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“Fantastic Riad for relaxation” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Baoussala
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Douar El Ghazoua | 44000 Essaouira, Essaouira 44000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #1 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
Douglas, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Riad for relaxation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We had 5 days here as part of our honeymoon and it was fantastic, Friendly helpful staff and the food was excellent, we felt really spoilt. We stayed in Hammam room and it was very spacious and comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This riad was so lovely, we stayed for 3days which would be the minimum I would recommend, wish we had stayed longer. Beautiful pool and rooms, felt like a lovely home. Such a friendly atmosphere with helpful and relaxed staff. A real gem 10/15 mins taxi ride from the centre of town.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Perfect place , to feel like your own home .
Big space for the bedrooms , every one of them different .
corners everywhere where you can follow the sun through the day , without forgetting the sun set .Warm welcome , by Dominique the owner and her staff .
Pool area protected by beautiful stone wall , beautiful , natural garden , and the must , a wild forest in front of the proprety where you can walk for hours .
Very tasty local food as well .
Perfect place for a getaway , for a week end or longer .
Specialy now with new planes coming from Paris , Charleroy , and Marseille .
Thank Dominique for looking after us .
Daniel and Greg

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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 May 24, 2013

A cracking place!! We were here for 6 nights in between Marrakech and then on to the Atlas Mountains. We got a transfer from Marrakech which Leah had arranged which worked very well. We then had a hire car while we were here which was delivered to the riad - taking out any of the usual hassle. The location is a bit out of the way but we really enjoyed that and used the little track for our early morning jogs. From the moment we arrived we felt relaxed and calm - the accommodation Is boho chic and we stayed in the blue room which was large, light and airy with a sense of privacy. We ate at the riad 3 of our nights and the food was always good - especially the Royal cous cous. Staff were great - from Dominique the owner, Leah the manager, and Rasheed who was always on hand and helpful. Pool and gardens great - couldn't have asked for more - we will be back .....

  • Stayed May 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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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Great little place - 6 rooms only. This makes for a certain intimacy and getting to know fellow travellers is easy. Really best for adults in our view - children running free can disturb the nirvana. Food, welcome, location (get precise directions if you're driving), all good. Would be fun as a group of friends taking over for 3/4 nights.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stayed at Baoussala in early April, with a toddler and a baby. We were made very welcome despite the demands of our little people, and the staff couldn't do enough to help us. In fact the staff were brilliant all round. Baoussala has a lovely, relaxed feel, as if you have just stepped into a family home. It has been beautifully decorated (Dominique has a great eye for design) although some areas are starting to look a bit tired (a few chips in the crockey for example). The pool area is lovely and a highlight was definitely the spa! Although the room is quite small and simple, the massages were excellent and extremely relaxing. The room we had was spacious and well appointed, though a bit dark. The thick walls mean that, whilst cool in the heat of the day, the rooms can feel a little chilled and damp in the evenings. If you are travelling with very small children or babies, the cots in the rooms are perfect, you can get monitors to work, and the cook was very willing to prepare simple meals to order when we wanted them. The resident dogs, cats and tortoises all provided hours of entertainment, although there are quite a few concrete steps to watch out for. All in all we had a great stay and would certainly recommend it.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Baoussala is a charming place to stay, made so special by Dominique and her team which is led by Leah. The accommodation, food and surroundings are excellent and nothing is too much trouble. I arrived with a damaged walker - essential for my mobility - and this was fixed on site with miminum fuss. Thank you Dominique, Leah and staff for a magical few days. Remembering my stay always makes me smile!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riad Baoussala

Also Known As:
Riad Baoussala Hotel
Riad Baoussala Essaouira
Riad Baoussala Hotel Essaouira
Address: Douar El Ghazoua | 44000 Essaouira, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Essaouira
#2 Family Hotel in Essaouira
#4 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Baoussala 4*
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 
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