Friday, June 13, 2008

Riad al Madina/Essouira



We have stayed at the Riad Al Madina very often over the last ten years and always found it very comfortable.
Years ago people like Jimi Hendrix were meant to have stayed there.
A few years ago they did it up a bit too "Pier One Imports" but even so it's oddly charming.
Here a little bird helps himself to the breakfast buffet.



Reflections in the bedroom...........



One of the downstairs sitting rooms looking out onto the courtyard..........


Pattern upon pattern..........



Comfortable cushions in a rather Marrakech-y coral!
There is an interesting article on the Atlantic coast of Morocco in the English Sunday Times Travel magazine for July.

11 comments:

willow said...

So cozy, charming and tranquil. I can feel the breeze through the open door...ahhh.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

I see what you mean about the "Pier One Imports" look...the reflections photo is great! Does look like fun to stay there, how was the breakfast?

Anonymous said...

I just love Essaouria, it is the most peaceful town I have visited in Morocco.

Betsy said...

Just love the little wren who came to check it all out! You may have already explained about the blue paint that is so prevalent. I just love it. It is so stunning against the old wood, stone and streets! Is there a story there, or is it just tradition? It's just lovely!

christine mercer-vernon said...

these photos are like a mini vacation, i desperately need but no time for right now....how beautiful and charming. love the bird at the buffet, how sweet!

Sara said...

Very appealing...and lots of blue doors! I like the orange walls.

Britt-Arnhild said...

With "my" blue everywhere :-)
I am sure I would love this place.....

travelingmama said...

What a lovely place to stay!

Greyscale Territory said...

Always a sense of alluring exotica in your images!

Wendy said...

I was in Essaouira last June and had a nice cup of coffee on the patio of this riad. Essaouira is magic!

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Funny about the pier one influence....I like their stuff, yes, but sometimes it is a bit too too....

Anyway, this riad is the place for me!