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“Family Stay at Rebali Riads” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rebali Riads
Ranked #3 of 177 Essaouira B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
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“Family Stay at Rebali Riads”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

This place was perfect for us and the children. Nothing was too much bother for Mohammed and Zara. Clean and tidy and the pets were great for the kids.
Pool kept then entertained all day and food in the evening was fantastic. The beach is wonderful and if you are a surfer you will be in heaven.

A great holiday made all the better by Ribali

Gordon, Louise , Edward and Zara

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alisdair L, Owner at Rebali Riads, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear Gordon and family. Many thanks for the lovely comments - it was a pleasure to welcome you to Rebali. I am glad you liked our animals although they are not really pets, having all found their own way to Rebali - we think of them as family... Indeed, the tortoises and the the chameleons seems to enjoy the gardens as much as the paying guests, and the cats do a great job keeping rodents at bay. However camels and horses are only by invitation only, although they are very keen on our grass. Goats and donkey definitely not allowed, but they are always trying their luck. The pleasures of rural Morocco...
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

We have just returned from a 7 night stay at Rebali Riads. The Riad is perfect in every way, decoration, layout, quality of linen, towels and robes and one of the most beautiful things are the smells of the soap and oils that are provided throughout the Riad. The service was excellent and the food fantastic, every night apart from one we ate in, they lit us a lovely fire and Chef would cook anything within reason that you wanted, always tasty and presented very well. The breakfast was different everyday which is very unusual and always delicious. Sidi Kaouki is a little oasis in Morocco away from all the noise and crowds which suited us perfectly. We enjoyed watching the local people farming and working, we took some amazing pictures including the lovely sunsets from the roof terrace. The beach is beautiful, great for walks, horse riding and quad biking. The little village has a friendly atmosphere, untouched by tourism, just perfect!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Just back from 8 nights at Rebali Riads with our two kids aged 10 and 12. We had a gorgeous time - peaceful and relaxing.
Our thanks must go to Mohammed and the team who were all exemplary - friendly and attentive, cheerful and helpful. A special thank you for our son's fabulous birthday cake and the celebration waiting for him when we got back from the beach.
Also, fabulous food! Breakfasts that we looked forward to every morning and evening meals that were fresh and delicious.
Amanda

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Skipton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

I have stayed at all quality levels of hotels throughout the world & i can trully say that my 3 days at the rebali Riad tops the lot.When spending my own money i look not only at the quality but the value for money.Rebali has got it in perfect balance.In many ways their model is perfect.It is not a B&B or self catering or serviced room or a holiday cottage but a fusion blend of all four depending on how you want to use it.We used it as a hotel stay & got the 5star treatment that suited us just fine.The food service & meals were the best of the holiday.Mohamed visited us each morning & we could discuss all our needs & wishes with him.He then enacted them with an unexpected precision (not expected in this region).Everything happened perfectly & on time.In all matters our requests were dealt with in a delightfully relaxed & in an easy obliging manner. There was no "edge" in anything we requested & at all times felt at ease we were not being coerced into anything we didn't want to do.
The Riad was clean,comfortable,spacious,private,quiet.there were no great hikes to get anywhere about the place or the Beach.Our own pool !! was heated & right on the doorstep.
The roof terrace was private for a loving couple to star gaze :-))
A brilliant place. You will not do better anywhere be it a couple with/without children or a bigger party group. I love d the place.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

The bottom line is that the service here is excellent. Great spot as well, very relaxing and the beach is just a few minutes away. Food is great, both breakfast and dinner if you choose to have it in the riad.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed for five nights at the Rebali Riads at the end of February 2013 and loved it. We were there for a Yoga retreat but combined it with a trip to Essaouira, a cooking lesson, tennis, swimming, sunbathing and even horse riding along the deserted beach - paradise.
Sidi Kaouki is a good 20 minutes from Essaouira by taxi if you feel the need for the 'big city' but we were happy to sample the local restaurants or eat at the Rebali.
The quality of the Riads is superb, real attention to detail and a genuine desire to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Would happily go back anytime.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

This really is a wonderful relaxing place. the riad was wonderful, spacious and luxurious. Mohamed and Fatima provided us with excellent service - nothing was too much trouble. The climate in late January was perfect - sunny and warm. The scenes from the rooftop were quite astonishingly biblical. We had a cooking lesson from the chef, Kandouzi, which was informative, amusing and the end result was delicious. Kandouzi cooked our evening meals and they were all fantastic. We also took advantage of the on-site Hammam - which is an experience not to be missed. You really do feel fantastic afterwards.
The beaches are wonderful with the Atlantic surf constantly crashing in and they make for great walks.
The sound of the surf is all pervading and going to sleep and waking up to it is in itself a great experience.
Our thanks to all the staff for such a wonderful few days, we will definitely return!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Rebali Riads
Address: Sidi Kaouki Plage, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 177 B&Bs / Inns in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rebali Riads is a villa-resort run as a boutique hotel on the beach in the village of Sidi Kaouki south of Essaouira. There are swimming pools, lovely gardens, tennis court and hammam/spa and just 100m stroll from a beautiful beach with camels, horses and great watersports. High quality Moroccan cuisine served in your villa or by the pool. You can have an individual sea-view room or whole villa for ultimate space and privacy. ... more   less 
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