Where to Stay in Essaouira


Thinking of heading south to Morocco for a beachy holiday? I just got off the plane from Morocco and can wholeheartedly recommend Essaouira. It's got a boho yet ethnic vibe and of course lots of sunshine. Tempted? Here are my two suggestions of where to stay in Essaouira.

Where to Stay in Essaouira

Villa de l'O


This boutique hotel is located right on the edge of the medina, but still inside the city walls. It's housed in a traditional riad with rooms giving out onto a courtyard with a fountain in the centre. We were welcomed with a traditional Moroccan tea and sweets before taken to our room. The whole riad feels like you've been warped back into times when the French were ruling the country as the place is littered with paraphernalia reminiscent of 18th century travel. Think leather travel cases, antique furniture (both European and Moroccan) and lots of globes, compasses and binoculars.

Where to Stay in Essaouira


Where to Stay in Essaouira

Our room was lovely, but after we had a nosey around the other rooms, felt a bit shortchanged. We only had a twin with a decent sized shower room, but the rooms on our floor were nothing less than suites with sumptuous bath tubs and lush king sized beds and some even had a mezzanine floor.

Where to Stay in Essaouira

Breakfast was served on the rooftop terrace overlooking the ocean. The food was a combination of French and Moroccan pastries with fruits, yoghurt and of course tea and coffee.

Where to Stay in Essaouira

We almost didn't want to leave if it wasn't for our reservation at what is supposed to be the nicest hotel in Essaouira.

L'Heure Bleue


This hotel is part of the Relais et Chateaux chain and is housed in what used to be the British consulate. It has a lovely courtyard with lots of plants giving it a secluded feel. This is where the breakfast buffet is served every morning.

Where to stay in Essaouira

We were upgraded to a suite that was bigger than my London flat, but then the latter is of course teeny tiny. Still we had a large hall area, a sitting area with a fireplace, then the sleeping area and a massive bathroom with an equally massive tub, two sinks and a shower room.

Where to Stay in Essaouira

The turndown service came with fruits and Moroccan sweeties, which I loved. Way better than the standard chocolate on your pillow.

Where to Stay in Essaouira


We spent a lot of time lazing by the pool which is located on the rooftop terrace. There are lots of sunbeds big and small and secluded, shady corners as well overlooking the hustle and bustle in the newer part of town.

Where to stay in Essaouira

There is also a lunch time buffet, but drinks are available all day. They are of the alcoholic kind and come with delightful bar snacks.

Where to Stay in Essaouira

It's hard to say which one I preferred, so my suggestion is to do like we did and stay at both. Easy choice.

Comments

  1. I've always wanted to visit Morocco, and that looks like the most amazing hotel.

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    1. The both were pretty amazing. And Morocco was lovely as well. Worth checking out.

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  2. Loving the decor and interior a lot. So pretty.

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    1. Yeah they both had lovely features. Really loved the first hotel a lot.

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  3. It looks like the most amazing hotel,
    thanks for your information dear....

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    1. They are two different hotels and they were both lovely.

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