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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
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A luxury boutique riad on the Essaouira seafront, with a traditional Hammam – includes breakfast and perks for longer stays

The Lowdown

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

Hotel Palais des Rempart
18 Rue Ibn Rochd
Essaouira, 44000 Morocco


4.0 Very Good 390 Reviews
Great Riad in the central part of the medina.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super authentic riad in the central part of the medina. Great accommodation and large size room with ensuite bathroom. Great views of the Atlantic ocean whilst enjoying breakfast. They have a lift which is great for transporting luggage.

Living the dream...
Reviewed 4 months ago

Words cannot describe how lovely this Riyadh style hotel is! The design, the location, the friendliness of the staff, the comfort of the guestrooms. Our room was located on the top floor looking over the Atlantic with waves breaking just outside our window! The views were amazing particularly at sunrise and sunset when the call for prayers echoed from the mosque. The Hammam and massage was such a treat. So romantic like 1001 Arabian Nights!

Lovely view and atmosphere
Reviewed 4 months ago

It's a very lovely riad in Essaouria. Hotel's interior was nice, modern, but at the same time very Moroccan. Roof terrace has a great view, it's also a great place to have breakfast or sunbathe. We stayed there for a week and the location was perfect to take into consideration restaurants and the wall. The hotel had very friendly crew, they spoke French and English and we would certainly love to stay there again.

Great place to stay
Reviewed 6 months ago

We stayed one night with friends last week, could not fault any aspect of our stay.
Great location, friendly and helpful staff, they came to meet us and escort us to the hotel and helped us with directions on departure.
Good breakfast served on the roof terrace which has a lovely sea view.
Rooms were spacious and clean
We visit Essaouira often and this is the best accommodation we have found. We will be back.

Lovely hotel, wonderful staff, perfect location.
Reviewed 7 months ago

This is a lovely riad in a very convenient location - right in the medina. The staff are WONDERFUL: very accommodating and eager to serve. We asked to change our room on the first night and the wish was granted without hesitation. They even upgraded us again after the second night to a room with a stunning sea veiw! Essaouira is very windy, but the terrace has a plexiglass cover that makes breakfast inviting. Dinner is served in the lobby level restaurant with traditional Moroccan fair. The location makes it easy to walk around the medina or out along the beach with no worries of getting lost. A great place to stay!