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Riad Chbanate

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for two nights and in general the place is good but there were a few issues that really didn't help our stay. On our first night the aircon started leaking water but this was fixed immediately by changing our room which was great. The second night the riad lost electricity countless number of times which was quite...

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Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is beautiful and the staff really kind. Only inconvenience was that although they are supposed to serve food for lunch and diner unless you warn them in advance, the cook leaves. The staff offered to fetch some food for me but it was difficult to decide with no menus in hands.

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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Very cosy Riad, great for couples especially if you have the chance to stay in the Romantic Suite! Close to pretty much everything as in the medina. The service is top-notch and very helpful to suggest activities, restaurants or places to go depending on what you want to see. Would love to come back and would highly recommend.

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Toulouse, France
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Lovely stay in suite Mauresque, people are friendly and very helpful. Homemade dinner delicious but a bit expensive for the quantity compared to other place in Essaouira. Will definitely come back as the Riad is peaceful, clean and tranquille after a day wandering in Essaouira.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed September 21, 2016

We loved our stay at Riad Chbanate. The service was excellent - we were very grateful to be picked up from the bus station and shown to the Riad. We stayed in the room at the very top which was beautiful. The spa was also nice and they were happy to give us dining recommendations. The location was great too.

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Essaouira, Morocco
Reviewed July 2, 2016

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,...

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2Thank mogador2004
New York, New York, United States
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...

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New York City, New York
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...

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Seattle, Washington
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...

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3Thank adamwelch_1976
Marrakech, Morocco
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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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • 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: $123 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Chbanate 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Riad Chbanate Hotel Essaouira
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
#3 Luxury Hotel in Essaouira
#6 Family Hotel in Essaouira
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
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“They all seemed really nice”
AlisonC450, Mar 1, 2017 | Read review
“Rooftop terrace suite if your budget allows.”
Casa62, Jan 11, 2017 | Read review
“The top room was excellent”
PennyV906, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have windows to the outside, which I adore. The top floor, Suite Chbanate, is extremely private.”
mogador2004, Jul 2, 2016 | Read review
“Oriental suite was nice and spacious, but there were several steps going down into the bathroom.”
johnlD6144WE, Apr 22, 2016 | Read review
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