“Located just outside Essaouira, amid typical Berber countryside and surrounded by argan, olive and Eucalyptus trees, you'll find the pretty Riad Baoussala. Slightly off the beaten track, it's an ideal choice for those who wish to be close the action of Essaouira, but not right in the midst of it. The riad has six rooms: two standard bedrooms, three suites and a cottage which is ideal for families and small groups (it sleeps up to five). The decor is traditional with each room inidividually designed and themed. For romantics there's the red room and the Sahara Suite is obviously inspired by the region! In addition there's a fab outdoor pool (heated in winter) with surrounding loungers and hammocks, perfect for a day chilling, or simply a spot of relaxation after a busy day exploring the area or hitting the beach. Food-wise the in-house chef will prepare a delicious, traditionally Moroccan, three course dinner, and lunches can be ordered by the pool. A great find for those looking for a laid back stay close to the action, but just not right in it!”
Written by Sarah Empson
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Baoussala is a home away from home, a rustic-luxe road situated in the nature, 15 minutes away from Essaouira, were your soul may come to rest...
What is there to do in the area?
Enjoy the relaxing way of life of Baoussala around the heated pool (all year arround at 28°), have a nice massage and enjoy the wetness and the dim light of the traditionnal hammam which is freely available for our guests.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Breakfast is included in the room rate, we serve it without limit of time. It is composed of some homemade bread, moroccan pancakes, fresh orange juice, homemade yogourt, fresh fruit salad, homemade jam, hot drink, eggs....
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
We serve lunch by the pool every day, with a nice menu, with salads, pasta, grilled meat, calamars, carpaccio, fresh and healthy food! For the Dinner our chef M'bark cooks Moroccan food according to your taste and is always happy to share a recipe of tagine! If you want to have dinner in town, they are plenty of restaurants and we will be happy to recommend you the ones we like!
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Baoussala is composed of 4 family suites and 2 double rooms, they are all really cosy and decorated with taste, they combine Moroccan traditional craft and furniture from the 70's ! The Marabout Cottage, our biggest suite is the most requested with the famous round bed and domed ceiling room.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ? Baoussala is definitively a children friendly place! and during school hollidays we have mostly families visiting us. They enjoy the garden, with the tortoises, the pool and we also have games for all ages!
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers? They are fully welcome to visit Baoussala, where they will feel completely at home from the moment they step inside the door...”