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Three minutes from the souks and five minutes from Essaouira’s beach and fishing port is Dar Rondé, a riad townhouse with rounded walls, Berber doorways, vibrantly coloured stone floors and fireplaces set deep in to soaring white walls. Designed by Maria Pergay, the house is spread over three floors with two large en-suite bedrooms, one kingsize, one twin, a private sauna and two secluded terraces (one in the middle, one on the roof). A garden of palms fills the tiled courtyard as you enter the house, circled by glass walls, there is an entertainment room with traditional beldi ceiling and a salon with long sofas and spacious dining area.
Private cook: On your first evening, house chef, Yusef will prepare a welcoming, complimentary tagine to restore you after your long journey here. Every morning, breakfast will be provided (included in the price) ranging from breads, omelettes and fruit salad to yoghurts and traditional Moroccan style delights.
Should you wish to dine-in on other days, Yusef will prepare meals for you at additional cost.
Dar Rondé - as featured on Good Morning, ITV, Sunday Telegraph; Home and Living, Concept for Living; Spring Issue, Red magazine and Living Abroad.
Thanks for a lovely time at Dar Ronde, we really enjoyed ourselves.
We were really lucky with the weather, food great and how lovely is Kama!
Uniquely Moroccan. Very attractive, spacious and clean. The staff running it are delightful. All I would ask for is improved heating during the coolest months. Even so I would recommend it whole heartedly
Nearly everything is sayed in the other reviews, we agree with. Even so Yusuf is no longer here, we were looked after in a very personal and attentiv way by Kamar and Abdulah, yet keeping the privacy this wonderful house offers. Occuring technical problems, which for shure are exceptionell, like a power breakdown have been solved immediately as well as a grating door we didn`t even take notice of. We can recommend the Dar Ronde for two grown ups with two almost grown up children (like in our case two girls 17 and 18) but can imagine that the place works very well for four people in other constellations.
We had a wonderful holiday at Dar Ronde. The owner, Abby, was so helpful prior to arrival and the printed information she supplied was excellent, really detailed and helpful. Everything went like clockwork - taxis, meeting Kamar on arrival etc. We found Kamar such a fantastic help and felt very well looked after in Kamar and Youssef's care - they are certainly a dream team and we cannot thank them enough for their warmth, welcome and help (and cooking skills!) The welcome meal is such a lovely arrangement, we enjoyed it so much - the girls said the kefta tagine was their favourite meal of the whole trip! The Riad is perfectly situated right at the heart of real life of the medina and yet easy to walk to the beach too. We loved everything about the Riad - it felt very homely and is beautifully furnished. Thank you to Abby, Kamar and Youssef for a wonderful stay.
I could wax lyrical about how lovely Dar Ronde is for 1,000 words but will try to keep it brief. The Riad is fantastic. The décor is subtly simple, so comfortable and beautiful. I would say a home away from home, but my house doesn’t come close. Every floor is gorgeous. And the roof terrace is amazing at sunset when the starlings, sparrows and gulls sweep over the medina.
Dar Ronde is serene and tranquil; a great place to relax after a day strolling around the town or quad biking on the beach. It was lovely to sit in the Riad, enjoying a home cooked meal and relaxing in front of the fire. There’s also the sauna to enjoy and up the pamper levels even more.
Then there’s Youssef. What can I say! He’s so funny and delightful. He was an attentive host, took such good care of us. The meal on arrival was so delicious that we asked him to cook for us again. His food is stunning. I’ve never seen a piece of monk fish that big. Nothing was too much trouble for him. Freshly squeezed orange juice and warm from the oven buns for breakfast; does it get any better.
Dar Ronde is great value for money. I can’t wait to go back.
A lovely traditional house in the centre of Essaouira, tucked away among the hustle and bustle of the medina and its winding alleys. We had a lovely warm welcome from Kamar and Yusef, who looked after us brilliantly while giving us the space to explore on our own. Yusef's cooking was delicious and very good value, as were the restaurants we visited too (particularly 'Le Patio' and 'Al Farachah'). We really missed our hosts when we moved on to our next destination!
The house was spacious and comfortable, we particularly enjoyed the sunny roof terrace, listening to the sounds of the medina down below. Essauoira itself is a place to visit for a relaxing break and good food. During our visit in November, the wind had dropped and it wasn't as windy as we expected. We had a lovely time!
We did not know what to expect after a week in Marrakesh from the heat to a windy place, arriving in the dark along narrow alleyways but on going thorough the large wooden door it is like an oasis. The house is superb with a great pair who see to your every needs. Breakfast is prepared each day by Youssif who is a delight and is such good fun who will also cook evening meal. The house has lots of space more suited to couples or a couple with older children as lots of stairs. Beautifully decorated with a mixture of Moroccan and John Lewis!! You walk out of the door to life in Essaouira with children playing marbles and tailors making clothes. At the top of the way there are shops where you are with locals as well as tourists. You do not get hassled like in Marrakesh which is good. Variety of places to eat from very cheap to more expensive by Moroccan standards. Recommend Elizer. The two 21 year olds with us enjoyed it as much as us we are looking forward to going again.
Of particular note is the service you get fromthe Abbie from making a tentative booking through through to checking that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you we had a great time.
Essaouira is world renowned for its arts and Gnawa music. Its 200-year-old medina is a maze of arches and alleyways interspersed with piazzas and café-lined streets. Fruit, vegetables, meats, spices and fish fill the souks, while a vast range of little stores sell china, wood and antiques. Outside the city walls is a lively port where fresh fish is caught daily. The sea offers one of the world’s best spots for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Other activities include quad biking, camel rides, horse riding, sailing, bike hire.
Other Activities: Camel riding, kite surfing, 4x4 off roading, historic sites, lively fishing port, quad biking, trekking, artisanal shopping, hammam
Golf: Mogador Golf resort is a 10 minute taxi ride away. A Gary Player designed, 18 hole course with views over the Atlantic Ocean. Length of the course is 6558m par 72. See:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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The rate is negotiable for stays longer than 2 weeks.
The price includes breakfast everyday, complimentary tagine on arrival and maid service everyday
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