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Dar Leila

Courtyard and fountain
13 reviews
Courtyard and fountain
Detail of fountain
Grand Salon lounge area
Grand salon library
Dining Salon with Madam Couscous
Meal cooked by Aicha
Ground floor shower room
Red room - king-size bed
The White Room - king-size bed
The Indian Room - double bed
First floor bathroom
First floor shower room
The Blue Room - twin beds
Ground floor study / bedroom 5 - double bed
Breakfast on the Terrace
Essaouira Medina - looking towards the horloge
Essaouira port fishing boats
Essaouira beach at sunset
Essaouira port at sunset
Essaouira fish market
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Riad -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
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.<BR><BR>The stylish, spacious and light-filled interior is laid out over three floors to accommodate up to ten guests.<BR><BR>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...<BR><BR>Essaouira itself is known as "Windy C... Read more
About the Owner, David & Emma C
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French
Response Rate: 85 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Nov 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 28 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL619265
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

My wife l booked Dar Leila for just the two of us and enjoyed the experience so much that we would happily book it again for our next trip to Essaouira. Hassle free booking, good value, great location in the heart of the medina, peaceful, clean, comfortable accommodation, spacious private terrace and excellent service from Aicha and Abdaul combined with...

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We all enjoyed your wonderful home in Essaouira. We were a party of 8, including two twenty year old lads and two teenage girls. We had expected it to be good but it far outweighed our high expectations. Aicha and Andaul are so welcoming and so helpful. I shall miss their warmth and their wonderful hospitality. Everything went to plan...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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...

  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
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About the neighborhood
WIND & KITE SURFING<BR>Club Mistral at Ocean Vagabond's beach base has everything you will need, from equipment hire to lessons to recommendations on where the best surf is found. Sebastien and his team, Mounir & Rachid, are very friendly and open for business 7 days a week.<BR><BR>SWIMMING POOL<BR>If you prefer swimming in a pool, as opposed to the Atlantic our suggestion would be to spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of the Medina and beach at one of the number of countryside hotels within a 15 minute drive of Essaouira. <BR><BR>HORSE RIDING<BR>As well as the horses on the beach there are a number of proper trekking outfits such as Ranch Diabat, who have been around for many years and get good reports. And if you get the bug... more
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Marrakech: 108.7 mi
Essaouira is easily accessible from Europe. <BR><BR>Direct flights to Marrakech or Agadir are available from most countries and take around 3 hours. <BR>The drive from Marrakech or Agadir takes around 2 1/2 hours and transfers can be arranged.<BR><BR>Direct flights into Essaouira are starting to open up and are now available from:<BR>Brusells, Marseille and Paris with London rumoured to be next in line!<BR><BR>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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