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Riad Caro

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 17 reviews

Riad | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome

The perfect base for a relaxing Moroccan holiday. Riad Caro is situated in a prime area within the ancient Medina. Just seconds to the bustling souks and local colour and culture.

5 minute walk to the beach and all its amenities.The town offers the perfect combination of Moroccan culture and a very chilled 'beachy' vibe. Spend your holiday shopping in the local bazaar, eating delicious Moroccan tagines, and Essaouiras legendary seafood.

Fill your days with surfing or horse riding along the 7km long beach. Retreat back to the luxurious calm of Riad Caro or enjoy the friendly scene of Essaouira's gentle night-life.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Marrakech 180 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, Staffed property, Sea view
General Telephone
Standard Kettle, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Further details indoors

The riad is set up around a traditional central courtyard. The ground floor living room is semi-open-plan. Leading off the courtyard is a kitchen a large sitting room and a smaller sitting room or library.

There is a dining area in the courtyard both at a table and Moroccan style lounging area. There is also a shower room on this floor.

The 1st floor bedroom suite has a four poster bed and is decorated in a romantic Moroccan style. The second floor bedroom suite has an African feel and a shower room. The 3rd floor suite is light and airy and also has a lovely shower room.

On the roof is a secluded split level terrace - perfect for sunbathing, barbecues and evening drinks. The house is looked after by a guardian who will provide whatever level of service you want - or will leave you to your own devices.

Further details outdoors

The split level balcony has a barbecue, sunbathing area and offers gorgeous views of the town.

The Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

Essaouira is a picturesque Moroccan fishing village. It is steeped in history and culture. Situated as it is on a stunning 7km long beach it is a destination for surfers and watersports enthusiasts. It offers great shopping, restaurants and opportunities for just soaking up the atmosphere. The climate is great all year round.

The summer months are relieved by a good Atlantic breeze, whilst the summer sun is very reliable but you will need a sweater for evenings. There are facilities for horse riding, camel safaris and quad biking adventures.


There is plenty to do in the local area. Within the Medina are workshops and artisans all worth visiting. Like the rest of Morocco there is great shopping in the local souk. There are great cafes and restaurants to enjoy.

The local fleet of fishing boats returns every evening and it is great to go down and meet the boats and enjoy freshly barbecued fish on the dock.

Outside the Medina is the enormous beach and all the activities can be enjoyed there. Kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing etc. It is also possible to hire bikes to explore the area. Horse riding and camel trecks as well as quad biking are available. It is possible to visit local argan farms and local co-operatives.

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23 Sep 2014


"Disappointing accommodation - tired and neglected"

We have just spent 10 nights at the RIad Caro and overall found this to be a pretty disappointing experience. The property could be so nice and offers such potential but simply fails to deliver. In sp… More

Dear Elaine,
I am sorry I have taken so long to respond to your review. It is our first negative one so I have been unsure what to say! I apologise that you arrived at the end of a very busy summer season, the house had been booked throughout the year and I think had suffered for it. We usually spring clean and repaint twice a year, and it was obviously overdue by September. This has now been rectified as has any cleaning that was overdue. With regards to the breakfast, I am sorry that you had to put up with 10 days of a breakfast that you did not enjoy. This could have been so easily rectified with a quick word to Naimah, or Sandra or an email to me. Naimah is happy to provide anything from a cup of coffee to a full Moroccan feast but she does need an indication of what you would like... I am also very upset to hear that there were glue sniffers in the street – this is something that the medina police take very seriously and they certainly would have been moved on immediately, had we known about it. Finally, I am sorry that you don't like our eclectic style of décor…. Everyone else seems to love it! I did notice that amongst the numerous reviews that you left on places in Essaouira there was also a very negative one about a certain restaurant which is universally considered to be the coolest and most stylish in town you described as a 'weird little place”. I also note that of your many recent reviews Premier Inn Gatwick and Premier Inn Bradford have been your favourite places to stay, so I might suggest that the quirkiness of Essaouira was possibly never going to be the right fit for you? I would be happy to send you a full refund, as I would be to anyone else who found their holiday as disappointing as you did, although I am confident from our other reviews that generally all of our guests love the riad and the town. Best wishes,

16 Feb 2014


"Perfect riad in the centre of Essaouira"

So cosy and relaxing. Lots of little corners to curl up in. The photos really don't do it justice and the riad is much bigger than we expected. Really good for groups as each bedroom has an entir… More

11 Feb 2014



Beautiful clean Riad in the middle of the old town.Well furnished and looked after.Plenty of hot water available and gorgeous sun trap on the roof terrace.… More

7 Jan 2014


"Difficile andare via"

La riad si trova nella vecchia medina in una stradina tranquilla. La casa e' singolare con la zona giorno al pianterreno e le camere da letto a salire su tre piani disposte intorno al patio.Arred… More

Thanks so much... Translated from Google trasnlate, please excuse inaccuracies!
The riad is located in the old medina in a quiet street. The house and 'singular with the living area on the ground floor and the bedrooms to climb three floors arranged around the patio.Arredamento taste great, and very clean. The French beds with premium quality '. The terrace and 'spectacular with magnificent views and flooded with sunshine for most of the day. The manager Sandra who greets you on your arrival, seems to possess the city ', and knows every secret and' ready to share it with our guests. Naima and 'truly a valuable collaborator. Cooked us a hearty breakfast each day and at the request of "tagine" fantastic. I will not 'forget facilmente.Essouira and' spectacular for its sun-drenched blue skies and its amazing views. The beach seems to go back to the dullness of the European mai.Difficile.

30 Dec 2013


"Tremendous value, cosy Riad in a great location."

We had a lovely stay at Riad Caro, spending Christmas here with a group of friends. The riad is spread over 5 floors including 3 bedrooms with their own bathrooms and a roof terrace with 2 decks. Ever… More

26 Nov 2013


"True Morroco with all the comforts"

I spent the first week of January staying at Caro Riad and it was absolutely delightful! A briliant time of year to visit Essouirra when it is not crowded nor too hot. Beautiful blue skies and warm da… More

28 Oct 2013


"The best place to stay in Essaouira."

I have been to Essaouria several times over the years and I can honestly say that Riad Caro is the without doubt the nicest place I have stayed at. Firstly we were met at the city gates by the caretak… More

16 Oct 2013


"Superbe riad"

Beau Riad, plein de charme, correspondant trés bien à la description. Propre, typique, c'est un riad donc il faut être prêt à gravir des escaliers.. Naimah, la femme de ménage est très gen… More

1 Jul 2013


"A wonderful oasis in the medina"

We had an absolutely wonderful stay in June 2013. I would recommend this marvelous beautiful palace to everyone I know, the "price/performance ratio" is extraordinary good (especially when i… More

15 Apr 2013


"Can't reccoment"

Can't recommend this Riad enough!

The caretaker was very helpful and met us at the gates of the city and led us 5 minutes through the labyrinthine streets of Essaouira right to the door of the property. Upon entry you are taken aback by the epic height and brightness of the central light well which rises up 4 floors from the foyer. Really quite magnificent! We were greeted with mint tea and cookies on arrival and given a map of the best restaurants etc. The property is incredibly tastefully decorated and has a beautiful kitchen and nice bathrooms. The Sitting room is really cosy and lovely and the beds were very comfortable. The maid makes a lovely breakfast each morning which we had on the roof terrace which has incredible views over the whole city and you can even see the ocean.

Overall it was a superb experience all around and gets my full recommendation.

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  • 4 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:22 Dec 2014

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