Villa Maroc

Location: Essaouira & the Southern Coast | Morocco

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

This elegant seaside oasis is one of our favourite places to stay in Essaouira. Originally a surfer hangout, these days it’s a tranquil haven of whitewashed walls and splashes of blue, with exemplary service and panoramic coastal views, while also being near to everything Essaouira has to offer, including the UNESCO-listed medina, brimming with shops, restaurants and markets.
Perfect forThose looking for a boutique coastal retreat in Morocco.
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  • Traditional hotel with plenty of original features
  • Beautiful coastal location, with beach and sea views – enjoy a delicious and sun-filled breakfast on the scenic roof terrace in the morning
  • The UNESCO-listed medina, the port and the beach are all close by
  • Fantastic staff – you’re treated like family here
  • Sister hotel with pool and gardens

Recommended for...

  • Boutique Hotel
  • Couples
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Family-friendly

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Villa Maroc sits in the heart of the medina, on the coast and beaches of Essaouira, around 3 hours from Marrakech.  

Rooms at Villa Maroc

The spacious and light-filled rooms have plenty of traditional features, with antique furnishings, stone archways, high ceilings, whitewashed walls decorated with local artworks, and alcoves filled with colourful pots, alongside plush beds and comfortable lounge areas to relax in and enjoy the sea views from.

Food & Drink

Start the day with a traditional Moroccan breakfast of seasonal fruit and homemade bread, honey and yoghurt on the sun-kissed terrace, and enjoy drinks and hearty dinners by the fireplace in the evening, featuring local specialities that showcase freshly caught fish and fresh produce from the markets.  

Facilities

There are shady courtyards to relax in and a hammam and spa to indulge in – enjoy a massage of honey, salt and argan oil. For more premium relaxation, take the complimentary shuttle to sister hotel Les Jardins de Maroc 15 minutes away, which has a pool and beautiful gardens of olive and argan trees.

Activities at Villa Maroc

The beach, the port and the medina are all close by. Stroll along the beach and enjoy the sea air, browse the markets, surf with the locals and enjoy a grilled fish lunch by the port, before retreating to hotel’s lovely roof terrace, overlooking the beach and the sea, as the sounds of the locals playing music drift up from below.

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Hotel location

Essaouira is approximately 3 hours from Marrakech and its airport. An airport shuttle can be arranged.

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