Recently returned from seven wonderful days at Riad Baussala. Dominique and Leah have created an oasis of sybaritic calm just outside the delightful historic fishing port of Essaouira. From the moment we arrived we felt we had come home. The children had the "romantic" red room because it is a triple. We had the smaller room next door.
Mostly we just wanted to relax in the many cosy corners on offer. The only creatures in a hurry where the tortoises after the children organised a race!
Of course we went into Essaouira and bought leather, wood and scarves. We also went down the coast to walk along the beach and down a charming cascade followed by a pleasant light lunch overlooking the Atlantic at Da Nar (delightful host)
We ate a wonderful array of Moroccan food in the delightful firelit dining room every night - and most days enjoyed lunch by the pool, which, relying on the sun, was a bit parky for the adults but fine for the children who revelled in it.
We had a nightcap by the fire in our room most nights after looking at the starscape from the roof.
At the end of the most relaxing break we have had for ages nobody wanted to leave. A truly enjoyable and fulfilling week.
Malcolm, Rosemary and family
- Also Known As:
- Riad Baoussala Hotel
- Riad Baoussala Essaouira
- Riad Baoussala Hotel Essaouira
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Baoussala is a lovely boutique hotel situated at 9km south of Essaouira in the middle of the nature. Composed of only 6 rooms and suites it offers a lot of space for all the guests. With a large pool, a spa and Hammam, a roof terrace, a garden and a large courtyard, it is the perfect place for a peacefull retreat, not so fare away from the charming city of Essaouira, but far enough to relax in the nature! ... more less