"Detail, class and wonderful British charm completes this unique Essaouira riad"
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Tel: 00212(0) 524 47 64 08
Placce Moulay Hassan, Medina
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.
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
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
Enjoy one of the two 18-hole golf courses in and around Essaouira
Learn to cook Moroccan cuisine at the highly recommended L'Atelier de Madada.
The world famous free Gnawa Festival returns to Essaouira from the 20th to 23rd of June 2013.
"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!
O Cofino - Guatemala City, Guatemala"
"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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