Dar Liouba

Located only a few minutes from the souks, the port and the beach, Dar Liouba is the perfect base from which to explore Essaouira. Dar Liouba is a former Imam’s house nestled in the heart of Essaouira's Medina.

It offers an Arab-Andalusian inspired décor of rich, warm colours.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Patricia the owner and her staff look after you so well during your stay. It feels like staying at a friend's house.

Facilities

A great deal of love went into creating this airy, stylish abode. Under the charming French management of Patricia and Jean-Jacques, Dar Liouba has six rooms, each one having a charming wooden balcony, carved by Essaouiran craftsmen, brimming with flowers, where you can look down to an interior garden with a ficus and solitary pine or upward to the skylight.

There's also a suite (Lavande) on the top floor with a beautifully long, slim coffee table surrounded by plump pink sofas; and from here it’s only a few steps up to the expansive terrace with a panoramic view of the medina and the sea.

Climb down the spiral staircase and find a breakfast set table just beside the spacious, morning-lit lounge. 

If you would like to dine with Dar Liouba, lunches and dinners can be prepared with notice - either traditional Moroccan or Continental.

Activities

  • Horseriding and quad-bike rides.
  • Outings to a large hotel with a swimming pool can be organised.
  • Hammam and beauty treatments - Dar Liouba is happy to sort out a spa visit 
  • Go shopping at the souks (markets)
  • Listen to traditional Moroccan music in the lounge and relax with a soothing mint tea on one of the roomy sofas 
  • Sip cocktails and enjoy a sunset view on the spacious terrace
  • Excursions to the historical sites of Marrakech.

Location

Dar Liouba is in the medina (old town) of Essaouira, on Morocco's Atlantic Coast. 

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