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TerraceStreet EntranceVibrant Market StreetPatio Lounge

Riad Thais is a charming Riad in Essaouira located in the heart of the Medina (old city) a beautifully designed to cater for couples on a romantic getaway, or for a group/ family holiday in Essaouira to bring close people closer.

Decorated in a contemporary Moroccan style Riad Thais has a good mix of new and old. Riad Thais is a Riad in Essaouira with high technology and all the comforts you could require for a memorable stay.

Riad Thais has recently been completely restored to what is now a house of tranquility and class accompanied very well with in Riad hammam.

Located on a quiet side street off the main souk area, just 5 minutes walk to the Essaouira Beach, main Moulay Hassan square and the best restaurants in Essaouira. Riad Thais is an oasis of calm where you can recharge your batteries at your own pace.

Riad Thais has two floors with 5 small yet very cosy double bedrooms, 3 on the first floor around the patio and two on the second floor. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms.

The Riad has a selection of cosy communal areas. There is a spacious dining room, living room, relaxing den, kitchen, wall fountain, satellite TV, traditional Hammam. Riad Thais has a large roof terrace with beautiful uninterupted views of the Essaouira town.

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Please note: Local taxes of €2 - €3 per person per day are not included and are payable locally.

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  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Hairdryers
  • Welcome drinks upon arrival
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hammam
  • Family friendly with baby cots available and babysitting
  • Coaching in sports or dance available
  • Laundry services
  • French/English/Spanish and Polish spoken
Terrace
Terrace
Street Entrance
Street Entrance
Vibrant Market Street
Vibrant Market Street
Patio Lounge
Patio Lounge
Hammam
Hammam
Roof Terrace
Roof Terrace
Terrace
Terrace
Berber Room
Berber Room
Berber Room Bed
Berber Room Bed
Berber Bathroom
Berber Bathroom
Najma Room
Najma Room
Najma Room Mezzanine
Najma Room Mezzanine
Najma Bathroom
Najma Bathroom
Nomad Room
Nomad Room
Nomad Bathroom
Nomad Bathroom
Princess Room
Princess Room
Princess Bathroom
Princess Bathroom
Sahra Room
Sahra Room
Sahra Bathroom
Sahra Bathroom

Breakfast:
Breakfast comes at an additional cost of 5 per person


Riad Thais is located just off one of the main streets in la medina, minutes away from all the good restaurants in Essaouira.
Here are some local places worth a visit:

Le Sirocco
Tel: 00212(0) 524 47 23 96
15 Rue Ibn Roch
Cuisine: Francomorocain

Trendy restaurant offering a great level of service for some of the best prepared seafood in Essaouira.

Il Mare
Tel: 00212(0) 524 47 64 17
43 Rue Yamen Scala
Cuisine: Italian Seafood Moroccan Fusion

One of the best views in Essaouira from a restaurant terrace, and offers some well crafted cuisine in a nice environment. Il Mare has a good fusion of locals and visiting tourists which is a rarity throughout Morocco but works well here.

La Licorne
Tel: 00212(0) 5 24 47 36 26
26 Rue Scala
Cuisine: Traditional Moroccan food and fresh seafood

La Licorne has been rewarded by the 'Moroccan Fork of Gastronomy' serving the finest Moroccan specialties in Essaouira, in a romantic setting.

The team at Riad Thais is happy to arrange all sorts of activities and excursions for you, making your stay in Essaouira even more special. Below are a few popular suggestions

Well-being
Hammam, Spa, Massages or Beauty treatments

Watersports
Surf, Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Kayak

Leisure
Camel or horse riding, Quad biking, Golf

Workshops
Potery, Taddelakt, Wood painting, Zellige, Jewelry

Excursions
Diabat, Sidi Kaouki, Berber village, Argan oil cooperatives

"Lovely riad, the owner has clearly taken a lot of time and thought into the decor keeping traditional moroccan style with a slightly modern twist. Very welcoming nothing was too much trouble and in a way felt like a home from home. Have to mention the cook come house keeper she was excellent, lovely breakfasts and excellent tea! I would have no hesitation to return here and would recommend this to anyone."

