My wife and stayed here for five days in March 2013.
It's a great place to stay, the staff are great, really great, they just seem to know exactly how to look after you, never in your face, never pushy but really attentive and really nice people.
We stayed in the Oriental room, it has a very good bathroom with a massive bath, great soaps, towels and always has hot water, great way of getting the sand off after a long walk up the windy beach.
The place is French owned with Moroccan staff which makes for a good combination of efficiency and friendliness. Breakfast is good, fresh and always has some great pastries with it. there are fires when it's cool and AC if it gets hot.
The only negative point is the roof terrace, it's a little small for 8 rooms to share and lacks character but is still a pleasant place to spend an afternoon with a good book.
You have to walk through some windy alleys to get to the restaurants and main strip - these are a little confusing initially but you soon get used to it and the location is a lovely place to explore the whole of the beautiful town from.
Definitely add to your shortlist if you're planning a stay in Essaouira - Also don't miss Elizer's Restaurant - you have to book normally but the food is superb.
- Also Known As:
- Riad Chbanate Hotel Essaouira
- Riad Chbanate Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Riad is on the centre of old town and 5 minutes walking from the beach. Surrounded by shops, markets, coffees, pharmacies and restaurants for eating out. Composed of 8 suites with complet bathroom with big bathtube and free 100% natural amenties, flat screen TV, climatization and fireplace, minibar with free sodas. Comfortable littery with egiptyan cotton. Terrace with see view. Charming salon decorated with antique Moroccan furniture, open moroccan kitchen at your service. ... more less
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