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Riad Chbanate

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179 rue Chbanate, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved this place!We went for 2 nights!People were really welcoming!Explained everything about the city!The patio is amazing and you can have a drink and relax from the mess of the city!Great music always!The breakfast was really tasty!The room was so romantic and the bathroom was really nice!tottally loved it!

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I had 3 sleeps in this delightful Riad. Huge room, huge bathroom, great breakfast. Very helpful staff all through. Thank you Noelle and Eddy. The beach is full of activity and a great long walk. We found a couple of very good restaurants. Overall we felt that the town showed us a genuine glimpse of a tolerant... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

my friend and I spent one night here in august in the panoramic suite. we were greeted warmly upon arrival and received tea and pastries and then got a short introduction to essaouira and the hotel grounds. our hotel was on the top of the riad and had a great view over the city. the room was spacious and clean... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband recently planned a surprise birthday trip for me to Essaouira, and he could not have chosen a better place to stay! We loved everything about our time at Riad Chbanate. The location was within walking distance to the main attractions, yet not in the bustle of the city. The staff was extremely helpful, especially Noel who was such... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant- stylish, wonderfully friendly riad inside the Medina- away from the hectic parts but 5 minutes from the souk and 10 mins from the beach. Possibly the best hotel I have ever stayed at- great mix of traditional and modern. Perfect.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Riad was an Oasis of calm and guidance and made our stay the highlight of our trip. The rooms were luxurious ( especially the bathrooms), the overall look and feel of the hotel was an elegant modern twist on Moroccan traditional style and the breakfasts were delicious . However, the major attraction were the staff. they couldn't help us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

눇I liked everything! The team Gregi, Nawal and Samira are utterly charming and happy. They obviously love their jobs and have a wonderful French owner who has trained them to be independent and solicitous of your every need. The breakfast table heaved every morning with pastries, local honey, hot chocolate, pancakes and various preserves. The roof patio was perfectly private... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Riad is a hidden gem on the edge of the main streets of the busy Medina. Once inside, behind the large wood door you will be cosseted in the most delightful Moroccan surroundings with tiered balconies and the open auditorium. At night the soft lighting, candles together with gentle running water in the feature pond creates a splendidly relaxed... More 

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at this riad - we were made fresh mint tea every time we came through the door, they even went and got our bus tickets for us! It is beautifully decorated with comfy beds and amazing bathrooms! Would recommend to anyone. Any travelers worried about visiting during Ramadan need not!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Riad Chbanate looks exactly, if not better than the photos online. I was initially hesitant about the price as there are so many cheaper hotels/Riads in Essaouira however it was worth every penny. Excellent staff, very accommodating. Beautiful decoration (particularly the bathroom) & everything we needed. We were looked after extremely well (even after missing our flight and arriving at... More 

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