Archie62London - London
Good hotel in great position - Sep 11, 2019
It was good to be back at Dar L'Oussia after about 8 years, and which is in one of the best locations in Essaouira. The staff were delightful, the rooms were very comfortable and the restaurant served some delicious food. It was very quiet when we were there but breakfast on the rooftop, overlooking the sea was a joy.« less

   cathystacey - Essaouira, Morocco
Beautiful Place in an Excellent Location - Aug 22, 2019
Dar L’Oussia is a wonderful place to stay and I recommend it 100%. I have stayed here a few times now. The rooms are beautiful, comfortable, spacious and very clean, the roof terrace is amazing with great views of the beach and the port and the breakfast is delicious. All the staff are lovely and friendly and cannot do enough for their guests. The location is excellent, just inside the medina and right next to the beach. I love this place and will stay again next time I’m in Essaouira.« less

   sandra n - Lemont, Illinois
Perfect place for stay in Essaouira - Jul 25, 2019
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!« less

   NaMakani - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Good Location, Beautiful Building - Jun 7, 2019
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.« less

   VicCosentino - Sacramento, California
Nicely Embellished, great service - Jun 6, 2019
We really enjoyed our two night here. Our room was so well decorated that we could have stayed a month. The bathroom was also large and rather luxurious with all the time and amenities. We loved the views from the roof top but the breeze made it just a touch chilly. Nonetheless, this was a fabulous hotel with unique rooms and a terrific courtyard from which we enjoyed dinner and the dancers. The henna painting was also a kick.« less