Set in the heart of the medina, Hotel Dar L’Oussia is a beautifully restored property built within a large courtyard, surrounded by beautiful views of the Medina and a stunning beach. The property is in a renovated former ruin of a roadside inn, or ‘caravanserai’, now bursting with life, alluring scents and wonderfully bright colours. Built over five levels and with sunny views, rooms at Dar L’Oussia are drenched in elegant, Moroccan decor with traditional materials like marble and zelige (a beautifully intricate stucco resembling lace).
The hotel has a large solarium terrace with stunning views of the ocean, as well as a bar and an elegant restaurant with vaulted rooms. For those wanting to explore the true luxury of spas, the hotel has a traditional Hammam, offering treatments with celebrated Moroccan Argan oil. Explorers will love the local souks, exploding with life and eye catching colours around every corner.
The hotel’s in-house restaurant is an experience in itself, with the option to dine in vaulted rooms under stone arches surrounded by traditionally Moroccan fireplaces. Here you can enjoy the essence of Morocco with an authentic yet experimental menu serving delicious Moroccan specialities and European classics. Try traditional lamb or chicken tagine, along with fresh and delicious salads and honey flavoured artichoke hearts.
Unwind for the evening and catch up with friends over a drink at the hotel’s relaxing Cosa Bar, which serves refreshing drinks in a cosy atmosphere decorated with dark reds, low chairs and beautiful white drapes.
The hotel has a small spa with a traditional Hammam, offering relaxing and restoring spa treatments using time honoured ingredients, including Argan oil.
A holiday to Morocco is only made more memorable by visiting the local souks, where all five senses come alive. Find your way around the many twists and turns of these beautiful markets, taking in whiffs of mint and lemons from the food stalls while trying to pull your eyes away from the dazzling colours of beautifully intricate lanterns and rich carpets.
The hotel has a beautiful solarium terrace with breath taking views of Medina and the beachfront. Start your day with a delicious breakfast in the open air or simply pull out a sun lounger and bask in the African sun all afternoon.
Hotel Dar L’Oussia is located in the beautiful Essaouira; a breezy seaside resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. The town’s name aptly means “little picture”, and it certainly lives up to the name with its beautiful blue and white inner walled city, known as a ‘medina’, and its stone gates. A golden sand beach is moments away, attracting windsurfers from all over the world with its strong winds.
Essaouira has a bustling medina, however it’s a slightly more laid-back alternative to Marrakech. Less chaotic than the cultural capital, Essaouira offers a more relaxing shopping experience and the streets are dotted with beautifully colourful stalls. Starting from the main medina and spreading out into the surrounding ancient streets, you can buy anything from traditional spices and oranges to dinner plates and hand woven rugs.
The town also boasts an impressive dining scene, with traditional Moroccan beachfront restaurants as well as relaxing and ambient loft bars overlooking the medina.
Dar L’Oussia is 2 hours and 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.
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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