Need To Know
18 rooms in six villas. Rebali also has seven suites, which can be booked separately; two of which (in Riad Valmar) interconnect to form a family apartment.
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm, but both times are flexible if agreed with the hotel in advance.
Double rooms from £160.00.
Rates include a Moroccan-style breakfast, with fresh fruit, spiced pancakes and tagine-style eggs, yoghurt, breads, jams and pâtisserie. Children Cots for under-2s (free) or extra beds for under-18s (£30) can be added to any room type.
The hotel has two wheelchair-accessible rooms with ground-floor showers. Yoga classes and belly-dancing lessons can be arranged.
At the hotel
Shared and private pools, hammam with spa treatments, steam room, tennis court, dining area, gardens, DVD library, boules, a cricket and rounders court, table tennis, swings, laundry and free WiFi.
In your room
Suites and family apartments have pool access, an iPod dock, safe, free bottled water and bathrobes. Private villas have an additional flatscreen TV and private kitchen with an oven and hob, fridge, kettle and cafetiere. The larger villas also have private swimming pools and a dishwasher in the kitchen.
Our favourite rooms
Guests can either stay in a suite within a villa (each with an ensuite, a private terrace and shared pool), or book a villa for exclusive use. Riad Silar and Riad Valmar are the best suited for larger families; both have a kitchen, TV room, sitting room and a dining room spread over three floors (including a private roof terrace) and are decorated in a contemporary style with Moorish accents throughout. Riad Silar has a private pool with a furnished terrace and three interconnecting suites on the first floor (the TV snug can also be converted into a ground-floor bedroom with access to a shower room, so little ones don’t have to scale the the steep staircase). Riad Valmar is the largest, sleeping up to twelve people in four first-floor suites and one ground-floor room. This villa is best suited to families with older children because it has a private pool and plenty of outdoor space; spanning three enclosed courtyards with a fountain, fruit trees and tree-shaded dining spots.
Two communal pools, including one shallow kids' pool, and three private pools. There’s no supervision at the communal pools, so keep a watchful eye on any toddlers or arm them with a float from the hotel’s stash. Guests can also request a safety net for their private pool.
The hotel’s hammam sits under an elegant white dome at the centre of the hotel and a range of spa treatments – waxing, body scrubs, manicures, pedicures, massages and facials with all-natural masks – are offered from 2pm to 6pm each day. Henna painting is also available in half-hour and hour-long sessions for groups.
For large groups the hotel can arrange a BBQ, and guests can mingle during daily afternoon tea with Moroccan pastries and mint tea. The hotel also leaves out star maps for stellar family evening on your roof terrace.
Babysitting must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Cooking lessons in Essaouira with the hotel owners should be booked in advance, and if you want to eat in-villa – and don't fancy cooking – contact the hotel in advance to arrange a menu with the hotel's chef.