Riad | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Darsal is a beautiful, carefully restored Riad in a tradional style, offering peace and tranquility in the heart of the vibrant, exciting old medina just a few minutes walk to centre of the medina, beach and port . Whether relaxing in the tranquil 2nd floor salon with traditional moroccan sitting room, or soaking up the sunshine on the roof terrace with sea views, this is the perfect base from which you can explore the wonders on offer in this 18th century fishing village, or relax after a day on the beach. On arrival you will be met by Fouad, who is available throughout your stay and also our friendly maid Aieda. Fouad will give you a tour of the town and can arrange other activites and excursions.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Essaouira 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marrakech 180 km, Nearest railway: Marrakech 180 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The riad is spacious and beautifully renovated in a tradional style, a lovely atmosphere for a relaxing holiday. The Riad has 3 floors and a roof terrace.
GROUND FLOOR Entrance hall and beautiful peaceful central courtyard with fountain surrounded by salon with log fire and seating area, dining area and kitchen. Separate Laundry room.
FIRST FLOOR Large tranquil bedroom with double bed and french windows overlooking the courtyard and spacious en suite.Second bedroom with double bed and mezzanine bed suitable for 2 children as the bed has low headroom. The room has windows overlooking the street and lovely en suite bathroom.
SECOND FLOOR Large spacious salon with log fire and arches to cosy Moroccan salon, and ajacent kitchen. There are two sofa in the Moroccan sitting area that can be made up as beds. All linen provided.
TERRACE The terrace room has delightful sunny double bedroom with en suite. A private roof terrace with sunbeds and patio table and chairs, ideal for soaking up the sun, relaxing with a glass of wine or al fresco dining.There is a further roof top terrace with sea views.
|Further details outdoors|
The terrace is sunny and secluded, a lovely haven from which you can see the roof tops of Essaouira and from the upper terrace the sea. There is an ipod docking station and we also have a pay as you go mobile phone and internet modem.
Our agents Fouad or Noureddine will meet you on your arrival in Essaouira and take you and your luggage to the riad. He is available to assit you during your stay, and can arrange a tour of the medina, and advise you on other activies available.Also Aieda our friendly maid will come in daily, she can also provide a wonderful moroccan breakfast, and evening meal, this can be paid for locally when you require them. If you wish she can also take you shopping in the souks, or to the hamman.
The Marrakech/Essaouira region
Essaouira is a charming ancient medina (walled town), with a 3 mile beach, portuguese ramparts and small picturesque working fishing port and bustling medina.
There are no cars allowed inside the medina and it has a very relaxed hassle free atmosphere. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and was the town were Jimi Hendrix used to hang out and where scenes were filmed from Ridley Scott's 'The Kingdome of Heaven'.
The climate is temperate and rarely gets above mid 30's.
Essaouira has many mysterious and interesting streets in the old medina to explore. You will find souks selling crafts, clothes and spices and many craft shops selling an abundance or colourful traditional items.The restaurants offer a variety of moroccan, French and Italian cuisine, the busy little port with it's blue fishing boats bringing in the daily catch and the historic ramparts overlooking the sea. It has a long sandy beach, and there are many activities available in the area, wind surfing and tuition, walking, cycling, quad bikes, camel and horse riding, body boarding and wind buggy, swimming pools use in local hotels (there is a daily charge),or visit the hamman.
Car hire is available if you wish to explorer further.