Maison Hiya - Spacious 1st floor

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Rue Chbanat, Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco

The Space

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.

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $342 /week
Monthly Price: $1246 /month
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We loved our stay in Maison Hiya. The place looks wonderful and is immaculately clean. Naima gave us a tour of the local area when we arrived and was always on hand to answer any questions we had about things to do and how to get around. The roof terrace is lovely too.

    Ein wunderbarer Ort, der etwas magisches hat. Absolut zu empfehlen!!!

    April 2014
  • We hebben erg genoten in het huis van de Drissy family. De ligging was heel centraal, alles op loopafstand. We vonden het een spannend huis, echt Marokkaans, verstopt achter de voordeur, een beetje sprookjesachtig, geheimzinnig. De kamer was perfect, mooi in stijl en van alle gemakken voorzien. In het huis was een keuken waar we gebruik van konden maken, en dat hebben we ook gedaan. Op het dak een rustige plek om te lezen of te relaxen.
    Kortom, we hebben een plezierige tijd gehad, en last but not least: Hamid Drissi en zijn vrouw waren zo aardig, behulpzaam en zo vrolijk. Om blij van te worden.
    We kunnen deze plek aan een ieder aanbevelen.

    April 2014
  • The riad was in a good location within the old town and was kept immaculately clean. The roof terrace was a very welcome rest bite from the wind and beautifully planted.
    Our room was clean and reasonably comfortable. It also came with a heater which was useful on chilly nights.
    It was great to have a shared kitchen and made it a very sociable house with like minded guests.
    The bath was unable to be filled and it was a hand held shower which would have been adequate but unfortunately due to building works in the town there was no hot water from about 8am in the morning until 6pm at night.(not the fault if the riad)
    Our hosts where always very cheerful and happy to help with any questions and requests.
    All in all good value for money and a friendly sociably place to stay with a pleasing interior.

    March 2014
  • We' ve had a really nice stay in "Maison Hiya". Hamid and Naima received us so friendly and warm, so that we felt very comfortable from the first moment. Naima showed us some nice places to go in Essaouira and has always been available for our questions.
    The house is amazing and very cozy. It' s furnished loving and unique and we loved the sunny terrace! In the kitchen we cooked our first Tajine with fresh vegetables we bought from the market around the corner. We would really like to come back to this place and can highly recommand it! Thank you, dear Drissi Family :)

    March 2014
  • Wow what an amazing space! I absolutely loved Maison Hiya and the Drissi Family is really friendly. The original design a decor sets this place apart from any other I've stayed in in Morocco. When you walk through the door, it's a going through a portal into a hidden gem of Moroccan design. The best part is the roof terrace, where we made ourselves breakfast in the mornings and drank tea. I will recommend this place to anyone visiting Essaouira.

    February 2014
  • Very nice couple and welcoming riad! Even though we arrived late we were well looked after and very well introduced to the wonderful town of Essaouira... Lots of good advises and helpful tips!

    I would definetely recommend this place to any friend ;) !

    February 2014
  • Staying in Naima and Hammid's place was fantastic from start to finish our hosts were attentive, approachable, friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the area. Naima and Hammid showed us round Essaouira giving recommendations of which all were perfect! (especially the hammam bath spa and the patisserie). As for the house - its absolutely beautiful and also very practical! The rooms were lovely and comfortable and the kitchen fully functioning the who house has a great character to it! I have wonderful memories of my stay in Essaouira and this is largely thanks to Naima and Hammid's beautiful house and warm hospitality. Do not hesitate to stay with them!

    January 2014
  • The Maison Hiya was absolutely stunning! The handsome host couple was extremely friendly and helpful with anything we needed and always popping in and out briefly to make sure everyone is the house was fully accomodated. When we arrived everything was clean and ready for us. The house is beautiful!!!!!!!! The house was all stone and wood, decorated with a lot of Moroccan jewelery, pottery, and treasures :) Wifi was reliable and the kitchen was open and ready for us to cook. Our host showed us how to cook with the tagine and make tradition green/mint tea. Essaouira was one of my favorite places to stay. I would HIGHLY recommended the Maison Hiya and Essaouira to anyone. The house was located perfect from the entrance of the medina and very easy to find. Having someone to come and clean your room every morning was so helpful for enjoying the time we had there also. For anyone who wants a change of scenery, trust me you have never seen anything like this before, so worth it! We had no complaints with this place! It is highly recommended and we cannot wait to return again :) Thank you again for hosting us! Thank you again for hosting us!

    January 2014
  • It was wunderful to be your guest! Thank you for picking up so late and the good treatment!

    December 2013
  • Our second stay at Naima and Hamid's beautiful Maison and it was even better than the first. In the month since we'd been there they've added new kitchen equipment including a new kettle and two new tagines! We opted for the 1st floor room this time since the terrace was booked and enjoyed the lovely private bathroom with clawfoot tub (swoon!). Again the bed was one of the most comfortable we've had in Morocco. As always the rooftop terrace is a treat for reading, having lunch, watching sunset or just getting some sunshine in the day. This is our go-to spot in Essaouira and we will always stay here with Naima and Hamid, thank you!

    December 2013
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Hamid, Naima and Ilias are native moroccan family living in awesome Riad with the most beautiful decor and a cozy atmosphere, We love to share our passion for all things like Foods, Cultures, Lifestyles, Languages, Travels, Hobbies, Music,.... related to our life. We are always smiling for life and trying to keep our family peaceful and happy :) We all speak Arabic, French and English and some of us have some notion of Italian and Turkish. We will always be at your disposal for whatever you may need ( good Restaurant, Hammam, Shopping, Renting a Car, Organise transport from the airport to the Riad or to another city, Desert bivouac Essaouira, Quad adventure,..... We would be pleased to welcome you and to share our knowledge of the city and the country :) We invite you to relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit at our beautiful houses Maison Hiya and Maison Elma also discover this charming city :)
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