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Riad Al Zahia

3-star riad with restaurant, near Essaouira Beach

  • Free WiFi

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  • Room had a first class shower and private balcony. Nice swimming pool. Excellent buffet…

    Nov 12, 2019

  • This riad was perfectly situated just mins from the main square. The staff went above…

    Nov 12, 2019

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  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 10 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free train station pick-up

Feel at home

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • In Medina
  • Essaouira Beach - 6 min walk
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 1 min walk
  • Skala de la Ville - 1 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 3 min walk
  • Mellah - 4 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Single Room
  • Double Room
  • Triple Room
  • Family Suite
  • Traditional Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds


  • In Medina
  • Essaouira Beach - 6 min walk
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 1 min walk

What’s around


  • In Medina
  • Essaouira Beach - 6 min walk
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 1 min walk
  • Skala de la Ville - 1 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 3 min walk
  • Mellah - 4 min walk
  • Skala du Port - 8 min walk
  • Bordj el Berod - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Ounara Campsite - 15.3 mi / 24.7 km
  • Ounara Mosque - 15.4 mi / 24.7 km
  • Sidi Kaouki Beach - 15.4 mi / 24.8 km

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 25 min drive
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time noon-midnight
  • 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.

Special check-in instructions

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/childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Free train station pick-up


  • Offsite parking nearby (MAD 25 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

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

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby


  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1998
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Pillowtop mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

Small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs MAD 25 per day

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

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

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Tourism fee: MAD 30 per person, per night

Cash deposit: MAD 50 per stay

  • Resort fee: MAD 25 per person, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Breakfast
  • Beach towels
  • In-room safe
  • Housekeeping

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.


  • Yes, Riad Al Zahia 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.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from noon - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, Zahias resto offers Moroccan cuisine and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Caravane Cafe (5-min walk), Tara Cafe (6-min walk), and Yoo (6-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MAD 700 per vehicle one way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and windsurfing, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course.
  • 10,0.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, Jul 16, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    We thought the property was great and the staff were very friendly and accommodating.

    3 night trip, Jul 8, 2019

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  • 8,0.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, Apr 19, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was great for exploring the medina. Zahia suite was very comfortable.

    5 night trip with friends, Mar 25, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Good stay.

    Excellent stay for walking in Medina. Breakfast was good too

    3 night romance trip, Jan 30, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    A beautiful riad with a pretty rooftop terrace. The room was cosy & the bed was heaven. The mattress was so soft & good. The best bes i had in my stay in Morocco thus far. The breakfast spread was good & delicous too. The staircase though was like a mountain climb especially with heavy luggages. But it was only a minute of pain.

    Nurul, 2 night romance trip, Nov 17, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Riad estratégicamente situado y super acogedor

    Riad , sencillo , con decoración estilo marroquí, acogedor , perfectamente situado dentro de la Medina a 5 minutos andando del zoco, playa , puerto etc . Y el personal del Riad muy afables todos sin excepcion

    Julio, 6 night trip with friends, Aug 18, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    J'ai trouve Essaouira très sale, ils devront se ressaisir , s'ils veulent retrouver une clientèle de touristes et non de hippies . Le Riad est bien placé , mais trop humide , manque de ventilation et climatisation. Petit déjeuner bien.

    Francisco, 1 night romance trip, Jun 17, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional



    jingxian, 2 night romance trip, Mar 25, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Good value for money!!!

    Meget central beliggenhed. Meget fin komfort for pengene. Store gode værelser. Fin morgenmad. Noget ustabilt wifi. Meget venlig betjening.

    Lasse, 6 night trip with friends, Mar 3, 2019

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