Located in Essaouiras medina, this seafront riad offers stylish rooms with a traditional Moroccan décor and 2 terraces with sea views. The hotel...... more
Located in Essaouiras medina, this seafront riad offers stylish rooms with a traditional Moroccan décor and 2 terraces with sea views. The hotel features a spa centre with a hammam, hot tub and massage services.
Advantages: Great for a relax for a night or two Disadvantages: Not too much to see - a full day and you've done it.
...the curse of Morocco the day previously. Service was slow.
Our first meal in Essaouira was to a fairly local Western looking hotel, Le Mechouar on the edge of the Medina with a rather nice dining area outside.
I had the stuffed Moroccan Pastilla Parcels; a mix of seafood and chicken filled parcels. In look they appeared more like spring rolls, and I enjoyed that mix of savoury and sweet filo pastry...
Advantages: beautiful beawch, laid back, the medina Disadvantages: not enough there for a week,
...Marrakesch in Morocco is a wonderful place to visit but sometimes the hustle and bustle of this colourful city can just get too much. When this happens you need to escape the city and what better place to escape to than Essaouira, a lovely, peaceful town on Morocco's Atlantic coast.
Essaouira, formerly known as Mogador is a fishing port with a Portuguese citadel and an 18th century...
Advantages: Small, chilled-out, friendly, pretty,place Disadvantages: Not exactly the party capital of the world, if you do manage to find a bar serving alcohol, as a woman you will feel pretty uncomfortable in there.
...Having lived in Essouira for two months, I may be biased, but I can't recommend visiting Essouira enough. Having spent 5 months in Morocco as part of my gap year, I travelled extensively and didn't find anywhere in Morocco I liked as much as Essouira. As a young blonde white girl I had grown used to being hassled in the street, it's part of Morocco's charm, but if you want to get away from...