On our short trip from Marrakech to the sea I trusted the reviews from TA to book a room. Afterwards it is easy to agree with all tohers. Chbanate is a great place in all measures. Service was impeccable from arranging transportation from our address in Marrakech to pre-ordered shampagne cooled upon arrival. To have the riad as beautiful as it is one must notify that the owner, Mr. Jean, has designed and built it by himself. Impressive, I would say. I also happened to lose my golden necklace in one spa nearby. I could just describe the place and time to the riad - and voila! - it appeared in my mailbox back at home soon after.
Rooms are all very nice, but to have the last kick in bliss, and if you are ready to put the additional $, try to get the Hayate room. It is splendid with the round bathtub and all.
There is a rooftop with a little jacuzzi and a restaurant with very smooth ambience with fireplace. We did not eat there, however, due to they proposed some place in town. Excactly as we asked for, yes. Based on what we saw when back at riad for a late drink we realised it was a mistake to go out. Next time a table from Chbanate for dinner too..
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Chbanate Hotel Essaouira