Restored oceanside riad with dazzling views.
Steps from the wild Atlantic ocean, Le Palais des Remparts is a luxury boutique riad with sweeping views out to sea and over the old walled city of Essaouira.
- A palais by the ocean waves.
- Dining in the palm-fringed courtyard.
- Spa pampering – signature treatments even include a chocolate bath.
Hit the spot
Minutes from Essaouira’s sweeping beach on the Moroccan coast.
There's a big atrium courtyard for drinks and dining, a roof terrace where you can watch the sunset while downing a cocktail, and a traditional hammam.
Good to know
Bag a seat on the top terrace for that early evening sundowner.
ParkingThere is free guest parking.
LocationRue Ibenou Rochd, Essaouira, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, 44000, Morocco
23 rooms and suites.
Rooms are done out in pleasing classic-contemporary style. All have widescreen satellite TVs and wi-fi, robes and slippers and quality bathroom products.
Go for an ocean-facing terrace suite for stunning views of the Atlantic.
Eat & Drink
Dining at Palais des Remparts is as mouth watering as the views from the terrace. Whether you fancy traditional Moroccan or world cuisine, there are some delicious eats to be had. Expect plenty of fresh fish, soups and tapas – plus great local wines.
Served until 1pm – so no need to surface early!
Available till 11pm.
See & Do
Wander around the souks and the fascinating old town, go quad biking in the sand dunes, horse riding on the beach or kite and wind surfing in the bay. Staff will also help you arrange a day’s swimming and lunch by the pool at one of Essaouira’s big hotels.
You can go for a boat ride along the coast, have a camel ride or hire bikes and scooters to explore the town. You could also visit one of the olive oil farms in the nearby Argan valley.
Palais des Remparts has a traditional Hammam – the ultimate in cleansing – where you can also book pampering treatments from massage and waxing to pedicures.
Tune into chamber music and the classics at the Alizés music festival.
Get a taste of traditional Moroccan music and culture at the Gnawa and World music festival.