Hotel Palais des Rempart
What We Love
- A charming boutique riad stay by the Essaouira seaside, steps from the bustling Medina The hotel’s rooftop terrace – an ideal spot for breakfast and cocktail hour alike
- Enjoying an invigorating Hammam treatment in the full-service spa
- Embracing the charmingly traditional Moroccan décor throughout the riad
What To Know
- Less than a five-minute walk from the beach
- Well-located near the medina but on a quiet street
- Breakfast is served on the roof with unparalleled panoramic views
Artists and rock stars (such as Jimi Hendrix) have long been aware of Essaouira’s charms, where a picturesque harbour and sand beaches meet spice-scented souks. And with its authentic Moorish décor and super-central location, Hotel Palais des Ramparts is an idyllic bolthole in this enchanting destination.
As the name suggests, it’s positioned right beside the old city ramparts, with the bustling stalls of the Medina on your doorstep. A stone’s throw from the sea, you can enjoy the sight of the Atlantic breakers rolling onto the beach from the hotel’s rooftop terrace – where breakfast is served every morning.
The restored 18th-century building spreads across four floors (unusually for a riad, it has an elevator) and encircles a private central courtyard filled with palm trees. A carefully chosen array of paintings, traditional wooden furniture and textiles makes each of its 23 rooms and suites unique. Its tranquil spa provides an ideal sanctuary after a day out exploring the souks or wind-surfing on the beach, complete with an authentic Moroccan Hammam as well as a range of treatments and massages.
How to Get There
The people are nice, but the product is not. The breakfast was not good at all, although there was a good view. We stayed in the rooftop suite, which had a nice view, but was cramped, dated and not all that clean. We were scheduled for three nights but left after one because we were so disappointed.
Very central and near some very good restaurants. It is one the best places we have stayed in Morocco. The a room off the top floor terrace which had an amazing view. The sunsets from our room and the terrace were amazing.
We booked another Riad for the dates 28th August to 31st August and it was awful we stayed there for 1 hour and I than said to the kids we not staying here we found this lovely Riad Palais des Ramparts met the most amazing person Moad who is French Canadian behind the desk wow what a help she was she gave us the most beautiful room and also brought an extra bed for one of Children as there was 5 of us in total man it's the most wonderful stay we ever had and the smiles and service was Amazing Amazing and Amazing can't wait to visit Essaouira again and stay at the Palias des Ramparts you made our stay in Morocco a wonder and memorable thanks so much.
Ednan and Family