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Dar Danse

Bhaibeh Beach (Route Cotiere Essaouira - Safi), Essaouira 44000 Morocco
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#15 of 38 small hotels in Essaouira
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Unique boutique hotel on the wild Atlantic coast of Morocco. Characterful and quirky accommodation, infinity pool and large open-air studio with glorious views of the ocean, gardens, resident donkeys, deserted beaches....The perfect place to step off the world!

Fabulous venue for special-interest groups ie, dance, yoga, pilates, photography, art etc, and ex Royal Ballet dancer offers inspiring Ballet retreats.

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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Hiking
Fishing
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Hammam
Massage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 1 more

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Bhaibeh Beach (Route Cotiere Essaouira - Safi), Essaouira 44000 Morocco
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Essaouira Airport
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rad0001 wrote a review Aug 2020
Casablanca, Morocco1 contribution1 helpful vote
Great escape from city life and great return to basic needs with non intrusive luxury. Great people, great nature. The tasty moroccan dished with very interesting twists I never had before. We will be coming again for sure.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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dana_richards wrote a review Jun 2019
New York City, New York24 contributions5 helpful votes
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We felt a bit exhausted after a few busy days in Marrakech and Essaouira, and stumbled upon Dar Danse as i looked for a more remote stay far from the craziness of the Medinas. I am so so happy that we were able to spend the end of our Moroccan trip at the bubble. We found our way down a sandy road, passing goats and sheep and a beautiful beach to our right. I was hoping that we would be greeted by Conrad, the resident camel, i had read about online - and there he was, waiting for us as we arrived. We were also greeted by Chappy, the sweetest dog, who was by our side our entire stay. He took us on beach walks, sat beside us at the pool and at dinner, and quietly napped in our room at times. We got to enjoy a lovely pool and empty beaches by ourselves, Abdoul and the sweet staff answered all of our questions, and treated us to delicious meals. We met the donkeys, and got to take two other rescue dogs for a beach walk. You can have a ride with Conrad, if you choose. It was exactly what we needed. Quiet coast, sweet animals, good food, lovely people. Highly recommended if you get the chance to visit.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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CaliMinn wrote a review Apr 2019
19 contributions39 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights and 4 days with our 5 and 9 year olds and a grandparent. We were debating whether to stay closer to town but eventually settled on Dar Danse because its beachfront location and amazing views. I’m so glad we did! It was the perfect relaxing getaway and a great place to unplug. It was nice to end our trip to Morroco here after a couple days in bustling Marrakech and long drives to and from the desert. The kids loved riding Conrad the Camel, walking the rescue dogs, playing on the beach and at the pool and having the freedom to roam the property. We loved the amazing food, chill atmosphere and waking up to amazing views of the Atlantic every morning. Abdou and the rest of the staff were warm, kind and accommodating. Our kids have lots of tricky food allergies and they went out of their way to work around them. We thought we might venture into town but ended up spending the entire time at the property. Essaouira is a great town - it was much more our speed compared to hectic Marrakech but we only spent an afternoon there on our way to the property and never left until it was time to catch our flight back home. This really is a special place and was exactly what we needed. We loved that the property was sustainably built and operated but this meant that WiFi was not superfast and showers weren’t always hot but we thought this was all part of unplugging and rolling with the experience. A fantastic experience, we were so sad to leave!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Lynne O wrote a review Oct 2018
St. Neots, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
The Bubble on the Beach is the oasis of calm we all need in our busy lives. The location is just an hour from Essaouira but feels wonderfully isolated. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean this home from home could not be more beautiful . The staff and the Filpi family will make you feel so relaxed that by the end of day one, I felt like I'd been there a week! Stunning individual rooms, elegant dining, traditional bathrooms and the most inviting infinity pool. No tech needed on this holiday... just bring yourself and a good book for an escape in the sun. The staff provide delicious meals - we had full board with lovely tea and cake mid pm. The local rose wine was a particular hit but there is a good choice of drinks to choose from. I enjoyed a Hamman and camel ride during my stay whilst my husband enjoyed photographing the natural surroundings and idyllic sunsets. I cannot recommend the Bubble enough, whether you come for a dance retreat or just a chilled out break. Thank you xxxxx
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Date of stay: September 2018
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SunSita7 wrote a review Jul 2018
Bend, Oregon51 contributions57 helpful votes
