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Riad Chbanate

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179 rue Chbanate, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We recently spent two nights at this beautiful Riad, perfectly located in the Medina of Essaouira. Our room was simply gorgeous, cosy and romantic.... and the bathroom...! The wonderful staff were extremely helpful at all times and really couldn't do enough to make our visit special. The great breakfasts kept us going nearly all day! We have travelled extensively over... More 

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2 Thank martin76
West Midlands
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144 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We had pre booked a taxi from the airport our driver phoned ahead to the Riad to advise of our arrival at the Medina Gate - no car access in the Medina- where we met by Greggi with a hand baggage cart. These carts are the main form of transport for goods within the Medina. We checked in quickly and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Stayed here for two nights in November. Enjoyed a great experience. The room was good but the bathroom -- wow. Amazing. The staff were fantastic, and very accommodating. Breakfast was far more than we could eat, though we did our best. Would definitely stay here again if we make it back to Essaouira. . .

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Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This was the only riad in Morocco our travel company (BonViage) booked where we got what we paid for. It's a lovely place, a welcome change from the poorly ranked dives we stayed in after paying BonViage top dollar for a Moroccan voyage.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Riad Chbanate for 3 nights when we first arrived in Essaouira. The riad was lovely and very clean and felt like a sanctuary away from the street. When we walked through the door we were welcomed by Noelle who was the host. When we met Noelle we instantly felt welcomed and taken care of! She was so... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful riad in a central location in the medina. Rooms were clean and very spacious and the beds comfortable. We were greeted and sat down in the sitting room with an open fire and some jazz playing in the background which I thought was a nice touch. The staff were incredibly helpful in orientating us on arrival. Overall, a great... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I stayed a couple of nights here recently and would definitely come back. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful and the rooms were relaxing and wonderful. The rain shower in my bathroom was a delight and the room also had a spacious tub. Although it rained a lot during our visit we were also able to enjoy the view... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at this Riad April 2013 and I've been meaning to write a review for a while. Lovely beautiful place with amazing large airy rooms. Very romantic with rose petals spread around the room and very beautifully and tastefully designed, we loved the very deep and big bath. The whole Riad is very beautiful and atmospheric. The breakfast was... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Great staff welcoming you and taking care of you during your stay. Enjoying a great Moroccan tea next to the fireplace is priceless after a day of visit. I particularly recommend traditional hammam for men organized by the riad. a unique experience!

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