OVERVIEW \ BOHO guesthouse with rooms starting at $57

Located in the 'Dar Skala' neighborhood of the medina in Essaouira, Riad Baladin is perfectly situated just steps from the water and minutes from the main square and port. Made up of two interconnected houses, Riad Baladin is an oasis of tranquility with 10 rooms, all simply decorated with a beautiful blend of Moroccan style and contemporary design using lots of natural materials such as the custom-designed canopy beds. Guests can enjoy fantastic views from one of the many rooftop patios, relax in the shade of one of the lounges to escape the mid-day heat, or warm up by the fireplace on chilly evenings. 


This Oasis offers 10 room bright and airy rooms (singles, doubles and suites) with en-suite Bathrooms.

Breakfast is served from sunrise till brunch-time on the roof terrace which has panoramic views over the old Town to the Sea.

In the evening you can enjoy a massage to relax at sunset, and if you’re still in the mood you can also visit the private Jacuzzi in the Patio before retiring to bed…


Situated just 100 m from the main square, it is an ideal location with easy access to the parking lot.


Singles $57 low season/$67 high season, doubles $82 low season/$92 high season, suite $107 low season/$118 high season.

*prices includes breakfast and taxes


There are no cars allowed in the medina, they recommend hiring a porter to help bring your bags to the riad, or they can send one to meet you.

Only breakfast is served at the riad, however they also have a restaurant, "Pasta Baladin" around the corner where they serve a selection of pastas and sauces.


Just steps outside the door are quaint streets lined with shops selling everything from carpets to brass trinkets to gelato. Many wonderful restaurants, one in particular, ELIZIR, is worth the visit (be sure to make a reservation).

We loved an afternoon coffee and croissant in the main square to take in the incredible scene.

Surfing at Essaouira beach, horse or camel rides, quad excursions, traditional cooking classes.

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*photos courtesy of The Nomadic People and the property