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A luxury Riad in Essaouira beautifully furnished with a combination of original Moroccan and oriental artifacts along with modern luxuries and conveniences making Villa de l' a beautiful Riad in Essaouira and a excellent contrast between the contemporary and traditional.

Sheltered by the original Medina walls in one of the closest locations to the beach in Essaouira and working fish port, Villa de l is a Riad in Essaouira only a few meters from the souks, thriving main square and most of the best restaurants in Essaouira.

Villa de l' is a XVIIIth century Riad, in keeping with the Riads architectural spirit and giving the subtle alchemy between stone, sculpted wood, and the quivering of the beautifully made fabrics. Meticulously refined, the modern decoration of Villa de l' combines the oriental and colonial spirit in a Sub-Saharan African style but without forgetting the most modern facilities and technologies.

Villa de l' offers one of the best views in Essaouira of the beach and Atlantic ocean from its large roof terrace, Lxygne", where guests can relax in peace and tranquility or take breakfast on the variety of seating areas.

Villa de l' has 2 more intimate seating areas in the Riad, "L'bne" and "l'racle", created as salons for a calming moment of reading, conversation or as a pre-evening exploration Apritif, always most appreciated on any holiday in Morocco.

Lasis, is the central patio at Villa de l' where guests can meet to have a drink or relax a while under Essaouira sky in a blessing of light, vegetation and water.

Base prices are in Euro: Sterling, USD and Moroccan dirham rates will vary by exchange rate.

Hipmarrakech Special Offer

Special Offer

Valid :From the 4th January to the 31st March 2016

Offer can be booked online!

A 25% discount for stays between January and 31 March 2016


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  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Airconditioning
  • Safe
  • Water in room
  • Welcome refreshments upon arrival
  • Fireplaces in the Obene lounge and some rooms
  • Hammam
  • Spa
  • Beauty salon
  • Dry cleaning
  • Babysitting upon request
  • Transfers from airport
  • WiFi
Salon Chemine?
Salon Cheminé
Terrace Sea View
Terrace Sea View

Le Sirocco
Tel: 00212(0) 524 47 23 96
15 Rue Ibn Roch
Cuisine: Franco-Moroccan

Trendy restaurant in Essaouira with a great friendly service, mostly known for the delicious seafood freshly prepared and served in the cozy and romantic interior

Caravane Caf
Tel: 00212(0) 524 78 31 11
Rue du Qadi Ayyad - Mdina
Cuisine: World Cuisine From Every Continent

Lively and friendly restaurant where a great selection of international cuisine can be enjoyed whilst getting familiar with local moroccan art and music.

La Table de Madada
Tel: 00212(0) 524 47 55 12
7 Rue Youssef el Fassi - Medina
Cuisine: Fresh Seafood Moroccan

French owned, this great restaurant by the city walls offers a sophisticated menu based around local seafood in a elegant yet very friendly environment

  • Great choice of breakfast options
  • Diners can be prepared upon request

The team at Villa de l'O is happy to make sure your stay in Essaouira is exactly as you imagine it. Upon request, the staff can arrange for a wide range of activities in Essaouira and surrondings.

Hammam and Massage at the Osmose Spa

The traditional Moroccan experience of a hammam is one not to miss. Add a nice massage or beauty treatment on top of that and you feel as relaxed as ever, all that within the comfort of the Villa.

Golf of Mogador

The 18 hole course, designed by Gary Player is a short drive away from the mdina. Designed to preserve the water resources of the region, it is one stunning and challenging course to play at least once in your life.
Golfers packages available.

  • Camel and Horse riding along the beach
  • Quad biking in the dunes
  • Historic walking tour of Essaouira
  • Sidi Kaouki beach
Terrace Sea View
Terrace Sea View

"Each room is done up differently and so make sure you pick the room you want when making reservations. Its a perfect boutique hotel.
The hotel has a terrace with a spectacular view of the ocean! A perfect place to watch the sunset! The hotel is a stones throw away from the beach!
Everything about the hotel was wonderful- the service, the dcor and the breakfast!"

A guest from Paris, March 2013

"This boutique hotel is the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in. It's a little diamond! Superb warmth, friendliness and helpfulness from the owner Caroline and her very attentive team. They were all very engaging! The attention to detail really is exceptional. Very comfortable and well laid out rooms that you can really feel at home in. I slept very well on the good quality double bed I had and the pillows and bed linen finished off the touch of luxury.
I especially enjoyed the substantial and healthy breakfast with freshly squeezed juices on the roof terrace which had amazing panoramic views of the beach and roof top angles of part of the medina.
The rooms downstairs like the indoor courtyard for example were wonderful right down to the natural avery it has established with small birds like Finches creating a beautiful background chorus whilst I took afternoon beverages. Another room I loved was the games room with log fire and Edwine makes the best hot chocolate soothers!
I was delighted with my hammam and massage and not to far to go, just down one flight of stairs in fact!"

A guest from London, March 2013

Located on the south eastern medina wall with the beach as its neighbor, Villa de l' is a very well placed Riad in Essaouira and only a short stroll from the bustling main square, souks and some of the best restaurants in Essaouira.

Unik Prestige Room (patio view)

The Unik Prestige rooms at Villa de l' have been well crafted with a good use of their space and decorated in a variety of Sub-Saharan safari styles with interesting traditional artifacts from the orient combined with modern luxuries you would expect in a top boutique hotel.
These rooms have been furnished with a mix of wood, leather and a number of very tasteful interesting small extras.

The Unik Prestige rooms at Villa de l' have traditional tadelakt bathrooms with a shower. As is Moroccan tradition, these rooms have views of the central Riad patio in keeping with the humble Islamic mentality.

Free Wi-Fi access, a minibar and free tea and coffee are provided in this en suite room.


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Unik Suite (medina view)

The Unik Suites of Villa de l' are spacious and bright offering views of the medina derbs or old medina walls. They are furnished with a combination of traditional African/ Oriental artifacts, which sit very well with the wood panelling and headboards, combined with the beautiful presentation of fresh flowers made up during your evening meal out in Essaouira.

In a spirit of voyage, the Unik Suite bathrooms at Villa de l' have been created with natural tones of a traditional Moroccan building craft of tadelakt. Washbasins of wood and brass, with either large shower of bathtub inlaid in wood allows for deep uninterupted relaxation and oriental adventure.

Free Wi-Fi access, a minibar and free tea and coffee are provided in this en suite room.


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Unik Prestige Suite (sea view)

The Unik Prestige Suites at Villa de l' are the standout rooms of this Riad in Essaouira offering intimate views of the Ocean and the Essaouira beach. Decorated in chic safari style with traditional Moroccan tadelakt bathrooms, leather furniture and very well sourced oriental artifacts giving each suite a very personalised feel.
The Unik Prestige Suite bathrooms at Villa de l' come with bathtub housed in wood giving a more regal and grand atmosphere between antique and modern.

These air-conditioned suites have Wi-Fi access, a minibar and free tea and coffee are provided.


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Please note:

  • The base rate price at Villa de lO is in pounds, euros, or Moroccan dirhams and exchange rates are approximate.
  • All prices are based on two people sharing and include breakfast and tva (VAT).
  • Most riads add local taxes which are generally about £2 per day per person, but vary from house to house

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