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Villa de l'O

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3 rue Mohamed Ben Messaoud, Essaouira 44100, Morocco
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Ranked #38 of 171 Essaouira B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If I wanted to eat my breakfast with cleaners constantly scurrying back and forth through the dining area with mop and slop bucket I wood commit a crime and go to wormwood scrubs.this place is dark,dingy and apart from one friendly handyman it very much resembled a morgue ,I can think of nothing possitive to say about this villa and... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming and luxurious boutique Hotel. Rooms are differently decorated but all beautiful and very clean. Very nice sea view from the terrasse, especially at sunset. Service is attentive and staff extremely courteous like Sofia with the beautiful smile at reception.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

This place is so beautiful , seems like you have gone back in time to ancient morocco . The service is so perfect , the courtyard , the small little fireplace in a tiny room , the cute little chess , the mint tea , the breakfast ., oh everything was just so nice . We happened to be here... More 

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Belize City, Belize
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We loved our stay at this hotel. Very convenient location in front of the sea, with easy access to the medina, as well as restaurants and hotels nearby. We had a charming and very spacious room with a view of the sea and the wide boulevards outside the hotel. The furniture had an old world colonial feel (trunks and rattan... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was a comfortable, extremely convenient riad with good views of sea and beach from the roof top terrace. It is a charming and tastefully decorated traditional riad with comfortable rooms and beds. Other reviewers have suggested the beds are hard - this might be so but we found them comfortable enough - although we were less keen on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I recently stayed for 3 nights at Villa De L'O in early November 2014. The hotel is a traditional riad. Initially very charming and with birds flying around the courtyard. We were offered mint tea on arrival. The staff were all polite, charming and helpful. Despite this there were a few disappointments. The room we booked, L'orizon was described as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We spent four nights at Villa de L'O as part of a two week trip to Morocco. Coming straight from Marrakech, Essaouria was a very welcome contrast to the busy streets and Villa de L'O was a great base from which to explore the town and the beach. We stayed in one of the sea view rooms which was definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Delightful atmosphere with wood everywhere and touches of past glory. Room was a little dark but charming as if in a guest room in a home with all sorts of nick knacks. Bathroom again in the same theme but not as keen on this for a bathroom. Mattress very hard. Air conditioning was essential as very little through breeze. Breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Travelling back to Villa de L'O for a second visit we were not disappointed, great location, lovely suite overlooking the sea, delicious breakfast every morning on the roof terrace, fantastic staff,.. relaxing from the moment we arrived.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great location in Essouria just inside the Medina but also within walking distance of the beach. That's where the great stuff ends. The Riad itself was clearly very special in its day but is looking tired. Our room was comfortable but the Riad would benefit from some tlc particularly in the public areas. Reception staff manage to accomplish the basics... More 

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