Riad Baoussala

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Seasonal outdoor pool, sun loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, sun loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, sun loungers

Overview of Riad Baoussala

Riad Baoussala

3.5 star property
3.5-star Essaouira riad with restaurant

9.8/10 Exceptional

8 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Airport transfer
Douar el Gazoua, BP423, Essaouira, 44000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Garden
  • Library
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Essaouira Beach - 15 min drive
  • Sidi Kaouki Beach - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 12 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Riad Baoussala

A great choice for a stay in Essaouira, Riad Baoussala features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 15.00 per vehicle. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe. A seasonal outdoor pool and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool and breakfast.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets stay free
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Pro golf lessons
  • Beach nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby


  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Communal living room
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

What to enjoy

  • Fireplace
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in Moroccan cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.
  • Tourism fee: EUR 2

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Children under 6 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision


This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

BAOUSSALA essaouira
Riad Baoussala Riad
Riad Baoussala Essaouira
Riad Baoussala Riad Essaouira

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent place located on a quite and isolated area perfect for family with kids. Requires a car to rent because of the isolated position
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We loved every minute of our three night stay at Riad Baoussala. A real home away from home. The staff were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We dined in each evening and enjoyed a fantastic 3 course meal in lovely cosy and candlelight surroundings. We would love to return one day!
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

3-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful Riad with lots of little tucked away corners to explore. Swimming pool is gorgeous as was our cottage. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and went out of their way to accommodate our needs as a family with two young children.
4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing. The staff were fantastic, nothing too much for them and always done with a smile. We were very sad to leave as the staff made you feel like one of the family. We are going back next year and hopefully for many years after that. Thank you to everyone for making our holiday so wonderful and giving us so many lovely memories to take home
Jacqui, 14-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The best of both worlds
Essaouira is a busy little town with lots of shops and restaurants and a fine beach but after a while you've seen everything and been everywhere and the only solace might be the roof terrace of your hotel. Riad Baoussala is a lovely small and friendly hotel just 15 minutes from the town. They have a lovely heated pool and serve a fine breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Having stayed in town on several visits I'm converted and it will always be the Baoussala (the Compass) for me from now on. I look forward to a return visit.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Prachtig Riad, voor de ultieme ontspanning!!
Een prachtig Riad, waar je je vanaf aankomst helemaal welkom voelt. Vriendelijk en gastvrij personeel dat altijd voor je klaar staat. Het eten van de huischef is smaakvol en lekker gevarieerd! De massage en pedicure gaven het verblijf nog net dat beetje extra.... Een mooie afsluiting van onze vakantie in Marokko, een aanrader voor iedereen.
Rogier, 3-night trip
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