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Berlin
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

I inhabited the room on the top floor – including a large double bed and a small washbasin, sea view and a private roof terrace with the most splendid panorama oft the Médina, the harbour, the bay and the ocean – for one week. The bathroom is half a staircase below and even shorter people must watch their heads inside... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2013 via mobile

This was our second Riad having travelled by bus from Marrakech . The arrangements worked well- we were met at the bus station and our luggage transported by cart to the Riad. We had the roof top accommodation with stunning views of the sea, harbour and the typical rooftop vista. It was delightfully furnished, secluded and yet in the heart... More 

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

We had a lovely stay at the Riad! We had the top floor room which was so light, airy and dreamy. I loved that you could just watch the sunset from our room. The entire riad was very charming and the staff was more than gracious. We loved the dreamy and sleepy atmosphere. The view from the rooftop terrace is... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Riad de la mer! 9 days with an excellent and warmhearted breakfast service by locals. Big roof terrace with incredibly inspiring views of the harbor and the surf off the island of Mogador. Very centrally located, yet quite at night time. Good value for money. We can heartily recommend the clean and friendly Riad... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here last May. I saw the pictures of the top floor bedroom online and fell in love with it. When I arrived in person, it was just as great as I'd hoped!!! The bathroom is definitely funny, but I'm 5'1" and I could actually stand in it. My boyfriend had to sit on the little... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2012

A lovely riad. The riad is clean, nicely decorated and is a lovely place to relax as well as being in a perfect central location for exploring the town. We'd definitely stay here again if we were back in Essaouira. We stayed in the room on the top floor which has wonderful views and is light, airy and spacious. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

Great place to stay, fantastic location 5 minutes from the port. Amazing views from the terrace over the water. Awesome apartments, very clean, high-ceilings, loads of books. Decadant breakfast with very good strong coffee in the morning. Loads of fantastic restaurants nearby. Only downside was other resident who spent hours and hours skyping her friends in England. We could hear... More 

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Talavera de la Reina, Spain
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

I have been with my wife for four nights. Everything was perfect since the beggining. Diane is a really kind person and she has helped us to arrange everything, even the taxi from Marrakech. Abdul is ready to help you any moment and he is really friendly as his wife. Breakfast in terrace is something relaxed. It is really good... More 

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Verona, Veneto, Italy
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

it was wonderful! We spent two days in this wonderful hotel! The view from our window, I can not forget ever! This crazy sense of the vast ocean. stunning rooftop terrace, we were there alone. Sunbathed and drank Moroccan tea! in the alleys of the old town, we found the fish market! There you can choose the fish and whey... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

This house is really beautifully renovated, with due respect given to the lovely period features and an excellent eye for decoration. The finishes are really a class above those used in most of the other riads I've seen in Essaouira (and I've seen a few!) and the owner, Diane, has a really lovely aesthetic sense. Saida and Abdul Rahman, who... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Riad de la Mer is a very large 18th century Jewish merchant’s house situated in the oldest part of the Medina, known as the kasbah. Recently restored with the addition of modern facilities, it nevertheless retains the rich character of the original house.This is one of the best located riads in Essaouira, with stunning panoramic views from the terrace of the sea, port and the massive sweep of the entire bay. Just a few paces from the heart of the town, Place Moulay Hassan with all its bustling cafes and restaurants, this is nevertheless a house which affords a great sense of tranquillity and considerable space ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad de la Mer

Address: 7-9 Rue Khalid ben Oualid, Essaouira 44100, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: $83 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“The top floor apartment is beautiful, with a fantastic view and lot of sun - warming in winter. The bathroom is simple but ok.”
 of 5 bubbles EvaSS-2015, 9 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms and suites are very well restored and furnished- the stairs can be a bit of a haul on the higher floors - but the views and the peace make it worthwhile”
 of 5 bubbles TrouserPress2007, 22 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Top floor bedroom is beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles ATLtoNYC, 12 Jan 2013 | Read review
“If you don't mind stairs and not taller than 5'6 then the top floor room is fantastic!”
 of 5 bubbles Sticola, 7 Dec 2012 | Read review
“each room is different, so worth looking at any photos of the riad to see which you would prefer.”
  • view down to the apartment below
  • beautiful lace at the window
 of 5 bubbles discomel, 17 Aug 2012 | Read review
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