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1 room, 2 adults

Riad Kafila

3-star3 stars
Rue Yamen 4bis, Essaouira, 44000, Morocco

3-star riad with spa, near Skala de la Ville
  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Amazing Omar and team . Loved the place I'll come back for sure !!!Apr 10, 2021
  • This is a lovely riad, well-kept, clean, good location. The lounge upstairs is very cosy…Mar 16, 2020

Riad Kafila

from NZ$70
  • Family Room, Ocean View (N° 1)
  • Deluxe Double Room, Ocean View (N° 2)
  • Deluxe Double Room, Ocean View (N° 3)
  • Premium Double Room, Ocean View (N° 4)
  • Premium Double Room, Ocean View (N° 5)
  • Premium Twin Room (N° 6)
  • Standard Double Room (N° 7)

What’s around Riad Kafila


  • In Medina
  • Essaouira Beach - 8 min walk
  • Skala de la Ville - 1 min walk
  • Mellah - 4 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 5 min walk
  • Skala du Port - 9 min walk
  • Ounara Campsite - 15.3 mi / 24.7 km
  • Sidi Kaouki Beach - 15.4 mi / 24.8 km

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 25 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time noon-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • No onsite parking

  • Offsite parking nearby (EUR 2 per day)


  • Area shuttle within 200 kilometers*

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Full-service spa
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the riad's full-service spa, COCOONING. Services include hot stone massages, sports massages, facials, and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Reservations are required.

Riad Kafila’s small print

Also known as

  • Riad Kafila Essaouira
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Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

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

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.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.0 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 5 years of age.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent

Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 2 per day

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 35.0 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 20 per vehicle (one-way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Riad Kafila

  • Does Riad Kafila offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Riad Kafila does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riad Kafila?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Riad Kafila?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Riad Kafila.
  • Are pets allowed at Riad Kafila?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Riad Kafila?
    You can check in from noon - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Riad Kafila?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include La Tolerance (4-min walk), La Decouverte (4-min walk), and Adwak (4-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Riad Kafila?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 20 per vehicle one-way.
  • What is there to do at Riad Kafila and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as windsurfing. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and make the most of other amenities like a Turkish bath.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.8 From 10 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Amazing Views in Great Location
Lovely Riad in an absolutely amazing location. Close to the ramparts of the city and easy walking distance to everywhere in the medina. Cannot beat the views of the ocean from the breakfast room! Wish it had been warmer when we were there, because the rooftop terrace looked amazing! Staff were all wonderful and very helpful with arranging transportation for us. Breakfast was delicious too. Room was comfortable and clean, even if minimal frills. Be advised: cars are not allowed where the Riad is located, so you either need to carry your suitcases a decent distance or hire someone with a cart. Having the staff arrange for someone to meet us at the riad with a cart and having a cab waiting outside the medina for us was incredibly helpful.
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
beautiful view
the sea view from the main room is amazing and the breakfast is very good. location is convenient and we felt a good sense of hospitality. just the room is quite small and basic.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We really enjoyed staying at Riad Kalifa, mostly because we were always welcome with a big smile, Musin was amazing, super kind and always pointing us in the right direction with food, what to visit.... the Riad is beautiful, very cosy, and holy. We slept like babies in those bed. I read some reviews about the humidity since is close to the beach. I am sensitive to humidity and I didn’t feel that at all. Breakfast was amazing! Definitely staying at Riad Kalifa made a difference in how we experienced Essaouira. Defiantly I recommend staying there
us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful Riad and Excellent Customer Service
My stay at Riad Kafila was a very good experience. The riad was not difficult to find, and I was greeted with such kindness and hospitality as soon as I arrived. I would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.
Derek, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful view from terrace, delicious breakfast, and friendly staff
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
This is a cute hotel tucked away on the far side of the medina, nestled against the windswept ocean walls. The highlight is surely the wonderful breakfast set against the backdrop of an incredible ocean view. The staff here were friendly and efficient. My room on the ground floor was basic but clean. The only window was out into the attractive courtyard. Good wifi and a terrace with dramatic ocean views. There's also a fantastic restaurant just around the corner.
gb5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excelente lugar
Leonardo, mx2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Riad superbe au coeur de la médina et vue sur l'ocean et personnel aux petits soins
François, fr2 night romance trip

Riad Kafila