My husband and I stayed at the Riad Chbanate for 4 nights in the Oriental room. I wasn't too impressed with Essaouira on arrival, however the Riad proved to be an oasis. The staff were charming and helpful, especially the guy from Casablanca and the Moroccan guy who works in the evenings. The room was totally spotless with beautiful fresh bed linen changed daily, a bath big enough to fit about 4 people, candles and countless sockets. The riad was really peaceful and I slept very well (usually not a great sleeper in hotels but felt totally relaxed here as there was no noise, it was so comfortable and so clean). The breakfast was good albeit slightly too sweet for my taste. Also, I'd have preferred more fresh fruit rather than lots of sugary cakes and croissants and the coffee was always tepid rather than hot. However the freshly squeezed orange juice and fresh yoghurt were lovely and it was presented beautifully. The rooftop terrace was good for relaxing on and there was plenty of space with comfortable sunloungers and clean beach towels laid out daily. I didn't love Essaouira but I definitely loved this Riad, and was able to totally unwind and relax there. The room wasn't cheap at €150 per night for the location, but worth the expense for a spot of welcome luxury.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This traditional, 18th century Moroccan residence was once home to the Caid d'Essaouira and his family.Located in the Medina of Essaouira the riad is ideally situated near Bab Marrakech and only a 5 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 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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- Also Known As:
- Riad Chbanate Hotel Essaouira