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“Excellent place to relax” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Baoussala
Douar El Ghazoua, Essaouira 44000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #1 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
“Excellent place to relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

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.

Room Tip: All rooms (at least the ones that we saw) are spacious. We were booked in the Hamman room but upgrad...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

What a wonderful place. Dominque and Leah are the perfect hosts and understand the concept of what a perfect holiday entails and they have created that in Riad Baoussala. The rooms are clean, comfortable and tailored to individual needs. The evening meals are not to be missed, they are creative, rustic and very moderately priced. The staff are very helpful and friendly and a huge thank you to Rachid who radiated warmth and kindness. We had a great time here and hope to return soon.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed at Baoussala for a week in August, it was our 30th wedding anniversary which Dominique and her staff found mildly amusing, as it is a long time! We had such a lovely week with our daughter. The rooms are beautiful and very spacious as is the Riad and the gardens. The staff are amazing, especially Rachid who treated us so well and made us feel very special on our anniversary evening. Dominique and Leah are very good hosts, and you feel as if you are in your own home but with staff! What a treat! The food is lovely and the pool gorgeous. We came back completely relaxed and would definitely book again for next year.

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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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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Additional Information about Riad Baoussala

Address: Douar El Ghazoua, 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 Family Hotel in Essaouira
#3 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 
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