Fodor's Expert Review Riad Baladin

9, rue Sidi Magdoul, Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco

The personal attention from the manager is a highlight here and starts with a welcome briefing and introduction to the best-kept secrets of the medina. Ten rooms decorated in white and pastel shades are arranged around three adjoining houses, providing more space and light than is typical in an Essaouira riad. Special touches include a Jacuzzi under palm trees on the patio, a reiki massage room, and tea kettles in all rooms. Baladin is a hit, particularly among single female travelers.

PROS

  • larger and lighter rooms than most riads
  • personalized service
  • quiet cul-de-sac location

CONS

  • cash only
  • no meals other than breakfast
  • confusing stairways can make it difficult to find your room

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Romantic
Casual
Central
Casual Chic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0524-47–30–94

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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