Le Jardin des Douars

Douar Sidi Yassine, BP209, Essaouira, Morocco

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Hotel Description

If you’re making the effort to travel to the Maghreb, you may as well get out of town and head for the hills, checking into one of the grand old palaces now functioning as hotels. Something like Le Jardin des Douars. Located outside the coastal city of Essaouira, it’s a ksar — a castle, North African–style, consisting of a cluster of traditional earthen buildings surrounded by a high wall — repurposed as a boutique hotel.

Inside the walls is a peaceful oasis. Garden paths, lined with exotic flowers and shaded with palm, olive, and bougainvillea trees, meander between sun-drenched terraces and quiet villas, from hammam to swimming pool. There are two pools, in fact, and two restaurants: one of each is family-friendly, the other for adults only. It’s a smart distinction, especially given that relaxation — however you define it — is the hotel’s primary objective.

Everywhere you look, the natural greenery and smooth tadelakt are embellished with colorful Moroccan artwork and crafts, from traditional tile work to Berber rugs. Rustic wooden doors open into guest rooms and suites. While each is individually decorated, and amenities vary, standard features include floors lined in bejmat (terracotta tile), linens by Balzatex — a boutique brand based in Casablanca — and sumptuous walk-in showers stocked with locally sourced argan-oil bath products. One thing they don’t have: televisions or telephones, unless you make special arrangements for them.

This is a retreat from your day-to-day reality, after all. It’s a place to linger over a picture-perfect Moroccan breakfast spread on the sunny terrace, or to lounge in the hammam, to sip mint tea or cocktails by the infinity pool, out of earshot of the under-twelve set, if you so desire. The same is true of dinner: both restaurants specialize in French-influenced Moroccan cuisine made with local produce, but the romantic (and kid-free) La Table des Douars is preferable for a candlelit dinner for two. Should you tire of the slow pace, the charming port city of Essaouria, with its bustling medina, is just a short drive or taxi ride away.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 24 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

A baby cot can be arranged at no additional charge. Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com for assistance. Traveler’s checks are not accepted.

Credit cards accepted:

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

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  • Royal Suite

    • Fits 5 people but not more than 4 adults
    • 1076 ft²/100 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • Bedding : 2 king or twin beds + 1 single bed
    • chaise lounge
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • wood fireplace
    • working desk
  • Relax Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 269 ft²/25 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • hairdryer
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • terrace
  • Romantic Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 269 ft²/25 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • chaise lounge
    • hairdryer
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • terrace
  • BELDI ROOM

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • Bedding : 1 king bed + 1 single bed or 3 single beds
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • rain shower
    • safe
  • BELDI TERRACE ROOM

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • Bedding : 1 king bed and 1 single bed or 3 singles beds
    • chaise lounge
    • hairdryer
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • terrace
  • Family Terrace Room

    • Fits 4 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • Bedding : 1 king bed + 2 single beds
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • terrace
  • Family Room

    • Fits 4 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • Bedding : 1 king bed + 2 single beds
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
  • Luxe Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 344 ft²/32 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • chaise lounge
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • terrace
    • wood fireplace
  • VILLA PRIMERA

    • Fits 6 people
    • 3767 ft²/350 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden or pool.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • Bedding : 4 king or twin beds + 2 single beds - Private pool
    • chaise lounge
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • full kitchen
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minifridge
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • wood fireplace
  • VILLA PATIO

    • Fits 6 people
    • 4305 ft²/400 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden or pool.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • Bedding : 4 king or twin beds + 2 single beds - Private pool
    • chaise lounge
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • full kitchen
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minifridge
    • patio
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • wood fireplace
  • VILLA BASMAH

    • Fits 6 people
    • 4520 ft²/420 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden or pool.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • Bedding : 4 king or twin beds + 2 single beds - Private pool
    • chaise lounge
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • full kitchen
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minifridge
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • wood fireplace
  • BABEL SUITE

    • Fits 5 people but not more than 4 adults
    • 484 ft²/45 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • Bedding : 2 king or twin beds + 1 single bed
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • wood fireplace
  • DOUARIA SUITE

    • Fits 6 people but not more than 4 adults
    • 538 ft²/50 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • Bedding : 2 king or twin beds + 2 single beds
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • wood fireplace
  • MOGADOR SUITE

    • Fits 6 people but not more than 4 adults
    • 807 ft²/75 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • Bedding : 2 king or twin beds + 2 single beds
    • chaise lounge
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • rain shower
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • wood fireplace
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

A baby cot can be arranged at no additional charge. Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com for assistance. Traveler’s checks are not accepted.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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