Dar Maya Riad Hotel Essaouira Medina - MEM004

Dar Maya is a luxury boutique hotel, offering five rooms 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.

Because of the great service and amazing hospitality it is one of our favourites places to spend few nights in Essaouira.

5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

Heated dip-pool
Traditional marble hammam (sauna)
In-room massage and beauty treatments
Room service
Concierge service
Open fireplaces and air-conditioning in all rooms
Handmade bath products and luxurious bathrobes
Free WiFi

Credit Cards (Visa and MasterCard) accepted (extra fee might apply)

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.

Dar Maya's five rooms have open fireplaces and walls of sleek tadelakt - the traditional polished lime-plaster. The owners have created seductive, contemporary interiors emphasising comfort and subtle colour palettes.

The spacious marble bathrooms all feature bathtubs with overhead showers, under-floor heating and heated towel-rails. All rooms include complimentary wireless internet access, sumptuous bedding with Egyptian cotton sheets and air conditioning.

Hammam & Beauty
The hammam and beauty treatments at Dar Maya are for the exclusive use of guests by arrangement. Go for a scrub in the traditional marble hammam, and then pamper yourself with an in-room massage or beauty treatments with our own fully trained specialist.

There is also a heated dip-pool on the terrace.

The approach to food is to keep it simple, fresh and made with local, seasonal ingredients only. Being so close to the sea, fresh seafood plays a prominent role on the menu. If you want to dine at Dar Maya in the evening in the snug dining room, there is a Moroccan three-course menu, which changes daily.

There is also a menu featuring hot and cold snacks and beverages, which you can order from at any time of the day.

Your room rate includes a scrumptious breakfast, which you can take on the roof terrace, dining room or patio.

The ground floor central courtyard is the perfect place to relax and unwind, and includes a glorious fountain where you can dip your feet.

On the 3rd floor there is a funky communal lounge, with comfy seating, feature fireplace, well stocked library, Bose iPod dock and a PC with free internet access.

The large, sunny roof terrace affords stunning views of the ocean and across the makeshift rooftops and minarets of the medina. The loungers by the heated dip-pool beckon you to lie back and relax. On certain evenings there is also a barbeque for alfresco dining.

Complimentary fresh bouquet of flowers in the room and a bottle of wine for honeymoon couples

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