Dar Maya

33, Rue Oujda, Essaouira, Morocco

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20
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms20
  • Public Spaces20
  • Service20
  • Overall20
1
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

We stayed at Dar Maya for only one night and a day and a half in Essaouira. From the time we booked our reservation to the time we left, we were treated like we were staying there for much much longer. It is a very chic place located in a perfect location in the medina with a surprise gorgeous ocean view and rooftop deck. Because we had a limited time, we asked that they arrange for several to do's that we wanted to participate in. They handled absolutely everything so we didn't need to do anything besides be ready at the departure times. A last second change in plans resulted in us asking if they could arrange a several hour tour of Essaouira and they arranged the best tour guide. Our time in Essaouira was both my husband and my best part of our 10 day of an amazing time in Morocco and Dar Maya helped that happen. I would absolutely recommend this Dar as the place to stay in Essaouira. Couldn't have been any better.

What the hotel could do better:

Nothing, had a wonderful stay!

Stayed October 2013

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Hotel Description

The Moroccan riad is a hotel genre inherently packed with character — sometimes, if you’re sensitive to over-decorated spaces, a little too much character. Most of them could learn a lot from the tranquil Riad Dar Maya, whose airy, pared-down rooms are a breath of fresh air, both proverbial and literal. From the moment you arrive, greeted with fresh Moroccan pastries and a cool drink, Dar Maya’s soothing, laid-back hospitality begins to take effect, producing an easy calm that seems to wash over the entire coastal city of Essaouira.

Like its hometown, the riad’s exteriors are awash in white, though warm lighting in the rooms and a series of shaded public spaces keep it from getting too blinding. Rather than drowning in pillows and silks, you’ll find yourself soaking in a massive marble bathtub; each of the five rooms has one. Some also come with private balconies or terraces, the better for taking in the breezes off the Atlantic, though the best views of all are found on the shared roof terrace, which overlooks the the rooftops and minarets of the surrounding medina, and the ocean beyond.

That terrace is one of several dining areas, meals at the riad being a treat wherever you take them. Service is in that famously warm Moroccan vein, while their approach to the food translates well in any language: keep it fresh, local and in season, with an emphasis on whatever the local fishermen are catching that day. Should you wish to get out on the water yourself, the town’s famous beaches are an easy trip, and the hotel can arrange anything from kite surfing to horseback riding to a seaside round of golf.

How to get there:

Dar Maya is located 17.6 km from Essaouira Airport. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for more information or assistance with transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 5 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

Hotel Booking Widget

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

Map