Rebali Riads Boutique Hotel Essaouira, Morocco - MSR001

A boutique hotel south of Essaouira in the village of Sidi Kaouki. You stay in Riad-style villas with lovely gardens and pools and only a short stroll from a stunning beach. There are suites with private balconies or you can take a private riad with between 1 and 5 bedrooms.

21 Bedrooms, Sleeps 42

5 Swimming Pools
100 metre stroll to miles of deserted beach
Excellent Food
Hammam and Spa
Individual suites or priate villas
Roof terraces with stunning views
Large attractive gardens
Camels, surfboards and horses on your doorstep
Golf within 15 mins drive


'Everything about Rebali Riads was spot on. Food was excellent, staff were really friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was very relaxed but efficient and everything happened smoothly. We appreciated the morning chat with Mohamed after which the day was sorted. The accommodation was spacious, clean and comfortable. We liked the opportunity for a fire in the cooler evenings when we needed it too.' Meg J. May 2018

'e thought Rebali Riad was a lovely small resort in a great location. I’d certainly recommend it to anyone visiting Morocco. It was so easy to visit Essaouira and then return to the peaceful countryside. Most impressive was the management of the property. Staff was great, very helpful and excellent service. Everything about the Riad was lovingly cared for, from the landscaping to the cushions on the terrace when it rained We thought our villa was just great. Lovely, enormous washrooms and a comfortable living room area, with a very much appreciated fireplace.' Audrey L. March 2018

'Absolutely fabulous. Mohamed and Fatima lead a great team and were hugely welcoming and committed to ensuring we all had a great time. Loved the Riad. Marvelous service and delicious food. Cooking day with Hassan an absolute must. Essaouria souk – much friendlier that Marrakech with lots of good bargains to be haggled over. Also loved the craft shop next to the petrol station on the way to Essaouria. Loved the long walk south along the beaches to the waterfalls but be aware it is at least 3 hrs – picnic lunch was most welcome. The walk north to the fishing village was very unexciting with lots of litter – not pleasant. Hamman scrub great. Dinner delivered to the riad a great treat and delicious' Eve J. January 2018

'Excellent service at Rebali as before. Mohammed and Fatima are excellent hosts. The food was delicious, so fresh and varied. All the staff are so friendly and accommodating. Thank you! Enjoyed going to the Berber village by donkey. A lovely lunch at pergola and visited the surf cafe a couple of times.' Flora M. December 2017

Special Offers:
- Book 3 nights in September 2019 and recive 25% discount.
- Book 7 nights in September 2019 and recive 50% discount.
- Book 7 nights in January, February, March, May (selected dates), June September or November and pay for 6 nights (excluding peak season)
Rebali combines the space and privacy of renting a villa with the service and ease of a boutique hotel. There are 7 riads surrounding the gardens and pools: the three smaller ones share a large (15m-50ft) heated pool and shallow plunge pool - great for kids or relaxing - and the other four villas have private pools

As well as the pools there is a professionally managed hammam with a traditional steam room and two treatment rooms for massages, pedicures etc.

All the riads have fully equipped kitchens so you can make food yourself but there is also a service kitchen with chef who will prepare food for you on request and serve it in your riad, by the pool or on your roof terrace. The chef also runs excellent cooking lessons and demonstrations that include a shopping expedition to the food souks of Essaouira. Breakfast is included in the price for all bookings and there are also a handful of cafes and restaurants in easy walking distance.

Each riad has a private garden with palms, lawns and terrace, and is equipped with outside dining furniture, sunbeds and exterior showers. There is also a large shared garden with space for a game of boules or to kick a ball.

There is a tennis court which is free for guest use and we can arrange tennis coaching on request (best to ask when booking as coach not always available).

Whilst each riad is unique they are all designed around an enclosed dining courtyard with a remote controlled glass sliding roof. They also all have roof terraces with stunning 360 degree views of the beach, the sea and the surrounding countryside - a fabulous place to have breakfast or to curl up with a book.

All sitting rooms, snugs and cinema rooms have open fires and there is underfloor heating throughout the villas.

Bedrooms have superking-sized four-poster beds (master suites only) or superking-sized doubles that can be converted into two full-sized singles if required. All are equipped with Egyptian cotton bed linen, towels and robes. Pool towels are also provided.

