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Billericay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 June 2013

I stayed in the Riad Zahra, one of a group of 11 windsurfers, during the first week in May 2013. We arrived from the airport very late at night, tired and ready for sleep. We were greeted very courteously and shown to our rooms with no delay. I shared a twin room which was plenty large enough although, to be...

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XavierEssaouira, Propriétaire at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. Was a pleasure for us to have '' 11 windsurfers invading the place for a week." We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed the service provided by our team and I hope to see you the next year. All the best Xavier

Amsterdam
Reviewed 9 June 2013

A perfect spot for a kitetrip in Essaouira, located very close to the beach. The rooms are big, the breakfast is the best & the owner, his son and all the other staff who work there are very kind, all really nice people. They make you feel like home immediately and they help you with anything, anytime, always! There are...

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XavierEssaouira, Propriétaire at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear Marjolein, 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. I hope to see you soon Kind regards Xavier

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2013

My family and I have just returned from 5 nights stay at Riad Zahra really great location if you want to take part in water sports and the taxi to the Medina in the evening is 50p so no big deal. Excellent hospitality with a lovely breakfast each morning. We all enjoyed relaxing by the pool after our surfing etc...

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XavierEssaouira, Owner at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you for writing such a positive review of our hotel on Tripadvisor. We hope to welcome you back to Riad Zahra in the near futur. Kind regards Xavier

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 3 June 2013 via mobile

Just spent six nights @ Riad Zahra & cannot speak highly enough of the place, the management, & staff. The riad is 250 meters from the beach & was the perfect location for us as we were in Essaouira to go kite boarding. Our room overlooked the pool & gave us sweeping views of the beach. There are two restaurants...

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XavierEssaouira, Owner at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear guests, Many thanks for this review and for recommending the Riad Zahra.We are glad to read that your stay was pleasant. We hope to welcome you back to Essaouira in the near futur. All the best Xavier

Sunbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2013

My husband & I spent 5 nights at this lovely Riad. We were in a standard room on the top floor & found it very spacious. The breakfasts were plentiful & there are 2 restaurants to choose from in the evenings, both serving wonderful food. The large swimming pool is an added bonus despite the cool temperature, & you might...

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XavierEssaouira, Owner at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Riad Zahra. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the hotel and the quality of food. On behalf of the entire team, I look forward to welcoming you back to Riad Zahra. Sincerely Xavier

Izmir Province, Turkey
Reviewed 29 May 2013

I went to Riad Zahra from the 20th of May 2013 for almost 10 days. I was a bit worried because it was the first time for me in Morocco, but I had a wonderful stay. Xavier (I am not sure if the name is correct) the owner is very welcome and he has been able to accomplish ANY of...

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XavierEssaouira, Owner at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Grazie Raffaele per questa magnifica recenzione . Many thanks for recommending the Riad Zahra. We are very happy to read that our hotel was able to answer your expectations, and we will be very glad to welcome you back in the future. Xavier

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We stayed at Riad Zahra for 10 nights in May. As far as hotels go it is one of the best experiences I have ever had. The staff can't do enough for you. It is a family run hotel and you really get that personal touch that the big chain hotels can't deliver. The food in the restaurant is of...

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XavierEssaouira, Owner at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Gracias Gemma y Mikel for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor and has been a great pleasure to meet you. We hope to have you back at Riad Zahra soon. Hasta la vista Xavier

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2013

if you like kitesurfing and fun people i would definitely check this place out I'm trying to book up for the second time this year , if your with a group of mates or a family, there is something for you to do , the staff are grate and if your new to morocco i would get to know them...

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XavierEssaouira, Owner at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Hi Josh, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review. In Essaouira sun shines again and is windy again... We hope to welcome you back to Riad Zahra in the near futur. Kind regards Xavier

Bristol
Reviewed 5 May 2013

This is a great place to stay. Perfectly located for kite surfing with a lovely pool to relax by out of the wind when you are exhausted! The owners were incredibly welcoming and helpful. The food at the Riad was great from yummy breakfast to delicious food on the top floor restaurant. The rooms are basic but clean. I had...

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XavierEssaouira, Owner at Riad Zahra, responded to this review

Dear , 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 we will be very glad to welcome you back in the future. All the best Xavier

Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 30 April 2013

I have just spent a week at Riad Zahra to go kitesurfing in Essaouira. I can only recommend this place. People are extremely nice and helpful. The hotel is located next to the kitesurfing spot and not far from the medina (about 15min walk). The best kitesurfer of Essaouira works there and is always ready to give advices/tips. The hotel...

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Dear guest, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and was very glad we met your expectations. We hope to have you back at Riad zahra in the not too distant future to kite with the best kitesurfer of Essaouira. Hasta pronto. Xavier

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: $72 - $112 (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
#7 Best Value Hotel in Essaouira
#9 Family Hotel in Essaouira
#18 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
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“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”
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“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
“We really enjoyed having a bigger room with the balconies this year, especially if you are staying more than a couple of nights.”
 of 5 bubbles Gail3man, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
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