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Riad Baoussala
Ranked #2 of 75 Hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 January 2008

We arrived in Essaouira after dark on December 28, where we happened to become quite lost. After a stressful jaunt on a highway we managed to find a person with a cell phone who contacted Dominique (the owner), and she drove up with her truck to lead us to our suite. Service!

Back at the guest house, we had our own private villa (the Marabout Suite), and we stayed for the amazing dinners every night. We had a great time with the amazing staff, enjoyed the surroundings (while others found it to be 'in the boonies' we liked the rural atmosphere, with sheepherders and camels wandering and a beautiful old abandoned mansion to explore nearby), and found it convenient to pop into town to go surfing or quadding or just to visit! If and when we return to Morocco, we will definately be staying at Baoussala! - Tess and Jason

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Reviewed 17 January 2008

Dominque and Caroline are the consummate hosts and their staff make you feel so welcome. The food is delicious- make sure you come back from your day of exploring for at least one, if not all your dinners in the house- I wager it would be difficult to find a better ambiance anywhere. Amazing dinners by the firelight, with Dominique’s eclectic music selection playing in the background- what could be better! The setting has been covered by the other reviews- pure tranquility, we have never seen so many stars in our life. Thank you Dominique and Caroline for your hospitality. Shawna, Ron & Eric

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 December 2007

We stayed at Baoussala at the end of our month long trip through Spain and Morocco. The bottom line is this is a great place to stay if you do not want to be in the middle of the action in Essaouira. The accommodations were unique and relatively inexpensive. The owner, Dominique was very helpful in making arrangements and in making us feel welcome. She and her cousin Caroline operate the inn and do a great job. They provide wondrerful meals wherever you would like - in your room, in the courtyard, in the inn around the fireplace or on the rooftop terrace. They also were helpful in making recommendations for activities in town. The setting is very nice with trees with lots of birds. Very comfortable and clean bedding with interestingly appointed rooms. You feels as if you are in your own kasbah in the middle of Morocco....

One drawback is that Baoussala is not eay to find as there is poor signage and it is at the end of a several kilometer long rocky piste road. There is nothing around the hotel - it is out in the boonies but that is one of its charms unless you need action. Also their pool needs a little improvement - but we were not interested any way so that was not a concern for us.

Overall it was a great place and way to end our trip!

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2007

We booked our trip to Baoussala with our 8-month-old daughter on the back of the reviews on trip advisor and were not disappointed.
The atmosphere of the place, the friendliness of the staff, and the quality of the food make up for any shortfalls it may have in spadefuls. It is off the beaten track and unsophisticated, and we spent three utterly magical nights there and would love to visit again.
You can eat your candlelit three course evening meal below the starriest of skies, or your home baked breakfast in the central courtyard and be only twenty feet away from your room in case you have sleeping little ones to keep an eye on.
Dominique has plans to put in a larger pool and upgrade the bathrooms over the coming months, which will make this place perfect! Thank you Dominique and Caroline for making our stay so memorable.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 October 2007

We loved this place. It pays to hire a car if you are staying here - its about 5 miles out of town, down a very bumpy track. Once there though its an oasis of calm and peace and a must if you like animals! While we were there, there was a cheeky cat with 4 cheekier kittens, 2 lovely dogs - one of whom is best friend with a little donkey who sits outside the gates every day. Beautiful to see! On our first night we relaxed in the lovely cosy sitting room; candles were lit around us then the fire was lit - it was just like Christmas. After a delicious supper a member of staff played his guitar (Moroccan stylie) and we sat in the moonlit courtyard and listened. When we got back to our room a little basket of wood had been put outside out door so we could light our own fire. (Marabout suite). A real home from home.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2007

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2007

Stayed: June 2007
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Address: Douar El Ghazoua, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Essaouira
#3 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range: $151 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Baoussala 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riad Baoussala is a lovely house situated in the nature, 9 kilometers south of Essaouira, and near by the wild beaches of Sidi Kaouki. This charming hotel is composed of 3 rooms and 3 suites, all differents, comfortables and stylish, they offer a quiet and peacefull atmosphere.From the gardens to the roof terraces, the pool to the Hammam, with your family of just as a couple, the Riad Baoussala is the perfect place to chill out and enjoy a stay near Essaouira.The pool is now heated at 28° all year arround thanks to an ecologique system. We offer a free access to the Hammam and we propose scrubs and massages upon request.Dominique, Leah and their team welcome you in this uncommom place where modernity and tradition are mixed for your pleasure! ... more   less 
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