I have many happy memories of the Villa Maroc. My recent experiences include the newly created tower suite with incredible views of Essaouira, port, ocean and mountain view offering a salon ,lovely private bath and a wonderful bed high above Essaouira ,breakfast on the terrace with fresh, pancakes, omellettes, orange juice, coffee and hot chocolate and this by the way offers the best view in town, great home made dinner in a salon next to a warm fire.All for a great value when comparing the price to other run of the mill standard competitors. There are bad copies of the Villa Maroc but it stands alone as the ultimate experience in an old Moroccan house on several levels. Each guestroom is different.I have stayed in most of them. Some have seaviews, some have fireplaces, all have charm,elegance and decor. Five star service plus intimacy that reallyl doesn't exist in any of the name brand competitors which I've also experienced at a much higher price.