• Hotel Restaurant

Dar L'Oussia

A traditional Moroccan gem in the heart of Essaouria

Located on Essaouira's stunning shoreline, the elegant accommodation of Dar L'Oussia boasts beautiful views over the port, traditional style guest rooms and outstanding facilities. Built over five levels, enjoy upmost privacy, fantastic service and spacious guest rooms. Head to the traditional hamman where superb relaxation massages and treatments await. Offering fantastic Moroccan and European classics, the Dar L'Oussia restaurant is set for an outstanding dining experience, with brick furnished archways and Moroccan decor. After a tasty dinner, be sure to go up to the hotel terrace, where dazzling panoramic views over the bay, beach, medina and fishing port fuse with a romantic Moroccan sunset. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Trusted
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 464 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • Located near Essaouira's beach and fishing port
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the bay from the hotel rooftop terrace
  • Fantastic treatments available at the hotel spa
  • Spectacular Moroccan design and architecture

Hotel Features

General Information

  • 24 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 25 minutes from the airport by car

Main Facilities

  • Spa facilities

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Boutique

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Dar L'Oussia

  • Transfer duration: Approx. 25 minutes from the airport by car
464 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 286
  • Very Good 128
  • Average 28
  • Poor 13
  • Terrible 9

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jul 25, 2019

Perfect place for stay in Essaouira

Lemont, Illinois

This is where we stayed while traveling with our tour group. It is a lovely hotel, with a very nice location. Just after entering under the main arch, the hotel (Riad) is very walkable to the medina. That means restaurants and shopping plentiful. Walk to the water and the fish market, etc. The decor in this hotel is very nice, very Moroccan, has a quaintness and also a relaxing "Casablanca" feel to it. I enjoyed all of that. Something also that we enjoyed that was unexpected was a show that they present to their guests in the courtyard/lobby area. A performance by Gnawa reminds you that you are enjoying Africa to your hearts desire! They put on quite a party! We really loved it and everyone had a great time joining in this celebration of life! A nice hotel and perfect place for your visit to lovely Essaouira - a breath of fresh air!
Jun 07, 2019

Good Location, Beautiful Building

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

My wife and I stayed here for two nights in late April, ‘19. We liked it very much for its location, comfort, and service, and definitely recommend it. It is a just a short distance from one of the city gates nearest the beach, yet it is also near the main shopping and restaurant area of the medina. The building is a very attractive large 4- story Dar – an open courtyard in the center with rooms on each floor accessed by a balancy arount this core. The courtyard is a very pleasant place to relax and has a bar off to one side and the main restaurant off to another. Our room (#33) was on the third floor. There is no lift, so this might be difficult for those with physical challenges. Luggage is handled for you, however, so that isn’t a problem. Like most dars and riads, the main source of light for most rooms is the central atrium. This makes those rooms somewhat dark. The exceptions are the corner rooms, which ours was, and these often have windows both directions. Our room was very large and had attractive Moroccan style furniture. There was a comfortable king-sized bed, two night stands, a free-standing closet, and an armoire with a safe. There was also a bureau, a small divan, and a bench at the foot of the bed. There was no a.c. but this probably isn’t needed (Essouria is noted for its cool climate). There was, however, a small protable heater. Wifi was strong and fast in the room. The large bathroom was decorated with attractive pink marble and had a separate toilet room. There was a large shower, plenty of counter space for toiletries, and good lighting. Breakfast is served either on the 4th floor terrace/bar or in the ground floor main restaurant, depending on the number of guests and the weather. We ate on the terrace one morning and in the restaurant the other. In both instances it was very good – extensive offering of fruit, cereal, yogurt, pastries, and eggs to order. The Dar L’Oussia is an excellent choice for a stay in this charming town. The only downside might be the lack of a lift for some guests.
View all
Dar L'Oussia

Facilities

Spa

Spa

Head to the resorts traditional Moroccan Hamman spa, where fantastic relaxation treatments and massages await.

Dar L'Oussia

Room Types

Comfort Room

The perfect spot the unwind and relax after a long day of exploration, these Comfort Rooms are 25 m2 and overlook the resort gallery. 

  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV
Junior Suite

Deluxe Room

These larger Deluxe Rooms are 35 m2 and boast a traditional Moroccan design with homely touches. 

  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • TV

Junior Suite

Boasting a spacious living and sleeping area, the Junior Suites are 50 m2 and host fantastic views over the hotel courtyard.

  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV
Dar L'Oussia

Food & Drink

Hotel Restaurant

Restaurant

Enjoy tasty Moroccan and European specialities at the traditionally designed hotel restaurant.

Rooftop Terrace

Rooftop Terrace

Head to the rooftop terrace for a sunrise breakfast or for spectacular sunset cocktails.

You might also like these

We think you might also like to take a look at these places to stay. If you'd like some advice, our Destination Specialists will be able to find something that is right for you.

Unique Swimming Pool

Riad Kniza

Morocco

H&J Rating
Riad Kniza
Sultane Room

Les Jardins de la Medina

Marrakech

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£449 pp

Les Jardins de la Medina
Swimming Pool

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa

Essaouira

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£689 pp

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa
Unique Swimming Pool

Kasbah Tamadot

Atlas Mountains

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,569 pp

Kasbah Tamadot