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Riad Dar L'Oussia

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   04 Rue Mohamed Ben Messaoud - Bab Sbaa | Medina, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Ranked #20 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Bergen, Norway
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We left the kids behind with the family in Agadir in order to have a weekend break by ourselves. And WOW did we find the perfect place for it! We have stayed in Essaouira on many occasions, in riads and hotels - but this was BY FAR the best. It really is as nice as on all the photos. Best... More

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York, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For our first visit to Morocco we booked this Riad after looking at various reviews. It completely lived up to the Internet expectations: it looks just like all the photos! The Riad arranged taxi transfers for us between Essaouira and Marrakech, and staff were also on hand for advice about where to shop, visit, etc during our stay. The room... More

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133 reviews 133 reviews
18 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I loved every part of our journey through Morocco, but Essaouira was very special to us since we both love seaside living. Dar L’Oussia is a lovely riad located in the Essaouira Medina; it is also a short walk to the pier and the beach. When we first arrived at the riad, we were welcomed warmly with... More

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Chaumont-Gistoux, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were attended by a young chap with questionable manners upon arrival but I was so enchanted by Essaouira that I decided to just ignore him. The room we had was tastefully designed and spacious, so that made up for the negative energy at the reception. The lady at the breakfast was so kind and smiling and she served us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The staff of this hotel is really friendly and helpful, when you have any question you can go to the nice lady at the income and she will give you a brief explanation of what you need to do. Also the Meals are great and delicious, if you have no idea what to eat, just ask the waiter, he will... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were assigned a delightfully spacious room with a lounge area and excellent bathroom facilities. Beautifully furnished and draped. The windows opened out onto the inner courtyard. Very nice indeed. Wifi was good. The hotel in general is very clean and well set up. Breakfast is served on the uncovered roof though where the meal is served is covered which... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This Riad-style hotel is within the walls of the town of Essaouira. The location is really good with easy access to the town and sights and also to the beach, prom and harbour, which is full of fishing vessels. As is typical with Riads, the room look our onto a bright central courtyard. There is a rooftop area with loungers... More

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Greenwich, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Location was perfect right inside the walls - large room with plenty of closets - breakfast was served on the upper terrace with a breath taking view of the ocean. We ate both nights at the in-house restaurant and it was superb. The entire staff was very helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a wonderful seaside town and absolutely worth visiting. I was sorry not to stay for more than the three days that we were on-site. There is a small, manageable shopping area and several terrific seafood restaurants. We loved this hotel, and the views from the roof dining area were magnificent. Our room was huge – and gorgeous.

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We just arrived in essaouira and nothing but amazing meals in Marrakech so we were excited to try someplace new We stumbled upon this beautiful riad and were quite taken with its beauty We were starving and it was 2:00 pm The dining room was dark and empty so we asked if there was a terrace After climbing many stairs... More

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Address: 04 Rue Mohamed Ben Messaoud - Bab Sbaa | Medina, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Dar L'Oussia 5*
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