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Riad Chbanate

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Maryland
Reviewed 11 October 2011

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Riad Chbanate. This was by far the most beautiful (architecturally speaking) Riad that we have stayed in during our three week trip. The people (Simone, Naoual, Greg) were wonderful and the breakfast and dinner were very good. It is convenient in that it is inside the Medina and makes it very easy...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2011

Chose this place as it got such good reviews on trip advisor - it did not disappoint. Easy to find and close to the drop off point of the taxi's/coach. Lovely warm friendly welcome with mint tea and pastries. Given a tour of the Riad, and of the local area, best restaurants to eat etc... Beautiful Riad, the perfect antidote...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2011

Riad Chbanate is wonderful and serene place to stay in Essaouira. It's the kind of place when you walk in the door you know that you are going to feel relaxed and taken care of. You also have that warm feeling that you made the right choice to stay! Highlights for us were the rooftop jacuzzi, what can only be...

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1Thank Tom M
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2011

We arrived by private transfer from Agadir and our driver telephoned ahead to Jean, who was waiting for us on the main street. Brilliant, as we probably would have had difficulty finding it. A most warm and welcoming drink on arrival, much needed, after the long hot drive from Agadir. Jean and his wife are a very loving , caring...

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3Thank gr20goody
Rouen, France
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We spent two nights in the riad, and had a lovely time. The hotel is close to everything, 10mins to beach, 5mins to souks, 10mins to port. It was a lovely retreat after each day in the busy souks. The staff were all very pleasant, Gragui was especially helpful, with tips and advise. Breakfast was lovely and of a wide...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2011

I think Riad Chbanate would be a perfect romantic retreat for a couple. For part of our family holiday - two sixteen year old boys, one five and one four year old girl my wife and I - this stylish Road was also perfect. I hope the excitement of the girls didn't shatter the romance for the other guests! The...

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2Thank Shoots30
London
Reviewed 16 July 2011

This is my last of the 3 nights at the Riad and I already can't wait to shout about the fantastic experience I have had here over the past few days. The whole Riad is most tastefully and elegantly built and decorated by the owner Jean with great attention to every detail. Everything in the Riad plays a part in...

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France
Reviewed 19 June 2011

As I travel writer and hotel reviewer I've stayed at some of the most specatular places in the world. This riad is among the top 3 on my list of superior accommodations. It is a brilliant aesthetic creation by its young French owner Jean, clearly a labour of love. The attention to detail: from design to the rose petals scattered...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2011

Me and my boyfriend decided to stay in Essaouira for 7 nights after spending 4 days in the hustle and bustle of Marrakech! Essaouira is a complete contrast to Marrakech...far more relaxed.....nice near constant breeze....you are less hassled in the streets and the streets are far less invaded by speeding motorbikes, mopeds and scooters! We arrived in Essaouria mid afternoon...

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5Thank Caz1988
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2011

This is probably one of the best hotels I have ever been. Essaouria is a lovely town that I recommend, especially if you have stayed a few days in Marakech. Quite, pretty, a bit windy but the air is fresh. People are very kind. And the food is excellent, We arrived at this hotel with little expectations. It was a...

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  • Beachfront
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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
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: RM512 - RM786 (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
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Essaouira
#2 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#6 Family Hotel in Essaouira
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“The top room was excellent”
 of 5 bubbles PennyV906, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have windows to the outside, which I adore. The top floor, Suite Chbanate, is extremely private.”
 of 5 bubbles mogador2004, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Oriental suite was nice and spacious, but there were several steps going down into the bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles johnlD6144WE, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The Oriental Suite is very comfortable with a wonderfully large sunken bath”
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