About Dar L'Oussia

  • high speed internet in room
  • free internet
  • restaurant
  • bar lounge
  • spa
  • business services
  • wifi
  • suites
  • free wireless internet in room
  • room service
  • dry cleaning
  • meeting room
  • non smoking rooms
  • non smoking hotel
  • laundry service
  • concierge desk
  • flatscreen tv
  • family rooms
  • airport transportation
  • arabic amenities
  • baggage storage
  • bbq facilities
  • breakfast in the room
  • car hire
  • express check in check out
  • bottled water
  • currency exchange
  • english amenities
  • fax photocopying
  • french amenities
  • 24 hour front desk
  • hammam
  • ironing service
  • massage
  • salon
  • shared lounge tv area
  • snack bar
  • free breakfast
  • pets allowed
  • rooftop bar
  • rooftop terrace
  • kids meals
  • hiking amenities
  • sun terrace
  • paid public parking nearby
  • bicycle rental
  • wine champagne
  • spanish amenities
  • special diet menus
  • babysitting
  • horseback riding amenities
  • private check in check out
  • steam room
  • windsurfing amenities
  • safe

Reviews summary

4
Good
( 461 reviews)
Brilliant
280
Good
128
Average
27
Poor
16
Awful
10
 

9 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

finally a very good place!

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Tue 9th of October 2012

"Perfect location!
Clean room!
Good service!
Hakim & Medi are very gently at the bar!
A great place to stay in Essaouira."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Fri 18th of January 2008

Not great

2
Poor
by
Reviewed Fri 19th of October 2012

"Has good location near Bab Sba, with views of the bay from its rather nice roof terrace.
However, it is well overpriced (1400 DH, nearly £90 for a so-called luxury - see below) double. Booking by phone, I was told that only luxury rooms were available, but as I later discovered, this was clearly not true. A more realistic price would have been about half what we paid.
When we arrived (around 2.30pm), our room was still being cleaned, so we ordered lunch in the patio area. The food was okay (nothing special) but I was rather put off by the bamboo place mats that were put before us: they were encrusted with old food.
The room certainly could not be described as luxurious. It had one or two attractive bits (cushions, candles) and was of a good size, but had none of the mod-cons usual for the price (such as air-conditioning, TV, room safe) and had only one small window overlooking the interior courtyard.
|After a hot and fairly noisy night, I queried whether the room was “luxe“. It eventually turned out that it wasn’t, and they offered to move a TV into the room to compensate. When I declined this offer they eventually moved us. The genuine luxe room was nicer, but still didn’t have air-con or, more importantly, a room safe - the one thing you really need in Essaouira, as you don’t want to go off to the beach with passport, credit cards etc about your person. To add insult to injury, we were finally billed for two nights in a luxe room, leading to another wrangle.
There were other signs of lack of maintenance - rusty balustrades, dead rose petals in the central fountain of the patio, a rather grimy carpet in the room. In short, poor maintenance and service, and inflated prices marred what could have been a nice hotel.
On the plus side: good breakfasts and roof terrace."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 13th of August 2007

Nice riad, awful staff.

2
Poor
by
Reviewed Tue 13th of November 2012

"Nice riad - but the worst staff we came across in all the places we stayed in Morocco. Booked late so only had deluxe rooms left. They were lovely even if expensive. HOWEVER one of the rooms had a blocked shower, the first day it was used the water flooded the bedroom and ruined some of our stuff which was on the floor. We told reception but it wasn't fixed. Nor the next day despite another complaint from us. When checking out they said they could not compensate us for the inconvenience because we had booked through a travel agent. The travel agent then contacted them to try to get some money back and they said that we had not reported it and so we were not entitled to anything. I sent them an email telling them that I'd reported itthree times but they never even bothered replying.
Because in so many riads the staff are so friendly and helpful I wouldn't bother staying here, they are cold at best."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Fri 25th of May 2007

The best hotel ive ever stayed at

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Tue 13th of November 2012

"I found this hotel to be superb. The building itself is amazing ,very light and spacious and exeptionaly clean.All the staff were very helpful and polite and gave very good service always with a smile.They really made me feel really at home.I would reccomend this hotel to anyone.altogether a wonderful stay."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Tue 23rd of January 2007

Cauchemar!

1
Awful
by
Reviewed Wed 10th of October 2012

"Week-end en famille à Essaouira
Les chambres confirmées au téléphone et par fax n'étaient pas réservées à l'arrivée: ça commençait mal! Ensuite, propreté plutôt douteuse de la salle de bain. Après nous être plaints nous avons été changés de chambre, mais seulement au bout de plusieurs heures, et avec l'impression qu'on nous faisait une grande faveur! bref, accueil qui donne envie d'aller voir ailleurs... Et le reste du séjour était à l'avenant."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sat 16th of September 2006

Fabulous!!

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Sat 27th of October 2012

"Wow! A beautiful, stylish, contemporary Riad that offers great value for money compared to some of the others in Essouaira. We arrived in Essouaira with nowhere to stay, we visited several Riads and hotels within and just outside the city walls. The Dar L'oussia seemed the best by far and had a fab location so we booked a room. The large sunny roof terrace (with some nice shady areas) overlooking the beach was great. We had breakfast on the roof terrace everyday, and spent plenty of time up there throughout the day in the sun (much more peaceful and relaxing than the beach with no one hassling you to flog stuff or get you on a camel!!). Highly recommended - will definitely go back!!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 13th of August 2006

Good location, won't go back.

2
Poor
by
Reviewed Tue 20th of November 2012

"Not very nice staff. Woe begone those who speak in English.

We had a bracelet STOLEN from inside a bag. Also: appears to be good for groups b/c noisy at night. Sound carries through the center of the hotel. NOT a riad at all."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Thu 11th of May 2006

Wonderful location

4
Good
by
Reviewed Sun 28th of October 2012

"We stayed at this elegant Riad for three nights in early April. By Riad standards it is quite large with 24 rooms. Our first night was a little noisy as our room was on the first floor next to the main staircase. I asked to change rooms and we were upgraded to a much more private and quieter room on the third floor. The staff were very professional and did not make us feel our complaint was a problem.

Breakfast was OK - Orange juice, bread, butter, jam, Moroccan pastries and coffee.

The location of Dar L'Oussia is excellent very close to the beach, port, main medina square and shops. It has a great roof terrace with views of the beach and port."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 16th of April 2006

wonderful riad

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Tue 20th of November 2012

"we loved this riad which was light and spacious and very close to the beach and main square in essaouria. the rooms were very big and well equipped with good powerful showers but ours had no bath. they seemed to have underfloor heating (useful when we travelled) but not airconditioning. upstairs is a very large sun terrace, with some sunbeds as well as shady areas, all with beautiful views over the port and the beach. the staff were all very friendly and helpful, although some french is useful. we only had breakfasts at the riad but there was a lot of food and they would serve it either in the dining room, on the terrace, or in your bedroom."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 26th of March 2006

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