Dar Danse is a stunning oasis overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Everywhere you look on the property there is something new and unique. But the people are what made this place really special. Liz and Antonio were a delight. What a vision they had to create such a masterpiece by the ocean. Rachid made our stay so much fun, from his cheerful greeting “Hello, America!” and efficient service of our delicious Moroccan meals, to his masterful playing of the gimbri. We stayed in the L’ Artiste suite and it was spacious, well appointed. The view of the ocean from the front veranda was gorgeous and it was so much fun to look at the back and see the rolling hills with grazing camels. The only down side was the bed was super hard, not just firm. We soon found this true of almost all of our beds in Moroccan Riads. However, Nagia saved the day! She had such a sweet spirit and was so kind. Very willing to help when I asked for more padding for the bed. So, don’t be afraid to ask! By beautiful design, this is an eco-retreat powered by the sun with well water. This is not the place to expect high speed internet all day. We did have coverage when needed. Just be aware that if a powerful, hot shower is what you expect, you may want to adjust those expectations! The bathroom was very clean and lovely otherwise. Dar Danse would be the perfect place to relax after a stay in Marrakech and/or a desert trip.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Johanne D wrote a review Apr 2017
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We spend 4 nights at this fantastic place. Family with 2 kids, age 6 and 8. The kids simply loved the relaxed atmosphere, the garden, the animals, the pool and the sea. A very nice break from everyday life - nothing to do, but hang out :) Very nice staff, Rashid took very good care of us and the owners Liz and husband was very helpful. We recommend you to stay at the Atlantic suite, lovely decorated and amazing view of the ocean.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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FrequentTraveller25 wrote a review Sept 2016
Brussels134 contributions55 helpful votes
The location is exceptional on a small cliff on the beach, but a little bit remote and can be sometimes difficult to access. Antonio, Liz and their family have dogs and other animals. The service is excellent and the meals delicious. If you want to be alone, accept reduced comfort and love dogs, take the "Papillons" suite, next to the pool. It will be difficult for you to decide to leave
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Room Tip: The Papillons suite is our favourite, but needs renovation.
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AmvA wrote a review Apr 2016
London, United Kingdom50 contributions46 helpful votes
If you are looking for a remote eco-tourism and animal friendly location, this is the perfect place! Do not expect luxury, although within the eco-tourism world this may be what you consider luxury. The hosts are brilliant and will make sure to make you feel at home. Please consider the fact that this is a REMOTE location, the nearest village is 11km away and Essaouira 45km, take supplies with you if you have particular needs or inform the hosts previous to your arrival. Forget about tech and immerse yourself in nature and silence :) The Animal Sanctuary in particular, is for me the most amazing experience you can have here, if you love animals you will fall in love with each and everyone of them. Sending my love to all and specially to Chebbi, the little pup we rescued from the streets of Akermoud and brought back to Dar Danse - wishing you all happy days ahead!!!
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Jamie H wrote a review Mar 2016
Chudleigh, United Kingdom5 contributions
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What an incredible retreat! Given the appalling British weather we decided to catch some winter sun in Morocco. After reading the glowing reviews and researching the local area we decided to book - and Dar Danse certainly lived up to it's reputation! After hiring a small car from Essaouira Airport we set off; the journey took around 50 minutes given the local speed limits - which we were glad of given the incredible scenery from the coastal road. When we arrived we did have to negotiate a unsurfaced track which seemed to go on for a while, however we weren't quite prepared for what we were about to stumble across! We arrived around 6pm as the sun was starting to set across the Atlantic; we were welcomed by Liz and Francesca who lead us through the incredible garden to the elegant reception. We booked 11 nights in Papillon which included a bedroom, spacious bathroom with a fantastic rustic walk-in shower along with a private sitting room looking out over the pool and ocean. The beds were firm but comfortable with fresh clean linen and towels on arrival. Although we hired a car we found it difficult to leave the tranquility of the "bubble" - there were so many secluded spots to sit among the established grounds to unwind and take it all in. We did however take a trip into Essaouira which was very pleasant - we found it much more laid back and friendly compared to Marrakesh which was impressive in it's own right. Each night we walked the stunning beach admiring a different sunset every time without a soul for miles - magical. The food was fantastic; the chef prepared local Moroccan cuisine coupled with western dishes which suited us to the ground. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly going out of their way to ensure we were happy - even down to carrying our cases to the car on our departure! We had an incredible 12 days which we're sure to remember... until next time!
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Mike J wrote a review Dec 2015
London, United Kingdom6 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a lovely welcome at Dar Danse from Liz and the family. The kids loved the pool, the animals, the gardens to explore, and the beach. We loved the dinners on the terrace listening to the waves. We stayed in Papillon for the first night, which was right by the pool and had a room for us, and a room for the children as well as a sun lounge and a funky walk through bathroom. When the storm came, they kindly moved us to the cosy Caverne, under the main house which was perfect for us. Again with plenty of space for the kids. When the sun shone we loved the pool, walks and the beach and the camels rides. Looking for an opportunity to return already.
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Date of stay: October 2015
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What are some of the property amenities at Dar Danse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Dar Danse?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dar Danse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dar Danse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Dar Danse have airport transportation?
Yes, Dar Danse offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dar Danse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Arabic.