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Riad Chbanate

179 rue Chbanate, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we walked through the door we knew this Riad would be amazing. Fantastic location in the Medina, and the staff provided excellent hospitality and great recommendations (restaurants, hammam, walking/shopping directions). Our room was beautiful, with plenty of space and a lovely bathroom. The roof terrace is the perfect sun trap, even with a hot tub! Incredible breakfasts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Riad, as someone else wrote on here, don't think about it, just book it. I stayed for three nights with my wife and 7yr old kid. And as experienced travellers we all rated this as one of the best hotels we've ever stayed in. Hotel ambience was nice, nice music, nice atrium. Staff were incredibly friendly, helpful, hospitable. Their... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Riad is the perfect hotel experience in Essaouira. A fabulously renovated, unique, intimate hotel, right in the heart of the beautiful and relaxed seaside town. The staff were all super sweet, and took exceptional care of us, answering our every email promptly and giving us expert suggestions on dining and activities/sights around Essaouira. They were able to handle our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Riad Chabanate will definitely be our hotel of choice in Essaouira on future trips! We loved the spacious room with the large bathtub and the fireplace the staff lit for us every evening. A big plus: unlike most other riads at that time of year the room was heated to a comfortable temperature. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the sunny... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the minute we arrived Noelle and the other staff really looked after us. She made a superb home cooked meal on our first night, arranged a cooking class and another restaurant for day 2, and made sure we saw all best of the local sights. Our room was immaculately clean and tastefully furnished, and the bathroom was as large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The warmth and generosity of the staff is what makes this Riad so special. The rooms are lovely, especially the bathrooms, but it's the service that makes it stand out. If I had to name a flaw, I might single out the somewhat uninspired supper, but really it was fine. Not worth losing a point over.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Having changed email addresses several times over the last two years, I find myself having to join trip advisor again and am only doing so having promised Noelle that I would review Riad Chbanate! My husband and I stayed here for two nights in mid December and we're both absolutely delighted with the riad and the service. I noticed on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Riad Chbanate for 2 nights and 3 days in the middle of November. This is probably one of the best riads in Essaouira. The room was awesome, very clean, very luxurious. The bedding was high end, the bathroom was INSANE, the shower was the best we had in Morocco, the food was awesome (breakfast... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This riad is an oasis in the medina. Helpful and very attentive staff, lovely room with plenty of space and a gigantic bed which proved extremely comfortable. Everything was very clean. Can definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Spent 3 nights here last week during a fortnight holiday in Morocco. Our room was superb with a huge bath and there were lots of wonderful toiletries. The staff were absolutely fantastic and so helpful. The riad is in a great location with parking close by.

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Address: 179 rue Chbanate, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Riad Chbanate Hotel Essaouira
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#6 Family Hotel in Essaouira

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