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Riad Chbanate, Essaouira

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
179 rue Chbanate, Essaouira, Essaouira, 44000, Morocco

4-star riad with spa, near Essaouira Beach
  • Free local cuisine breakfast and free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry facilities
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

Property renovations and closures

This property is closed from February 2 2020 to April 4 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • The staff was super friendly and helpful with our travels. They even upgraded us to a…Nov. 6, 2019
  • Had a wonderful stay. The staff was incredibly helpful, the room was lovely, a great roof…Oct. 5, 2019

Riad Chbanate, Essaouira

from $274 CAD
  • Comfort Suite
  • Romantic Suite
  • Panoramic Suite

What’s around Riad Chbanate, Essaouira


  • In Medina
  • Essaouira Beach - 13 min walk
  • Mellah - 4 min walk
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 9 min walk
  • Skala de la Ville - 10 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 11 min walk
  • Skala du Port - 15 min walk
  • Bordj el Berod - 3 mi / 4.8 km

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 24 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2008
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Fireplace
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the riad's full-service spa. Services include massages.

The spa is open daily.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Riad Chbanate, Essaouira’s small print

Also known as

  • Riad Chbanate Essaouira
  • Chbanate Essaouira
  • Chbanate
  • Riad Chbanate Hotel Essaouira
  • Riad Chbanate Riad
  • Riad Chbanate Essaouira
  • Riad Chbanate Riad Essaouira


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: MAD 33.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for MAD 440.0 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MAD 700 per vehicle (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Riad Chbanate, Essaouira

  • Does Riad Chbanate offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Riad Chbanate does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Riad Chbanate currently open?
    This property is closed from February 2 2020 to April 4 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riad Chbanate?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Riad Chbanate?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Riad Chbanate.
  • Are pets allowed at Riad Chbanate?
    Yes, pets are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Riad Chbanate?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Riad Chbanate?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Yoo (4-min walk), O'Bleu Mogador (5-min walk), and Tara Cafe (5-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Riad Chbanate?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MAD 700 per vehicle one way.
  • What is there to do at Riad Chbanate and nearby?
    Riad Chbanate has a spa and a fitness center.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.8 From 44 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
- would definitely come back.
Matthew, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Warm and friendly staff. Nice roof garden with hot tub but we were lucky to have it to ourselves as only 2 of 8 rooms were let. It’s 10 minutes walk to the beach and down a back ally but it felt safe. Bathrooms are amazing with plenty of hot water. There was a fridge in the room. It’s expensive fir Morocco though.
gb7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely hotel
David, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing Riad in Essaouira
Great location. The Riad is located near the edge of the medina. We took the Supertour bus from Marrakech. The drop off was only a 10min walk from the Riad. The room was well decorated and comfortable. We roof top was amazing and had a hot tub. Since we were there in the winter we were not able to take advantage of it. We would definitely stay at the Riad Chbanate again.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
An easy walk from Supratour bus stop, this gorgeous riad was my favorite stay in Morocco. The painted ceilings, windows, and fabulous marble bathtub in our Mauresque Suite felt like a page from the Arabian Nights. The room was spotless and meticulously cleaned each day. A hot tub on the rooftop terrace outside our door was a welcome place to enjoy sunshine despite the cool temperature. Best of all, the staff is exceptionally warm and professional, and breakfasts were excellent as was our welcoming dinner on the first night. Greggi and Hicham made excellent local restaurant suggestions and offered restorative tea when I felt a bit under the weather. Truly an oasis of hospitality!
us4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Our stay at Riad Chbanate was amazing! The rooms and location were perfect. We wished we stayed here for longer!
James, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Absolutely fantastic. Unique rooms, friendly staff, beautiful bath, lovely food and made us feel very welcome.
gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Riad Chbanate is a charming place to stay. It is a in a quiet street offering a welcome break from the thrum of the tourist areas. Each room is uniquely decorated and there are lovely rooftop terraces to relax or read a book. The courtyard is attractive as well. Staff is very helpful and willing to assist with whatever you may need.
Joanne, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
We spent 2 wks in morocco, and Riad Chbanatewas by far our favorite accommodation! The staff was insanely helpful - excellent suggestions, organized an authentic hamman experience with one of their staff (one of the highlights of our trip!) and even offered to help us organize plans once we left the riad. The riad itself was absolutely stunning. The rooms are each uniquely and differently styled - warm, cozy atmosphere with impeccable decor. Took a long bath amongst rose petals the night we arrived :). Excellent location and easy to get to from the bus station. I would highly recommend Riad Chbanate - can’t say enough great words about it!
us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Our experience at Riad Chbanate was truly incredible. The place itself was stunning and comfortable, the service was impeccable (and very genuine/personal), and its location allowed us to enjoy Essaouira without being right in the middle of the busy area of the Medina, but still able to walk there in a couple minutes. We were there for a portion of our honeymoon and the staff of Riad Chbanate offered some special touches to make it even better than we imagined. They also offered us wonderful intel about where to eat and shop, and generally helped to make our brief stay in Essaouira a good one.
us2 night romance trip

Riad Chbanate, Essaouira