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Dar Liouba

Star Rating
4 out of 5



4.0 / 5Very Good
29 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum
    7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Skala de la Ville
    8 min walk
  • Airport
    Essaouira (ESU-Mogador)
    18 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Essaouira's Medina neighbourhood, Dar Liouba is in the city centre and next to a golf course. Mellah and Place Moulay el Hassan are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Essaouira Beach and Ounara Campsite.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Mellah - 3 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum - 7 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Skala de la Ville - 8 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Place Moulay el Hassan - 9 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Skala du Port - 13 min walk

    Getting around

    • Essaouira (ESU-Mogador) - 18 min drive


    • Where to eat
    • On-site dining venue – Restaurant offering Moroccan cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations required.

    About this property

    Dar Liouba

    A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a rooftop terrace are available at this riad. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning and laundry facilities are on-site. All 8 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and Select Comfort beds. Room service (during limited hours), premium bedding and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.



    Check-in between 1:30 PM - 11:30 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    If you are planning to arrive after 11:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
    Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


    Check-out before 11:30 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are available for MAD 165 per night.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are available for MAD 0 per stay.


    • Pets not allowed

    Payment types

    Important information


    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    • A tax is imposed by the city: MAD 23 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 11 years of age.
    • Sanitation services: MAD 23 per night

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

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

    • Airport shuttle fee: MAD 200 per vehicle (one way)
    • Crib (infant bed) fee: MAD 0 per stay
    • Rollaway bed fee: MAD 165 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    • No on-site parking is available.

    We should mention

    This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • No on-site parking available
    • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Airport shuttle on request

    Food and drink

    • Free breakfast available
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar
    • Room service available

    Things to do

    • 27 holes of golf
    • Billiards/pool table

    Family friendly

    • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    • Front-desk safe
    • No lifts

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • Arabic
    • English
    • French
    • Russian


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Rooftop terrace


    • Designated smoking areas
    • TV in reception

    Room amenities


    • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
    • Premium bedding
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
    • Select comfort bed


    • bathtub or shower
    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer


    • Connecting rooms available
    • Individually decorated
    • Individually furnished
    • Safe

    Nearby things to do


    • Adjacent to a golf course
    • Ecotours
    • Golf lessons
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Sailing
    • Surfing/boogie boarding
    • Waterskiing
    • Windsurfing

    Where to eat

    • On-site dining venue – Restaurant offering Moroccan cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations required.

    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    Communication breakdown

    The hotel is pretty and charming, but there is no way to contact the management or the reception, nor by phone or by e-mail. They also don't accept credit cards.

    Stayed 3 nights in Sep. 2018

    5/5 Excellent

    Charming riad

    We had a very good stay at Dar Liouba. Patricia is a lovely host. The old town can be very dirty in some parts and I guess, you just need to get used to it. Dar Liouba is in a small alleyway that after a day or 2 it becomes easy to find. A bit daunting to start with. We were treated to nice home made breakfasts every morning. The lack of storage space in the room meant we had to keep most of our clothes in suitcases for 3 days. We managed though. I would probably return with friends or partner. My child loved going up and down the stairs (4 floors) and luckily there weren't too many guests to be disturbed. I didn't realize rooms at the riad didn't have a TV set. It was certainly a change that in the end, worked out alright.



    The person that welcome us was not very nice - in fact kind of rude. The bellman was extremely nice! Breakfast not so good... In other words, not the best!

    5/5 Excellent

    Great place to stay

    It was a pleasure to stay @ Dar Liouba. A special thank for Patricia for organizing an amazing dinner and giving all the advises.


    Smelly riad

    Smelly and not as in the photos. It smelt so bad in the medina and in this riad. It is old and not new looking as in the photos. We walked in paid our bill and walked out and checked into a hotel on the beach. Not even a little discount was offered. I do not understand how expedia got these ratings which we relied on when booking. They saved on us not eating and using their utilities. They were sorting laundry at reception when we arrived which is not cool. I would not recommend staying in this riad or the medina. The hotels along the beach are far better and not too expensive. Essaouira is a really laid back town, not too crowded and really cool beach. Really worth a visit.

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