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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2011

I'm not usually one writes reviews, but I just would like everyone considering a trip to Essaouira to know how wonderful Riad Chbanate is! We stayed for two nights (wish it was longer), it was just perfect. The riad itself is by far the most beautiful raids we have stayed at, the staff were ever so helpful, friendly and most...

1Thank Oiki1803
Marrakech, Morocco
Reviewed 19 November 2011

From the beginning to the end, it was a pleasure to stay here. People were very nice, but also they almost read our minds in terms of our needs. The place is beautiful, every single corner is charming. Breakfast was amazing, as was having tea in front of the fire listening to good music. The rooms are beautifully decorated as...

Thank alejandra g
Reviewed 11 November 2011

We stayed here not too long ago, and i have to say we loved it, we have stayed in a few riads before in Marrakech but this was up the top of the list for sure. the riad is situated down a lane which at night to be honest does look a bit unsafe as there as people hanging around...

2Thank weebearDublin
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 November 2011

Two friends and I stayed here last summer and absolutely loved it. Our room and the common areas were beautiful, and the staff was very helpful and attentive. We arrived very late from Casablanca and they had an amazing dinner waiting for us, they helped make arrangements, and suggestions... breakfast (all the food!) was wonderful. I would absolutely recommend both...

Thank trixiechanson
Northants, England
Reviewed 7 November 2011

Absolutely loved our stay here, everything was perfect from the fantastic room to the super friendly owners and staff, we really couldn't have asked for more. Anything we asked for was organised swiftly and with the minimum of fuss from the transfers to and from from Marrakech to the horseriding on the beach. Restaurant recommendations were spot on, breakfast was...

Thank Kittybat12
Reviewed 11 October 2011

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Riad Chbanate. This was by far the most beautiful (architecturally speaking) Riad that we have stayed in during our three week trip. The people (Simone, Naoual, Greg) were wonderful and the breakfast and dinner were very good. It is convenient in that it is inside the Medina and makes it very easy...

Thank reluctant33
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2011

Chose this place as it got such good reviews on trip advisor - it did not disappoint. Easy to find and close to the drop off point of the taxi's/coach. Lovely warm friendly welcome with mint tea and pastries. Given a tour of the Riad, and of the local area, best restaurants to eat etc... Beautiful Riad, the perfect antidote...

Thank Dr07Nat
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2011

Riad Chbanate is wonderful and serene place to stay in Essaouira. It's the kind of place when you walk in the door you know that you are going to feel relaxed and taken care of. You also have that warm feeling that you made the right choice to stay! Highlights for us were the rooftop jacuzzi, what can only be...

1Thank Tom M
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2011

We arrived by private transfer from Agadir and our driver telephoned ahead to Jean, who was waiting for us on the main street. Brilliant, as we probably would have had difficulty finding it. A most warm and welcoming drink on arrival, much needed, after the long hot drive from Agadir. Jean and his wife are a very loving , caring...

3Thank gr20goody
Rouen, France
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We spent two nights in the riad, and had a lovely time. The hotel is close to everything, 10mins to beach, 5mins to souks, 10mins to port. It was a lovely retreat after each day in the busy souks. The staff were all very pleasant, Gragui was especially helpful, with tips and advise. Breakfast was lovely and of a wide...

2Thank Moona M

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This traditional, 18th century Moroccan residence was once home to the Caid d'Essaouira and his family.Located in the Medina of Essaouira the riad is ideally situated near Bab Marrakech and only a 5 minutes walk from the beach.Through a complete renovation, this authentic riad has been transformed into a residence of modern comfort and elegant surroundings. A jewel of the Essaouira Medina, Riad Chbanate welcomes you with a delicate ambiance created by the timeless magic and perfumes of the Orient. Riad Chbanate has been renovated with care and elegance to offer you an authentic, tasteful, and very comfortable environment. The services provided by Riad Chbanate are worthy of the much larger luxury hotels of Morocco. Step through the door of Riad Chbanate and discover its unique magic. Warm and friendly, with the comfort of luxury hotel services, it is only natural that guests feel at home in Riad Chbanate. Faithful to traditional design, and to ensure exceptional comfort, Riad Chbanate is a perfect blend of Moroccan craftsmanship and modern convenience. In the Moroccan tradition of generous and flavorful meals, Riad Chbanate invites you to discover the specialties of the region with each gourmet dining experience. With attentive service and a personalized concierge, the staff of Riad Chbanate is at your disposal, at all times, for your utmost comfort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad Chbanate

Address: 179 Rue Chbanate, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: ₹ 7,993 - ₹ 10,912 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Chbanate 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Riad Chbanate Hotel Essaouira
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
#3 Luxury Hotel in Essaouira
#6 Family Hotel in Essaouira
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
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