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Riad Mumtaz Mahal, Essaouira

4-star4 stars
5 rue Youssef El FassiEssaouira44000Morocco

4-star riad in Ahl Agadir with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Very Good8.4
  • This place is a delight. We liked it so much we stayed two more nights and stayed in…Nov 26, 2017
  • So while the decor of this building and the rooms is breathtaking, there are a couple of…Aug 23, 2017
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Riad Mumtaz Mahal, Essaouira

from $61
  • Luxury Suite (Mina)
  • Luxury Suite (Madhur)
  • Luxury Suite (Mahajabian)
  • Luxury Suite (Mallika)
  • Luxury Suite (Mandara)
  • Luxury Suite (Mum Taz Mahal)
  • Luxury Suite (Manimala)
  • Luxury Suite (Maiya)
  • Luxury Suite (Malavika)
  • Luxury Suite (Mahima)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
Things to do
  • Spa services on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
Things to enjoy
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in Moroccan cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Riad Mumtaz Mahal, Essaouira’s small print

Also known as

  • Riad Mumtaz Mahal Essaouira
  • Riad Mumtaz Mahal
  • Mumtaz Mahal Essaouira

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 30.0 per day

Cribs/Infant beds are available for EUR 15.0 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 20 per room

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Riad Mumtaz Mahal, Essaouira


  • In Ahl Agadir
  • Essaouira Beach - 2 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 2 min walk
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 5 min walk
  • Skala du Port - 6 min walk
  • Skala de la Ville - 6 min walk
  • Mellah - 7 min walk
  • Bordj el Berod - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 21 min drive
  • Marrakech (RAK-Menara) - 157 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Airport pick-up service

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 40 reviews

Riad Mumtaz Mahal, Essaouira
Very Good8.0
Comfortable and adequate
Generally a good experience. Be forewarned...THEY DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS. Room amenities were fairly limited. Mini bar was empty and no bottled drinking water in rooms. Did not try the restaurant but read favorable reviews. Simple but ample free breakfast on the rooftop terrace was great. VERY friendly staff. Room could have been a little cleaner but I wasn't expecting a Ritz Carlton. Very reasonably priced.
Richard, us2 night trip
Riad Mumtaz Mahal, Essaouira
Great location- Great riad.
We stayed 5 nights at the riad. When out AC stopped working , we were moved to another room with no problem. We even booked an extra night so we could stay in a different room too. Each one is different and special in its own way. The staff were great and always smiling. They even served up breakfast during Ramadan for us inaccustomed to how it works. The location was spot on. Easy to find in and out of the best part of the city. Easy to get a taxi. And not a two mile trek through labyrinth medina to find it. Beautiful interior to come home to.
A Traveler, us1 night business trip
Riad Mumtaz Mahal, Essaouira
Like staying in a palace
This was our second stay at Mumtaz Mahal - both booked through On both occasions, the Riad did NOT know that we'd booked a specific room and I don't know if the fault lies with or with MM but it's not acceptable to offer people the option to choose a room and then not honour that. Luckily after one night in another room, we were able to move to the one we'd booked. I love this place. The total 'over-the-top' decor, the enormous beds, the marble bathrooms are all delightful. Breakfast on the roof is ok but nothing exciting. They could do with putting in a bit more shade as even in December we were roasting at 9.30 in the morning. We love this place and when the price is good, it will always be on our shortlist. But I recommend to write to the MM ahead of your trip and reconfirm your chosen room.
Barbara, gbRomance trip
Riad Mumtaz Mahal, Essaouira
beautiful clean rooms
beautiful spacious room, with shower and large bath tub. Room cleaned every day and lovely breakfast provided on the terrace. Good location for the medina , beach and the supratour bus station. Id stay there again.
A Traveler, ie4 night romance trip
Riad Mumtaz Mahal, Essaouira
Very Good8.0
Not quite perfect - but still beautiful
The hotel is beautiful and the decor almost overwhelming. Our room was a delight but the listing said it had a 'harbour view' which was totally misleading. NONE of the rooms at Mumtaz Mahal has a harbour view. However, four rooms do have external windows. The room was very large and beautiful. The service was a little 'iffy' - if you ASKED the reception ladies told you more or less what you wanted to know. If you didn't ask, they told you nothing. 1st morning we went up to the roof for breakfast and there was nothing and nobody. Reception had not told us that we needed to go down and ask for it to be served. Roof terrace - even in December - is very hot and lacking in shade. Breakfast is the same EVERY day and rather boring but plenty of food. Wifi is hit and miss and the code we were given was incorrect. The bathroom was beautiful but totally let down by a cheap, ineffective shower head that wouldn't stay on the wall. Disappointing as clearly a lot of money went into the design and was spoiled by poor fixtures and fittings. We got a great price and if we could get that again, I think we'd return. Having stayed in many different riads and dars, the one thing that was missing here was a strong sense of personality from the staff.
A Traveler, gbRomance trip

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