Riad Mimouna

Essaouira medina

About Riad Mimouna

The Riad Mimouna is a high quality riad-style hotel located on the northwest corner of the Medina. This property will appeal to those of you wanting a very traditional style combined with Marrakech levels of service and quality; this is the only Riad directly in front of the ocean! From the roof terrace there is a full panorama of both the rugged coastline and Essaouira's medina.

The Riad Mimouna is near the "Squalla" quarter of the medina and is built into the remains of the first big mill of Essaouira. A dream from another century .... It was 1896 when Ferdinand SANDILLON built this wind-mill. Now, in an ambiance of the Berbere culture, beautiful carpets throughout the hotel rooms, splendid views of the sea and the medina, ceilings of fragrent thuya woods, beautiful salons, sunny terrace over the Atlantic, everything has been re-designed for your comfort.

This hotel is available as part of any tailor made holiday with Rediscover the World.

Accommodation: A total of 33 rooms and suites, all en suite, many with sea view; mini-suites and suites with sea view are very spacious and give the feeling of being out on the ocean when the tide is in. All rooms have a/c, mini-bar, en suite bathroom, telephone, wi-fi access, satellite TV, DVD.

Facilities: In addition to the informal reception area there are a number of lounges, including seating areas on the various levels of the riad. There is a full-sized restaurant with excellent Moroccan cuisine and a cafe/bar "The Lobster Pot", on the roof terrace serving drinks and snacks all day; 24hr room service is available (restaurant times for the full menu and 24hrs for snacks and drinks). A traditional hammam is also at the Mimouna.

Full list of other hotel facilities - Safe deposit box, private parking, reception open 24 hours a day, room service, babysitting, pressing/ironing, concierge, sauna, massage service, solarium, fitness centre, hammam, wi-fi access, satellite TV, DVD, baby crib

Transfer Time from Airport:

  • 2.5 hours from Marrakech (private transfer)
  • 3 hours from Agadir (private transfer)
  • 20 mins from Essaouira Airport

Contact us now to book this recommended hotel for any dates.

  • Small & Friendly
  • 21-50 rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Family rooms available
  • Ideal for families
  • Ideal for couples
  • Ideal for fly drives


"We were very pleased with our guide in Morocco and enjoyed our trip immensely."

Derelie & Bob Cherry, October 2014

"We decided our own itinerary which Rediscover then put together - bus, train, booking of hotels and riads, tours and car hire with driver. Everything worked perfectly and we were very happy with accommodation. Particular mention must be given to our driver, Jamal, who was the perfect companion at the end of our holiday - even taking us to his home for a meal before taking us to the airport."

P Wedderburn, November 2013

"A mere hello to congratulate you on the wonderful itinerary you designed for both my husband and I. An A+++ (American grading) for the choice of our driver, Mr Maazouz Jamal who took great care of us from point A to Z during all the time of our visit in beautiful Morocco. Mr Maazouz is also an excellent and very safe driver.... our appreciation for sharing with us his deep knowledge and his love for his country. An excellent ambassador."

M. Robertson, January 2011

"I just wanted to write to let you know that we had an enchanting holiday in Morocco, we are so glad we chose your company as the whole experience, form beginning to end was incredibly easy. We loved every Riad, every new experience. It was our first time in Morocco but we are all in love with the place in very different ways. I particularly loved the Atlas mountains and Jama's amazing hospitality at Tatfi, the freshly grown food and her superb cooking. My eldest daughter loved Ksar Anika, the way we were looked after, the beautiful surroundings, the pool and the opulence. My youngest fell in love with Essaouria and although there is a mustiness to the Riad Mimouna it is such an astounding place, we were given two sea-view rooms and fell asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the ancient sea wall. We will go back so you will hear from us again. Once again thank you so much."

S Hare, September 2014

"My name is Lisa, I was part of the Alannah Virtanen tour in Morocco, Oct 19-26th?I just wanted to provide you with some feedback. The trip was amazing, I appreciate that everything was handled for us, from the time we were met at the airport, till the time we were dropped off. There were no 'glitches' at all, everything went as planned and them some! Jamal was excellent, I don?t think you could have provided us with a better driver. Once I saw how hazardous the roads are in Morocco I was very thankful we didn?t attempt to drive it ourselves. Jamal is very patient, attention to detail, and very proactive, he thought of everything ahead of time, he is very detail oriented! I will keep your info handy as I would definitely use your company for future trips, Thanks again for providing us with a tour that enabled us to see everything in Morocco we were interested in, and providing us with a skilled, experienced driver that kept us safe at all times."

L Steinbach, Nov, 2012

"We had a great holiday. The Riad el Zohar was absolutely superb. Alan and staff so helpful and hospitable, definitely far superior to other riads we have stayed in. Thank you for all your help and organisation arranging our holiday. Will definitely recommend you to others and hope to use Rediscover the World again. A very satisfied customer."

F Drummond, September 2010

"Riad Mimouna had stunning sea views from our room and roof terrace. Its position in the Medina meant that you had longer walks to everywhere else. If staying again we would recommend staying near the cookery school which was ideally based for the Medina, beach and fishing port. We had great fun at the cookery class and Alison and Mouna were a great combo. The seafood in Essaouira is to "die for" for variety and price."

D Moorhouse, May, 2015

"Our holiday was luxurious and well organised. The accommodations were all beautiful with welcoming staff. We had a fabulous introduction to morocco. Our main driver was very well informed and attentive to our needs. The service throughout and was excellent and personalised. We had lots of privacy and quiet seclusion."

A Gonzales, March 2016

"Good Morocco holiday, nice and interesting tours, well-arranged visit to the Sahara, excellent driver. Good hotels apart from hotel Fint, which although looked nice from a distance but was not well maintained. Good overall impression."

V Ruseckas, November 2016

"Holiday was amazing. Thanks so much. We booked with Rediscover because when we first spoke you clearly got exactly what we wanted from the trip and that was so clearly the right trip"

M Hyman, October 2013



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