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FABULOUS CONTEMPORARY RIAD 5 MINUTES FROM THE BEACH WITH THREE ROOF TERRACES.

Rachel Krish

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Rachel Krish

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
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FABULOUS CONTEMPORARY RIAD 5 MINUTES FROM THE BEACH WITH THREE ROOF TERRACES.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Essaouira House Rental Photos and Description

Perfect for groups - enjoy your own private riad from £120 per night.Sleeps 6-8.

Dar Lazuli is a 200 year old riad in Essaouira on Morocco's Atlantic Coast. The riad has been renovated to a high standard using contemporary designs, giving it a light, airy and tranquil feel.

This holiday accommodation in Essaouira consists of 3 boutique rooms which can be rented individually from £50 per night. The riad is also perfect for exclusive use by a family or group of friends, sleeping 6-8 in total.

The rooms have a huge double bed, open fireplace, bathroom with shower, sitting and dining areas with ipod docking stations and fully equipped kitchens.

Breakfast is included and you can choose if you prefer to eat it in the dining room or on one of the roof terraces.

The riad is cleaned on a daily basis by Latifa, who can also prepare traditional Moroccan meals for you.

Dar Lazuli takes its social responsibility seriously and we have designed the house in partnership with local artisans, craftsmen and women who have helped build and decorate the property. We’ve commissioned lamps, bed throws, upholstery and more from Souiri locals. We deliberately did not install baths due to the demand on the ancient plumbing system in the medina and the annual droughts in the country. We also subscribe to the Every Drop Counts Campaign and therefore urge guests to use water carefully. Furthermore, a percentage of our profit helps a family of seven in the neighbouring village of Ghazoua, so far focused on supporting the children’s education with six months French tuition and school & sports equipment. We will endeavour to continue and extend this support on behalf of Dar Lazuli’s guests.

More Details

Details for Dar Lazuli 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, 3 Bathrooms

Each apartment has a huge double bed, equipped kitchen, bathroom and seating area with an open fireplace, and use of Dar Lazuli's three private roof terraces where you can read, relax, sunbathe or just look at the views over the beach and port. Feel free to read the books and play the games that are in the riad, or just ask Rachid if you'd like help with booking a camel trek or other local activities.
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rachel Krish (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

About Rachel Krish

Dar Lazuli was renovated and opened for business in 2007. For about 200 years previously, the property was inhabited by generations of fishing families and our neighbours are still at the heart of this important local industry. We, Rachel and Nicola, are both passionate about responsible and independent travel and wanted to create a cosy base from which guests could freely explore the labyrinthine medina and vast open beaches of Essaouira, safe in the knowledge that they could return to a quiet haven with comfort and relaxation at its core.

Rachel Krish purchased this house in 2006

Why Rachel Krish chose Essaouira

Dar Lazuli takes its social responsibility seriously and we have designed the house in partnership with local artisans, craftsmen and women who have helped build and decorate the property. We’ve commissioned lamps, bed throws, upholstery and more from Souiri locals. We deliberately did not install baths due to the demand on the ancient plumbing system in the medina and the annual droughts in the country. We also subscribe to the Every Drop Counts Campaign and therefore urge guests to use water carefully. Furthermore, a percentage of our profit helps a family of seven in the neighbouring village of Ghazoua, so far focused on supporting the children’s education with six months French tuition and school & sports equipment. We will endeavour to continue and extend this support on behalf of Dar Lazuli’s guests.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Tucked away within the Medina, Dar Lazuli offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant, yet relaxed city of Essaouira. A stone’s throw from several fine coffee establishments (café au lait tastes so much better than at home!), fresh seafood vendors, its historic port and the activity-packed beach, Dar Lazuli’s central location is just the start of its many high points!



Ideal for large groups or couples or individuals, the riad comprises three separate apartments accommodating up to 12 people (maybe more?!). So if you’re travelling in a large group, Dar Lazuli is perfect – it has three sun terraces (amazing sun traps in the peak afternoon sun), the middle terrace has a large dining table which is perfect for large feasts, and the very top terrace gives views that stretch to the ocean and over much of Essouira.



Inside the riad, the décor is simple, elegant and full of Moroccan character. Each apartment is equipped with a kitchenette and all the self catering essentials. The beds (ours in ALIZEE apartment) were HUGE – I slept like a baby every night. The bathrooms are a good size and well presented with a shower, and fresh towels are provided daily. The apartments are cleaned daily and very well maintained by housekeepers Latifa and Rashid (both so lovely), so each day we returned to what felt like a brand new apartment! Each apartment has a safe should you wish to lock up any possessions and each night the night guardian arrives so we always felt totally safe and secure at all times.



