We stayed 5 nights at the wonderful Riad Baoussala earlier this month during a two week trip to Morocco and we had a most wonderful time there. Dominique, Leah, Rashid and the rest of the team were excellent hosts and made sure we had always all we needed to enjoy our stay. Hence, first of all a big thank you to this wonderful hosts. And also thank you for the very nice gesture of upgrading us to a larger room.
The Riad is in the country-side; about 20 minutes south of Essaouira. We choose it exactly for this reason. We wanted the country-side feel and the remoteness. Its around 3km off the next paved road and provides you the tranquility and peace from such a remote location. But at the same time you will not have a lack of comfort.
There is a rustic feel to the place but it is elegant and well-kept at the same time. The rooms are very spacious and the overall setting also very comfy and relaxed. It all is very more spacious when you might think from the pics on the website. Nice garden with spaces to relax and sit. And a large pool with plenty of space to lounge on comfy chairs in the sun. There is also a large Hammam on the premises and a wood cabin for massages.
We also liked the food a lot and had dinner 3 times there because it was so good. One of the best food actually we had during our trip through Morocco. We also had sometimes little lunches at the pool and it was always excellent quality and huge portions. The prices were absolutely fair for the quality and compared to what other hotels charge it was very fair.
Dominique and Leah and the service team were always making sure that we were fine and that we had all we needed to make our stay perfect. We could rent a car for 2 days through the hotel without much hazzle. The car was delivered and picked up at the hotel and Dominique furnished us with a multitude of ideas and places for outings.
If you want a very relaxed place, the feeling of being at a private place with charming hosts, if you like country-side feel and getting away a bit from the huzzle and buzzle of all, you cannot get a better place. Its certainly highly recommended and we will cheerish our stay there for a very-long time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- the Riad Baoussala is a lovely house situated in the nature, 9 kilometers south of Essaouira, and near by the wild beaches of Sidi Kaouki. This charming hotel is composed of 3 rooms and 3 suites, all differents, comfortables and stylish, they offer a quiet and peacefull atmosphere.From the gardens to the roof terraces, the pool to the Hammam, with your family of just as a couple, the Riad Baoussala is the perfect place to chill out and enjoy a stay near Essaouira.The pool is now heated at 28° all year arround thanks to an ecologique system. We offer a free access to the Hammam and we propose scrubs and massages upon request.Dominique, Léah and their team welcome you in this uncommom place where modernity and tradition are mixed for your pleasure! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riad Baoussala Essaouira
- Riad Baoussala Hotel Essaouira