Fodor's Expert Review Riad Al Madina

9, rue Attarine, Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco

This beautiful 18th-century riad is wrapped around a stone courtyard where you'll find a trickling fountain. Due to its size, this property offers sunlight that many other places lack and greenery tumbles down from the balconies above, creating a magical ambience. The standard rooms are comfortable, with an increasing scale of elegance and space for suites. The restaurant and terraces are also lovely, with low arches and pressed-tin lamps providing atmosphere. The hotel has its own hammam, which can be used by nonguests, too (packages can include hammam, exfoliation, and a clay wrap).

PROS

  • sun-filled rooms and patio
  • in-house hammam
  • central location

CONS

  • can feel very crowded
  • rooms can be cramped
  • gets busy with groups

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Lively
Central
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0524-47–59–07

HOTEL DETAILS

54 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast; Some meals

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