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Riad Baoussala

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Douar El Ghazoua, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just loved this laid-back countryside escape hidden under eucalyptus trees. A wonderful balance between a family haven and a couples’ retreat. The stuff is very helpful and the food is excellent. The decoration of the house is a tasteful mixe between contemporary art and traditional Moroccan style. The beautiful pool is heated to 28C, so you can swim all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything is perfect! Leah and Dominique are absolutely wonderful and will do their best to make you feel comfortable. The staff is also very friendly. The food is delicious, the riad is spacious with a wonderful swimming pool. We especially enjoyed lighting the fireplace in the room. Thank you again for everything. We highly recommend this spot to anyone coming... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancé and I spent a long weekend at Riad Baoussala having just gotten engaged. It was a fab 4 days in a really beautiful setting. You're made to feel completely at home from the moment you step inside the door and the staff are attentive without being fussy. Knowing we were newly engaged, on our first night, Dominique arranged... More 

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Thank TaraPG
dominiquebaoussala, Directeur général at Riad Baoussala, responded to this review

Thank you so much Tara for visiting us, especially to celebrate your engagement, it makes your trip even more special! We hope to see you again soon in Baoussala! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Architectural highlight: the traditional beldi hammam is freely available for guests on their own (single, couple, family), which gives you the rare opportunity to enjoy the experience unclad without the hassle of staff pushing you around their timetable. It is a basic vaulted space with a 1m deep black tadelakt hot bench running along one of the sides. Just lye... More 

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dominiquebaoussala, Directeur général at Riad Baoussala, responded to this review

Carlos.... that's a wonderfull review, only you can write something like this about Baoussala with your architect view and soul ! Thank you... specially to come to Baoussal each year and still love it! Thank you also to take your precious time to write about your Baoussala's experience, we love it! Hope to see you next year More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are nice hotels with good service and then there are magic places where you immediately feel at home. Riad Baoussala is one of the latter. Dominique the Parisian owner who the designed the complex herself has marvellous taste that is sophisticated, quirky and warm at the same time, every room has its individual design. Dominique and her staffs hospitality... More 

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dominiquebaoussala, Directeur général at Riad Baoussala, responded to this review

Dear Xifan, Thank you very much for your message, it is nice to see that you loved your first stay at baoussala and you are already thinking about coming back! Nice also to hear that you liked the new design of the Hammam Suite! Then Hope to see you again soon ! More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

From the get-go, we were pampered by Dominique and her staff. They are attentive, dedicated and respectful. The Riad is a just balance between homeliness and luxury. The food is just right. Truly, Dominique and Leah are unbelievable hosts, always on their toes to ensure your Holiday is just perfect (e.g. recommending the best restaurants, organizing activities, ordering taxis etc.).... More 

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dominiquebaoussala, Directeur général at Riad Baoussala, responded to this review

dear Cécile! so nice to read your review, we hope that next time you will book a bit in advance to be sure to spend your entire stay with us at Baoussala! it is always a pleasure to receive you and your lovely family! thank you for your fidelity More 

London
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Stay at Riad Baoussala over the chritmas holidays with my girlfriend and we had a wonderful time relaxing in the sub by the pool. The Riad is set about a 15 minutes drive from the centre of Essaouira, we had a car from hertz, so getting about wasn't a problems for us but i don't really think it's a practical... More 

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dominiquebaoussala, Directeur général at Riad Baoussala, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your really detailled review, this is good to say that Baoussala is away from the main road, at 15 minutes drive from Essaouira, we of course recommend guest to have a rental car, we can arrange this service and a hire car can be delivered at home whenever, we can also call taxi to go... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Dominique and Leah are the magicians that make this place magical. We can't get enough of it! Only disappointment is that it is always fully booked ... please add a room or two. We highly recommend this riad to all looking for a unique experience of relaxation and tasteful decor. For sure, we will be back soon for: -Heated pool... More 

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dominiquebaoussala, Directeur général at Riad Baoussala, responded to this review
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Francis, i think i can answer in french! merci pour ce gentil message, effectivement, l'an prochain essayez de vous y... More 

Switzerland
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We stayed at Riad Baoussala for 5 nights and absolutely loved it. We have two small daughters and rented the Marabout Cottage, which was the perfect size and beautifully furnished. The Riad is a wonderful mix of homely and luxurious. Upon arriving we felt immediately very comfortable, but at the same time you feel like you are somewhere truly special.... More 

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dominiquebaoussala, Directeur général at Riad Baoussala, responded to this review

Dear Jess, thank you for your message, it is great to see that you had a great first experience with your family at Baoussala! We wish you the best for the 4 of you and we hope to see you again soon at Baoussala. More 

Dartmouth, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Located 10 to 15 km south of Essaouira Riad Baoussala is an excellent place to relax in a rural area. Located near the end of a gravel road once inside the walls you are in another world of gardens, flowers, a beautiful pool and surrounding area and not least a very attractive riad. Our room, the Red Room was large,... More 

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