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Riad Maison Du Sud

hotel In a traditional and authentic 18th-century riad located 330 yards from the beach in Essaouira, Maison du Sud is in the heart of the medina (historic quarter).

Most recent booking for this hotel was yesterday at 13:33

Score from 120 reviews Very good 8/10

Newest reviews for Riad Zahra

  • Yvette
      Belgium
    August 12, 2014

    Fish restaurant, superb food, excellent service, great views. Location good if into water sports. Would suit surfers.

    Hotel atrium it was in need of an overall, it felt dark & oppressive.

    7.1

  • Lucinda
      Australia
    July 26, 2014

    What did you like? Essentially everything. The location may be a 20minute or so walk from the ramparts but it is wonderfully close to the beach, some restaurants on the beach and you have access to beach activities like camel / horse riding, quad biking or windsurfing right at your door step. The staff here are phenomenal, very professional while being friendly, helpful. They are all incredibly welcoming and nothing you ask is too hard. They are also very multi lingual. Too be honest though our highlight was the pool, or rather a) sunbathing around the pool, or b) admiring the turtles and tortoises that call this riad home. I think everyone of all ages ends up being fascinated by the creatures at one stage or another. I can whole heartedly say that any one visiting Essaouira should make Riad Zahra their first choice for accommodation.

    The only two minor negatives was the shower head, it squirted water everywhere but on you and most would consider the beds to be quite hard. Very small things though.

    9.6

  • Jered
      United Kingdom
    July 22, 2014

    Close to the beach and 15 min walk from the Medina excellent restaurants on site friendly helpful staff. Value for money Very clean and well laid out

    The only thing I can think of would be that the wifi drops out.

    10

  • Carl
      United Kingdom
    July 11, 2014

    We were treated so well by all the lovely staff here that we felt very welcome all of our time here. A beautifully appointed hotel with good breakfasts and meals in the restaurant.

    Maybe if anything the pool was a bit cold even in July. Very very windy ( even for here) .probably had a lot to do withi it!

    8.8

  • Colin
      Australia
    July 8, 2014

    Staff were amazingly helpful, they organised anything I wanted. Very relaxing poolside and the food in the restaurants was great.

    Nothing.

    10

  • Paul
      Netherlands
    June 28, 2014

    Extremely kind staff, great breakfast and perfect location, within 2 minutes of the beach and a 20 minute beachwalk to the medina. The staff makes you feel right at home.

    7.5

  • Oliver
      Germany
    June 15, 2014

    Stuff very friendly and helpful, quite place

    9.2

  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    June 12, 2014

    Staff were fairly friendly and happy to arrange taxis/excursions. Pool area was never too busy. Great view from the restaurant of the beach although the food itself was average and over priced.

    Breakfast was lacking- yoghurts were often out of date and crepes were cold. The wifi connectivity was inconsistent (could only be accessed if at all in some areas of the hotel).

    5.8

  • Leslie
      United States of America
    June 6, 2014

    Amazing staff!! Excellent restaurant. Bed was a bit hard but overall a very good Riad. Very accommodating.

    Hard bed.

    8.8

  • Zsuzsa
      United Kingdom
    May 31, 2014

    Fantastic fresh food,very calm and quiet area,close to the beach,very friendly owner:-) I recommend for everybody!

    10

  • Catherine
      United Kingdom
    May 21, 2014

    Everything- especially the staff. We got treated much better here than in a 4* hotel in Marrakesh

    10

  • Leonard
      United Kingdom
    May 15, 2014

    The owners and staff are amazing and really lovely and I wish I could stay longer. Nice pool with resident turtles (tortoise?) for kicks.

    Wifi did not work well in my room but I was probably as far as one could be from the router!. All other parts of property worked great

    10

  • Vanita
      France
    May 4, 2014

    Exceeded my expectations. - comfort - good size room and bathroom - clean - great breakfast with healthy options - hotel and pool areas very nice - restaurant - reasonably priced and great food - staff extremely helpful and kind

    10

  • Anthony
      United Kingdom
    April 20, 2014

    Staff were excellent always willing to help and would help with any requests. Breakfast was simple but pleasant with comfortable surroundings. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Pool was possibly too cold mainly as it can get rather breezy. Minor issue really.

    9.6

  • Asta
      United Kingdom
    April 18, 2014

    Our hosts were charming and the tortoises in the pool were a delight. The breakfast was the most varied we experienced in Morocco. The hotel is in quiet neighborhood very close to the beach.

    There is a 20 minute walk to the Medina. However, the walk is charming as it is along the beach.

    9.2

  • Donna
      United Kingdom
    April 13, 2014

    We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay - the owners and their family are lovely and extremely helpful. Our room was huge, the pool was sheltered and a good size and the breakfasts were great.

    10

  • Victoria
      United Kingdom
    March 29, 2014

    Quite.

    They said you could get WI-FI any where in the Riad. Def. got nothing in our room.

    6.3

  • Bernard
      United Kingdom
    March 19, 2014

    It Ticked all the boxes across the board, I would stay there again!

    That I couldn't stay there longer!

    10

  • Susan
      United Kingdom
    March 18, 2014

    The staff (mum, dad and son), especially, made you feel part of the family! It was a beautiful place to stay, and after Agadir (I've travelled all over in Morocco since 1990), it was still a real bit of authentic Morocco. Much enjoyed. The owners could not be more helpful.

    I just would have appreciated a heated pool. It looked so beautiful and inviting, but my English weakness, would prevent me from entering water too cold, I'm afraid!

    9.2

  • David
      United Kingdom
    March 5, 2014

    The very friendly staff

    a long walk to the town

    7.9

  • Gerrit
      Netherlands
    January 1, 2014

    The Riad is fantastic, very well located. Only few minute walking from the Riad and you are on the beach, also the old medina is just 15 minutes walking away. The staff is super, always ready to help you with a big smile on their face. The rooms are very well maintained and extremely clean. One of the best riad I never been to. Thanks guys!

    8.8

  • Sverre
      Norway
    December 30, 2013

    Unbeliviable friendly staff and owners! Very nice menu and competent kitchen. And as an example: every morning the pool-guy almost polishes the furniture around the pool, and with a big smile! We recommend highly.

    The breakfast is good, but they could vary it a bit....

    8.3

  • Anonymous
      Netherlands
    November 24, 2013

    Nice pool Rich breakfast Beautiful room, clean and nicely decorated Friendly staff Great value!

    Bare in mind the Riad is a 20min walk from the Medina

    8.8

  • Martin
      United Kingdom
    November 16, 2013

    Stayed for a week and the owners and staff were excellent. All extremely friendly and helpful. Food good throughout the stay; the owners eat all their meals in the hotel restaurant which adds to the relaxed atmosphere. The upstairs grill restaurant was even more impressive. And the food costs are on a par with other locations, but typically better quality. 20 mins walk to the medina - but this is not a necessarily bad thing.

    N/A

    9.2

  • Harvey
      United Kingdom
    November 16, 2013

    A lovely Riad with a beautiful and charming central courtyard. The owners and staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful and the food and facilities were excellent.

    Nothing!

    8.8

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