A Guest from Manchester, May 2013

"From the very first minute we stepped into Riad Thais I understood that we made the right choice. Such a shame we came to Essaouira for two days only! I would love to stay there for at least a week!

The riad designed in a very unusual manner, compiling traditional Moroccan elements and finishing with somewhat Gaudi-inspired (round shapes, soft lines, something a bit unreal). Our room on a third floor was very clean, warm and cosy, with nice touches like branded argan oil soap in bathroom and comfy settee-bed next to the window. In the morning we enjoyed delicious crepes for a breakfast on the roof.
The atmosphere in the riad is very homey, and it is mostly the merit of owner Thais, who is friendly, energetic and very helpful. She has been living in Morocco for years now and knows everything about Essaouira, so you can always get good advice on the places to visit, worthy restaurants etc.

The whole visit to the town was a total pleasure and Riad Thais made at least 50% of this!"

Nadya from Moscow, April 2013

"Riad Thais is a magnificent accomodation place in the middle of Essaouira's medina. After crossing the front door you can leave behind the crowded narrow arabic streets and be immersed in a lovely decorated building in a quiet atmosphere.
I strongly recommend the local breakfast with wonderful crepes and home-made yogourth and to relax in the hammam (avaliable in the riad too).
It is also highly recommendable driving quads on the lonely beaches and dunes just a few miles from the city.
We were two couples with teenagers and kids and had a really nice time in riad Thais, enjoying privacy in our own rooms but sharing the rest of the building."

Grachan from Barcelona, April 2013

Riad Thais is located near to the popular souk market street but far enough to remain peaceful. Riad Thais is within 10 minutes walk from the beach of Essaouira the main fish market port and best restaurants in Essaouira.

Princess Room

The Princess room is a double room at Riad Thais located on the first floor. This small charming room at Riad Thais is decorated with round tadelakt walls and has traditional Moroccan interior facing windows, in keeping with the Islamic humble mentality. This room includes free Wi-Fi, a bathroom with shower and double bed

An extra bed/baby cot is not possible in this room.

Double

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Najma Room

The Najma room is a cosy charming mezanine double room on the first floor of Riad Thais. The Najma room has This room is able to be made up as a double or bunk beds for children upon request. The room is decorated with the traditional Moroccan building technique of Tadelaks. This room as all those in Riad Thais come with free wi-fi access.

Double
Bunk Beds

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Berber Room

The Berber room at Riad Thais is a mezzanine room with double bed on the upper level and the possibility of an extra bed or baby cot on the lower mezzanine.
The bathroom with bath and shower is incorporated in the room with no partition but with a friendly homely feel more suitable for intimate couples and familes.
This room at Riad Thais has a view of the bustling medina souks below but far enough to remain peaceful in the evenings. The Berber room included free WiFi as do all other rooms at Riad Thais.

Double
Triple

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Sahra Room

The Sahara room is a cosy double room located on the second level of Riad Thais. This room is bright with a window view of the central patio. With a larger storge area, this intimate room is better suited for those on longer holidays in Essaouira.
The bathroom and shower has been created using the traditional Moroccan building material of tadelakt.

Double

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Nomad Room

This small yet cosy double room on the second floor of Riad Thais has a view from the window of the bustling Essaouira market street below, but with little evening noise after around 11pm making it feel you are closer to the action. The Nomad room has a private bathroom with shower.
The Nomad room at Riad Thais has a double bed and includes free wi-fi likes all the other rooms

Double

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Please note:

  • The base rate price at Riad Thais is in pounds, euros, or Moroccan dirhams and exchange rates are approximate.
  • All prices are based on two people sharing and include breakfast and tva (VAT).
  • Most riads add local taxes which are generally about £2 per day per person, but vary from house to house

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