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179, Chbanate, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 160 reviews)
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Riad Chbanate's staff speaks: French, Spanish, English, Arabic
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3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One additional child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One child under 12 years is charged EUR 40 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
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Based on 160 reviews
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On the beachfront in Essaouira, this 5-star hotel features 2 swimming pools, a fitness center and a spa with hammam. It offers air-conditioned guest rooms and some have a balcony.
Score from 778 reviews Very good
In the heart of Essaouira, this hotel is in a house dating from the 19th century and is decorated in a traditional Moroccan style.
Score from 589 reviews Excellent
Next to the ocean, the Mimouna is a traditional riad (Moroccan house) offering peaceful accommodations and a large terrace with panoramic sea views in Essaouira.
Score from 205 reviews Very good
Located in the historic centre, Riad Dar Maya is a luxury guest house with a rooftop terrace, a hot tub and a library. Guests can also enjoy the steam bath or a massage treatment, at a surcharge.
Score from 114 reviews Wonderful
May 19, 2015
The staff were very friendly and the riad location was perfect for us - just outside the busiest part of the medina so convenient but not too noisy. Really good breakfast and appreciated the flexibility on serving times - provided whenever suited us up to and including mid day!
May 13, 2015
No faults to mention!
Staff were excellent, particularly Greggi! Tasty breakfast, with delicious pancakes. Lovely bedrooms and bathrooms, individually decorated.
April 28, 2015
Dark alley setting
Lovely bathroom Nice staff Lovely Riad
April 26, 2015
The location of the riad is at the edge of the medina and not at the coast . For us it was ok, because it's near the parking.
- Kindness of the staff - Jaccuzzi at the beautiful roof top terrace - our room (Oriental Suite) was absolutely stunning - the dinner was really delicious
April 21, 2015
This is a lovely property and the rooms are all very nice. There are windows because it is right on the interior of the Medina wall.
April 12, 2015
Nice Ridad, near to all important places. Staff was very friendly - a good place to stay.
April 12, 2015
the staff were lovely, always smiling and really helpful
April 6, 2015
Nothing at all.
The friendly staff who went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The lovely and generous breakfasts served in the beautiful dining room. Being made to feel very welcome by staff who went out of their way to let us know about Essaouria and all that it had to offer - including some excellent restaurant recommendations.
March 27, 2015
Nothing to dislike
The staff here are the best we have ever experienced. They went so far as to teach us how to cook tagine on their day off. The best in essaouira!
March 22, 2015
Good position within the medina, wonderful staff, roof terrace, modern plumbing, great décor and the cooks made such tasty meals, lunch or dinner, breakfast is a knockout.
March 19, 2015
It was beautiful. The bathroom was amazing. Felt so relaxed and well looked after!
March 18, 2015
The only downside was that we were offered tea/wine/beer and peanuts when we arrived back at the riad each day and we assumed these were free but found when we checked out that we'd been charged for the alcoholic drinks which would have been good to know when we were ordering them.
My boyfriend and I had a fantastic stay at Riad Chbanate. From the warm welcome we received when we arrived, to the beautiful room and the incredible breakfast we couldn't fault our stay at all. It's in a great location, just 5 mins walk from the main square but the riad is a quiet and peaceful oasis from the bustling streets outside. The staff were helpful and suggested some excellent places for dinner each night. We'd definitely recommend this riad to anyone staying in Essaouira.
March 16, 2015
Beautiful riad with the most enthusiastic attentive staff, highly recommend!
March 8, 2015
Being on the top floor as seagulls were on the roof all night making a huge noise making sleep impossible not the fault of owner / staff
Staff and uniqueness of the Riad
February 17, 2015
Everything here, starting from the hospitality of the staff (listening to jazz music - wow!), through healthy breakfasts, to - last but not least - the builidng, was perfect. Thank you for lovely stay!
February 8, 2015
Nothing about the Riad. The only downside is the old Medina is a little unwelcoming at night after about 11pm. Nightlife is not really here !
All the staff were excellent, especially Greggi and Samira. There local knowledge and recommendations of things to do and places to eat was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and we all had a relaxing time and would happily return.
January 23, 2015
Wifi was a bit poor.
The staff were friendly. Rooms were beautiful, with lovely wood fire. Huge bathroom, very clean, great bath. Friendly service. Non-pretentious, good value. Great place to stay, we will go back again...
January 20, 2015
Room was fantastic, the riad was cean and well furnished, the staff were great
January 18, 2015
That we had to leave!
Attention to detail, particularly that the same high standards of good taste and cleanliness where applied consistently throughout. Service was a perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness, a wonderful welcome and an unexpected upgrade! We can't wait to return.
January 7, 2015
Situation is so good, but at night it does not look a safety place to walk in. Just saying it doesn't look, not saying it is not at all.
This place is amazing, and also people working there. For sure we will come back.
January 5, 2015
+ Incredibly helpful and friendly staff + Great breakfast + Beautiful Riad
December 15, 2014
- Breakfast was nice and big - Staff were so willing to answer any questions and give advice - Lots of support for local businesses - Rooms and bathrooms were very lush - Always clean, calm and cosy in the public spaces - I really couldn't recommend it enough!
November 25, 2014
Having a curtain to separate off the bathroom was a bit of a novelty but we got used to it in the end. The wi-fi was not up to the standard of the rest of the place.
The staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful, and the interior of the riad is really quite something. Our room was huge, as was the bath, as was the bathroom, and as was the bed, which was comfortable in the extreme.
November 21, 2014
Stayed there 2 nights in October. Beautiful riad - not far from the beach within medina walls - close to souks and restaurants. Extremely pleasant and helpful staff - they were very friendly with our 2 year old daughter who loved the attention she was getting while travelling in Morocco! Turtle - we did not realise it is real for the first day as it matches the colour of the pond tiles perfectly!
November 20, 2014
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