Riad Al Madina

3.5 star property
Beach riad in Medina with spa, restaurant

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Riad Al Madina

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Property grounds
Property grounds
Property grounds
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

Overview of Riad Al Madina

7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
9 Rue Attarine, Essaouira, 44000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Standard Room

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Suite (Riad)

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Standard Single Room

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Medina

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 27 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • LOFT - 2 min walk
  • Mandala Society - 2 min walk
  • La Tolerance - 1 min walk
  • La Clé De Voute - 4 min walk
  • l'Atelier Madada - 3 min walk

About this property

Riad Al Madina

A great choice for a stay in Essaouira, Riad Al Madina features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for MAD 200 per vehicle. Guests can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps or facials, and La Scala serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace.


Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, 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
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 54 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from noon until 1:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 1 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 total, up to 7 lb per pet)
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking
  • Off-site parking nearby (MAD 17 per day)


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Private beach nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1871
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Free cot/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam. The spa is open daily.


La Scala – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.
Mogador – On-site bistro. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

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

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately MAD 60 for adults and MAD 60 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MAD 200 per vehicle (return)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for MAD 200 per night


  • Parking is available nearby and costs MAD 17 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

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

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; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, 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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Al Madina Essaouira
Riad Al Madina
Riad Al Madina Essaouira
Riad Madina
Riad Al Madina Hotel Essaouira
Riad Al Madina Riad
Riad Al Madina Essaouira
Riad Al Madina Riad Essaouira

Frequently asked questions

Does Riad Al Madina offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Riad Al Madina 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 Madina?
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 Madina?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 total and maximum weight of 7 lb per pet.
Is parking offered on site at Riad Al Madina?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Riad Al Madina.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Riad Al Madina?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MAD 200 per vehicle return.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Riad Al Madina?
You can check in from noon - 1:00 AM. Check-out time is 1 PM.
What is there to do at Riad Al Madina and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking and windsurfing, and practise your swing on the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy other amenities such as a Turkish bath and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Riad Al Madina?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, La Scala.
What's the area around Riad Al Madina like?
Riad Al Madina is in Medina, a short 6-minute walk from Essaouira Beach and 3 minutes' walk from Skala de la Ville.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

We have stayed many times and love the place for its efficient and friendly staff and the original Moroccan decoration and style.
Robert, 7-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

The property was too small for a decent Riad, the room was small and the shower was awful. dirty towels. Very disappointing.
Mustapha, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I enjoyed my stay at this riad, the atmosphere was great and the look of the place beautiful to look at, also the employee friendly
Rachid, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location in the Heart of Essaouira.
The Riad Al Madina is a great Moroccan hotel in the heart of a truly amazing place. From stepping out of the front door you are in the narrow paved streets of the Madina. This is the Third time I have stayed here and would return again.
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10/10 Exceptional

A very good bargain.
More shabby than shabby chic, but some staff lovely some could do with cheering up Their wi-fi is better than most and the hotel is also the centre of the Medina. Their restaurant is too expensive so eat out. The room really is only for sleeping in. My TV was old and had awful reception. If bored take a book. The chairs on the balconies, terraces could be cleaned of bird muck more frequently. However it has a charm that you won't forget.
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8/10 Very good

Would not hesitate to return
Lovely staff. The central courtyard and roof terrace are what makes this such a pleasant place to stay light and airy. Rooms can be a little noisy, but staff will do their best to find the room which suits you best. I would not hesitate to come back.
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10/10 Exceptional

Very nice
There is no WIFI in the room which is a bit inconvenient. But overall, it is a very lovely hotel and the decorations are pretty. We really enjoyed our time stayed there. If we go back to Essaouira, we will stay there again.
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6/10 Good

Pleasant, good value and quiet
Pleasant enough, and good value. Room was clean and tidy, but the bed was a bit narrow and the room a bit spartan. Breakfast was ok. Best thing was that it was in a quiet location, with the rooms away from street noise and the seagulls (which can be really noisy in Essaouira).
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8/10 Very good

An 18th century road right in the centre of things
Good traditional riad in old town. Surprisingly quiet for where it is situated.lovely central courtyard. Reasonable breakfast. The rooms we had were in the second house. Good sized accommodation but no internet access from there. Lovely rooftop terrace with Multiple levels.
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