Riad Al Zahia

3.0 star property
3-star riad in Essaouira with restaurant and bar/lounge

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Riad Al Zahia

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Traditional Twin Room, 2 Single Beds | View from room
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Breakfast area

Overview of Riad Al Zahia



Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
4, Rue Mohammed Diuri, Essaouira, 44000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Room options

Single Room

  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Traditional Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

  • 26 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Triple Room

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Single Beds

Family Suite

  • 37 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

Traditional Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

  • 23 sq m
  • Resort view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Medina

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 27 min drive
  • Free train station pickup
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • LOFT - 2 min walk
  • Mandala Society - 4 min walk
  • La Tolerance - 2 min walk
  • La Clé De Voute - 3 min walk
  • Triskala Café - 2 min walk

About this property

Riad Al Zahia

A great choice for a stay in Essaouira, Riad Al Zahia features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for MAD 700 per vehicle. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Zahias resto, which serves Moroccan cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. A bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are other highlights.


Arabic, English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from noon until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Off-site parking nearby (MAD 25 per day)


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*
  • Free train station pickup


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Free reception
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1998
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Zahias resto – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specialises in Moroccan cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Cash deposit: MAD 50 per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: MAD 30.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MAD 700 per vehicle (one way)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for MAD 8.0 per night


  • Parking is available nearby and costs MAD 25 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.


This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Al Zahia Essaouira
Riad Al Zahia
Riad Al Zahia Essaouira
Riad Zahia
Riad Al Zahia Riad
Riad Al Zahia Essaouira
Riad Al Zahia Riad Essaouira

Frequently asked questions

Does Riad Al Zahia offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Riad Al Zahia does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riad Al Zahia?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Riad Al Zahia?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Riad Al Zahia?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MAD 700 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Riad Al Zahia?
You can check in from noon - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Riad Al Zahia and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and windsurfing, and practise your swing on the nearby golf course.
Are there restaurants at or near Riad Al Zahia?
Yes, Zahias resto offers Moroccan cuisine and ocean views.
What's the area around Riad Al Zahia like?
Riad Al Zahia is in Medina, a short 8-minute walk from Essaouira Beach and 3 minutes' walk from Place Moulay el Hassan.







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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Anthony, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Relaxing and well located.
A brilliantly positioned riad with great accommodation and lovely staff. Thank you.
Clare, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I came to stay in Essouira for a night but ended up for 5 nights since it was a charming town and gnaoua festival was going on! This place is close to everywhere and has awesome and helpful people! The owner, Clemente, is such a cool guy and we ended up hanging out! If you come to Essouira this is the place you want to stay!
Masoud, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rooftop Cafe made the trip
This riad was perfectly situated just mins from the main square. The staff went above and beyond to help with all our requests, and recommendations for tours, restaurants and places to shop, and the breakfast was the best we had throughout our trip in Morroco. The rooftop cafe was a delight, although up quite a number of stairs. Would stay here again.
MONICA, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Room had a first class shower and private balcony. Nice swimming pool. Excellent buffet breakfast
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very beautiful riad, located in a nice area of old medina, walking distance to all the attractions (and the bus station). Breakfast was great. The owner was very kind and prompt in responses to all inquiries (and fluent in multiple languages). We had a great stay and will come back again.
Yeganeh, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We thought the property was great and the staff were very friendly and accommodating.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Fine to be cute but a real toilet door please
The place is fine overall but the lack of a door for the toilet instead of saloon doors that while lovely provide no privacy. The Wi Fi sort of works but is not great. Breakfast and relatively cheap beer were good. Sketchy characters smoking marijuana hang out near the place at night but pose no real risk. Staff did not help with getting bags up to second floor so have no expectations about that. Breakfast ladies were friendly.
Adam, 4-night romance trip
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