First floor
Bedroom 2 - First floor
Bedroom 2 - First floor
Bedroom 2 en-suite - First floor
Bedroom 1 - First floor
Bedroom 1 - First floor
Bedroom 1 - First floor
Bedroom 1 - First floor
Bedroom 1 en-suite - First floor
Bedroom 1 shower - First floor
Bedroom 1 en-suite - First floor
Bedroom 1 en-suite - First floor
Vintage light
Bedroom 3 - 2nd floor
Bedroom 3 en-suite - 2nd floor
Bedroom 3 - 2nd floor
Medina rooftops
Bedroom 4 - 3rd floor
Bedroom 4 en-suite - 3rd floor
Roof terrace dining table
Roof terrace
Roof terrace - Bar area
Roof terrace - Bar area
Roof terrace - Bar area
Roof terrace - Bar area
Interior details
View from Bedroom 2 - First floor
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

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KarenandM...
Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“5 Columns a beautiful Riad that will make your stay in Essaouira the icing on the cake”
Reviewed 4 February 2014 for a stay in December 2013

My husband and I along with 2 friends stayed in Five Columns over Christmas. All correspondence with the owner on booking was brilliant and some great info about the Riad and Essaouria was provided, A taxi was also arranged from Marrakech for us.
The Riad itself is beautiful. Clean, fabulous interior and everything you could need for a happy stay. This Riad cannot come with a higher recommendation and if you are going to Essaouira you would be silly not to stay at the Fabulous Five Columns

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Liked best: The interior and layout
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Friends
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SophieMB2...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful Holidays”
Reviewed 30 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

A big "thank you" to Lisa for the wonderful time we have had in Essaouira in her "Five Column" beautiful house! .
Thanks as well to Latifa, and Rachid for their help!
We have had one of our best holidays for years!
Thank you very much, and congratulations for the big and marvellous job you have done in your Ryad.

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Liked best: Quite and nice place, wonderful city, nice weather
Travelling group: En famille élargie
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nancypanc...
London, United Kingdom
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“Spectacular”
Reviewed 28 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013

Within the Medina, behind a beautiful old moroccan door lies a beautifully restored 4 storey house with roof terrace.

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Liked best: Decor
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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Lee827186...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Hot Sunshine in Mid Winter - Heaven!”
Reviewed 23 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012

We have travelled to essouria many times, at the same time of the year and have never been let down by the weather. The days were sunny and hot, perfect for long walks along the beach followed by a much welcome collapse onto a squidgy sofa or sunbed in one of several beach bars (Beach and Friends and Vagabond v good). The food (and wine) menu is served throughout the day, reasonably priced and varied (kids sized portions available) they are very relaxed and happy for you to hang out for as long as you want.

This was our 2nd visit to 5 columns and is by the far the best place we have stayed in over the years. The riad is situated within the walls of the ancient medina, ideally situated for the beach, shops, restaurants etc. There a many little shops nearby (in fact one rightnext door) selling general basics, fresh bread, eggs, water, fizzy drinks etc

The decor is beautiful, understated, amazing art and books abound. The furniture is extremely stylish and yet very comfortable. Even down the egyptian cotton bedlinen, nothing is overlooked (this could be due to the fact that the owner is an Interior Designer!).

The accommodation was spotlessly clean on arrival, and the lady that looks after the house (the feme de manage I believe is the local name) Latifa, will come on a daily basis clean, make beds etc. or will come on alternate days if required. She is also a fantastic cook and will whip you up a tasty tagine, salad (like a work of art!), olives bread etc, if you fancy a night in (she does at her house and brings round to you, by far the best takeaway we've ever eaten!).

It is a such a treat to leave the gloomy weather at home, top up the vitamin D levels, generally relax and re charge the batteries after Christmas. The temperature does drop once the sun goes down, so something warmer for the evenings is handy. The house has a lovely (2) big fireplaces and heats up in no time at all. All of the bedrooms have electric radiators if needed (they weren't!).

The house has wifi and an English speaking manager on hand should you need anything.

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Liked best: Comfort and cleanliness of property
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Friends
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Arveene
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely Place Lovely People Lovely Food”
Reviewed 10 January 2013 for a stay in September 2012

We arrived at the old gates late in the night where we were met by one of Lisa's guides who packed up our bags in an old world cart and took us in to the old fort and up the narrow walkways on a short walk which lead to our Riad. My mind was blown as he unlocked the door. You just can't tell from the streets what's behind those beautiful ancient doors. The place it's self is a feast of vintage furniture, modern art and original features. The Old stone columns and tiles alone are a feast for the eyes. This brings me nicely to our arrival, we had ordered a meal to be prepared for us upon arrival and this did not disappoint one bit. Fresh bread, multitude of salads dishes, Chicken Tangine and more, a traditional Moroccan feast all prepared by Latifa, the lady who looks after the house keeping and is also the most amazing cook. I would have been more then happy to have her cook every day but the amount she makes does you for lunch the next day too. The rooms are spacious and there's loads of room in the property with a lovely sun roof where you can bath every day. There's also a bar area to stock up your drinks. Our rooms were very comfortable and cleaned every day which was great. The town it's self is so picturesque. The colours are so vivid i can see it attacking painters, photographers and film makers, it's a special light. Lisa and Liggy also provided us with plenty of information on the best places to eat visit and see while you stay there. They have picked out the best spots so make sure you read it all before you venture out. They also provided us with a guide for the stay, Rachid a local man who is very nice and will show you around and help you find anything you need.
All this means you can have a really relaxing holiday and chill properly. I'm going to go back again at some stage later in the year. It's amazing!!!!

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Liked best: I loved relaxing on the sun roof while sipping fresh orange juice
Liked least: hard to get specilaity alcohol close but it's a muslim country so fair enough
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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