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 an entire villa.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 to the Rebali facilities. It built over a single level with 3 en-suite bedrooms, 2 of which open out on to the terrace with its rim-flow pool (which can be heated if required) 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.
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.
Rebali Riads - MSR001