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Riad l'authentique

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Triple Room | Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Deluxe Room | Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Deluxe Room | Living area
Triple Room | Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Double Room | Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Riad l'authentique

Riad l'authentique

3.0 star property
Essaouira riad in city centre

6.6/10 Good

7 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Lounge area
  • Bathtub
  • 24/7 front desk
4 Rue Du Caire, Essaouira, 44000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Ahl Agadir

Getting around

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


  • Seafood corner - 2 min walk
  • Restaurant du Coeur - 2 min walk
  • Les 3 Portes - 3 min walk
  • Patisserie Driss - 3 min walk
  • Adwak - 3 min walk

About this property

Riad l'authentique

When visiting Essaouira, Riad l'authentique is a great choice to consider. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the walkability.


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
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

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • 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); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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
  • Local laws may restrict unmarried guests from sharing a room


  • Pets stay for free (dogs and cats only, 1 per room, up to 26 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking


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

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol served on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1878
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

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 and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.30 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

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

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; masks are required in public areas.

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

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Riad l'authentique Riad
Riad l'authentique Essaouira
Riad l'authentique Riad Essaouira

Frequently asked questions

Does Riad l'authentique offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Riad l'authentique 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'authentique?
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'authentique?
Yes, cats and dogs stay for free, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 26 lbs per pet.
Is parking offered on site at Riad l'authentique?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Riad l'authentique.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Riad l'authentique?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Riad l'authentique?
You can check in starting at 1 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Riad l'authentique and nearby?
Riad l'authentique has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Riad l'authentique?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Les 3 Portes (3-min walk), Patisserie Driss (3-min walk) and Adwak (3-min walk).
What's the area around Riad l'authentique like?
Riad l'authentique is located near Essaouira Beach in Ahl Agadir, a short 5-minute walk from Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum and 5 minutes' walk from Place Moulay el Hassan. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

A Discrace
One of the worst places I've stayed. The toilet dreadful the Electrics dangerous. Staff and friend sat outside my door smoking pot. Very uncomfortable night. On the roof 4 floors up by stairs . I think being a customer you get the rooms on the roof and they are not nice.
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Room for Improvement but in a great location
It is a lovely authentic Riad in a great location within a few minutes walk to the Medina, cafes and beach. Amenities could be improved and the plumbing in the bathroom is a problem. Ask for extra blankets as Riads can be cold in December.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I would stay there again
It must be the best terrace in Essaouia. You have the old town right on front of you. Friendly owner. 5 min walk from the bus station. Good breakfast. I would stay there again.
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2/10 Poor

Slecht ontvangst bij receptie, niet gastvrij, vieze kamers, sumier ontbijt,
R., 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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8/10 Very good

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8/10 Very good

Jens berg, 1-night romance trip
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