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Riad Baoussala

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Douar El Ghazoua | 44000 Essaouira, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Riad Baoussala is a family orientated, stylish retreat with fantastic pool and bags of character. It is a very beautiful and charming place to stay, with a mix not just of Moroccan, but Mexican, Greek, and French styles going into the mix. We stayed in the Marabout Cottage which is very pretty and we were able to have a fire... More

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Sheldon, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Beautiful place with lovely themed rooms. Located about 10 minutes by car from Essaouira, this thoughtfully designed space has a light arty feel, and is perfect for a peaceful and relaxing break away from (but still within easy reach of) the hustle and bustle of urban Morocco. We are a couple and had a great romantic couple of days, but... More

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Ingen, Netherlands
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This small guesthouse is really great! The rooms are stylish and are all different, the people you will meet are friendly and enthousiastic, the food is very good, the gardens are lovely and full of nice small corners to sit and there is a great roof terrace! For kids (and for adults) there is a large swimming pool and there... More

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Santa Eulalia del Rio, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

what a wonderful place. I stayed with my wife and 3 kids ,16,8,6. We had a lovely relaxing time . the food was delicious and refreshing , lovely salads and very reasonable. The pool area was really nice and great place for lunch. Our room was very nice with two bedrooms and a nice living room , being january ,... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Lovely place - great staff, nice and comfortable rooms. The food was very good, felt well cared-for and like we were in another world. I would only stay away if you have severe cat allergies, but you will have an issue with this most anywhere in Morocco. I would definitely return (especially since they are paving the road). Would be... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Travelling with a todler, this was the spot. Turtles in the garden, Donkeys that came to say hello for breakfast. The best staff, who came with hot chocolate and pancakes, if the kid wake up early. Super Rooms and surroundings. We chilled by the pool, watch sunsets on the roof or went exploring/shopping in lovely Essauoria City - 15 minutes... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Staying in places off the beaten track has been my preference since I discovered backpacking years ago, but few have come close to Riad Baousala. I arrived weary and left buoyant. The room was perfect, the food sublime and the hospitality the best I have every come across. Dominque's Travellers Choice Award 2013 was well deserved.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We spent 6 fantastic nights under the care of the Riad's owner Diminique for an absolutely unforgettable experience. The service, the warmth and the wonderful surroundings made our stay one that we will never forget! Small, cosy and perfectly finished it was the perfect introduction to Morocco. Thanks again to Dominique and all the wonderful staff for delivering such an... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Dominique, Rachid and all the other staff gave us a very happy stay. They did everything to make us feel at home and the atmosphere was extremely friendly without being at all intrusive. Their arrangements for us to travel from Marrakech airport and return were very helpful and we took advantage of their offers to order taxis at the best... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We spent two weeks in the middle of the hottest part of the year in Morocco, starting in Marrakech, then up to the Atlas Mountains and finally for the last week with Dominique and Leah in their wonderful oasis hide-away just outside Essaouira. From the moment our family arrived we were made to feel like long lost relatives (I had... More

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Also Known As:
Riad Baoussala Hotel
Riad Baoussala Essaouira
Riad Baoussala Hotel Essaouira
Address: Douar El Ghazoua | 44000 Essaouira, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Essaouira
#2 Family Hotel in Essaouira
#4 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Baoussala 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Baoussala is a lovely boutique hotel situated at 9km south of Essaouira in the middle of the nature. Composed of only 6 rooms and suites it offers a lot of space for all the guests. With a large pool, a spa and Hammam, a roof terrace, a garden and a large courtyard, it is the perfect place for a peacefull retreat, not so fare away from the charming city of Essaouira, but far enough to relax in the nature! ... more   less 
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