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Riad Chbanate

179 rue Chbanate, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We can't sing the praises of Riad Chbanate enough. It is a gorgeous riad with the kindest, most attentive staff. The rooms are beautiful and it's a great location in Essaouria. It is perfect for a romantic holiday (we are at the end of an extended honeymoon). The rooms look exactly as pictured,..beautifully furnished, and romantically laden with rose petals!... More 

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Lulea, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

we spent 5 days in this hotel on last september and were very happy of our stay. Rooms are of high standing, clean and very nicely decorated with morrocan style. The whole hotel is very cosi, and the staff discreet and highly competent. Very good knowledge of the area and recommandations on what to do or see in the surroundings,... More 

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Munster, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Riad is beautiful, such a brilliant stay and didn't want to leave. The staff are so friendly & couldn't do enough for us, complimentary tea, coffee & water is such a bonus. Great location & felt extremely safe. Rooftop terrace is lovely, a real sun trap. Would definately recommend, you won't be disappointed.

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zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This beautiful riad is set on the edge of the medina, which makes it easy to find. It is very well run by friendly, helpful staff. The rooms are clean, spacious and tastefully decorated and really do look like in the pictures, even down to the rose petals around the bath. The breakfast is very tasty and we were given... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We were so grateful to the staff of the Riad, and also whoever designed it..for creating a veritable oasis of calm, and beauty and kindness...we were really made to feel like it was our home, and nothing we asked for was too much trouble. Noel and Greggy, are total stars, and whoever owns the place is lucky to have such... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The evening I returned home from Riad Chbanate in Essaouira I booked right away again my next trip to the same place. In the meanwhile – after a numerous amount of visits – I describe the whole staff as my friends. In november 2013 I’ve booked the entire riad for some days and invited my employees with accompaniment for a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Having looked at a few Riads in Essaouira, this has to be the best or one of the best. We stayed in the Oriental suite which has a good sized room and a great bathroom. The Riad has plenty of areas for you to sit and chill out in and the service we got was excellent. Noel and Greggy were... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Beautiful riad and fantastic staff without exception , I would like to address our thanks to each one of the team for making our stay memorable. Definitely to recommend , very nice atmosphere and great breakfast

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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 July 11, 2014

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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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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