I spent a week at this hotel, on a photography course with Darren Lewey of Essouira Images. It exceeded my expectations on every count. The hotel, located centrally in the Medina, was completely delightful in it's Moorish style, with many beautiful sitting areas, both in the shady central courtyards and on the sunny roof terrace. My room was large and comfortable, and nothing was too much trouble for the friendly hotel staff.
The photography course was extremely well organised, each day focussing on a different photographic style. Essouira is a photographer's paradise - classic Moroccan architecture, streets teeming with colourful people, markets, seashore, Berber countryside, and an amazing North African light. Darren gave us his total attention for the whole week, making sure that we learned and enjoyed ourselves too, and he and Brahim (hotel director) went out of their way to help us with other activities, such as horse riding, drumming, cookery and hammam visits.
By the end of the week, I felt I knew Morocco so much better than I would have if I'd simply come on a package tour. And I'd taken some photos I was proud of! I'd love to do it all over again.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking