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Riad El Pacha

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Riad El Pacha or governor Riad is built in the 18th century to be the palace of the governor of Essaouira in that time. Purchased by European youth in the late 70s, this jewel of the Arab Andalusian architecture becomes the first hostel in Essaouira. A meeting place for the musicians (jimi hendrix , cat stevens )and artists and writers for all the world

It is located in a beautiful riad renovated typical Moroccan. Despite its central location in the middle of the medina, you will experience our hotel as a quiet place of recreation

Our hostel is distinct from its outstanding service and beautiful rooms that have a typical Moroccan architecture. And a terrace with sea view

Our rooms are combined style of traditional Moroccan and modern European, we offer a wide range of room type: private rooms for dormitories.

Ideally located in the heart of the medina of Essaouira, Riad El Pacha allows easy access to many cultural and tourist sites such as the port, fish market, many arts and craft businesses and the place where the Gnawa music festival in the world takes place each year.

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Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet
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Great 83%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I'll be in the riad el pacha for one week. Most of the staff is friendly. The dorms are clean but the bathrooms are a bit dirty. I had a great time because the hotel is cheap with breakfast included (unfortunately still the same) and located at the center of the medina.

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Value
5
Facilities
3
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3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Awesome staff and great location. The room I was in (a double) had bedbugs though! We told the staff and they switched our room and I was pleasantly surprised to see them doing a complete overhaul of the room the next morning, including throwing the sheets in the garbage and taking the mattress out for a good cleaning. So I would go back because other people I talked to there didn't have a problem. Also the signs to the riad say something slightly different than what it is called here so it can be a little confusing.

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4
Location
5
Cleanliness
3
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

This Riad is perfect to stay one night in Essaouira.
We were Two families (8 peoples) and the riad have just a room with 8 beds.
Finely, the price is very corect.

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3
Location
5
Cleanliness
3
Value
5
Facilities
3
Service
3

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Breakfast Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Towels Included
  • Wii

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Towels for Hire

communications

  • Fax Service
  • Postal Service

parking

  • Bicycle Parking

inroom facilities

  • Reading Light

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV

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