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"Detail, class and wonderful British charm completes this unique Essaouira riad"

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Dar Maya is a luxury boutique hotel in Esasouira, offering five rooms, a spa and heated dip-pool in a chic, tranquil Riad in the heart of Essaouira’s historic medina. Having successfully blended a mix of understated Moroccan and contemporary European styles, Dar Maya oozes elegance, subtlety and intimacy.

Our aim at Dar Maya is to make your stay at our Riad in Essaouira as enjoyable as possible, and we offer an impeccable level of service that only a small luxury hotel can provide. The onsite spa at Dar Maya has been beautifully crafted in tadelakt. Massage is available in guest rooms allowing them to drop off onto their bed after, for a deeply relaxing experience.

With stunning ocean views from the terrace of Dar Maya, the hotel is a few minutes walk to all the main attractions and amenities including the bustling cafes, souks, port, beach and some of the best restaurants in Essaouira.

Our approach to food at Dar Maya is to keep it simple, fresh and made with local, seasonal ingredients only. If you want to dine at Dar Maya in the evenings in the snug dining room, there is a Moroccan three-course menu, which changes daily. There is also a menu featuring hot and cold snacks and beverages, which you can order from at any time of the day at Dar Maya. There is no cut off period for breakfast … so feel free to lie in as long as you want! You can take breakfast on the roof terrace, dining room or patio.

Dar Maya has a large raised sunny roof terrace protected from the elements with stunning ocean views and a heated dip-pool.

The central courtyard at Dar Maya contains a glorious fountain, which is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

A funky communal lounge, with comfy seating, feature fireplace, well stocked library, Bose iPod dock and a PC with free internet access make this Riad in Essaouira that bit more special.

All rooms at Dar Maya include complimentary WiFi, sumptuous bedding with Egyptian cotton sheets and duvets, air conditioning and working fireplaces in keeping with the Riads feeling of a boutique hotel.

The spacious marble bathrooms all feature bathtubs with overhead showers, under-floor heating and heated towel-rails. Plus handmade bath products, luxurious bathrobes and hairdryers.

Base prices are in €Euro: Sterling, USD and Moroccan dirham rates will vary by exchange rate.

Akshood (Wood) Double Room

With walls of mellow mocha, elegant Akshood at Dar Maya has a relaxing seating area and an open fireplace. The colonial inspired en-suite bathroom includes a marble bathtub.

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Amane (Water) Double bedroom

Amane has a cosy seating and dressing area along with an open fireplace in this beautiful Essaouira Riad. The en-suite bathroom, with its espresso-coloured tadelakt walls, includes a marble bathtub.

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Tignna (Sky) Suite

Light-filled Tignna, with its calm, grey tones, has an open fireplace and its own balcony. The en-suite bathroom includes a two-person polished tadelakt round-shaped bathtub.

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Akal (Earth Suite)

Akal has a sumptuous bed upholstered in suede, an open fireplace and its own balcony. The en-suite bathroom, with elegantly shaped Persian arches, includes a two-person marble bathtub. The large beds in Dar Maya offer a very grand feel to your stay

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Laafit (Fire) Suite

Decorated in shades of soft stone, Laafit has an open fireplace and its own balcony looking down on the patio of this beautiful Essaouira Riad. The en-suite bathroom, with its traditional Moroccan arches, includes a two-person marble bathtub.

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Please note:

  • The base rate price at Dar Maya is in pounds, euros, or Moroccan dirhams and exchange rates are approximate.
  • All prices are based on two people sharing and include breakfast and tva (VAT).
  • Most riads add local taxes which are generally about £2 per day per person, but vary from house to house

Email enquiries are also dealt with during the weekend

  • Air-conditioned rooms with under-floor heated bathrooms and heated bathrails
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Hammam and Spa
  • Free Wifi
  • Safe
  • Complimentary pastries and tea on arrival
  • Concierge Service
  • Same day laundry and pressing service
  • Heated terrace dip pool
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Patio
The Facade
The Facade
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Salon
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The Terrace
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Terrace Pool
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Dining
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Dining Room
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Terrace View
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Courtyard
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Library

Sirocco
Tel: 00212(0) 524 47 23 96
15 Rue Ibn Roch
Cuisine: French Moroccan

This French owned restaurant, popular with many returning guests, offers an unusual but beautiful menu. In particular are the fish on offer plus molten chocolate cake to finish.


Taros Café
Tel: 00212(0) 524 47 64 08
Placce Moulay Hassan, Medina
www.taroscafe.com
Cuisine: Fun and trendy Moroccan

This 200 year old building houses a terrace overlooking the main square and port with incoming fising boats, live music and ponchos for when you get cold make this a welcoming must visit for a meal or just a drink.

Caravane Café
Tel: 00212(0) 524 78 31 11
Rue du Qadi Ayyad - Médina
Cuisine: World Cuisine From Every Continent

A colourful artist retreat with a fun quirky atmosphere set in romantic intimacy. The international cuisine is some of the best in Essaouira

  • Flexible breakfast to suite preference
  • In house dining on request with masterful chef
  • Choice of picturesque dining areas
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Patio
Dining Room
Dining Room
Evening Terrace
Evening Terrace

Hammam & Beauty
Hammam and beauty treatments at Dar Maya's exclusive spa. Begin with a traditional scrub in the intimate hammam and follow with an in room deep relaxing massage by our own fully trained specialist

Golf
Enjoy one of the two 18-hole golf courses in and around Essaouira

Cookery course
Learn to cook Moroccan cuisine at the highly recommended L'Atelier de Madada.

Gnawa Festival
The world famous free Gnawa Festival returns to Essaouira from the 20th to 23rd of June 2013.

  • Quad biking & 4x4 tours Camel trekking Walking tours of Essaouira and its surroundings Kite surfing & surfing A range of courses in traditional Moroccan techniques Day trip to Agadir
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Salon
Library
Library
Courtyard
Courtyard

"I had the best experience in Dar Maya. Its beautiful, tidy and very well decorated. the rooms are very well equipped with everything you might need. The entire hotel is always perfectly clean and the staff are attentive but always respectfully. The location is excellent and the pictures on the website are exactly what the rooms look like. Be sure to ask the manager for his advise on places to visit during your stay in Essouira!
April 2013
O Cofino - Guatemala City, Guatemala"

O Cofino

"Beautiful room, relaxing and stunning Riad, great personal service from the friendly staff (who booked us into the best restaurants in town and then walked us to them!), Gareth (the owner) was a pleasure to meet and really does care that your stay is everything you want it to be - an excellent place to stay. We will be coming back!"

Andy from London

Quiet area in the North of the Essaouira medina with a short walk to one of the main market streets, and 10 minutes to the working fish market port and Essaouira beach. Located near to the interesting Jewish Melleh quarter of the Medina with associated jewellery shops and only a handful of its original residents remaining.

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Patio
Patio
The Facade
The Facade
Salon
Salon
The Terrace
The Terrace
Patio
Patio
Terrace Pool
Terrace Pool
Dining
Dining
Dining Room
Dining Room
Terrace View
Terrace View
Courtyard
Courtyard
Library
Library

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