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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Located 20-30mins walk from Medina, sea view from some rooms, parking in front of the hotel (free of charge), helpful assistance, the room ok, just the stink coming from the toilette was disturbing (once the door closed, all fine), bed covers / blankets 100% clean, helpful and friendly reception staff, there are two restaurants in the riad (ok), nice breakfast

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. I'm not glad to see your experience was only ok in Riad Zahra, but I don't remember to have complaints from you about our Riad or our services. I hope to see you in the future . All the best Kind regards Xavier

london
Reviewed 25 September 2013

This charming riad in Essaouira is so calm and welcoming it feels like home from the moment you walk through the doors. Set back from the main road in a quiet street with its own parking, Riad Zahra is a 2 minute walk from the amazing beach. Strolling along the sea front at a gentle pace will take about 15...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing such a long and positive review of our Riad on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed the service provided by our team as well as the facilities of Riad Zahra. On behalf of the entire team, I look forward to welcoming you back to Riad Zahra. Kind regards Xavier

Reviewed 23 September 2013

I would recommend this hotel to fellow travellers. We stayed for 10 nights and booked an extra night as we enjoyed it so much. There are plenty if local restaurants and two good ones in Riad Zahara itself. There's a gorgeous beach 2 minutes walk away and the town centre is a 15 minute walk away. Taxis are easy to...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear guests, We are happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your stay with us and would like to thank you for your positive review. We hope to welcome you back to Riad Zahra in the near futur. Kind regards, Xavier

Loughton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

I didn't stay here I only ate here at the restaurant and it was beautiful ! It was fairly empty so we had one to one choice of our food with the chef, the waiter was very pleasant and polite . The food was beautiful we chose our own lobster and personalised our meals. The owner was very nice and...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Soph, Thanks for your review and for recommending Zahra's Grill and I hope to see you next time in Riad Zahra . Kind regards Xavier

Reviewed 2 September 2013

Had mixed feelings about Riad Zahra. The good bits: the staff! Xavier was very welcoming, helpful and spoke perfect English and many other languages. And the young Moroccan guy that worked in the restaurants was so lovely and charming, with beautiful English was very informative. Lovely restaurant areas both up and downstairs, the best breakfast on all of our Morocco...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Madame, Sir, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Riad Zahra. Apologies for your room looked over the carpark, but probably was the last room available. I hope to see you in the future and I hope to reserve the room with balconies or the room with sea view. I have taken...

Twickenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2013

My wife and I and our young son stayed at Riad Zahra for 6 nights in August 2013 as part of a 2 centre holiday to Morocco. The hotel is ideally situated close to the beach for kite & windsurfing and a short (1.50GBP) taxi ride (or a 20 minute walk) from the old town. The room we stayed in...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear guests Thank you for taking the time to share your observations with us following your stay at the Riad Zahra. We are happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your stay with us and would like to thank you for your positive review. Our team is working hard every day to make our guest feels happy and your satisfaction...

Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for five days in Aug 2013 and we were very happy with the staff and the location of the riad couldn't have been any better with a 5 min walk to the beach. The room was clean and tidy and the whole riad was decorated in Spanish influence. Due to its standards there were a lot of...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and was very glad we met your expectations. The nex time send me the request for room number 35 on the top with a very nice sea view and very quiet. We hope...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Staying at the Riad Zahra wonderful and relaxing experience. It is a large riad (more like a hotel) with over 20 rooms, a spacious dining room, a pool (the best part!), and a restaurant. From the minute we arrived, we felt welcome and relaxed. The riad really is right on the beach, and we could see the ocean from our...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for this review and for recommending Riad Zahra. We are very happy to read that our hotel was able to answer your expectations and you enjoyed the comfort of the room and the quality of food. We will be very glad to welcome you back in the future. In the meantime, we wish you all the...

Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Friendly staff, nice pool, great breakfast, cheap lunch and dinner options, nicely decorated rooms, beautiful central courtyard area. The owners speak several languages and were incredibly welcoming. Right by the beach but quite a walk from the old town centre. I would go back there.

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and was very glad we met your expectations and I hope to see you again in a near future. All the best Xavier

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Like many of the reviewers here, I found the Riad Zahra is a wonderful and welcoming place to stay – I had a very chilled out week here on my own. The rooms, main building, pool and restaurant are maintained to a very high standard by a very friendly and professional team. Xavier, his wife and son and all of...

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XavierEssaouira, Propietario at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thank You so much for your long and positive review.Nice Essaouira description and we are very happy to read that our hotel was able to answer your expectations. On behalf of the entire team, I look forward to welcoming you back to Riad Zahra. Kind regards Xavier

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just two minutes' walk from the beach and 20 minutes from the Medina and souks, you'll find this family run Riad with its 23 bedrooms has everything you need for a delightful holiday as a family, a couple or with friends. Riad Zahra is in the residential quarter of Essaouira. All its comfortable bedrooms are decorated in traditional Moroccan style and have en suite bath rooms, satellite TV and Wifi. There are family sized rooms, others have balconies and some enjoy a sea view. And you'll enjoy meals in our two restaurants whose great range of Moroccan, Asian and Spanish dishes is enhanced by a wide choice of the Kingdom's wines. Open air swimming pool, terraces and parking. We'll happily help you organize your stay and can recommend places to visit, restaurants, surfing and kitesurf schools, rides on horse or camels, transfers from airports, vehicle hire ... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad Zahra

Address: 90 Amira Lalla Meryem | Quartier des Dunes, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: $69 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Zahra 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Riad Zahra Mogador Essaouira
Riad Zahra Mogador Hotel Essaouira
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Essaouira
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#6 Best Value Hotel in Essaouira
#9 Family Hotel in Essaouira
#18 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
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“Request for a room away from the main lobby and view to the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles BlueMountain1, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 21 is superior room with two balconies, lovely light room.”
 of 5 bubbles colinbZ4078KE, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Superior rooms have more space and two double beds”
 of 5 bubbles maxb868, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“best location, welcoming home approach, clean rooms”
 of 5 bubbles HanaSuslova, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There is no air conditioning which was fine as the Riad tended to stay cool but take bug spray as having the window open at night did attract mosquitoes. ”
 of 5 bubbles 935katrinas, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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