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Riad Baladin
Rue Sidi Magdoul 9, Essaouira 44000, Morocco   |  
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Baladin JACUZZI & MASSAGE
Ranked #9 of 77 Hotels in Essaouira
Marrakech
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We spent only one night at Riad Baladin - we own a riad in Marrakech & came to Essaouira to do some kitesurfing. So it was a short visit, but we loved the riad. Its feel was very similar to the feeling of Essaouira - natural, authentic, calm, and very refreshing. The interior design, done by Nicole, has a lovely flowing style - the rooms all fit together well & we know how hard that can be to achieve. Nicole is a great manager & clearly know everything that is going on in Essaouira - full of advice & help.
Our room, grise, was very pretty & we had a great night's sleep.
Thanks Nicole for a great stay...& good luck with the baby !!
Regards
Paul, Aoibheann & Alana (maison mk in marrakech)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

After 11 days of trekking in the Atlas and then in the desert, we were thrilled to spend 3 days in Essaouira at Riad Baladin, which is conveniently located in the middle of the walled town. Nicole was so welcoming and gave us plenty of information and also a wonderful day at a beach along the coast. Our room was simple but comfortable and the breakfast on the roof terrace was delicious. Very friendly and helpful staff too.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

After 2 weeks of touring around Morocco, using Marrakesh as a home base, it was like a long, beautiful exhalation to arrive at the Riad Baladin in Essaouira. Nicole arranged our transportation from Marrakesh and met us at the city gate, with a cart ready for our luggage, and escorted us into the medina, along with her lovely dog. So nice to be in a place where you can pet the dogs! Nicole immediately made us feel welcome and at home, understood our needs, made excellent suggestions for restaurants and sights to see. The riad was clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was by far the best on our entire trip. The location is perfection; quiet but in the heart of the old city. You can walk everywhere easily. You can't go wrong staying here and Essaouira is a must visit if you are going to Morocco. My recommendation is to save it for last, it is a wonderful place to wind down and relax, but still have plenty to do. Highly recommend the horseback riding on the beach, but be prepared for wind!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I went to Essaouira for my first time a few weeks ago. It was amazing. From the cobble stone streets, the ocean air, to the seafood, I absolutely fell in love with this coastal town.

Riad Baladin was fantastic. I cannot rave enough about this place! First of all, it was a center of zen and quiet in the middle of the bustling medina. The cleaning staff was sweet and friendly. The managers were so helpful and cool! The rooftop breakfasts were delicious and relaxing. The night-time hot tubbing was fun and romantic. Anytime we had any questions, the staff was so helpful and suggested some great activities!

I took a massage through the hotel and felt reborn. One of the managers owns stables, and so through her, we rode their beautiful horses on the beach. That was one of my favorite memories!

The rooms were airy, and so cute! The beds were so comfortable and I slept like a little baby!

I definitely plan on visiting the city again and staying at this riad!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Riad Baladin was an amazing place during our time in Morocco. We immediately felt at home by Nicole - she gave us a map of Essaouria to explain where everything is and I simply loved our room - Chambre Amoureux [ lovers room ].... It was furnished beautifully and very tasteful! On top of the Riad is a gorgeous place to sit and relax with a little restaurant and an amazing view over the town and sea. The cherry on top of our visit there, was a relaxing time in the Jacuzzi with a very romantic atmosphere. A visit to Riad Baladin is simply a MUST when you visit Essaouira!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I stayed here with my friend for two nights in "La Chambre Azur." When we arrive we were greated by Claudia since Nicole was out of town, and her very cute dog. We mentioned we wanted to go horseback riding, so she set us up for a trip the next day. The room was perfect for two young girls to stay in. Very clean with two double beds and a beautiful bathroom. The room was very clean (I am a clean freak and had no complaints). The Riad has a brilliant terrace with many different areas to sit out on. The best part was when we opened our windows at night we could hear the water even though it was a patio facing room. I would recommend this to couples too!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Great place to stay. Very friendly owner & personal. Wonderful rooms including bathroom. Whirlpool availlable. In the heart of the Medina. Close to restaurants and shops. Delicious breakfast on the great terrace.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Address: Rue Sidi Magdoul 9, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#4 Family Hotel in Essaouira
#5 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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 & Massage for all the guests. ... more   less 
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