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Dar L'Oussia

Morocco, Essaouira

Good for Couples

  • Five star restored property in the heart of the medina
  • Solarium terrace with ocean views
  • Authentic Moroccan dining in traditional vaulted rooms
  • In-house spa offering luxury treatments

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.


Bars and Restaurants


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.

Spa and Wellness


The hotel has a small spa with a traditional Hammam, offering relaxing and restoring spa treatments using time honoured ingredients, including Argan oil.

Activities and Entertainment

Guided Tours

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.

About the location

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.

Transfer time

Dar L’Oussia is 2 hours and 40 minutes from Marrakech Airport.

Double Comfort

Max 3 adults

Comfort rooms feature a shower room and a separate toilet as well as a dressing room, all overlooking the inner courtyard.


Double Luxe

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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Good hotel in great position
Archie62London, London
Tripadvisor review Sep 11 2019
It was good to be back at Dar L'Oussia after about 8 years, and which is in one of the best locations in Essaouira. The staff were delightful, the rooms were very comfortable and the restaurant...
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Beautiful Place in an Excellent Location
cathystacey, Essaouira, Morocco
Tripadvisor review Aug 22 2019
Dar L???Oussia is a wonderful place to stay and I recommend it 100%. I have stayed here a few times now. The rooms are beautiful, comfortable, spacious and very clean, the roof terrace is amazing with...
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