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 flour mill in Essaouira, which dates from 1896. Nowadays this hotel has beautiful carpets throughout, splendid views of the sea and the medina, ceilings of fragrant thuya woods, beautiful salons and a sunny terrace over the Atlantic.

Transfer Time from Airport:

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


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  • Restaurant
  • Family rooms available


  • Small & Friendly
  • 21-50 rooms

Ideal for

  • families
  • couples
  • fly drives


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.


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 throughout the day; 24 hour room service is available. A traditional hammam is also at the Mimouna.

The hotel also boasts: safety deposit box, private parking, 24 hour reception, room service, babysitting, pressing/ironing, concierge, sauna, massage service, solarium, fitness centre, hammam, wi-fi access, satellite TV, DVD, baby cot.