Riad Malaïka

17 Rue Zayan, Essaouira 44100, Morocco
+212 524 784 908

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Riad Malaïka - Essaouira, Morocco
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Distance to city centre 0,2 km
Location rating 9,9



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R1 563+

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amazing room in 43 reviews
beautifully decorated in 13 reviews
bit small in 20 reviews
breakfast was great in 82 reviews
bus station in 21 reviews
enjoyed our stay in 10 reviews
essaouira in 16 reviews
evening meal in 19 reviews
friendly staff in 124 reviews
great location in 50 reviews
heart of the medina in 20 reviews
helpful food in 52 reviews
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  • Excellent
    Mar 2020

    Property was great

  • Excellent
    Mar 2020

    The heart of Riad Malaika is the kitchen... Order your evening menu before 1pm and you will be served the most delicious, fresh food, cooked to perfection at a time that suits you. Fine dining with great value for money with a selection of beers and local wines to complement your meal. We ate in the Riad every night as the food was so good and swe stayed for two extra nights as we were so immpressed. The location is very pretty and the Riad itself is beautifully decorated throughout. All of the staff were extremely helpful and polite with excellent local knowledge. Abdul and Yassin were particularly attentive and, of course, the kitchen team were exemplary. Very impressed throughout our stay. Also, if you're travelling from Marrakech they will meet you at the bus station and look after your luggage. This went above and beyond our expectations.

  • Good
    Mar 2020

    The Riad Malaïka is in a great location within Essaouira's medina. It's just a 2 minute walk to the main street and only 5 minutes to the beach. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had dinner one evening in the Riad and the food was excellent.

    We would have preferred our stay to be a little more peaceful. Our room (no.5) was on the first floor landing and we could hear noise from the courtyard and the kitchen on the ground floor. The Riad runs an evening dinner service with music until about 10.30pm each evening. This is followed by the kitchen clear up and the noise of crockery being cleaned and put away, which wasn't exactly relaxing. There was also some noise from the alleyway outside our window. Overall, the noise didn't stop us enjoying our stay, but if you are looking for a quiet hotel, this might not be the one for you.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2020

    Perfectly located, beautiful interiors, lovely rooms, very accommodating staff, delicious breakfast and even better dinner! A really special place.

  • Good
    Feb 2020

    The building and the riad is beautiful, specially the first floor. Beautifully decorated, gorgeous colours and contrasts, great atmosphere particularly during the night. Great breakfast. Great service. Well located within the Medina. We didn’t mind at all the three floors without the lift, as it is traditional riad architecture. I would say the photos from the common areas do not do justice to what you see. It is more beautiful in person. We had a pleasant night, the bed was comfortable and it was a quiet night.

    Unfortunately, we didn’t like the room. The bathroom was black, everything, including the toilet, so it gave the sensation that it wasn’t clean properly. In the shower walls you could see mould all over, and again, it was black, so imagine if the walls were lighter. That made us feel suspicious of the toilet cleanliness. The bathroom was very small, which is ok, however, since the shower didn’t have proper walls, we made a mess in the entire space, water splashed all over. Also, the room was filled with “hoverflies”, around a dozen of them. That wouldn’t usually be an issue for us, but it wasn’t pleasant to find the room full of them together with a a small, dark and mouldy bathroom. Unlike the common areas, the photos of the rooms, don’t really match the reality. They are a lot smaller, darker. Overall, I think it was expensive to what you get at the end.

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The Riad Malaika Hotel is located in the heart of the Essaouira Médina, just 50 metres from the beach. The hotel offers beauty and body treatments and free Wi-Fi access. The spacious guest rooms have a traditional, oriental decoration, and each has a private bathroom. The Riad Malaika Hotel also offers a terrace. It is well located, close to shops and traditional bazaars.




Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

9,0 Excellent

based on 587 reviews









Things to know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Stylish accommodation
  • Beautiful architecture
  • Great menu

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Babysitting or child care
Car hire
Concierge service
Currency exchange on-site
Laundry service
Room service
Bicycle hire
No smoking
Express check out
24-hour front desk
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Laundry facilities

FAQs when booking at Riad Malaïka

Where is Riad Malaïka located?

Riad Malaïka is located at 17 Rue Zayan, 0,2 km from the centre of Essaouira. Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum is the closest landmark to Riad Malaïka.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Riad Malaïka?

Check-in time is 13:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Riad Malaïka.

Does Riad Malaïka offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Riad Malaïka offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Riad Malaïka offer free parking?

No, Riad Malaïka does not offer free parking.

Does Riad Malaïka offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Riad Malaïka does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Riad Malaïka from the airport?

Riad Malaïka is 15,3 km from Essaouira. Riad Malaïka is 136,5 km from Agadir Almassira.

Can you bring pets to Riad Malaïka?

Yes, Riad Malaïka is a pet-friendly hotel.

Does Riad Malaïka have a pool?

No, Riad Malaïka does not have a pool on-site.


Most popular landmarks

  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum 65 m
  • Skala de la Ville 125 m
  • Oriental Spa 273 m
  • Place Moulay el Hassan 312 m
  • Skala du Port 0,7 km
  • Essaouira Beach 1,1 km

Getting around

Essaouira 15,3 km
Agadir Almassira 136,5 km

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