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Riad Chbanate

179 rue Chbanate, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Ranked #7 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Redondo Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Medina in Essaouira is smaller and less chaotic than Marrakech. But again this riad was a gem behind a wooden door leading from a non-descript street/alley way. We were greeted by friendly staff and enjoyed a glass of mint tea as our luggage was taken to our room. We were in the Tyfina Suite and my daughter and I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week and couldn't have enjoyed our stay more. The staff were delightful, our room was superb. As it was my birthday, they also made us a special dinner and upgraded us to the rooftop suite for the night. This was the highlight if our morocco holiday, and we'd love to revisit in the future.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is remarkable here, and the building itself is excellent. Like the rest of Essaouira, it is developing compared to Marrakech, but there is a warmth to the road that is putting them on the right course. They do not regularly serve food past breakfast, but if you order in advance, they will make a custom dinner to order... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for a few nights after visiting Marrakech. The Riad is very clean, cute and a good value. The staff treats guests like family with their warm smiles and helpful service. No complaints - only advice is for physically challenged travelers. As in much of Morocco, the Riad has a lot of stairs. It didn't bother us but it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of the reviews of this riad sing its praises - and with every justification. Although in the medina, which is small and easy to get around, it is on the very edge which affords it a little more calm than many others would enjoy. Warm welcome and continually helpful, attentive staff - even on departure. Room was lovely -... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had two nights in riad chbanate and it was everything the reviews said. Beautiful inside, our room was amazing and the staff so friendly and helpful. If you are visiting Essaouira this is the only place to stay. Looking forward to going back in the near future.

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Lubbock, Texas, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Thank you for a lovely visit during the music festival! The staff was so welcoming and helpful. We have stayed in 4 riads during our Morocco tour-this has been our absolute favorite! I would also highly recommend Essaouira if you visit Morocco.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Riad Chbanate has become a firm favourite for us and we returned for the third time in the past two years for a completely relaxing week at the end of May. As usual the high quality and warm personal service was a given - nothing is ever too much trouble for the team - and the beautiful building is a... More

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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I can't recommend this place enough. Its excellent. The service was great and the rooms fabulous. Breakfast was great also. Its close to the main part of town, but away from the touristy parts. Loved the cute tortoise! The hotel even arranged a free private car for us at the last minute to urgently take us to the airport when... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I am remiss in not writing this review sooner, as we had a wonderful stay here in July 2012! From the moment we were met by the staff at the bus station, they could not do enough to make our stay a fabulous experience. We did not arrive in Essaouira until 9pm, but Samira had already spoken to us on... More

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Address: 179 rue Chbanate, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
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This traditional, 18th century Moroccan residence was once home to the Caid d'Essaouira and his family.Located in the Medina of Essaouira, and more precisely on rue Chbanate, the riad is ideally situated near Bab Marrakech and only a few 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, a former Caid's residence, is hidden in the heart of the Essaouira Medina and 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 
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