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Riad Chbanate

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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated
Panoramic Suite | Terrace/patio
Romantic Suite | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated
Panoramic Suite | Living area | 32-inch plasma TV with satellite channels, TV, fireplace
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of Riad Chbanate

Riad Chbanate

4.0 star property
4-star riad in Medina with spa and restaurant

9.8/10 Exceptional

54 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
179 rue Chbanate, Essaouira, Essaouira, 44000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • 24-hour room service
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
Feel at home
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Medina

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 21 min drive
  • Marrakech (RAK-Menara) - 143 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Vague Bleue - 4 min walk
  • O'Bleu Mogador - 5 min walk
  • Café Tara - 5 min walk
  • Mandala - 5 min walk
  • Elizir - 6 min walk

About this property

Riad Chbanate

A great choice for a stay in Essaouira, Riad Chbanate features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for MAD 700 per vehicle. Guests can be pampered with massages at the spa and grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. This upmarket riad also features a bar/lounge, a fitness centre and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and location.


Arabic, English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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*


  • Pets stay for free


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast each morning 8 AM–noon
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2008
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Fireplace
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

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.


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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 and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • 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. Maximum occupancy 3)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for MAD 440.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle service for children costs MAD 100 (one-way)
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Riad Chbanate Riad
Riad Chbanate Essaouira
Riad Chbanate Riad Essaouira

Frequently asked questions

Does Riad Chbanate offer free cancellation for a full refund?
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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Riad Chbanate?
As of 10 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Riad Chbanate on 13 December 2022 start from €136, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riad Chbanate?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Riad Chbanate?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Riad Chbanate?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Riad Chbanate.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Riad Chbanate?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MAD 700 per vehicle one-way.
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.
What is there to do at Riad Chbanate and nearby?
Riad Chbanate has a spa and a fitness centre.
Are there restaurants at or near Riad Chbanate?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Vague Bleue (4-min walk), O'Bleu Mogador (5-min walk) and Café Tara (5-min walk).
Does Riad Chbanate have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
What's the area around Riad Chbanate like?
Riad Chbanate is in Medina, a short 9-minute walk from Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum and 10 minutes' walk from Skala de la Ville. Travellers love the riad's prime location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Location, comfort and character
Quiet oasis inside the busy Medina. The room was very comfortable, the service was great. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I would very happily stay at Riad Chbanate again, and I highly recommend it.
Ghady, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved this place! Great value! The staff was wonderful and the room was perfect.
Juliana, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Alexis, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

- would definitely come back.
Matthew, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
7-night romance trip
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10/10 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
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel
David, 1-night trip
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10/10 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
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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