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Riad Chbanate

179 rue Chbanate, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Ranked #6 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We spent 4 nights here towards the end of our 2 1/2 week trip to Morocco. It was the third riad we stayed in and we were not disappointed. Our room was on the fourth level, quite a hike up but a lovely large room with views over the medina to the sea in the distance. Courtyard area was lovely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Greggi the manager is an amazing person. Bends over backwards to make anything possible for you, He really added to the stay we had at this hotel. He had excellent recommendations for dinner (check out Elizir if you have time - the lamb and pear tagine is to die for!). We stayed in the top suite on the top floor... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed in the" Zen Suite" for 2 nights during our 19 days of travel through Morocco. Although, the breakfast was wonderful and the roses and riad beautiful, it was not relaxing to have 3 people (2 adults, 1 child) staying in a room with no wall to section off the bathroom. There was only a thin curtain, with a... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Greggy, Samira and Nawal are just the best front of house you could ever hope for - enthusiastic, happy, friendly, helpful and considerate. They are backed up by a great team. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Breakfasts are great. Communal areas are welcoming. A/C and wifi work well. I would not hesitate to stay here again myself, or to recommend... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

the staff here are the loveliest nicest people and the riad is gorgeous - and the breakfast is indeed to die for in fact is really too much (our 2nd day they asked what we wanted since we had shamedfacedly left so much behind our 1st time) - the location is great as it is easy to find and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had 3 nights in the Riad Chbanate and had a really excellent stay. The room (Chbanate room) was fantastic; very nicely decorated, very comfortable with a superb bath to complete the transition from medina bustle to the Riad's secluded peace. The team were superb and really couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The location of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We have spent a truly wonderful week at Riad Chbanate. The staff have been lovely - nothing has been too much trouble. The room is comfortable and rather glamorous with it's sunken bath. Fresh roses everywhere and mint tea and cakes whenever we came back from the outside world. Thoroughly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed at Riad Chbanate at the end of March 2014 for two nights after spending five nights in Marrakech. It was an amazing stay and would wholeheartedly recommend a stay here. The riad itself is beautiful - all light wood and airy. We had booked to stay in the Berber Suite but after our arrival I asked to have... 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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