'Hotel de Charme' in Essaouira Medina
Perfectly located, right between the port and the souk and just inside the ramparts on the edge of the old quarter, Villa Maroc is one of our favourite hotels in Essaouira. If you are not someone who wants to stay in a modern anonymous hotel on the beach away from the heart of Essaouira, then you must consider Villa Maroc.
Villa Maroc is a comfortable, superior standard 'Hotel de Charme' just 2 minutes from the sea. Consisting of four 18th century houses which now inter-connect and have been restored in arabo-andalusian style in keeping with the traditions of Essaouira, Villa Maroc offers 21 individually styled bedrooms and suites.
Facilities include a spa, a large roof terrace, a massage parlour, a beauty parlour, hammam and several comfortable and cosy lounges (four with open log-fires), where one can sit and read, relax with a drink, or enjoy candle-lit dinners.
Reflecting the colours and architecture of Essaouira Villa Maroc has been furnished and decorated with with style and taste using local artisans, antiques and the paintings of both local and international artists. It retains the atmosphere or a large private house rather than a hotel.
Meals are a particular highlight for guests, served in small indepedent salons rather than a large impersonal dining room. Incorporating the aromas and flavours of Moroccan cuisine, many of the ingredients are sourced from the food markets of Essaouira. Sea food dishes are a speciality.