Villa de l'O

3, rue Mohamed Ben Messouad, Essaouira, Morocco
12 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Quiet
Starting at:
taxes included per/nt
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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Villa de l'O
3, rue Mohamed Ben Messouad, Essaouira, Morocco

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • No pets allowed
  • Bikes available
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Tennis court
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may be applicable.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Children of any age are allowed.
  • Children up to and including 2 years old stay for free when using an available cot.
  • Children up to and including 17 years old stay for € 45 per person per night when using an existing bed.
  • Children from 2 years old to 12 years old stay for € 45 per person per night when using an available extra bed.
  • Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
  • Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm

Credit cards accepted