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Deluxe Double Room, Non Smoking (Verte) | Terrace/patio
Deluxe Double Room, Non Smoking (Verte) | Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds
Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds
Classic Twin Room, Non Smoking (Rouge) | View from room

Overview of Riad Gloria

Riad Gloria

3.5-star property
Adventure riad with full-service spa, connected to a railway/underground station, near Skala de la Ville

7.6/10 Good

6 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
138 Rue Chbanate, Essaouira, 44000

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Medina

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 24 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Vague Bleue - 5 min walk
  • Café Tara - 5 min walk
  • O'Bleu Mogador - 5 min walk
  • Mandala - 6 min walk
  • Elizir - 7 min walk

About this property

Riad Gloria

A great choice for a stay in Essaouira, Riad Gloria features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 15.00 per vehicle. Guests can indulge in beachside massages at the spa, and Moroccan cuisine is served at RYAD GLORIA, which is open for dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden. The comfortable beds and nice bathrooms get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 10 AM until noon
  • Express check-in/out available
  • 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 24 hours prior to arrival, 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


  • Free babysitting


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)
  • Off-site parking nearby (EUR 5 per day; discounts available)


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Private dining
  • Free daily reception
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Free babysitting

What to do

  • Golf privileges
  • Beach nearby
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Golf caddy on site
  • Golf cart on site
  • Golf clubs on site


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1700
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf clubhouse on site


  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Selected Comfort mattress

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Garden
  • Fireplace
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • In-room dining only


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the riad's full-service spa. Services include massages. The spa is equipped with a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.


RYAD GLORIA – This restaurant specialises in Moroccan cuisine and only serves 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 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 3.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 per cent


  • RV/bus/lorry parking is available for an extra charge
  • Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 5 per day (492 ft away; open 24 hours)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; 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; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; 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; contactless room service is available; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

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

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Riad Gloria Essaouira
Gloria Essaouira
Riad Gloria Riad
Riad Gloria Essaouira
Riad Gloria Riad Essaouira

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riad Gloria?
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.
How much does it cost to stay at Riad Gloria?
As of 1 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Riad Gloria on 16 Feb 2023 start from $44, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Riad Gloria?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Riad Gloria?
No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Riad Gloria?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 15.00 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Riad Gloria?
You can check in from 10 AM - noon. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Riad Gloria and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, horse riding and scuba-diving, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy other amenities such as a Turkish bath and a picnic area. Riad Gloria also has a garden and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Riad Gloria?
Yes, RYAD GLORIA offers Moroccan cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Vague Bleue (5-min walk), Café Tara (5-min walk) and O'Bleu Mogador (5-min walk).
Does Riad Gloria have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a garden.
What's the area around Riad Gloria like?
Riad Gloria is in Medina, a short 9-minute walk from Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum and 11 minutes' walk from Skala de la Ville. Travellers say that this riad is in a good location.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Nora, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A simple riad right in the Medina. You don't get flat screen TVs and mini bars but you do get a comfy clean bed, a simple breakfast and a warm welcome from the owner as well as a great location to explore Essauoira from. For the money paid, this is an absolute bargain. It is not 5 star luxury but if you just want a bed for the night you really can't go wrong
Mark, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay!
The owner was really kind and warmly welcomed us into the riad. He even provided us with a map of the area and gave us tips on where we could go. The room was clean, and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom is really spacious and lovely as well! We had an early bus to catch the next morning, and the owner was happy to provide us with breakfast really early in the morning. Thank you for the nice stay! :)
1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Pathetic scammers
Don't bother with this place. Riad Gloria unofficially cancelled our reservation hours after it had been confirmed saying they could not confirm the reservation as they had changed from a queen bed set up to a twin bed set up. Twin beds would have been fine. We had travelled from Marrakech to Essaouira in that time before they sent the email. Upon arrival they wouldn't even open the door, answer the phone or respond to an email. Someone upstairs just closed the curtain and ignored us. Extremely rude and incompetent even though we had paid to stay there. And over a week later I have not been refunded as Riad Gloria won't even answer correspondence from Extremely pathetic customer service service and I urge you not to waste your time with these scammers.
Nathan, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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