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The 8 BEST riads in Essaouira: experience a stay in Moroccan history

Our pick of the best riads in Essaouira for all budgets, from luxury to budget backpacker. There are a plethora of accommodation options in Essaouira, but for those visitors who want to immerse themselves in Moroccan history and culture, a stay in an Essaouira riad hotel is an absolute must. What is a riad? Well, …

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Our pick of the BEST hostels in Essaouira for 2024

With the vast range of accommodation options and the many Essaouira hostels available, it can be overwhelming finding the right one for you. If you’re looking for the best budget accommodation in Essaouira, we’ve done the research for you. Here we have rounded up our pick of the best hostels in Essaouira. Whilst there are …

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Riad Dar L’Qdima REVIEW: an Essaouira hotel steeped in Jewish history

Staying in a traditional riad is one of the classic Essaouira experiences, giving you the opportunity to sleep in the heart of the medina. Riad Dar L’Qdima is one of the best examples we’ve personally experienced; its situated close to the action, yet retains a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, plus the room rate is kind …

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Dar Loulema, Essaoiura, REVIEW: a charming riad, but pack the ear plugs

This was my parents’ first visit to Essaouira and I wanted to book them into a classic medina riad in a central location to limit their walking. Staying in a riad introduces a visitor to the charm of this coastal Moroccan town, and I found a good rate on booking.com for Dar Loulema’s quirky rooftop …

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Camping in Essaouira (2024): wild camping and official campsites

Read on for details of wild camping in Essaouira and Essaouira campsites. A huge thank you to Sarah Steiner from Away With The Steiners for reviews and photos taken during her time adventuring Morocco in a motorhome with her family. The short relatively short ferry journey between Spain and Morocco really opens up the possibility …

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Palais Des Remparts REVIEW: an Essaouria riad with sea views

Spacious, airy rooms and incredible roof top views from the medina. Read on for our Palais Des Remparts review. Palais Des Remparts is an authentic 18th century riad nestled in Essaouira medina, close to the ramparts. Here, the moody Atlantic ocean provides the soundtrack to your stay, and rooms are airy and spacious. But the …

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Hôtel Domaine de L’Arganeraie: REVIEW

A lovely boutique hotel in the Essaouira countryside, 20 minutes drive from the medina, with a fantastic heated swimming pool. Read on for our Hôtel Domaine de L’Arganeraie review. Hidden down a dusty street in the non-descript town of Ghazoua is a large oasis of lush tranquillity known as Hôtel Domaine de L’Arganeraie. Riads are …

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The 10 BEST hotels in Essaouira for 2024

For those seeking a sprinkling of luxury and convenience for their visit, here we feature the best hotels in Essaouira. Especially if it’s your first visit and you’re wondering where to stay in Essaouira, a hotel or resort provides a calm and relaxing oasis away from the hustle and bustle, combined with the option of …

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