We are just finishing a two & a half week trip to Morocco and have spent our last three nights in Essaouira staying at this B&B hotel. The Villa de l'O has much to recommend it, being close to the medina walls it makes arrivals and departures very easy and access to everything you could wish to visit, involves just a short, enjoyable stroll.
Beautiful views of the bay are available from many rooms (unfortunately not ours) and the terrace, where a lovely breakfast is served at your convenience, every morning.
All the staff seemed very pleasant. There was also some renovation work being carried out whilst we were visiting and it was a little noisy at times and a bit dusty too, which was a bit of a negative.
I was sharing a room with my 20+ daughter who was finishing a three month stay in Africa, we had a lot of luggage between us and our room was SMALL. Considering we were paying for 5-star Riad accommodation on our trip, we were a bit disappointed. Though, our beds were very comfortable and the shower was good by Moroccan standards, meaning it was hot and above your head, a huge bonus. My mother's room was extremely spacious, very comfortable too, and she did not have an overhead shower but the most enormous bath which suited her.
I would return happily and recommend Villa de l'O to friends too, but only if I could be choosier about my room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sheltered by the Medina walls, Villa de l'O is located at few meters from the beach, the souks, and at the doors of the Essaouira golf court. Eighteenth-century riad, the architectural spirit of Villa de l'O is given by the subtle alchemy between stone, sculpted wood, and the quivering of the beautifully made fabrics. Refined, the modern decoration of the house combines the oriental and colonial spirit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa De l`o Hotel Essaouira