It was the small touches that made each days return to the blissful haven of Dar Lazuli and our week’s stay in Essouira extra special. So whether it’s the culture, activities (it’s a kite surfers paradise), great restaurants, bars, fresh food or beaches that bring you to Essaouira, Dar Lazuli provides the perfect setting for an enchanting Moroccan adventure! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
May 2013
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Fabulous contemporary riad 5 minutes from the beach with three roof terraces.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 25 reviews
5

Amazing, Tranquil Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we were taken aback by the beautiful design, brightness and general cleanliness of the property. As soon as you enter the cool white-walled Dar you feel a sense of calm. We stayed in the Calima apartment, with a huge walk in shower, comfortable sitting area and second floor just to house the bed we may have never wanted to leave the apartment but as the weather was so amazing and the property is equidistant to the sea and souks we ventured out. The housekeepers were friendly and helpful and Latifa does not leave a spec of dirt or dust when she cleans and even neatly organises the apartment if you leave it in a mess!!! There is a book giving general info on what to do and where to eat in the apartment which we found very helpful and tried most of the restaurants serving a delicious variety of food. Villa Maroc which is next door to Dar Lazuli provides a lovely romantic setting with open fires and low seating and the tagine we ate was exquisite!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
London
5

Dar Lazuli

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have just got back from a week in Essaouira and it was fantastic. The riad was amazing. Clean, colorful and welcoming. All the essentials for self catering yet superbly located in the market.

Rooms were cleaned daily with new bed sheets and towels. The pictures really don't do the riad justice.

If you are choosing between Marrakech and Essaouira - then we would have to recommend the later. Marrakech is pushy, crowdy and not as friendly. Essaouira is the complete opposite.

Back to the Riad - we were in Siroco on the first floor but managed to peek at the rest of the riad - the whole place is stunning. I could have spent the week in the riad and not step a foot outside.

Make sure you brush up on your fresh, Rachid - the housekeeper is very helpful but doesn't speak the best of English so you would need to get by in French.

We will definitely be going back.

Mr Mahmud, Surrey.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Excellente location

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons trouvé cette habitation très opérationnelle pour notre famille (10 personnes).proche de tout, le confort est présent.Une personne à notre écoute et à disposition (Merci Fatima), séjour très agréable.Seul bémol rencontré : l'humidité dans un coffre.

A recommander

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Marrakech
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Taros
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf de Mogador
Nearest Train
150 Kilometres
Marrakech
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Essaouira
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Essaouira
Car: not necessary

Dar Lazuli riad is perfectly located just inside Essaouira's medina walls, a couple of minutes walk to the beach, cafes, restaurants & souks.

Essaouira has a temperate climate, so makes a great year round destination, especially for those seeking winter sun.

Listed as one of the world’s best beaches, Essaouira is well-known for watersports including surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing. You can also rent a quad bike & explore the sand dunes, or take a camel or horse trek along the coast.

For the less adventurous, the broad sandy beaches are perfect for long walks & the sea is great for swimming.

Wander the narrow streets & souks in the medina, watch the fishermen bringing in the daily catch at the port, pay a visit to the wood workshops, or simply find a café in the main square – Place Moulay Hassan, & watch the world go by.

The annual Gnaoua or Gnawa World Music Festival in June features a great line up of musicians and artists from all over the world.

Other Activities: Kitesurfing, quad biking, camel riding.

Golf: The Essaouira Mogador Golf Club has recently opened and is a 10 minute drive from Essaouira. It is a 36-hole course stretching over 580 hectares designed by the renowned Gary Player.

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Rates & Availability

From £120 Per night

Essaouira House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
£120
£650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £150
Notes Rates are per room and subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Always look out for our special offers and discounted rates for the whole riad.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Essaouira House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Alizee - toilet , shower
    Calima - toilet , shower
    Ghibli - toilet , shower
  • Each spacious en-suite Moroccan-style bathroom has a shower and fluffy bath towels. We also provide toilet roll and soap.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Alizee - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Apartment
    Calima - 1 king , Apartment
    Ghibli - 1 king , Apartment
  • The huge beds (2m x 2m) are sumptuously comfortable with egyptian cotton bed linen and the finest goose down duvet and pillows, with locally-woven handmade bed throws.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are 2 sheltered shared roof terraces where you can while away the day reading on a sunlounger or relaxing in the shade. Or you can go up to the new 3rd terrace with fabulous 360 views to the sea and the medina. Enjoy breakfast or dinner - the perfect to relax with a glass of chilled wine in the evenings!

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