From the moment you arrive outside the walled city at the Chbanate gate, it is magical & breathtaking. If you call the riad, they'll fetch a cart to collect you with your baggage and you'll realise that there is nothing that is too much trouble for your hosts. The riad is just inside the gate and so very easy to remember your way back on trips out. The house is much like a small palace, with luscious decor. We stayed in the Chbanate suite at the top - absolutely stunning! You can bathe overlooking the city, with sunlight flooding into the bathroom - a dream! We had a sneak peak at other rooms and they all look gorgeous. The terraces and courtyard are well equipped for relaxing and the courtyard particularly lovely with its fountain and turtle, which our little boy loved feeding! The breakfast is amazing! Just perfect! The staff are all amazing, in particular Noel during the morning and Greggy in the afternoon/evenings - nothing is too much for them and they will give you good advice on where to visit and eat - Greggy marked up a map of all the hotspots in the city. Greggy was amazing with our little boy too. We can't thank Chbanate enough for our wonderful stay. Oh and wow, you won't mind being woken by the early mosque calls - as you stir in your sleep, it really adds a certain magic to your stay!
- 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