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17 rue Zayan, 44100 Essaouira, Morocco – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.4/10! (score from 433 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Riad Malaïka.
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Golf Course (within 2 miles), Windsurfing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Solarium, Massage, Bicycle Rental
Food & Drink
Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant with Dining Menu
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 3.60 per day.
Room Service, Packed Lunches, Grocery Deliveries, Car Rental, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Daily Housekeeping, Fax/Photocopying, Honeymoon Suite
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Italian, French, Spanish, English, Arabic
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 6 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge in a crib.
All older children or adults are charged EUR 20 per person per night for extra beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
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Based on 433 reviews
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Set on the city wall, this beautiful riad offers a rooftop terrace overlooking the old medina (historic quarter) of Essaouira.
Score from 146 reviews Wonderful
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Score from 163 reviews Excellent
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Score from 266 reviews Wonderful
For a unique experience, Casa Lila offers a tranquil haven in the heart of the medina (historic quarter) in Essaouira.
Score from 205 reviews Wonderful
Breakfasts were amazing Really Friendly staff Comfy bed Right in the middle of the Medina
Loved our stay at malaika. Met at bus depot as promised and escorted to the riad. Had pre-ordered dinner as recommended in previous reviews, not disappointed as it was excellent as was breakfast. Location was great for exploring and a haven to return to.
Room could be somewhat noisy depending on other guests and whether they smoked and used cell phones in the courtyard area
The best breakfasts we had in Morocco and we had an amazing dinner wonderfully presented. Friendly place with easy walks to ramparts, port, souks and beach
The riad is very conveniently located, the welcome is warm and the decor is beautiful
While the authenic tiling was lovely, the bathroom floor appeared quite dirty and was a bit offputting.
Absolutely perfect. We were met at the bus station at no cost to us. The owners greeted us and knew that my wife had a gluten intolerance so they made her gluten free bed. We had the dinner and it was the best we have eaten in morocco.
Nothing to dislike
We had a nice stay. Friendly staff who were really offering the best service. Enjoy a nice three course meal at the riad and wake up to a satisfying breakfast.
lovely décor and location within the medina walls. friendly and helpful staff. food wonderful - breakfast available any time you like! good value for money for quality of restaurant
nothing it was wonderful
We loved this raid which has a very special touch, attention to detail and amazing decor, perfect placed inside the medina. Piermark and Sylvie are very friendly and ready to help you. We even got a lovely cake:) thank you again !!
Nothing , all was perfect!
The amazing welcoming greetings and culinary delights. The location, the attentive service and comfort of the riad was beyond expectations. THANK YOU a millions times.
Good location, nice staff and good WIFI connection.
Bathrooms are quite small with hand-held shower. No shower curtain so bathroom was soaked after each shower.
location was great, just away from the busy street. junior suite was amazing. We stayed here for our honeymoon which was the perfect place. friendly staff, we felt very welcome! amazing breakfast, very complete.
Ambiance Decor Friendly staff Lovely food
Smaller than it appears in the photos (but this is not a dislike)
Stunning place to stay. Food was amazing.
Wonderful hospitality Excellent breakfast Excellent food (dinner) Top chef (Mina) Family atmosphere Warm & friendly owner & staff Interior design & detail Quiet & convenient location
Couldn't stay longer
Staff friendly. Food was good. Excellent location for touring and sightseeing. Helpfull staff for sightseeing tips. Breakfast till 12.30
A lot of noise in the mornings very early.
We had a great time @Malaika! The staff is very professional, friendly and helpful, the Riad is well restored to its old glory... with great attention to detail. The place is well and tastefully decorated, including little touches such as fresh white roses on tables and in the rooms. The roof terrace is a great place to chill during the day or the evening, away from the crowds and the wind. Oh, and the food is absolutely amazing... Try the evening menus and you will not be disappointed ! Plus everything is cooked on site from fresh ingredients... you also have the chance to see the kitchen team in action and ask for some cooking tips. Highly recomended!
A Surprise Birthday cake made especially for me, by their Chief Mina. Fantastic (how do I upload a picture(s) ???.
No faults at all - a Gantastic experience
Riad Malaika is a beautiful and charming space, and the photos online don't do it justice. It was amazing to come back to a fireplace burning in one of the lounges off of the courtyard on a windy afternoon Friendly staff went out of their way to orient me in the city. The restaurant they recommended was outstanding! The food they served at the Riad was also excellent and when you walked by the kitchen, it smelled amazing.
Attentive, quiet staff Wonderful meals Fast & reliable wifi Beautifully designed hotel with gracious Moroccan textiles everywhere Lovely staff that catered to our every wish
Not enough ventilation in room---perhaps they have a fan? We forgot to ask!
Very helpful staff they couldnt do enough for you. The meal we had there was one of the best of our whole trip.
There was a bit of noise from nearby property but that couldn't be helped.
Everything. The breakfasts were wonderful, and the meal we had there one evening was excellent. The staff were all helpful and friendly.
The only complaint was that 5 of us were seated at a low round table for breakfast, and one of us was very tall, so a little uncomfortable.
Everything was wonderful
the friendliness of the staff/warm welcome, the excellent room, great food, and outstanding location!
The people the location and the vibe
Room slightly small Hand held shower
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