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“I want to go back now!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Sidi Kaouki Plage, Essaouira 44000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #2 of 171 Essaouira B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“I want to go back now!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

It is the best place I have ever been in Africa. Me and my family absolutely adored it. It has a lot of activities for us and the children. My children hate doing irritating, childish activities, but the ones selected here were absolutely perfect. Everything was amazing. Thanks to all the staff and Mohamed! We are desperate to go back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Really lovely spot. Beautifully beautifully kept, great service and wonderful breakfasts. Nothing to fault it.

We stayed in the Rose room in a shared riad with another couple, who we didn't' know. It actually added to the experience, but it could have been somewhat awkward if we hadn't got on, so my only criticism is that if you are not renting a whole riad it would be good for them to be a little clearer on the set up.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We have just returned after spending 4 wonderful nights at Rebali and can highly recommend. We were unsure as to spend 3 or 4 nights there - but made the decision to stay the extra night about 30 seconds after arriving.
We were upgraded to the family villa which had a private pool - 4 poster bed etc ... v nice surprise and perfect for relaxing. The roof terrace was also lovely for sun bathing and looking at stars at night. The roof also works by remote control and wheels off the building leaving an open air viewing hole which is AMAZING.

Mohammed and Maryema (sorry about the spelling) were both fantastic hosts - nothing was too much to much for them to help with - Mohammed sorted us surfing lessons/horse riding/teapots from the souks/ taxis to the airport all at a moments notice.

Every day one of the managers comes to your room/villa after breakfast (which is delivered to you every morning between 8-10 - it includes fresh coffee, orange juice, omelettes, pancakes, different jams (the fig one is amazing) Then they ask you if they can help you with any activities for the day. Some days we just said no and sat by the pool all day - others we went surfing/horse riding - taxi to essouairia etc. Essa is about 10 miles away - 25 mins and 100dr in taxi. Easily done for a late afternoon wandering around and then evening dinner. Lovely place - a must see.

Rebali do not do lunch but they can get lunch delivered to your villa from Chez Momo - a little beach shack for about £7. We did this most days - fresh fish of the day was absolutely delish and great for filling post surf belly. Alternatively you can go and visit Chez Momo - Momo is a funny guy and runs a simple little resto - no beers though. You can then have a little wander round the beach and then escape back to Rebali.

For dinner we ate most nights at Rebali where the staff make a 3 course meal for you and bring it to your room. We had our best tagine of the holiday here. very impressive.

This is a real hidden gem - we had the best time and were looked after extremely well - would, and will recommend.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We travelled to Morocco in April for an Easter trip to escape the ridiculous weather in England. We decided to use a company, Fleewinter, as it meant everything was arranged for us in a country we weren't familiar with. We first went to Marrakesh which was quite full on a busy and escaped to the hidden gem that is Rebali Riads. We were welcomed by Mohammed who excelled in guest service to us at all times!
We as a family like to explore, especially with food! Once we arrived at Rebali we decided to do a cooking class which was the best experience! We met the chef in Essaouira and ventured around different parts of the souks with him and chose our meat, vegetables and spices; before arriving back to our riad and cooking these dishes for our dinner! We also ventured down the coast to what I can only describe as a shack for the most delicious and fresh fish I have ever tasted! The town doesn't offer much in terms of shops, however the little cafes and restaurants on the beach front had the best sardines and other fresh fish!
There is the oppertunity to laze about by the pool, go into Essaouira for a wonder and hammam, dvd rentals, cookery classes, surfing on the beach, literally a 5 minute walk for fresh fish and much more.
Rebali was fantastic and we so enjoyed ourselves! The breakfasts were especially delicious! Thank you so much!

Room Tip: We had a riad for 5, it was the one closest to the kitchen and the quietest end of the pool but most...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We were a party of two families with Dads who wanted the wind for kitesurfing and Mums who wanted to relax by the pool while the kids played. The pools were very sheltered so great to sit in the sun even when it was windy. We stayed in Valmar, which had the tennis court right outside the garden wall so the children could go from playing Monopoly in the tv room one minute to tennis the next, with a quick jump in the pool en route. It was incredibly relaxing as it was all so easy. The breakfasts were vast and delicious. Salads and sandwiches at lunch excellent too and we ate at the riad every night bar one as it was so convenient and delicious. The kitesurfers hired a car and disappeared up to Essouaria for the day on the windiest days. We liked being able to go wandering in Essouaria for the day or an evening out (took it in turns to go out and leave the children) and then go back to the privacy and luxury of the riad. Mohamed was so helpful for everything from sorting out the police trying to fine the chaps for driving without the right documents to rescuing a beloved teddy left under a bed and arranging to have it sent back to a very worried 7 year old. All the staff were incredibly friendly and unintrusive on the holiday. They looked after us wonderfully.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We went for a short half-term trip for beach, sunshine and different food/culture. Despite it being quite a long journey for 4 days, it worked really well. The sun shone for 3 out of 4 days and we loved Rebali Riads. We have 2 seven year old girls and they loved the pool, the tennis court, the ping pong and the resident tortoise. We rode camels on the beach, surfed in the waves and flew kites. Mohammed and his staff were extremely friendly and helpful and genuinely wanted to make sure you had a good holiday, which we did. We ate all dinners and breakfasts at Rebali which were delicious and they were very flexible in providing food that the children would like too.
It was fun eating lunch in the small cafes near the beach or in Essaoira which we really liked visiting. Next time I would bring our own surf boards, and possibly horse riding kit as there seemed to be lots of nice looking horses galloping up the beach. The surrounding village of Sidi Kaouki is very small and ramshackle, but that just adds to the pleasure of going back behind the walls of Rebali to a lovely riad and garden.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We really enjoyed out time at Rebali Riads we were given the whole riad to ourselves as it was quiet and it was great. Mohammed very kindly arranged our dinner on the first night as it was Eid and everywhere was shut - we were very grateful and the food was delicious.

I would say that if you, like us, enjoy eating out and wandering around a town this place is not for you. We found it a hassle to go in to Essouaria every night for dinner but the local restaurants really are not up to it. We ate lunch out twice at one of the cafes and it was average but at dinner time the place was like a ghost town and (perhaps because it was Friday) everywhere other than the same shacks were closed and most of the food had run out and everything (I mean everything) was closing up at 9pm.

If you are happy to go somewhere for total relaxation and want to eat in the Riad every night then I would absolutely recommend this place. If you want something more then I would hesitate to recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sidi Kaouki Plage, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 171 B&Bs / Inns in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rebali Riads is a villa-resort run as a boutique hotel on the beach in the village of Sidi Kaouki south of Essaouira. There are swimming pools, lovely gardens, tennis court and hammam/spa and just 100m stroll from a beautiful beach with camels, horses and great watersports. High quality Moroccan cuisine served in your villa or by the pool. You can have an individual sea-view room or whole villa for ultimate space and privacy. ... more   less 
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Rebali Riads Hotel Essaouira

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