We spent 2 nights at this Riad during a weeklong trip through Morocco in August 2012. First of all, try to make it out to Essaouira as the seaside locale distinguishes it greatly from other tourist spots in Morocco. The location is great, easily within walking distance to many of the places you'll want to see in Essaouira. If you're unsure of how to get there, have a porter take you to the Riad's tucked-away entrance. We stayed in Chambre Grise, and it seems all of the rooms have unique charm. Of course, as everyone else will note, our multilingual hostess/owner was a great help during our stay. Breakfast on the terrace was always a treat, and the other common areas were also nice to lounge in. There were renovations at the time of our visit, but hopefully these have since been completed. Definitely recommended for a short...or long stay in Essaouira!!
- Also Known As:
- Riad Baladin Hotel
- Riad Baladin Essaouira
- Riad Baladin Hotel Essaouira
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The "Riad Baladin" is situated in the nicest part of the old town of Essaouira, in the district of "la Skala," just a few meters away from the Sea and a couple of minutes away from the main Square and Port. There is no traffic allowed in the "Medina." This Oasis offers 10 rooms (singles, doubles and suites/triple) all with en-suite bathrooms in a typical Moroccan style, combined with a contemporary design. Last but not least there is also a Jacuzzi in the Patio for all the guests. ... more less