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Our RIAD (lodging place) is located in the very heart (center) of the Essaouira`s MEDINA (Old town) which is surrounded by the sea. Its recent rebuild has preserved the architectural style of this beautiful Moroccan Cty which in 2002 was declared a Mankind Heritage (Patrimonio de la Humanidad). Entering the town is an invitation to peace and relax, increased by the sound of surf and the singing of the birds.
The inside (interior) of the house offers the visitor one of the most spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, from second and third floors.
It is very close to the mythical Moulay El Hassan Square, and the Port as well.The wide long beach offers the possibility of practicing aquatic sports.
The neighbourhood is very quiet, there are craft shops, workshops where they work wood and small food stores. It is five minutes walk from the main market.Because the House is located in the walled medina, no car traffic. However, a 7 minute walk there is a spaces (outside the walls)(URL HIDDEN) ----------
Description of the Riad : It fits:9 people : (8 grownups + 1 baby)
Ground floor.-Kitchen totally furnished, large sitting room with fire-place, dining room with a small fountain, one bed-room including bath-room.
Second floor.-2 Larges bed-room; and bath-room not included inside, containing a special bath-tub.There is also a baby’s cradle.
Third floor: Sitting-room with fire-place, bed-room with bath-room inside, and a terrace.
Fourth floor: solarium overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
The terrace as well as the solarium are equipped with outward furniture.
The whole Riad has been recently rebuilt with modern materials. Fire-places and bath-rooms painted in the “tadlak” Moroccan style.
Lamps, Dishes and pieces of furniture were manufactured by local craftsmen.
Bedclothes, towels etc are high quality antiallergic materials.
All beds have special measures: lenght 1,60 mts; width 2,00 mts.
Every bedroom is provided with a heater.
Hot water is independent.
There is a Hi-Fi equipment and Home Cinema.
Usable wood-burning fireplaces.
The price includes reception, assistance and clothes of home and daily cleaning.
Possibility to Cook, nanny, henna, guide of hammam, music gnawa home performances. Rates are not included in the price of the House.
Llevo muchos años enamorada de Essaouira y de la casa que tengo allí. Uno de mis mayores placeres es ver el amanecer desde la terraza, acompañada del sonido del mar y de las gaviotas; desayunar los panecillos recién hechos junto a un buen té con menta, pasear por la playa y la medina; relajarme en el hammam (baños árabes) y finalmente, cuando anochece, leer un buen libro al calor de la chimenea mientras suena música clásica o jazz ... Es mi vida perfecta. Me siento muy bien acompañada por todos mis amigos y amigas árabes, también por otros europeos que, al igual que yo, han encontrado su paraiso. Cada día es una aventura, un descubrimiento. Ojalá pudiera vivir allí todo el año.