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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely riad with lovely staff. The food is excellent. The rooms are small but we never spent very much time in the room except to sleep The Riad is very well positioned on the beach I highly recommend it !

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Guests Thank you for your pleasant review. 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 you for taking the time to write to us, and for sharing your great experience.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 nights at Riad Zahra and had a great experience. It's just off of the beach and about a 25 minute walk from the Medina (straight down the beach) which was perfect for us. The loacation was perfect for us to enjoy the Medina but have a more relaxing, quiet place to go back to. It's family-run and... More 

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Lauren 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 pool area, service ,our food & Moroccan wines and facilities, Your positive feedback has been shared... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to arias Zahra in easter 2015 and loved it so much we returned for the exact same holiday in October 2016. This is the first time in our lives we have returned to do the Sam holiday. Xavier and his family are so welcoming. Our children loved the hot chocolates and pancakes for breakfasts; the swimming pool with... More 

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Julain, Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip advisor comment following your new recent stay at our Riad and I’m so pleased to know that you had a wonderful trip. It’s a great pleasure to read a great comment regarding our breakfasts and our pool . We all look forward to welcoming you back again at... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This Riad was very pretty, but not very functional. The food was very good here, I epsecially liked the Meatball Tajine. I liked the location away from the Medina, close to the beach, and close to the Carrefour! I did not think the lack of air conditioning would be an issue in late October, but I was mistaken; it was... More 

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Charles, Thank you for your feedback. It is very pleasant to know you found Riad Zahra vey pretty, friendly staff and the food very good. In Essaouira Air conditioning is not necessary normally, because the temperatures during the night are : 17 to 20 Celsius degrees in Spring, Summer and Autumn We do hope to welcome you back in... More 

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived to this beautiful Riad weary from our adventures through the Atlas mountains and the Sahara and we're delighted with what we found. The Riad itself is absolutely beautiful and is perfectly located in a nice quiet area but with excellent access to the beach and the medina. The rooms were well appointed although our bed was a bit... More 

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Daniel, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments and for your recomendation 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, friendly staff and the restaurant really good. I will pass these wonderful comments onto all of... More 

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Lovely welcoming Riad. The owners & staff couldn't have been more friendly & helpful, especially when our daughter was poorly. The Riad is gorgeous with a great (if a bit cold) pool. The setting is also great - we liked being a bit further away from the Medina & so close to the beach. Travelling with teenagers means that Wi-Fi... More 

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your recent review and for choosing Riad Zahra as your accommodation provider. We are glad to know that you were satisfied with our staff service,facilities and location. We will keep maintain our service for our valuable guest and also will share this valuable comment to our team for their spirit. I have the fast internet... More 

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed a week at Riad Zahra....what a place, the staff were more than pleasant the rooms were clean and comfortable and the food is awesome, we definitely will go back again, thank you Xavier and family ☉🐪🖒

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Sian & Ricky, Thank you very much for your visit and 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 place and our food. It is truly pleasing to read your kind comments about our staff, I will make sure to... More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this comfortable well managed Riad for two nights. The room was clean and well furnished in traditional Moroccan style. Good breakfast is included in the price- and the owner and his spouse are very hands on, eating breakfast and dinner with hosts. We had a lovely meal - Moroccan European style and if you wish to consume... More 

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Riad Zahra. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the cleanliness and furnishing of the room, the quality of food, and our courtesy We hope to welcome you back to Essaouira in the near future. Kind regards, Xavier More 

Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Thanks to Xavier and Edith for their hospitality and kindness. Everything is excellent at Riad Zahra (rooms, cleanliness, food, pool, beers!) but what makes it something exceptional are the people working on it. We travel with our 3 years old daughter and they made us feel at home. Thanks to the staff: women in charge of the cleanliness, men serving... More 

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Guests, 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 pool, service ,our food and facilities, Your positive feedback has been shared with the team, which... More 

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed with my dad for one week in mid October. We found the owners of Zahra to be very friendly and helpful, and very interactive with all guests, taking a genuine interest in everybody's experience. The decor was gorgeous, the location fab and the food delicious. We ate most days or evenings in the downstairs dining area and once... More 

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Guests, 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. Our team is working hard every day to make our guest feels happy and your satisfaction is the best reward they could receive. Your comments and tips will be useful for other travelers... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

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: RM242 - RM308 (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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