Villa de l’Ô is a traditional Moroccan riad turned into a cosy guest house. Its owners have given it a modern and very stylish touch. Each room has its own theme and is decorated with attention to every single detail.
All rooms in the Villa have an “O” in the name – that well explains the mysterious name of the riad. We’ve stayed in a beautiful room called l’hOrizon, with an impressive, golden bathtub and the handle covered with leather.
The riad is located between the two entrances to the old town and gives a view over the beach and the medina.
A rich breakfast is served on the rooftop which gives you a perfect view on both; the ocean and the old town. I loved sitting on the sunbeds at night, watching the nightlife of Essaouira and listening to the sound of the ocean. I can’t hide, the terrace quickly became my favorite spot in the villa.
The riad has a restaurant as well and you can order a traditional tajine or a teapot of Moroccan mint tea and sit in the peaceful inner patio of the villa.
The colors of the villa are earth-toned which, as a nature lover, I found a genuinely amazing idea as it made me feel more relaxed and at ease.
The riad boasts 9 stylish and luxurious rooms and family-friendly suites. Each one of them has its unique style, different from the other rooms. There is one thing all rooms and suites have in common: king-size beds!
I have managed to capture five on them in the photos and you can see them below. Click on the thumbnail to see the photo in HQ.
You can see all the rooms on the Villa’s website here.
To who I could recommend the Villa?
For families seeking peace.
For people who wish to stay in an unspoiled, cosy, and luxurious place.
For lovers of nature and beautiful interiors.
To who I wouldn’t recommend the Villa?
For backpackers and budget travellers.
A night in the villa costs somewhere between 100 and 200 EUR, which for some may seem a lot, but as for what you get, it is not too much at all.
The staff are very kind, helpful, friendly and professional – once asked for something (like an additional towel for instance) they do it instantly. The rooms are cleaned daily.
If you are looking for more inspiration about the places in Essaouira, check my friend’s post about Essaouira.
Review prepared in collaboration with the hotel. I was hosted by the hotel in exchange for presenting the place among my Readers. Opinions and photos are my own and nobody has influenced them.
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