This is a beautifully furnished riad located within the medina walls so don't be fooled by the map location on Trip Advisor which shows it in a completely different place.
We had two nights here and I have to say it was the best part of staying in Essaouira. Built on 3 floors with a wonderful roof terrace atop where they serve the best breakfast, there's a central galleried landing with the bedrooms off. The only problem with that being the noise, which travels straight up, bouncing off all the hard surfaces on its' way. The rooms aren't numbered but have names instead and we were in L'Orizon on the first floor. It had a beautiful copper bath big enough for a family of four to squeeze into and double copper basins. Unfortunately the plug in the bath didn't keep the water in, which we discovered to our cost. There is no door, just curtains separating the bedroom from the bathroom so if you're shy you might have a problem with that.
A previous reviewer has said that they do not do dinner at the Villa, but recently they have started to, although we didn't eat there. The staff are very polite but didn't give us any information when we arrived, just took us to our room, which is fine but it's nice when they explain about the facilities of the hotel. We had to figure it all out for ourselves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sheltered by the Medina walls, Villa de l'O is located at few meters from the beach, the souks, and at the doors of the Essaouira golf court. Eighteenth-century riad, the architectural spirit of Villa de l'O is given by the subtle alchemy between stone, sculpted wood, and the quivering of the beautifully made fabrics. Refined, the modern decoration of the house combines the oriental and colonial spirit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa De l`o Hotel Essaouira