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  • Courtyard and fountain
    Courtyard and fountain
    Courtyard and fountain
    Detail of fountain
    Grand Salon lounge area
    Grand salon library
    Dining Salon with Madam Couscous
    Property description
    Rental Home – 
    5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
    Dar Leila is a fully restored 19th century riad, located at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage listed medina in Essaouira, Morocco. We purchased it 8 years ago and have loved every minute of the journey and sharing it with guests.

    The stylish, spacious and light-filled interior is laid out over three floors to accommodate up to ten guests.

    Abdaul & Aicha, the live-out staff come in to serve breakfast and clean six mornings a week. Help with local arrangements is part of their service and they can even cook a fantastic dinner or baby-sit - for a small extra charge. Aicha was the first person we ever left our daughter with (when she was 8 weeks old) and she's like a second mother to her so if you are parents looking for a break...

    Essaouira itself is known as 'Windy City,...
  • Amenities & details
    • Cots:(1)
    • Dining Seats (10)
    • Double Beds:(4)
    • Fireplace
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet Access
    • Iron
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Living Room Seats (10)
    • Refrigerator
    • Shower Rooms (2)
    • Single Beds:(2)
    • Staffed Property
    • Stereo System
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • Towels Provided
    • Wi-Fi
    • Wheelchair Access:
    • Elder Access:
    • Pets Allowed:
    • Smoking Allowed:
    • Suitable for Children:
    Listing #HL619265 by: Holiday Lettings
  • Rates
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  • Property location
    Car not needed
    How to get there
    Airport: Marrakech: 108.7 mi
    Essaouira is easily accessible from Europe.

    Direct flights to Marrakech or Agadir are available from most countries and take around 3 hours.
    The drive from Marrakech or Agadir takes around 2 1/2 hours and transfers can be arranged.

    Direct flights into Essaouira are starting to open up and are now available from:
    Brusells, Marseille and Paris with London rumoured to be next in line!

    If you want to drive out car hire can be arranged by the day.
    Activities nearby
    There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.3 mi.
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We had a wonderful stay at Dar Leila with out 5 children in the age of 22 tot 28 years old. The house was wonderful, we loved the cosy atmosphere, the fire places , the bedrooms and the sunny roof terrace where we had breakfast each morning. The location was great, in the middle of the medina, we really felt... more

Eimear M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
person found this review helpful

We were very impressed by this beautifully decorated riad situated in the heart of Essaouira and very close to the beach. Spacious, homely and quiet, this was a perfect base from which to explore the city. The roof terrace is a perfect spot for dining out and resting in the sun. We were greeted by the wonderful caretakers - Abdaul... more

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
person found this review helpful

We had a fantastic stay at Dar Leila this Easter. It was a perfect retreat made even more special by the fantastic hospitality shown by both Abdaul and Aicha. Travelling with three children under 5, we chose to eat in most evenings, and the food was delightful. The lemon chicken tagine was delectable. The riad affords great outdoor space, and... more

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David & Emma C
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Speaks English, Italian, French
Listed since : Nov 2012
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 6 days ago
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