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My heart sank as I entered the room. There were no signs of any care, the overall impression was one of wear. The double bed (2 singles pushed together) had worn springs in the mattress, which was damp - no comfort. The sky light slid...More
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Response from Riad d, Manager at Riad de la merResponded 5 January 2018
We are so sorry to read that these travelers were disappointed by their stay at Riad de la mer and that they did not enjoy the amazing view from the 4th floor terrace because of architectural problems. Riad de la mer is a traditional Jewish...More
My boyfriend and I stayed for 3 nights at Riad de la Mer in Essaouria, located just perfect in the hotspot of the Medina, close to the shops and just a few minutes walk to the beach. Our room on the 4th floor with our...More
For: great house, lots of character, fab location, the excellent Abdul and family, beautiful light-filled room (on top floor), all very well looked after, good shared facilities, quiet (apart from the call to prayer! which we actually grew to like), good views
Against: top floor...More
An extended family of 9 enjoyed our stay at Riad de la Mer the last week of February, right from our arrival - when Abdul sent a man to take our luggage and show us the way. (The medina can be pretty confusing before you...More
We had a family holiday over Xmas 2014 in this lovely riad. Ideal size for 8 adults and 2 small children - each family had a separate floor. Abdul was at Marrakesh airport as arranged with a taxi and a minibus. The journey to Essaouira...More
Response from dianethomas | Property representative |
Dear Hilary. Thank you for your interest in Riad de la Mer. In answer to your question about the 4th floor bedroom accommodation, I would say that there is no problem for tall people with the super king-size bed (which has... More
Dear Hilary. Thank you for your interest in Riad de la Mer. In answer to your question about the 4th floor bedroom accommodation, I would say that there is no problem for tall people with the super king-size bed (which has no footboard). However, I do think that the shower room height would be a problem or irritation for anyone of 6' or more if staying for longer than a couple of nights. The riad - for better or worse - bears the hallmarks of its distinctly Moroccan history, in that the dimensions of certain rooms reflect the stature of former inhabitants. The 3rd floor shower room has, on the other hand, no such problems...
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"The top floor apartment is beautiful, with a fantastic view and lot of sun - warming in winter. The bathroom..."