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Riad Chbanate

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179 rue Chbanate, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Greenbrae, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late at night and found our way from the street into the Medina to the Riad. Noel met us at the door, had our luggage brought in and showed two weary travelers to their room. Because it was late and we had no eaten, Noel made us a chicken tangine for dinner and we used the 2 person,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I stayed at Riad Chbanate for 2 nights in May 2015. Its location is not in the most picturesque part of the medina, but it is in fact within just a few minutes' walk of the beach. We had a large room with an enormous bath and the staff had immediately added a separate bed after they... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't imagine a more perfect riad in Essaouira. We received a warm welcome from the staff who instantly made us feel at home. We were given an excellent orientation and the staff graciously helped organize our lunch and dinner reservations each day. I can only echo what every other reviewer has mentioned - the level of hospitality and service... More 

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Angels Camp, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived late for my too-short stay at this fabulous riad and was immediately impressed by my gracious welcome. I was shown to a seat by the fireplace and offered a glass of wine before being accompanied to my suite and it was a perfect way to relax from my travel and the energy of the medina. My suite was... More 

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Regensburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights at the end of our round trip. Our room (Oriental Suite) was very beautiful and large. They have a Jaccuzzi at the beautiful roof top terrace. The dinner was really delicious. The whole staff was very friendly and helpful. The location of the riad is at the edge of the medina and not at... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Riad is very beautiful inside, with a charming courtyard. The rooms are also stunning, with rustic wooden ceilings, and large bathrooms (at least that was ours). The location is a bit off the beaten path. The Medina in Essaouira is small, but the riad is tucked in a corner on the far end from the port and most of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband and I spent 4 nights here at the end of a 10-day trip to Morocco and had a wonderful time. Our beautifully-decorated room was furnished with everything we needed and was right off the roof deck, so we had a lovely outdoor area to enjoy the sunshine. When we arrived, it was decorated with rose petals and fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This riad is superb.It's not only the location,beautiful rooms,wonderful breakfasts but the very special service by all the staff,especially Nowal and Greggi.Nothing is too much trouble....everything is done,and acted on,quickly and efficiently.Like a lot of the Trip Advisor readers and contributors,we have been to many of the most famous hotels in the world but right now the service will not... More 

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Devon
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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Having previously stayed in hotels, this was our first time in a Riad and we were blown away at how we were looked after. Although the Riad itself is very beautiful, it's the staff that make the experience something special - they can't do enough for you, so getting everything you want out of your trip becomes so easy. We... More 

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