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Ryad Lyon-Mogador
Ranked #20 of 75 Hotels in Essaouira
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

The French lady host (I believe she is called Karol) was very very helpful. She gave us a bigger room when we only paid for a standard double room as with the baby cot, the standard room would have been would have been tight for space. The right is in heart of medina so ideal for shopping.
The breakfast was brilliant on the terrace with lovely views of Medina and the ocean. She also recommended good places to eat. She also extended the checkout time for us for free.
We had a room on 2nd floor 'Lilas', the adjacent property wall restricted the view and more importantly prevented the air flow which can on a humid/warm night cause problem, so air conditioning unit would be a useful amenity.
One odd thing (for us atleast) was that the toilet/bathroom was not fully enclosed from the bedroom i.e. the ceiling was open and connected for bath and bedroom. We didn't like this feature as flushing is noisy and the smell entering the bedroom after toilet visit. Not sure whether it is a design/architecture feature but did not like this. Only 2 of the rooms in the Riad have fully enclosed/sealed toilets, so bear in mind when booking if this design is a problem.

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  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

We chose this riad as it was reasonably priced and was located on the main street of the old medina , close to the parking and the port . The rooms were a bit small and very minimalistic in their decor . No complains , only issue we faced was communicating with the owner who stays in top floor , as we couldn't speak or understand French . She tried to be friendly with her limited knowledge of english though . Breakfast was good , served on the terrace with some awesome views .

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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Thank bibiNfifi
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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

I spent 5 blissful days in Essaouria

Riad Lyon was an amazing place to stay. Rooms cleaned every day. Breakfast on the terrace were superb. Carole the host made you feel you were truly her guest and nothing was too much trouble. Mint tea and talk about Essaouria on the terrace was a lovely way to start my stay.

I intend to return to Essaouria. I will definitely return to Lyon.
I will recommend Essaouria and Lyon to everyone!!!

Stayed: March 2016, travelled solo
Thank MinervaMinx
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. I went with a friend for a two night break from Marrakech. Liked it so much stayed an extra night. Very characterful, clean and comfortable. Carol was a great hostess. Breakfasts were excellent with just right amount of variety. Well situated and great view from roof terrace. Would definitely recommend.

Stayed: March 2016, travelled with friends
Thank Jenny M
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

We stayed just 2 nights at the Ryad Lyon-Mogador In the medina = city center, which you reach on foot and have a "porter" bring your bags to the Ryad. What a delightful welcome with tea on the rooftop, explanations of where to go, eat and drink -- and bring your own wine! Our room was a nice size and had a lovely bathroom with shower. We were in the Cornut room which was so tastefully done. Views out of the room on the outside you don't write home about, but from the rooftop terrace YES. Breakfast was so fun with gulls skulking about as we had fresh pressed orange juice, January strawberries, crepes, coffee, tea, omlettes, local bread... what a lovely place to stay with a first-class owner and great Ryad in Essaouira.Tired from shopping? Just relax on the wondeful rooftop. Value for money, believe you me.

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank boullaylestroux
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Additional Information about Ryad Lyon-Mogador

Address: 39 Rue Ceuta, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Essaouira
#8 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#16 Family Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range: S$94 - S$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ryad Lyon-Mogador 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the old Mogador, on the edge of the Atlantic, the Lyon-Mogador is a "safe haven" in the heart of the medina in the magical city of Essaouira. This charming 18th century house, organized on 4 levels, wraps around the skylight. 11 authentic rooms and a terrace offering a panoramic view of the ocean and the Medina, will contribute to make your stay unforgettable. The breakfast, different every morning but each time delicious and copious, served on the roof top terrace, will help you start your day with energy and enthusiasm ! ... more   less 
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