Dar Liouba Riad Hotel Essaouira, Morocco - MEL001

Hidden away in the maze of side streets in the medina, this is one of the most elegant houses in Essaouira, where light and shadow combine to create a space of cool contemplation.

Local knowledge is gold, talk to Patricia and Jean-Jacques, owners of Dar Liouba, they will share their tips about restaurants and surroundings as well as recommended craftsmen and stales.

8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20

Central Medina location
5 minutes walk to beach
Restaurants within a few minute stroll
Roof terrace with sunloungers

It is easy to miss the entrance to this stunning house, a fact which adds to its charm. Once inside, the elegance and subtle design are immediately striking. The house has an inner atrium which is almost like a pergola. Bougainvillea tumbles down from the top floor, adding a bright splash of colour.

On the ground floor the light provided by this open central space adds to the sense of calm. The salons and living spaces are sumptuous, created with a designer's eye. Paintings by local artists are hung on several walls. Here at any time of day, you can sink back into one of the comfortable sofas and enjoy a glass of delicious mint tea and home-made pastries. Evening meals are available on request and are a mouth-watering reflection of all that is best about Moroccan cuisine. Breakfast too (included in the price) is a feast and can be taken in your room, on the terrace or at the dining table.

On the first and second floors, the six bedrooms radiate out from the gallery which runs around the central atrium. All rooms are well-furnished and have luxury, well-equipped en-suite bathrooms and now possess safes.

There is also a spacious suite on the top floor that is perfect for a longer stay or for a couple with a child

All guests have access to the roof terrace at the top of the house. There are stunning 360 degree views of the medina and Atlantic Ocean.

The staff are extremely helpful and will cater to all your needs. Don't hesitate to ask for advice on where to go and what to see in and around Essaouira.

It is possible to rent the whole house (8 rooms sleeping 20). Prices available on request.

If travelling by car, you will need to park in one of the public parking spaces outside the medina and walk to the house, as no cars are allowed inside the medina walls.

The property is located 190 km from Marrakech (& airport), 170 km from Agadir (& airport).

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