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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Just returned from what can only be described as a once in a life time experience in Essaouira made even more special by the ever accommodating and professional team at the Raid Chbanate. Our party of six arrived on Friday afternoon to the warmest of welcomes. I would say their motto must be "Nothing is to much" as we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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 May 19, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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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