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Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira

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Standard Room (Mogador) | Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
Comfort Room (Berbere) | Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
Dining room
Standard Room, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Ensuite | Bathroom | Free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira

Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira

2.5 star property
Essaouira riad with restaurant and bar/lounge
8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

39 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
28 Rue Malek Ben El Morahhal, Essaouira, 44600
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Premium bedding
  • Free toiletries

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Medina

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Brunch & Co - 3 min walk
  • La Clé De Voute - 7 min walk
  • Cafe Des Arts - 2 min walk
  • Three Little Birds - 4 min walk
  • Cafe Jalil - 3 min walk

About this property

Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira

A great choice for a stay in Essaouira, Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for MAD 250 per vehicle. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit the restaurant, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and nice bathrooms.


Arabic, English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 8:00 AM until 7:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Off-site parking within 1312 ft (MAD 30 per day)


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Accessible airport shuttle
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: MAD 30.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MAD 250 per vehicle (one-way. Maximum occupancy 4)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cots/infant beds are available for MAD 50 per day


  • Parking is available nearby and costs MAD 30 per day (1312 ft away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

l'Ayel d'Essaouira
Riad l'Ayel
Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira
Riad l`Ayel d`Essaouira Hotel Essaouira
Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira Riad
Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira Essaouira
Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira Riad Essaouira

Frequently asked questions

Does Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MAD 250 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira?
You can check in from 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira like?
Riad l'Ayel d'Essaouira is in Medina, a short 8-minute walk from Essaouira Beach and 6 minutes' walk from Skala de la Ville.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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6/10 Good

It is an ok place for what you pay. If you are young and want to have a safe and relatively comfortable place to stay this is good, but if you are in your 50s and 60s nd want a more comfortable nicer side of things then this is not the place for you. The location is in Medina so that is good in terms of centrality but the streets in Medina are dirty and you will find piles of trash on your way to the riad, the smell, the noise late into the night all of that comes with this choice.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Essaouira's little gem
Our stay at this riad was a lovely experience. The owner Jean Paul was a real gentleman who took his time to make you feel right at home. The manager Lachaan was one of the nicest men you can meet who was really helpful. The nightman Rashid was was always at your service with a smile and the maid really looked after you with her lovely breakfast. The riad itself was clean and crisp with a lovely decor, it was refreshing. The rooms where nice and spacious with lovely bathrooms. The terrace was amazing too. Thanks once again to all the team.
Akhlaq, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean and Friendly
This was a clean and friendly Riad located near a main thoroughfare in the Marrakech Medina. Staff were kind and helpful. Decor was tasteful. The rooftop was very nice.
Elizabeth, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Siroor, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

comfort in essoaria
lovely riad in the town centre, very friendly staff and very helpful. i would thoroughly reccomand this place. the rooms are very nice and well looked after. allin all it was a very comfortable stay there.
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10/10 Exceptional

I loved this place. The linens and towels aren't brand new, but they're clean and they provide extra blankets and a heater. The room gets a lot of natural light which is very refreshing after staying in some windowless riads that get kind of stuffy. TheThe orange juice is delicious!
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8/10 Very good

It was a good place. Clean, friendly and helpful staff. Some of the linens were a bit dated and the heater didn't work very well, but it was well worth the price.
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8/10 Very good

Hospitality at its best
It was amazing right in the centre of madinah everything is around you. The area has lots of cars and youcab smell ten sometimes. Riad is amazing the service I received was amazing hospitality number one. Breakfast every morning served by Hannah was spot on she asked us what we wanted and she delivered every morning I was full even if I wasn't hungry I ate so not to miss out. My room was great there was three of us and then double bed and single bed lots of spaces. The roof terrace was perfect and cute we snowed up there as we couldn't smoke in rooms and I was never too cold. Out eifi eas pretty good sometimes it was in and out but the majority of my stay it worked perfect. Wish I ate dinner at the Riad but I didn't. I will def go back price was amazing and company and the people I met was great on my last day I took one of the guest surfing which was fun!! I'll be back!!
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10/10 Exceptional

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