On reading other reviews we decided to stay for 7 nights, and were glad we did. We felt at home and very relaxed after a warm welcome by Gareth and his staff . From the time we were picked up by the taxi arranged by Gareth to the time we left we had a wonderful relaxing holiday. Just wandering around the streets and markets of Essaouria stopping off at a cafe every so often kept us occupied along with some long walks along the beach. A few afternoons spent on the rooftop terrace listening to the sea and seagulls, and using the newly installed Jacuzzi added to the relaxed feel. The riad is beautiful. The understated design is cool and calming compared to the busy medina. Gareth seems to know everyone and everything about the town and his recommendations for places to eat were spot on. We have told everyone we know what a great place Dar Maya is. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dar Maya is a luxury boutique hotel, offering five rooms, a spa and rooftop hot tub in a chic, tranquil riad in the heart of Essaouira's historic medina. Having successfully blended a mix of understated Moroccan and contemporary European styles, Dar Maya oozes elegance, subtlety and intimacy. Our aim is to make your stay at Dar Maya as enjoyable as possible, and we offer an impeccable level of service that only a small luxury hotel can provide.With stunning ocean views from the terrace, the hotel is a few minutes walk to all the main attractions and amenities including the bustling cafes and restaurants, souks, port and beach. ... more less
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