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Riad Chbanate

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179 rue Chbanate, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Essaouira, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great find! The staff Naoual, Gragui, Samira and Hicham treat guests like family. Rooms are each uniquely decorated in a tasteful, high end, 'Moroccan stye' and have large bathtubs decorated with rose petals on arrival! (bathtubs are sooo much better than showers, in my opinion!) Stocked mini bars, sumptuous breakfasts... croissants and M'Saman (traditional pancakes), eggs, freshly squeezed orange juice,... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I highly recommend Riad Chbante for a stay in Essaouira. The location is great -- on the edge of the old city near all of the restaurants and shopping and not a far walk from the beach. The rooms are very pretty, well furnished and comfortable and there is a very pretty terrace. I stayed in the top most room... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Riad Chbanate is perfectly located in a magical city that's very easy to like and very difficult to leave. The riad's public spaces are charming, the rooms are very comfortable, and the staff is endlessly cheerful and helpful. This is in every sense a riad -- a place where you feel nurtured and cared for. We couldn't have been happier... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Riad Chbanate was the absolute highlight of my trip to Morocco so far. Upon check-in, Noël greeted me with so much warmth, positive energy, familiarity. I was already in love before I saw my room, which was phenomenal. I ended up spending hours in the bathtub with a view of Essaouira's rooftops and a comforting breeze to refresh while I... More 

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Marrakech, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This was a lovely hotel in a very good location in the Medina. I loved going up to the balcony and looking over roof tops and seeing the ocean and drinking some wine, which we purchased ourselves, and eating olives and nuts. Essaouira , and this Riad are a wonderful place to just relax.

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Newtown Mount Kennedy, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights at this lovely Riad, the Staff were really fantastic, so helpful about everything! Advising us about great place for hamman and lovely restaurants! Upgrading our room to one with a truly amazing bathroom without us even asking! Would highly recommend this Riad to anyone visiting the beautiful Eassouria!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

My husband and I stayed two nights at this great hotel. The decor is stunning and the service is fantastic. Huge breakfast included, beautiful rooftop terrace in a quiet part of the old medina (city). Fantastic service and hospitality - they helped us book our next hotel, always had mint tea ready for us, and had some great recommendations for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

From the moment we arrived, which was late at around midnight, we knew it was special. Without us even asking, the evening manager offered to whip us up some food as we were exhausted from climbing Mount Toubkal. The room was lovely and the bathroom was out of this world. breakfast was always wonderful and the location perfect to explore... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

My husband and I just returned to the States after a really terrific trip to Morocco which included four days at Riad Chbanate. First, we received a first class welcome from Gregory, and the staff throughout our stay was very pleasant and accommodating. Our room was everything one could wish for, but the bath and shower rocked our world! Time... More 

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The Lady of the house (owner, manager ?) checked us in efficiently, whilst seated in front of the open fire with a glass of mint tea. My son and I had booked a twin room, but she spontaneously upgraded us to separate rooms, which was generous and most appreciated. The rooms are beautiful, the bathroom fit for a honeymoon suite.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This traditional, 18th century Moroccan residence was once home to the Caid d'Essaouira and his family.Located in the Medina of Essaouira the riad is ideally situated near Bab Marrakech and only a 5 minutes walk from the beach.Through a complete renovation, this authentic riad has been transformed into a residence of modern comfort and elegant surroundings. A jewel of the Essaouira Medina, Riad Chbanate welcomes you with a delicate ambiance created by the timeless magic and perfumes of the Orient. Riad Chbanate has been renovated with care and elegance to offer you an authentic, tasteful, and very comfortable environment. The services provided by Riad Chbanate are worthy of the much larger luxury hotels of Morocco. Step through the door of Riad Chbanate and discover its unique magic. Warm and friendly, with the comfort of luxury hotel services, it is only natural that guests feel at home in Riad Chbanate. Faithful to traditional design, and to ensure exceptional comfort, Riad Chbanate is a perfect blend of Moroccan craftsmanship and modern convenience. In the Moroccan tradition of generous and flavorful meals, Riad Chbanate invites you to discover the specialties of the region with each gourmet dining experience. With attentive service and a personalized concierge, the staff of Riad Chbanate is at your disposal, at all times, for your utmost comfort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad Chbanate

Address: 179 rue Chbanate, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: $117 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Chbanate 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Riad Chbanate Hotel Essaouira
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Essaouira
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#2 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
#6 Family Hotel in Essaouira
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