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 beautiful 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.

Special Offers:
- 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 6 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 three riads 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

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

18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 36
£80 - £100 per room per night

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


'This was a lovely place to end up at. Mohamed and Meryama and all of the staff were, again, lovely. Martha wasn't very well one evening and the chef was very kind helping us out, and lots of people asked after her the next day. So because of that the children only managed to surf once, but that was very straightforward. they hired boards from the chap in the corner of the square, who was very nice and helpful. Morgan had a chance to skateboard too, having dragged it all around Morocco! It was fun and relaxed and, from my point of view, with the ladies who cleaned, etc, I really couldn't have been looked after better - I felt terrible! I am getting on with it now I'm home though!' Brisdget H. April 2014

'Rebali was really good. We all loved it. Staff were all excellent.' Lisa and James D. April 2014

'Rebali riads - 10 out of 5!! We were looked after so well by Mohammed and Fattima; they couldn't do enough for us.' Natalie W. April 2014

'Rebali - a gorgeous place. All staff extremely helpful and accommodating. The food was delicious and well-priced. Mint tea and home-made cake was a lovely daily event with a very special cake made for us by Fatima on our wedding anniversary ( plus " Christmas " decorations in our room ! ) Would be great to have the whole riad with family or friends.' Maggie B. Aopril 2014

'Rebali - excellent - spotless and very well maintained. Staff were lovely - friendly, helpful and couldn't do enough for you. Mohammed was an excellent host and organised activities for us. Food was lovely' Joce M. March 2014

'It was all absolutely fantastic. I would recommend to anyone else to eat as much as possible in the Rebali Riads and to go to shop[ in Essaouria with the chef - we didn't have time but will do it next time. The visit to the local school and Berber lunch was excellent' Jane S. February 2014

'Perfect! We loved everything about Rebali Riads. We usually self-cater, so it was a real luxury to have the option of being catered for by Rebali's chef. We only self-catered 1 night out of 8 and the rest of the time we dined in our villa - fantastic food & different every evening. The breakfasts were amazing too. The managers and staff were really kind & helpful. Mohammed booked various activities for us (a camel ride to a nearby village for lunch with a berber family, horse riding along the beach, surf lessons for the kids, taxi rides to Essaouira) all of which were great fun especially the fact that the camels & horses came into the garden to collect us. Tea & cake at 5pm was a great chance to talk to other guests & swap information. We're already trying to work out when we can go again!' Helen O. August 2013