Individual Riad Description

Dar Azreq
Two bedroom riad with courtyard dining room, kitchen and sitting room. Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with double basins and the main bedroom has marble-topped bath and double shower. The garden has gated access to the main pool area and stairs to the private roof terrace. For more information including availability and pricing go to Dar Azreq

Dar Etoile
The smallest Rebali Riad with one master bedroom overlooking the dining courtyard. There is a snug which can be converted into a second bedroom. The bathroom has double showers and basins, and a marble topped bath - there is also a downstairs toilet. Off the dining room is a fully equipped kitchen and sitting room with a "bubble" fireplace. The garden has gated access to the main pool area and stairs to the private roof terrace For more information including availability and pricing go to Dar Etoile

Dar Jeseli
Two bedroom riad with courtyard dining room, kitchen and sitting room. Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with double basins and the main bedroom has a marble bath and double shower. The garden has gated access to the main pool area and stairs to the private roof terrace. For more information including availability and pricing go to Dar Jeseli

Dar Mevada
Three bedroom riad with large garden and beautiful private pool in the shape of an Arabic arch. There are three bedrooms including a master suite with four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom. The two other bedrooms share a bathroom with a marble topped bath and walk-in shower. There is a courtyard dining room with electric sliding roof, bar area, kitchen and sitting room. A good villa for families and the pool can be heated if required. For more information including availability and pricing go to Dar Mevada

Riad Sila
You can take one of the three suites in this riad or the whole riad including the cinema room as a fourth bedroom. The suites have a private balcony, marble topped bath, double basins and walk-in showers and the master has a 4-poster bed and open plan bathroom. There is a large triple height dinning room/sitting room and then a separate snug/cinema room with an open fire. There is a shower room downstairs serving the fourth bedroom. Outside is a deep 9m (30ft) pool which can be heated and private garden with stairs leading to the roof terrace. For more information including availability and pricing go to Riad Sila

Riad Valmar
The largest Rebali Riad is designed around three courtyards; one with a sliding roof housing the dining room, the second being a quiet open space with fountain and orange trees and the third surrounding the private swimming pool on 3 sides. These spaces inter-connect with the sitting room and cinema room. The 4 suites are all upstairs and each has private terrace and en suite tadelakt bathrooms with double basins and walk-in showers. There are two master suites with marble topped baths, double showers and 4-poster beds. If taken exclusively the cinema room converts into a 5th bedroom with a downstairs shower room. For more info including availability and pricing go to Riad Valmar

Dar Jamila
Newly built in 2019 Dar Jamila is located a few steps from the main Rebali entrance and is a private self-contained villa - but with full access tot he Rebali facilities. It built over a single level with 3 en-suite bedrooms, 2 of which open out on to the terrace, complete with rim-flow pool for exclusive use by Dar Jamila. There are uninterrupted beach views which are even better from the private roof terrace. A great villa for families and those you want ultimate privacy and views. For more information including availability and pricing go to Dar Jamila

There is plenty to do in Sidi Kaouki itself with many cafes and restaurants within walking distance as well as the beach with watersports, camel and horse riding and scope for fabulous walks. Essaouira is a 25 minute drive away (£8 in a taxi) and has fabulous shopping in the souks and an abundance of restaurants to suit all budgets. There is a golf course around 15 minutes drive away and a vineyard to visit to sample wines and eat in their restaurant.

Rebali makes a fabulous beach holiday combined with an immersion into Moroccan culture

For more photos and information go to RebaliRiads.com

Other Suggestions

Dar Etoile Villa
The smallest of the Rebali riads is the perfect destination for a honeymoon couple who want private space or a family with 1 or 2 children.
Dar Jeseli Villa
Jeseli overlooks the swimming pool and has two ensuite bedrooms. The villa is designed around a triple height dining courtyard with a remote control glass sliding roof and has fabulous views over the gardens, sea and mountains.
Dar Mevada Villa
A three bedroom riad with beautiful private pool and large enclosed garden. Access to tennis, hammam, private dining service and only 100 metres to the beach - the perfect family holiday villa.
Riad Sila Villa
You can stay in one of the three suites in Riad Sila or take the whole house for up to 9 people. The riad is designed around a 14m (45 feet) open plan sitting and dining room under a triple height void with a remote-control glass sliding roof at one end.
Riad Valmar Villa
The largest of the Rebali Riads, it is built around three inter-connecting courtyards and has four suites as well as a cinema room which can be made into an extra bedroom if the riad is booked exclusively.

Other Useful Pages

Listing of all Essaouira Riads & Villas
Sea & Souks
Morocco Holiday Reviews