I chose this place based on trip advisor reviews & to be honest was surprised that this could be #1. We have stayed at other riads in other areas which were so much more beautiful with really warm, helpful staff who know you by name (especially because most riads only have 6-10 rooms). The room was pleasant but with a damp smell. A few basic touches missing from the room like towel holders, a door on the bathroom (not so great when you've returned from a big meal & want some peace & quiet away from others!), a cupboard to put your luggage in.
Having said that, the breakfast were yum, the room with a fireplace was cosy & the rooftop terrace was sweet. Greggy, the head of the hotel staff, was so friendly & helpful. He truly made our experience in Essaouira memorable. He recommended a few restaurants that were excellent & a hammam spa to try.
- 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