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28 reviews
Ground floor courtyard
Ground floor - Courtyard Dining table
Ground floor salon with open fireplace
Medina view from port
Beach at sunset
Medina / Harbour walls at sunset
View of rampart walls
Our street
Medina sunset
Artwork in the house by Moroccan artist
First floor
First floor salon
First floor salon fireplace
First floor salon fireplace
Fireplace detail
Fireplace detail
Vintage light in stairwell
Ground floor dining room
Ground floor detail
Vintage furniture
Kitchen
Kitchen
Large open fireplace
Ground floor courtyard
Kitchen
Entrance from street
Kitchen
Interior detail
Bookshelf
Interior detail
Vintage light - First floor salon
Artwork
Interior detail
Interior detail
Bedroom 2 - First floor
Bedroom 2 - First floor
Bedroom 2 - First floor
Bedroom 2 - First floor
Bedroom 2 - First floor
Bedroom 2 en-suite - First floor
Bedroom 1 - First floor
Bedroom 1 - First floor
Bedroom 1 - First floor
Bedroom 1 - First floor
Bedroom 1 en-suite - First floor
Bedroom 1 shower - First floor
Bedroom 1 en-suite - First floor
Bedroom 1 en-suite - First floor
Vintage light
Bedroom 3 - 2nd floor
Bedroom 3 en-suite - 2nd floor
Bedroom 3 - 2nd floor
Medina rooftops
Bedroom 4 - 3rd floor
Bedroom 4 en-suite - 3rd floor
Roof terrace dining table
Roof terrace
Roof terrace - Bar area
Roof terrace - Bar area
Roof terrace - Bar area
Roof terrace - Bar area
Interior details
View from Bedroom 2 - First floor
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

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Jean K
London
2 reviews
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“You have to see it to believe it”
Reviewed 20 December 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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Every thing about this holiday was flawless. Once we had booked the accommodation we got information from them regarding the riad and the area. Our taxis were arranged and all we had to do was get excited about the trip. I never could have prepared myself for the visual experience of Essaouira and the stunning 5 Coloums Riad.

To have the opportunity to go back in time and live in the hustle and bustle of this walled city and to then have your own peaceful sanctuary with the coolest interiors and luxury creature comforts, was simply unbelievable.

I would recommend you do as much and as little as possible ! There are so many delicious restaurants and incredible wild beaches to keep you busy. Let alone the markets and winding streets. However some of our best days were lounging around the house eating and sleeping.

My only tip is to buy your own alcohol in the duty free if you have a favorite wine or spirit.

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Liked best: The break from the 'Norm' . . spain, canaries etc
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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StylistJa...
San Francisco, California
1 review
“Best kept secret of Essaouira”
Reviewed 29 November 2012 for a stay in June 2012

Wow, where do I start! The house is truly amazing. Its a total hidden gem, you will never guess what is behind the entry door. You walk into a beautiful room with gorgeous patterned floors. A super modern kitchen to the right, modern art pieces on the walls everywhere. You can really tell that they've put a lot of attention into the decor and detail of this house. Every bedroom has its own full bathroom (of course in Moroccan tadelakt style) There's a few really cozy family rooms, with fireplaces (remember, Essaouira can get breezy and cold at night!). We slept in the top room, which is located on the roof. It was so gorgeous and romantic. Then there's a great outdoor space on the roof, where you can sunbathe, do yoga, or just chill and read a book.

Lisa, the owner of the house is very hands on and will get you all the information you'll need to get started. There's also a great house manager that will wait for you at the gate of the medina, he shows you the house and how to get to the main shopping road and he is always available for questions or emergencies. He's also great in case you are looking for specific locations like the spice shop or the local market. Then there's a house keeper that is also an incredible cook. For a super reasonable price she cooked us (6 people) an amazing farewell meal and we had a super memorable dinner at the large table in the main room.

I would go back in a heartbeat!!!!!

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Liked best: I felt like living in a magazine, the interior is decorated by someone with amazing taste!
Liked least: having to leave and go back home
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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crogil81
Vancouver, Canada
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“Simply Amazing!”
Reviewed 22 November 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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The riad is so beautiful. It exceeded all my expectations (which were really high as I'd seen the photo's!). We were just blown away by this house. It is beautifully and tastefully decorated combining the original features with a modern touch.
We arrived late after a long day of travelling and Lisa the owner recommended that we get Latifa, the house keeper to cook us a tagine for when we arrived so we wouldn't be wondering around the medina trying to find somewhere and most likely getting lost! It was absolutely divine. We ended up having the tagine 3 times over our stay! The chicken was our favourite!
The morning after we arrived Rachid called and took us on a tour of the medina which was great. It can be a bit daunting so to have someone show us around so we could get our bearings was amazing. If we ever had any questions or needed anything he really looked after us.
Some of the best days/nights we had were on recommendations from Lisa. So make sure to look at the list they leave for you. It's a great help.
I can't recommend this place highly enough and I can't wait to go back!!

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Liked best: The roof terrace
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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