Villa de l'O

3, rue Mohamed Ben Messouad, Essaouira, Morocco

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18.5
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  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service18
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

Sure, it’s a bit farther out than Marrakech, but for anyone who’s at all attached to the seaside, there’s no contest: Essaouira has got the medina and the beach, both in one pocket-sized package along the Atlantic coast. And there’s nowhere else a hotel like the Villa de l’O could exist — this place is pure fantasy, all the way through, and needs a fantastic setting to match.

It makes the riad hotels of Marrakech look uptight by comparison. This one dates back to the 18th century, but in its present incarnation it’s an ornate contemporary-luxe boutique hotel, whose young French owner has outfitted it in a style that’s more colonial than Arabian, equal parts modern and classic, full of custom finishes, painstakingly collected antique furnishings, high-end designer linens and unique objects from all over the world.

You’re at the edge of the medina, inside the old city walls — but more importantly, you’re just yards from the beach, which is likely why you’re in Essaouira in the first place. A tiny spa offers hammam, massage and body treatments, and your hosts know the city’s restaurants inside and out. And after a few nights of this, you may just entirely forget about that other Moroccan city — what was that place called again?

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Hotel Criteria

  • 12 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. Minimum stay during Gnawa Music Festival end of june/15th july to the 15th august/Christmas and New Year celebrations There is a 3.8% extra charge for Visa and MasterCard.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Chambre Unik Prestige

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Double/Full Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
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    Views: courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • international channel
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • standard television
  • Suite Unik

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • standard television
  • Suite Unik Prestige

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 538 ft²/50 m².
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    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • bathtub
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. Minimum stay during Gnawa Music Festival end of june/15th july to the 15th august/Christmas and New Year celebrations There is a 3.8% extra charge for Visa and MasterCard.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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