Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Essaouira - Dar Ronde
Riad, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4, sauna, 2 terraces, courtyard
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.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the manager
Firstly I must say a huge thank you to your wonderful housekeeping staff,Kamar and Youssef who both did so much to make us feel extremely welcome and comfortable. Youssef in particular was an absolute joy.
His infectious laugh and his enthusiasm for everything made us smile.Nothing was too much trouble and each day he left the house spotless, cleaning each room before he left (though I think the girls' bedroom had him beaten - imagine the paraphernalia that two teenage girls take away with them - hair straighteners, make up, endless pairs of shoes and enough clothes between them for a month) In the end, quite rightly, he just cleaned their bathroom then made a hasty retreat!!
The meal he cooked on the first night was superb and arriving to a cosy log fire and the delicious smell of cooking was just so welcoming.
During our week in Essaouira we did not venture far from your beautiful Riadh as we felt so comfortable and at home there - it really did feel like our own personal oasis. Each room has been so beautifully decorated. We loved snuggling down in the TV room of an evening, listening to the passers-by and the young footballers in the alley outside.
We made good use of the roof top terrace which is a fantastic little sun trap and far better than the beach which although very pretty is, as all the guidebooks warn, very windy.
Also, can I thank you for helping to answer all my daft questions prior to the holiday - your various emails put my mind at ease and everything - including the taxi transfers - went like clockwork. Your helpfulness throughout has been fantastic.
In all, Morocco and in particular Essaouira exceeded our expectations - the people, as you said, are so warm and friendly and have such a wonderful sense of humour. Your beautiful home was everything we could have hoped for and more.