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Overview of Riad Kafila

Riad Kafila

3.0 star property
3-star riad with spa, near Skala de la Ville

9.8/10 Exceptional

14 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Spa
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
The price is $44
Price available on 8/18/2022
Rue Yamen 4bis, Essaouira, 44000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Full-service spa
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
Feel at home
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Free toiletries
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Medina

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 28 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Riad Kafila

A great choice for a stay in Essaouira, Riad Kafila features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 20 per vehicle. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with hot stone massages, body wraps, or mani/pedis.


Arabic, English, French, Spanish

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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - 11:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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 at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking
  • Offsite parking nearby (EUR 2 per day)


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle within 200 kilometers*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Free daily reception
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

What to do

  • Windsurfing
  • Stereo
  • Beach nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Full-service spa


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Local maps

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the riad's full-service spa, COCOONING. Services include hot stone massages, sports massages, facials, and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Reservations are required.

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: EUR 3.0 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 5 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 20 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 35.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds


  • Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 2 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

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 sanitizer.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Riad Kafila Essaouira
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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

A Little Gem
A wonderful Riad, super helpful and friendly staff who spoke very good English. Room was lovely, clean, fresh, roses on the side table, free bottles of water. The public spaces were beautifully decorated, a mix of quirky modern and traditional, just lovely. Breakfast was tasty and fresh. Great positon in the old Medina with the waves crashing on the shore outside the open window, but totally quiet with the window shut. Can't recommend this place highly enough
Emma, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Top notch service
I stayed in this hotel because of the glowing reviews of costumer service, and I’m happy to report that this is indeed the case. Examples: my iPhone charger cord broke during the trip and the man behind the desk gave me his. The credit card machine wasn’t working so the man behind the desk escorted me to my nearest atm branch and then the train station. The area is also good as you close to a cool fortress.
Michael, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect stay !
Amazing Omar and team . Loved the place I'll come back for sure !!!
Ali, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a lovely riad, well-kept, clean, good location. The lounge upstairs is very cosy with outstanding ocean views. Very relaxing, calm atmosphere. Best of all is the warm, friendly, kind staff. They were truly hospitable as we were there during the stressful coronavirus time. They cooked dinner for us at no cost and generously offered us their kitchen and food and anything else we needed as Essaouira shut down. We will never forget this kindness. Highly recommend this property.
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing Views in Great Location
Lovely Riad in an absolutely amazing location. Close to the ramparts of the city and easy walking distance to everywhere in the medina. Cannot beat the views of the ocean from the breakfast room! Wish it had been warmer when we were there, because the rooftop terrace looked amazing! Staff were all wonderful and very helpful with arranging transportation for us. Breakfast was delicious too. Room was comfortable and clean, even if minimal frills. Be advised: cars are not allowed where the Riad is located, so you either need to carry your suitcases a decent distance or hire someone with a cart. Having the staff arrange for someone to meet us at the riad with a cart and having a cab waiting outside the medina for us was incredibly helpful.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

beautiful view
the sea view from the main room is amazing and the breakfast is very good. location is convenient and we felt a good sense of hospitality. just the room is quite small and basic.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We really enjoyed staying at Riad Kalifa, mostly because we were always welcome with a big smile, Musin was amazing, super kind and always pointing us in the right direction with food, what to visit.... the Riad is beautiful, very cosy, and holy. We slept like babies in those bed. I read some reviews about the humidity since is close to the beach. I am sensitive to humidity and I didn’t feel that at all. Breakfast was amazing! Definitely staying at Riad Kalifa made a difference in how we experienced Essaouira. Defiantly I recommend staying there
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful view from terrace, delicious breakfast, and friendly staff
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful Riad and Excellent Customer Service
My stay at Riad Kafila was a very good experience. The riad was not difficult to find, and I was greeted with such kindness and hospitality as soon as I arrived. I would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.
Derek, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a cute hotel tucked away on the far side of the medina, nestled against the windswept ocean walls. The highlight is surely the wonderful breakfast set against the backdrop of an incredible ocean view. The staff here were friendly and efficient. My room on the ground floor was basic but clean. The only window was out into the attractive courtyard. Good wifi and a terrace with dramatic ocean views. There's also a fantastic restaurant just around the corner.
5-night trip
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