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179, Chbanate, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 150 reviews)
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Terrace, Sun Deck
Golf Course (within 2 miles), Fishing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Hiking, Cycling, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Solarium, Massage, Hot Tub, Bicycle Rental
Food & Drink
Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant with Dining Menu, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges apply.
Room Service, Packed Lunches, Car Rental, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Meeting/Banquet Facilities
Heating, Air Conditioning
French, Spanish, English, Arabic
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 150 reviews
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This luxurious hotel features a terrace with a lovely outdoor pool with panoramic views of the Medina and the sea. It is just 1300 ft from the beach, in central Essaouira.
Score from 238 reviews Excellent
Offering a restaurant, Riad Baladin is located in Essaouira. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including surfing. Free WiFi access is available in all areas.
Score from 60 reviews Wonderful
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 117 reviews Wonderful
The Riad Malaika Hotel is located in the heart of the Essaouira Médina, just 55 yards from the beach. The hotel offers beauty and body treatments and free Wi-Fi access.
Score from 389 reviews Wonderful
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!
Nothing to dislike
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.
It was beautiful. The bathroom was amazing. Felt so relaxed and well looked after!
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.
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.
Beautiful riad with the most enthusiastic attentive staff, highly recommend!
Staff and uniqueness of the Riad
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
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!
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.
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 !
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...
Wifi was a bit poor.
Room was fantastic, the riad was cean and well furnished, the staff were great
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.
That we had to leave!
This place is amazing, and also people working there. For sure we will come back.
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.
+ Incredibly helpful and friendly staff + Great breakfast + Beautiful Riad
- 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!
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.
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.
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!
Staff Bedroom Bathroom Breakfast Public areas Location
What was not to like? It was beautifully decorated, staff were so friendly, facilities amazing.
Didn't like nothing!
The staff were vey helpfull, had dinner at riad one night and it was only ok.
A lot of garbage on streets outside riad.
Staff helping in everything, clean faculty, charming atmosphere.
Absolutely stunning central atrium. Literally took our breath away. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The top floor suite is amazing - it was the highlight of our honeymoon.
A little windy in the top floor suite and the bathtub is a little awkward to get into and out of.
The service we received was just brilliant! Both Nawal & Gregy were very helpful and assisted us with everything and anything we needed. The room was gorgeous as well as very comfortable. The view from the top of the riad overlooks the town and the sea which was a pleasant surprise as we knew the riad was about 5-10 minutes from the beach (we didn't expect to see the sea at all). The size of the riad and its decor was equally surprising and stunning. Finally, the breakfast was delicious and filling. Simply put, you can't go wrong with this riad...
Some of the locals occasionally gathered outside the riad making it slightly uncomfortable when walking past them to get inside (especially since some of them looked very dodgy!).
The most friendly staff I've ever met! Architecture is outstanding. Very clean, no smell, no dust, no noise in our room. No extra charge for mini-bar and hot drinks. Perfect city view.
Would be a bit cheaper. Breakfast content can be impoved but I must tell that, eventhough we went to breakfast at 11:00AM they did not hesitate to serve as their best.
There is nothing to dislike, it's a fabulous place to stay. The staff are wonderful, couldn't do enough for us. The Riad is stunning & beautiful rooms, clean & spacious, the bathroom is a real treat. The little touches they do make such a difference. Hot tub on terrace is wonderful. A truly great place to stay, relax & see Essaouria.
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