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Riad Chbanate

4-star riad in Medina with spa and restaurant

  • Free local cuisine breakfast and free WiFi

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  • Panoramic Suite - Terrace/Patio
  • Panoramic Suite - Terrace/Patio
  • Panoramic Suite - Living Area
  • Romantic Suite - Living Area
  • Panoramic Suite - Terrace/Patio
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179 rue Chbanate, Essaouira, 44000, Essaouira, Morocco
  • - would definitely come back.

    Feb 22, 2020

  • Lovely hotel

    Jan 23, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 8 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Rooftop terrace

Feel at home

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • In Medina
  • 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
  • Essaouira Beach - 13 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Comfort Suite
  • Romantic Suite
  • Panoramic Suite

What’s around


  • In Medina
  • 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
  • Essaouira Beach - 13 min walk
  • Skala du Port - 15 min walk
  • Bordj el Berod - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Ounara Campsite - 15.2 mi / 24.5 km
  • Ounara Mosque - 15.2 mi / 24.5 km
  • Sidi Kaouki Beach - 15.5 mi / 25 km

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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179 rue Chbanate, Essaouira, 44000, Essaouira, Morocco

At a glance


  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

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


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • No onsite parking
*See fees and policies 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.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

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

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

Children and extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for MAD 440.0 per night
  • Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene and cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. 

Also known as

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

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Riad Chbanate does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Riad Chbanate.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • 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).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MAD 700 per vehicle one way.
  • Riad Chbanate has a spa and a fitness center.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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.

    1 night trip, Jan 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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!

    4 night romance trip, Jan 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Our stay at Riad Chbanate was amazing! The rooms and location were perfect. We wished we stayed here for longer!

    James, 1 night trip with friends, Nov 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 3 night family trip, Oct 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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!

    1 night romance trip, Oct 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    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.

    2 night romance trip, Aug 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff made us feel at home. Everyone was helpful and amazing at hosting. We'd love to return one day!

    2 night trip with friends, May 5, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    The Manager and staff are friendly and it feels like home staying in the Riad.

    Lalaine, 1 night trip with friends, Apr 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We loved our stay at Riad Chbanate! Our room was spacious and romantic with a large tub and fireplace. The bed and pillows were comfy. The staff, especially the night crew, were super helpful and sweet. Tasty breakfasts and lovely roof deck with views of the city. Would definitely recommend a visit here!

    2 night trip, Dec 25, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The nicest hotel staff we have had in many, many years.

    Michael, 2 night trip, Oct 27, 2018

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