My wife and I stayed here mid-way through our Moroccan holiday. We had a little trouble finding the place initially as it's not sign-posted from the main road but that only amounted to 10 minutes delay.
Baoussala is a sprawling, calming and beautiful place to stay. Our days were filled with highlights: delicious and extended breakfasts, conversations with staff and guests, enjoying the pool and sun loungers, trying the spa facilities, watching the sun go down from the roof terrace, candlelit dinners in the courtyard, giggling at Bob’s (one of the two household cats) hunting expeditions.
The staff are uniformly excellent – all extremely friendly and we felt spoiled for the whole of our visit. Food is also fantastic. I’m usually reluctant to eat in the same place twice on holiday but it was so lovely, easy and great value that we ate in on four out of five evenings. The dips and olives with sun-downers were also something we looked forward to each evening.
It is useful to have a car as the cost of taxiing will soon mount up if you want to do plenty of day trips. We tried kite surfing lessons near Essaouira, surfing and stand up paddle boarding – all based on advice from the staff and had a great time.
Thank you Baoussala!
p.s. Please be wary of speed traps on your way from Marrakech... we were caught out by a suspiciously temporary and hilariously close cluster of reduced speed signs.
- 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, Leah 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