10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Very nice Riad
"My friend and I had a double suite, with a mezzanine and a double bedroom. It's a nice Riad, but compared to the place we stayed at in Marrakech it was quite basic (though a similar cost per night) - but it was clean and pleasant enough, though not sure about the alley leading up to it - which was often a minefield of cat poo! The staff were friendly enough, but couldn't quite see what other reviewers raved about? Surely it's their job to be somewhat friendly and helpful?? I loved Essaouira and would go back there any time, but would probably try another Riad?"
- Travel date: 5th June 2008
Amazing- need I say more...
"First of all i have to say how amazing the brothers that run this riad are! Due to some difficulties faced with a local bus service from Casablanca to Essaouria, we didnt manage to arrive at the riad until 2.30am in the morning. We were greeted with a big welcome and a smile and shown to our room for some much needed sleep. The breakfast on the terrace in the morning was delicious, and the service impeccible! I would reccomend this riad to anyone considering visiting Essaouria, as the location is great, the accomodation fantastic and the service you recieve from the hosts is above and beyound expectation! A+++++++++++++++ all the way! Thanks for a wonderful stay- we loved every moment! Kellie & Marcin (Australia/London)"
- Travel date: 1st April 2008
A perfect Oasis!
"We stayed for 4 nights at the beggining of March and what a fantasic place to stay it was! Definately the best accomodation we stayed in during our two week trip to Morocco. The owners and staff are all extremely helpful, kind and genuinely freindly! Breakfast on the terrace was excellent and the evening dinner is definately not to be missed. We ate there on our last night and sampled the best Tajine of our trip (we had quite a few!) and at a very good price. Our room was absolutely spotless and was thoroughly cleaned every day, with fresh towels provided. The location is perfect - down a quiet dead end street and very quiet...Just what you need to relax and catch up on some sleep. It was not the cheapest place we stayed at but definately offered the best value for money and I would thoroughly reccommend a visit!"
- Travel date: 28th March 2008
CHARMING BEACH RIAD
"My mother & I stayed at this riad for 3 nights. I booked directly with the Riad web site & received confirmations immediately. There are only 9 rooms at this riad & we stayed at a room on the terrace. Its very quiet & all you hear are birds in the morning. This is a "green" riad as they use solar power to heat water & was a family home. The brothers serve you breakfast in the morning. Its more than plentiful with fresh squeezed orange juice, tea / coffee, chocolate croissants, breads, jams. English is spoken at this riad. The riad is in a great location at a dead end street - we arrived by Supertours bus & got a caroosa (street cart carrier) to carry our luggage & find the riad. The place is all sky blue & white / simple decor - nice array of plants / flowers & is very peaceful."
- Travel date: 12th January 2008
Couldn't do better than here
"This riad is great!! Locaction, rooms, staff - has it all. The people that run it are so nice, nothing is too much trouble for them. This is the perfect place to come and relax espically if you have come form Marrakech as we had done. Essaouira iteslf is very chilled out and this riad fits in perfectly. 5* place!"
- Travel date: 14th November 2007
Great relaxed hotel
"We stayed for three nights - the riad style hotel has a relaxed atmosphere, is very welcoming and nothing could be too much trouble for the family who run it. Well located in Medina close to all shops, seafront and beach. Don't expect super luxury or 5* facilities, but the rooms are simple, spotlessly clean and and comfortable. Breakfasts were good - pancakes, bread and croissants with fresh orange juice and choice of hot drinks - and fantastic eaten at the tables on the roof. I made enquiries by email but probably better just to give them a ring to check availability and make a reservation - English is spoken fluently. They took credit card details for the reservation but did not take any payment until we booked out. They arranged for us to be picked up from Marrakesh airport and be taken direct to the hotel. Well-recommended. Essaouira is a great place to visit - long, marvellous beach and relaxed shopping was welcome after the challenges of Marrakesh."
- Travel date: 19th April 2007
A Great Place to Stay in Essaouira
"My fiance and I loved Les Matins Bleus. After a long bus ride to Morocco (Supratours was easy to use and surprisingly clean), we were a bit unnerved by the alley leading up to Les Matins Bleus, but the riad was beautiful, the family that runs it is SO friendly and welcoming, and there is a great roof deck to enjoy if the weather is sunny. This riad is a great value for the price."
- Travel date: 10th April 2007
Beautiful! very welcoming!
"We stayed in one of the rooms on the terrace. It was gorgeous! and the brothers (the riad has been passed down four generations to Ahmed,Abdel and Samir who now run it) brought us breakfast on the terrace in the morning sun. The location is extremely central, and the brothers were very welcoming- always inviting us down for mint tea. delicious! They even made the effort to take us out at night- and show us the local hot spots. I would fully reccommend it, for both young people and adults. Simple and charming decor- in the traditional blue and white that you will see everywhere in essaouria"
- Travel date: 2nd February 2007
A wonderful stay!
"We had a wonderful stay at this Riad. Ahmed and his brother were so welcoming. Our rooms were spotless and breakfast each morning on the roof was relaxing and fun. It is central to the fishing port and the Souks. Worth staying at for value."
- Travel date: 14th October 2006
Welcoming, pretty and central
"The three brothers at this hotel/guest house are fabulous, charming, impressively multi-lingual and will do everything to make your stay comfortable and wonderful. We had a pretty room, a 'continuation' room which is in fact a suite, and we loved the civilised but informal atmosphere of this place, the yummy breakfasts and the fab roof terrace. It was like staying in the home of friends, everything is very clean and put together with care and good taste. The very central location is great too, especially since on this occasion we were two women travellers. I go to Essaouira several times per year and know it well. Having found this little gem, we will definitely stay again. It is also really good value for money. Do note: Like for most riads, you do need to be mobile to get up the steepish stairs and if you are the type of visitor who expects a mini bar and room service, this is not the place for you either!"
- Travel date: 24th May 2006
Hotel Les Matins Bleus is also called
- les matins bleus essaouira
- les matins bleus hotel