Riad Mimouna– 4/5 Star

Riad Mimouna is a beautiful riad that is situated on the wall of the medina of Essaouira and overlooks the ocean…with waves smashing into the riad wall. A 10 minute walk into the medina, Riad Mimouna is perfect for those looking for a traditional stay in the quant medina. The medina or the old city, is one of the nicest in Morocco despite its size, and is a great place to shop. It is very clean and tidy.

The Riad Mimouna has many rooms and is 4 stories tall. More than half of the rooms have oceanic views, which you can see when you look out the wall sized glass window. The rooms are decorated with cheery colors and have nice facilities including a safe and hairdryers. On my stay, I always found fresh fruit on the table and the rooms were neat and spacious. Although the Riad does not have a direct access to the beach, it is nearby and at high tide the waves come almost up to your room.

The dinner is wonderful and you can eat upstairs in a beautifully decorated dining room. It is furnished with a wall of glass so that you can see the stunning view of the ocean hitting the rocks and the beach. Breakfast is made up of many different baked goods, eggs, fresh orange juice and the beverage of your choice. Breakfast is included in the package of your room.

The Riad is perfect for a relaxing stay and I am sure that you will have an enjoyable experience during this part of your stay in Morocco.

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