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Villa de l'O

4-star beach hotel with spa, near Essaouira Beach

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from July 27 2020 to June 30 2021 (dates subject to change).

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  • Like - It is Essaouira, what not to like, been here 4 times and will definitely come…

    Mar. 5, 2020

  • We had a great time at the hotel. It’s in a fantastic location just inside the Médina…

    Feb. 25, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Rooftop terrace

For families

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television

What’s around

  • In Ahl Agadir
  • Essaouira Beach - 2 min walk
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 5 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 5 min walk
  • Skala du Port - 5 min walk
  • Mellah - 5 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Unik Prestige Room
  • Suite Unik
  • Suite Unik Prestige


  • In Ahl Agadir
  • Essaouira Beach - 2 min walk
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 5 min walk

What’s around


  • In Ahl Agadir
  • Essaouira Beach - 2 min walk
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 5 min walk
  • Place Moulay el Hassan - 5 min walk
  • Skala du Port - 5 min walk
  • Mellah - 5 min walk
  • Skala de la Ville - 6 min walk
  • Bordj el Berod - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Ounara Campsite - 15.2 mi / 24.4 km
  • Ounara Mosque - 15.2 mi / 24.5 km
  • Sidi Kaouki Beach - 15.3 mi / 24.6 km

Getting around

  • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 19 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 12 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Full-service spa
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • Sign language-capable staff

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Turndown service

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 24-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include facials, body scrubs, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures.


Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Villa l'O Hotel Essaouira
  • Villa de l'O Essaouira
  • Villa de l'O Hotel Essaouira
  • Villa l'O Hotel
  • Villa l'O Essaouira
  • Villa l'O
  • Villa De l`o Hotel Essaouira
  • Villa de l'O Hotel

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MAD 1000 per vehicle. Maximum occupancy 4


This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for golf tee times and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Villa de l'O does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property is closed from July 27 2020 to June 30 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Villa de l'O.
  • Yes, there's a pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in is available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Adwak (3-min walk), La Decouverte (3-min walk), and La Tolerance (3-min walk).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is MAD 1000 per vehicle.
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and horseback riding, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Villa de l'O also has a spa.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Old World Charm

    A timeless Riad in a supreme location to both the beach and the Médina. Interior is tastefully designed with old world charm.

    James, 3 night family trip, Feb. 11, 2020

    Verified guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    NEVER use

    The Hotel was nice and the location was great. People were nice but unfortunately booking with was a huge mistake. They overcharged us 2,000 dollars (more than double the amount we paid for our overall stay) with the excuse that the hotel charged that amount for an extra kid. The hotel showed us the details and it was not true. We called since the day we checked in and for the next 9 consecutive days asking for an explanation and never got an answer until after the 9th call a manager told us there was nothing he could do and there was no explanation for the overcharged but we were not getting our money back.

    Maria, 3 night family trip, Jan. 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Really unique Riad inside the Medina. Loved the rooms and staff were fantastic. We drove here from Marrakech and there is close public parking and a very short walk to the Riad. Amazing breakfast on the rooftop overlooking the beach. Must stay if you are in Essaouira.

    Rick, 1 night family trip, Oct. 23, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Stay at Villa de L'O

    The place was in a great location. Interesting atmosphere but was disappointed when we got there and were told that the second night there was no room for us. Our room was guaranteed and paid for so this was upsetting and I felt it could have been handled differently. the outcome was that we were able to stay another night. The breakfast was great. And the view from the terrace fantastic.

    Susan, 2 night trip with friends, Oct. 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very authentic riad with helpful and friendly staff. Delicious breakfast.

    1 night trip, Oct. 16, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We loved our room on the second floor. It was spacious and clean. The rooftop patio was very enjoyable for breakfast and the view was spectacular- probably close to the best if not the best view of the beach and ocean. Essaouira is a gem - we stayed 2 days and would have loved to have stayed longer. Highly recommend Villa de I’O!

    David, 2 night romance trip, Sep. 21, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The villa de l’O is a very beautiful property well located for visiting both the shoreline inEssaouira and the Medina. The staff was helpful and the hammam was excellent.

    2 night trip with friends, Mar. 20, 2019

    Verified Orbitz guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautifully located just inside the first gate to the city, convenient to all major sites, lovely rooftop terrace with fabulous views of the beach and town.

    2 night trip with friends, Mar. 20, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    The hotel is a splendid Portuguese-style colonial house with an open centre "courtyard" (now with a glass roof) and rooms arranged around the sides on three levels. Perfectly located close to the medina, port and beach, it is probably the best place to visit and explore Essaouira. Our room (with a sea view) was spacious, clean and decorated in a pleasant colonial style, with old-fashioned ornaments and even had an working antique telescope. You get a lovely view across the bay from the roof top terrace, where breakfast is served each morning. It can get a bit breezy and cool there first thing, but it is worth it for the view. Good continental style breakfast with fresh fruit, yoghurt, pastries, bread, cake and coffee. Sadly the restaurant on the ground floor doesn't get used in the evening, probably because they don't currently have a licence to sell alcohol. There are several good restaurants in close walking distance, so it isn't a major problem but if they got a licence, you'd be tempted to stay in the hotel for convenience.

    8 night romance trip, Mar. 6, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    All good, friendly staff, rooms good a little focused on style v comfort - bed fine though but pricey

    2 night trip, Feb. 27, 2019

    Verified Ebookers guest review

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