Riad Gloria

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Deluxe Double Room, Non Smoking (Verte) | Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds
Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds
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Overview of Riad Gloria

Riad Gloria

3.5 star property
Adventure riad with full-service spa, connected to a rail/subway station, near Skala de la Ville

7.6/10 Good

6 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • 24/7 front desk
138 Rue Chbanate, Essaouira, 44000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free babysitting
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (free)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Medina

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 22 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Riad Gloria

3.5-star riad in the heart of Medina, rejuvenated in 2017
Free breakfast, 18 holes of golf, and a roundtrip airport shuttle are just a few of the amenities provided at Riad Gloria. Tee up with amenities like golf lessons, a golf clubhouse, and golf caddies at this riad. Treat yourself to a massage at the onsite spa. The onsite restaurant, RYAD GLORIA, features Moroccan cuisine. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a free daily manager's reception and a rooftop terrace.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Outdoor pool access
  • A front desk safe, express check-out, and concierge services
  • Luggage storage, golf cart on site, and multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance, smoke-free premises, and barbecue grills
  • Guest reviews speak well of the breakfast and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Riad Gloria offer perks such as fireplaces and premium bedding, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, Frette Italian sheets, and Select Comfort beds
  • Free toiletries and hair dryers
  • Private yards, wardrobes/closets, and heating


English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO), Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 10 AM - noon
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Free babysitting


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Offsite parking nearby (EUR 5 per day; discounts available)


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Free daily reception
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Free babysitting

What to do

  • Golf privileges
  • Beach nearby
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Golf caddy on site
  • Golf cart on site
  • Golf clubs on site


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1700
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf clubhouse on site


  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Select Comfort mattress

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Yard
  • Fireplace
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • In-room dining only


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the riad's full-service spa. Services include massages. The spa is equipped with a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.


RYAD GLORIA - This restaurant specializes in Moroccan cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 percent


  • RV/bus/truck parking is available for an extra charge
  • Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 5 per day (492 ft away; open 24 hours)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
  • Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Riad Gloria Essaouira
Gloria Essaouira
Riad Gloria Riad
Riad Gloria Essaouira
Riad Gloria Riad Essaouira

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riad Gloria?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Riad Gloria?
As of 27 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Riad Gloria on 15 Oct 2022 start from CA $69, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Riad Gloria?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Riad Gloria?
No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Riad Gloria?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 15.00 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Riad Gloria?
You can check in from 10 AM - noon. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Riad Gloria and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, horseback riding, and scuba diving, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy other amenities such as a Turkish bath and a picnic area. Riad Gloria also has a garden and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Riad Gloria?
Yes, RYAD GLORIA offers Moroccan cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Vague Bleue (5-min walk), Café Tara (5-min walk), and O'Bleu Mogador (5-min walk).
Does Riad Gloria have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a yard.
What's the area around Riad Gloria like?
Riad Gloria is in Medina, a short 3-minute walk from Mellah and 9 minutes' walk from Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum. Travelers say this riad is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Nora, 2-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A simple riad right in the Medina. You don't get flat screen TVs and mini bars but you do get a comfy clean bed, a simple breakfast and a warm welcome from the owner as well as a great location to explore Essauoira from. For the money paid, this is an absolute bargain. It is not 5 star luxury but if you just want a bed for the night you really can't go wrong
Mark, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great stay!
The owner was really kind and warmly welcomed us into the riad. He even provided us with a map of the area and gave us tips on where we could go. The room was clean, and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom is really spacious and lovely as well! We had an early bus to catch the next morning, and the owner was happy to provide us with breakfast really early in the morning. Thank you for the nice stay! :)
1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

Pathetic scammers
Don't bother with this place. Riad Gloria unofficially cancelled our reservation hours after it had been confirmed saying they could not confirm the reservation as they had changed from a queen bed set up to a twin bed set up. Twin beds would have been fine. We had travelled from Marrakech to Essaouira in that time before they sent the email. Upon arrival they wouldn't even open the door, answer the phone or respond to an email. Someone upstairs just closed the curtain and ignored us. Extremely rude and incompetent even though we had paid to stay there. And over a week later I have not been refunded as Riad Gloria won't even answer correspondence from Hotels.com. Extremely pathetic customer service service and I urge you not to waste your time with these scammers.
Nathan, 2-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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