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 rooms have been designed an furnished with care and for Morocco, real attention to detail. This is not meant in a negative way. Our parents have built an amazing house in Marrakech and the finish there does't match Chbanate. This suggests Jean was fully on top of the build.
The result of the labours is suites of rooms with individual style and grace all furnished and fitted out beautifully. We had three of the suites and my wife and I would have been happy to have stayed in any one of them. Whilst rambling the beds an bed linen were some of the best I have encountered in many years of travelling both on holiday and business.
The staff are, as the other reports state, very helpful and friendly. They also without pressing provided the key information we needed - restaurants and dome tips on shopping.
I rate the restaurant based on delicious canapés with drinks. There is no formal dining room but you can organise lunch and dinner with whatever you may wish to eat. From the canapés I am sure the food will be delicious. Breakfast beckons and from other reports I expect high things.
In all a real find. I strongly recommend Riad Chbanate to anyone staying in this relaxed but fascinating escape from the brashness of Marrakech.
- 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