Maison Hiya now shares its magic atmosphere with guests of Essaouira, Morocco.
Situated in the calm, local part of the old medina, Maison Hiya, is a classic riad, decorated and maintained with attention to detail. It is near by Essaouira's main attractions including beach, local vegetable and fish market, shopping streets and port only five to eight minutes walk to all places.
The house is on four floors, built around an open atrium. On ground floor there is well equipped kitchen, living room with fire place and guest toilet. On first and second floor there are two bedrooms and a bathroom on each floor. On third floor there is spacious terrace with kitchen and at the very top there is one more double bedroom with a splendid view over the medina.
As an alternative of renting the whole house we offer you to rent a double room with bathroom typically with one floor for yourself giving good privacy and space. And the rest of the house serves as common spaces. For more options on renting a room at Maison Hiya, see also Roof-Terrace room and Spacious 1st floor also on airbnb. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/720362 and https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/720414
The sunny terrace, the tranquil atmosphere and the comforts of the house make it a perfect place to enjoy Essaouira. We appreciate a lot ourselves the selection of local food varying from fresh fish arriving every day to fruits, vegetables and meet coming from nearby countryside and happily share and show you where to get all the good things for your meals, ether to prepare at the house or have it cooked in a local café.
Wifi is free. Cleaning during your stay, clothes washing, breakfast and other meals can be provided on request.
Parking with guardian is only one minute from the house at the small door of Bab Marrakech.
We are happy to guide and assist you during your stay. We speak Arabic, French and English.
We look forward to welcome you in our house of sun, flowers, birdsong and tranquil atmosphere.
We spent 10 nights at Maison Hiya and really enjoyed our stay. Naima and Hamid are excellent hosts and were always available to answer our many questions, oblige our requests, and offer suggestions for things to do around Essaouira. The riad is exceptionally clean, cozy, and very beautifully constructed. We had all amenities we needed immediately available to help make our stay comfortable. We highly recommend Maison Hiya to anyone visiting Essouira.
What a wonderful surprise it was to enter into the gorgeous Family Drissi Riad! Like arriving at ovely oasis. Nahima ( sorry if I've splelt your name incorrectly?) Is a beautiful, charming and generous host and was extremely helpful with everything and always available if we needed anything. The Riad is tastefully, thoughtfully and very creatively designed. Such a beautiful retreat to stay in...we felt very much at home here and have already told our friends all about it and planning when we might return!
The house is also kept meticulously clean and tidy. ...it is also very quiet and peaceful.
We absolutely LOVED this place! It was perfect in every way.
Thankyou for making our stay in Essaouira so memorable
All the best to you both
Maxine and Michael
Thankyou Nahima and Hamid for making our stay in Essaouira so memorable....we really appreciate all your efforts and hope to return again sometime
Maison Hiya was truly a home away from home. The building was renovated with much much attention for detail by Hamid. But last but not least you will meat in Naima a 'landlord' that is hospitality itself, and just by meeting her somewhere during the day your day will be a happy one!
We had a really lovely stay, everything was fantastic and there are no words to describe how beautiful their house/riad is :)
Such a beautiful Riad. Gorgeous outdoor area for relaxing/reading a book, stunningly decorated interior with gorgeous Moroccan theme. Lovely and welcoming host, extremely helpful and open. Fantastic location. Only issue was the shower not working for parts of the day due to maintenance work by the council, which was out of owners control. Highly recommended ;)
We stayed for a week at Riad Hiya, and we would recommend the place to everyone:) Hamid and Naima are the most hospitable hosts and we instantly felt at home when we arrived to their place:)
They helped us by recommending the best restaurants and markets in Essaouira and give us the most authentic vacation where we almost felt as locals instead of being tourists. We learned how to prepare the Marrocan soup Harira (with sharkmeat), mint tea and we still thank you for doing all our laundry at your place!
We lived in a really cosy room when we arrived, and were able to change to the terrace room later, which was fantastic with a view over all the rooftops and we could see the clear nightsky!
The kitchen was available both on the terrace and at the ground floor along with Wifi.
We are looking forward to returning to Essaouira again and we hope that Riad Hiya will hosts us again when we do!
My boyfriend and I had a great stay at the Drissi House , so much so that we extended our stay from 2 to 3 nights. We really loved the roof terrace and the house was really spacious and beautifully designed. Thanks and we give you our highest recommendation!
Naima and Hamid are the best hosts you can imagine. Naima ist realy a gem. She was waiting for us at the corner and showed us the house. It was a very warm, friendly welcome. The house itself is stunning, very comfortable and beautifully decorated. We felt right at home. Naima has shown us how to make the traditional mint tea and showed us their own home. If I go back to Essaouira, I would definitely stay at Naima and Hamid´s house!
Naima was a wonderful host. From the first moment of the arrival until the departure she was constantly aiming to making our stay a success. Even though the Drissi Family isn't staying in Maison Hiya anymore Naima made sure to go out of her way if need be. Building a new bed to make the mattress more comfy or helping to cure a stomach bug with rice and natural remedies no problem at all - Naima will make it happen. The Riad is not so easy to find and in an dark alley just wanted to mention this for all single or all female travelers. The Wifi is only working in the living room and won't reach the rooms. Make sure to use the chance and visit Hamid's shop he really is as welcoming and friendly as Naima and you can learn a lot about Morocco sitting outside his store and drinking "Moroccan Whiskey" with him (mint tea). We will not forget the dinner we shared at their house and the hospitality extended by the Drissi Family - Thank you very much.
Nous avons adoré notre passage à Essaouira et plus particulièrement chez Drissi Family Hamid Drissi. Naima nous a très bien accueilli dans leur Riyad, qui est magnifique, et nous a montrer les bons endroits dans Essaouira. Nous avons ensuite partagé un thé avec elle et son mari, moment fort sympa. Un accueil chaleureux et agréable, une très bonne rencontre et un Riyad très joli, de quoi passer de super vacances. Nous reviendrons !