Located in the heart of the historic medina, the Dar L’Oussia rose from the ruins of the former ‘caravanserai’ or a roadside inn, used by travellers crossing the Sahara Desert. Today, the riad houses 24 rooms, a cosy restaurant, relaxed bar and a lovely solarium terrace, ideal for lounging around and enjoying beautiful views towards the ocean. The small spa with hammam offers a range of treatments using traditional argan oil, and a selection of excursion is available, including a visit to a traditional souk or a day spent by the pool at a luxury villa.
Hotel child prices apply to ages 2-12 years.
The hotel has 24 rooms.
Bars and Restaurants
Enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine as well as European classics, including tasty tagines and light salads, cooked with fresh local ingredients.
Enjoy a relaxing drink in the cozy Cosa Bar.
Enjoy stunning panoramic views from the solarium terrace, ideal to have breakfast or other meals.
Spa and Wellness
Relax in the spa, including traditional Moroccan hammam and a range of treatments, using local argan oil.
About the location
Essaouira is a breezy seaside resort with a laid-back vibe. Its fishing harbour is where it’s all happening, though. This lively, working hub is where the area’s freshest catch comes from. Then you have the sandy beach, which thanks to its location and windy nature, attracts windsurfers from all over.
Like Marrakech, Essaouira has a bustling medina – it’s slightly less chaotic, though, offering a more relaxing shopping experience. The colourful stalls are predominantly in the main medina, though they also spread out into the surrounding ancient streets. Shop for everything from spices and oranges, to dinner plates and hand-woven rugs. The medina lies within Essaouira’s old town and has ancient walls protecting it.
There is a great dining scene, too, from chilled-out loft bars overlooking the medina, to beach front Ibiza-esque restaurants. A trip to Morocco wouldn’t be complete without a traditional hammam (a Turkish bath). You can grab yourself this treatment in many of the hotels and spas across the city.
2 hours 40 minutes from Marrakech airport.
Max 3 adults
Comfort rooms feature a shower room and a separate toilet as well as a dressing room, all overlooking the inner courtyard.
Max 3 adults
Luxe rooms feature a shower room and a separate toilet as well as a dressing room, all overlooking the inner courtyard.
Double Junior Suite
Max 3 adults, 1 child
Junior Suites feature a shower room and a separate toilet as well as a dressing room.
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Based on 433 traveller reviews
87% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Beautiful riad with gold hearted people
Travel-Expert-Ex, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jun 24 2018
First of all I would like to thank the amazing family of people working in this Riad specially Khadija, Kacem and Gabriel. Their work and dedication was out of this world. My mom and myself felt part...
First of all I would like to thank the amazing family of people working in this Riad specially Khadija, Kacem and Gabriel. Their work and dedication was out of this world. My mom and myself felt part of this family and super treated. Thank you!
Rooms are super comfortable, clean and with a lot of light. Kudos to the delicious orange flower soap kindly put in the bathtub or walking shower.
They have a magnificent terrace that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and a lot of beautiful companion will take care that you don’t feel alone .... the known Essaouira Seagulls! Love them!
Last but not least, don’t forget to ask for the amazing home made Moroccan and Mediterranean food, a delicatessen.
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“ Great location
rlberg02, Essaouira, Morocco
Jun 21 2018
A beautiful place to stay. The open courtyard felt very Moroccan. There are a lot of stairs if you have mobility issues. Our room was beautifully decorated and clean. We are at the dining room...
A beautiful place to stay. The open courtyard felt very Moroccan. There are a lot of stairs if you have mobility issues. Our room was beautifully decorated and clean. We are at the dining room twice. The sole was melt in your mouth good. The next night was the eve of Ramadan and the menu was extremely limited. We enjoyed the lovely young lady that served us. The last night we were the only guests in the hotel.
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