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Le Jardin des Douars
Ranked #6 of 75 Hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Beautiful gardens, lovely architecture, wonderful staff, excellent food, delicious wines, lovely pool(s) - and all at a very reasonable price. This is a very well run hotel and the most wonderful place to relax and be spoilt.

And it is only a 10 minute drive from the airport, making the longish flight into a no more than average journey.

All in all, superb.

Room Tip: Upper terrace rooms are well worth the extra cost
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved our stay here, lovely hotel! The only thing that could be improved is to cut the pulls off of the towels! :-) the pool was amazing and we particularly enjoyed the wildlife at the hotel!

Stayed: October 2017
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Amazing rooms, 2 fabulous restaurants, gorgeous swimming pool. The gardens are incredible. The staff is really friendly and professional. The food is great. The decoration is truly beautiful. I had an amazing stay and I would recommend it without hesitation.

Stayed: September 2017
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We found this lovely resort after the riad we'd booked near the beach did not pass muster (I will review that place separately). It's a bit out of town, but we'd rented a car to drive to the coast from Marrakech, so it wasn't a problem for us. For those without a car, the hotel called a cab when they wanted to go into town. Honestly, we had to drag ourselves away from this beautiful place, with lovely landscaping, wonderful architecture, a heated infinity pool, and comfortable terrace for dining outdoors. The food was delicious, and they offered wonderful Moroccan wines as well as other alcoholic beverages. Our room was spacious with a comfortable bed and plenty of space for clothes storage, and the bathroom was lovely with a large, step-in rain shower with good water pressure even tho' we were on an upper floor. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We had a hammam in a gorgeous, dark marble room full of flowers and candles, and afterwards my husband had a massage while I had a facial -- all great experiences! Also, we much appreciated the separate pools, one for families with children and the other for those of us who wished for peace and quiet. There was also a family dining room and a smaller one for couples only.
My only criticism was the music. Everywhere else we've stayed and or dined in Morocco played at least some Moroccan/Middle Eastern music, which to me is part of the perks of being in Morocco. We were at Le Jardin for 4 nights, and not once did we hear any music remotely local....mostly baroque in the morning during breakfast and more modern European, British or American music during afternoons and evenings. I don't understand why they're doing this, unless most of their clients want to pretend they're not in Morocco. Anyway, on the whole, I would highly recommend this place.

Room Tip: We had room #9, which had a lovely view, but it was right above the restaurant so a bit noisy in the...
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We arrived in this haven of peace and beauty after an exhausting week of work and found the most perfect place to relax and unwind, an utterly charming welcome by friendly staff, a beautiful suite with views over the incredibly breathtaking gardens, a perfect spa with massage to start washing the tiredness away and an enchanting place to dine and have a drink as the sun goes down. we will definitely be back and would recommend fully this place of Eden! Thank you for allowing us to recharge the batteries.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Le Jardin des Douars

Address: Douar Sidi Yassine - Ida Oueguerd, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Essaouira
#3 Business Hotel in Essaouira
#6 Family Hotel in Essaouira
#6 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range: €115 - €185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Jardin des Douars 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the Essaouira hills, sheltered from the high winds in a magnificent natural setting formed over millennia by the Ksob Oued (river), the Jardin des Douars is a beautiful guest ksar (palace) dedicated to lovers of nature, authenticity, simplicity and kindness. A guesthouse of charm in voluptuous forms, constructed in accordance with Moroccan traditions and materials, combining a subtle refinement of decoration with the luxuriance of a garden for real relaxation and simplicity. ... more   less 
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