About Dar Liouba
- high speed internet in room
- free internet
- free wireless internet in room
- room service
- dry cleaning
- non smoking rooms
- non smoking hotel
- laundry service
- family rooms
- hair dryer
- multilingual staff
- airport transportation
- arabic amenities
- baggage storage
- car hire
- currency exchange
- english amenities
- fax photocopying
- french amenities
- 24 hour front desk
- ironing service
- free breakfast
- rooftop terrace
- hiking amenities
- sun terrace
- bicycle rental
- golf course
- horseback riding amenities
- executive lounge access
10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
An excellent, friendly place to stay
"We stayed here for 2 nights but would have been happy to stay longer. We were met from the bus from Marrakech and made to feel very welcome in this very attractive, clean and bright Riad. The owners/hosts (jean-Pierre and Bridget) are very attentive and friendly, and nothing is too much trouble. Strongly recommended."
- Travel date: Sat 23rd of February 2008
Great place to stay in Essaouira
"We stayed there for 3 days in November and we felt us very well. We liked calmness of the place, location is very good (ca 5-7 minutes to everywhere around Medina) and staff was friendly - and they speak English! Dar Liouba really looked like shown at pictures on their website. We felt us very well in Essaouira and Dar Liouba had at this vacation a good role."
- Travel date: Wed 30th of January 2008
Dar Liouba Acronym
"Sadly after only one night we left the following in their guest book:
"Delightful, Airy, Relaxing
Lugubrious Interiors, Omphaloskeptic Utilitiy, Breakfast , Attentiveness"
Other longer staying guests said that an earlier gang of 12 Swiss "youths" were able to FILL the airy interior with too much noise! BUT they had left, and our comments seemed a fair description then and do so now.
Very reasonable and recommended.
P.S. Essaouira a very lovely escape from fractious Marrakech!"
- Travel date: Mon 15th of October 2007
Great place to stay!
"Stayed two nights and only wished we could of stayed another two rather than going to the over priced Mimouna, but unfortunately Brigitte and Jean pierre were fully booked. Brigitte was a great host, warm and welcoming and even helped us arrange a taxi back to Marrakesch when we had moved onto our next accomodation in Essaouira. Rooms were clean and comfortable with a light welcoming feel. Highly recommend!"
- Travel date: Mon 10th of September 2007
A beautiful place
"Support all the previous reviews
Oasis of calm, fantastic French & Moroccan style
Lovely unique breakfast that varied every day
Was made to feel at home"
- Travel date: Fri 18th of May 2007
"Dar Liouba is a beautiful place in the windy streets of Essouira. Bridget was a really lovely host who gave us everything we needed. The location was excellent and so was the service. Our room was of very good size and more than comfortable - extra duvets and pillows were in the wardrobe. I would definately go back!"
- Travel date: Fri 18th of May 2007
"Just got back from a trip round Morocco with my wife and 3 girls one of 22 and twins of 19. Brigette and John Pierre our hosts (who both speak good English) kept a perfect balance providing any help or information needed along with the local staff who made our stay a joy. We ate marvelous breakfasts and had 1 evening meal at the Riad and from a presentation and quality perspective we could not have asked for more.
The Riad itself is absolutely beautiful and scrupulously clean with interesting touches that stamp individuality of style on this wonderful experience.
Just get a charier at the medina walls to carry your lugage in his cart and he will guide you there for 20 dirham ( Â£1.20) much better than getting lost along the narrow medina streets.
I would highly recomend a stay here and would pay a return visit if I were in the area.
Eric, Laurie, Louie , Alice and Fleur."
- Travel date: Mon 14th of May 2007
Beautiful, calm, incredibly friendly
"We adored Dar Liouba, I went with my husband and two children (aged 12 and 14) and we just loved the feel of the place, Brigitte and Jean-Pierre, took over the riad less than a year ago and they are very passionate about their adventure, they are wonderful hosts, very warm and friendly, discreet and full of good advice. The Morrocan staff is efficient and very helpful and friendly. We had the most delicious evening meal there and the best breakfasts, fresh fruit, delicious pancakes, beautifully toasted bread, the attention to detail is wonderful, it's beautiful, from the bedrooms to the carved wood central stair and the big living room: very chilled, stylish yet cosy and unpretentious. Really fabulous. We loved Essaouira, we preferred it to Marrakech, the pace of life, the fresh clean ocean air, the atmosphere in the harbour and the people, they are more genuine, I wished we stayed longer! They rent surf and body boards on the beach, which the chidren loved, the smell of grilled fish is intoxicating, and there are a few good restaurants and bars (we liked the roof terrrace at Taros) the souks are good value and the merchants not too pushy."
- Travel date: Mon 30th of October 2006
Difficult to find but worth it!
"We spent a very pleasent 3 days at this hotel. It was very difficult to find and the walk after dark is a bit troublesome as it is badly lit. However, once you do find the place it's worth it.
The staff were extremeley helpful - offering advice and assistance when I fell ill and leaving out pastries for us when we would have missed breakfast as we were leaving early in the morning.
The place itself has been recently renovated to a high standard and has 6 rooms. Our room was small but comfortable. It was unfortunate that we didnt have a window on the side a room was on but I managed to sneak a look into some of the unused rooms which, for a higher price, looked much nicer.
The little used roof terrace is excellent and has plenty of sunloungers, although the constant wind means it can be a little chilly up there!"
- Travel date: Mon 25th of September 2006
"We stayed at Dar Liouba in 2004 when it was still owned by Maria, the delightful designer who converted it to it's elegant condition. It was very chic and comfortable, but as we were the only guests at the time we felt as though we were intruding in someones home and felt slightly uncomfortable at having to be let in and out, although there was never any indication that it was a problem or imposition. The room we stayed in, at that time called hibiscus, was cleaned almost every time we left it. It was small and a bit cramped for the number of days we stayed (5). The roof terrace was pleasant as was the sitting room downstairs where we had the best breakfast anywhere in Morocco. At that time dinner was not an option, but in Essaouira that is hardly a problem with so so many places to eat.
Finding it and the approach along a quiet back alley was a bit daunting at first, even though we'd been to Essaouira before, as neither it nor the street were signed at all and no one we asked knew it or the address, though I'm sure that someone would have collecetd/guided us from the car park has we phoned. Moral: if you are going to stay here obtain good directions. I undertstand that it's now under new ownership."
- Travel date: Fri 5th of May 2006