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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Had mixed feelings about Riad Zahra. The good bits: the staff! Xavier was very welcoming, helpful and spoke perfect English and many other languages. And the young Moroccan guy that worked in the restaurants was so lovely and charming, with beautiful English was very informative. Lovely restaurant areas both up and downstairs, the best breakfast on all of our Morocco...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Madame, Sir, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Riad Zahra. Apologies for your room looked over the carpark, but probably was the last room available. I hope to see you in the future and I hope to reserve the room with balconies or the room with sea view. I have taken...

Twickenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2013

My wife and I and our young son stayed at Riad Zahra for 6 nights in August 2013 as part of a 2 centre holiday to Morocco. The hotel is ideally situated close to the beach for kite & windsurfing and a short (1.50GBP) taxi ride (or a 20 minute walk) from the old town. The room we stayed in...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear guests Thank you for taking the time to share your observations with us following your stay at the Riad Zahra. We are happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your stay with us and would like to thank you for your positive review. Our team is working hard every day to make our guest feels happy and your satisfaction...

Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for five days in Aug 2013 and we were very happy with the staff and the location of the riad couldn't have been any better with a 5 min walk to the beach. The room was clean and tidy and the whole riad was decorated in Spanish influence. Due to its standards there were a lot of...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and was very glad we met your expectations. The nex time send me the request for room number 35 on the top with a very nice sea view and very quiet. We hope...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Staying at the Riad Zahra wonderful and relaxing experience. It is a large riad (more like a hotel) with over 20 rooms, a spacious dining room, a pool (the best part!), and a restaurant. From the minute we arrived, we felt welcome and relaxed. The riad really is right on the beach, and we could see the ocean from our...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for this review and for recommending Riad Zahra. We are very happy to read that our hotel was able to answer your expectations and you enjoyed the comfort of the room and the quality of food. We will be very glad to welcome you back in the future. In the meantime, we wish you all the...

Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Friendly staff, nice pool, great breakfast, cheap lunch and dinner options, nicely decorated rooms, beautiful central courtyard area. The owners speak several languages and were incredibly welcoming. Right by the beach but quite a walk from the old town centre. I would go back there.

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and was very glad we met your expectations and I hope to see you again in a near future. All the best Xavier

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Like many of the reviewers here, I found the Riad Zahra is a wonderful and welcoming place to stay – I had a very chilled out week here on my own. The rooms, main building, pool and restaurant are maintained to a very high standard by a very friendly and professional team. Xavier, his wife and son and all of...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thank You so much for your long and positive review.Nice Essaouira description and we are very happy to read that our hotel was able to answer your expectations. On behalf of the entire team, I look forward to welcoming you back to Riad Zahra. Kind regards Xavier

Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2013

This hotel was faultless, however, we did leave early as we went for the wind and sadly we hit the only time for ages there was none! :-( We exhausted other activities and not only did we have no wind the weather was poor, the sun shone for max 2 hours over 5 days, and there was an awful sea...

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XavierEssaouira, Propriétaire at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Hi Kelly, Thank you for taking the time to share such a positive comment on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your stay with us and would like to thank you for your positive review. Our team is working hard every day to make our guest feels happy and your satisfaction is the best reward we...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Fantastic hotel that far exceeded our expectations. The owners were lovely and really made us feel welcome, speaking near-perfect English. They also helped us organise a camel ride and quad biking and made it very easy for us. Breakfast and dinner was also lovely, with speciality Moroccan dishes that were delicious. The pool was also large and had turtles in...

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XavierEssaouira, Propriétaire at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear guests, We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed the service provided by our team and the quality of food. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review. We will be very glad to welcome you back in the future. We wish you all the best Xavier

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2013

I could not fault anything, room was lovely, and so quiet that we overslept every day. Breakfast was lovely and plentiful. Staff and owners were friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again. In a nice quiet area, only 10-15 mins walk into the medina.

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XavierEssaouira, Propriétaire at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Riad Zahra. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed the service provided by our team. On behalf of the entire team, I look forward to welcoming you back to Riad Zahra. Kind regards Xavier

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 28 June 2013

Learning how to kitesurf was our reason to go to Essaouira and we are so thankful for having been booked into Riad Zahra for that week. We had an awesome week in Essaouira - met great people, experienced our own borders, saw great landscape, ate incredibly well, had funny nights out, shopped veeery nice things, spent relaxing hours at a...

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Thank you so much for your time and for your kind review. We are very happy to read that our Riad was able to answer your expectations, and we will be very glad to welcome you back in the future. All the best Xavier

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
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: $78 - $122 (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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“Room 21 is superior room with two balconies, lovely light room.”
 of 5 bubbles colinbZ4078KE, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Superior rooms have more space and two double beds”
 of 5 bubbles maxb868, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“best location, welcoming home approach, clean rooms”
 of 5 bubbles HanaSuslova, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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