Riad TamaraMO1220

Essaouira · Essaouira

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  • Fantastic location within the Medina
  • Walking distance to the beach
  • Walled courtyard with 10m 2 plunge pool
  • Splendid views of the daily market
  • Upgrading for chef service


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  Moroccan town villa near the beach – Conveniently situated within the walls of Essaouira old town, Riad Tamara is a traditionally built riad or town villa featuring a truly charming courtyard garden and private plunge pool. It has been meticulously renovated to retain as many of its original features as possible and it is decorated throughout with a mix of fabrics, antique furniture and artefacts sourced from the region. The combination of original tiles and metal work helps create a true and colourful impression of ancient Moroccan style.

Riad Tamara offers flexible accommodation spread over three floors, each with traditional open air galleried landings around the internal courtyard garden, ensuite bedrooms and independent living/kitchenettes to suit groups or extended families. Unique for a house in the Medina (the old town), the courtyard wall abuts the Medina walls and its pool is fed from the villa's private well.    From the terrace you can enjoy wonderful views over the colourful daily market, selling local produce and the sea with the Island of Mogador in the distance; why not hire one of the many privately owned fishing boats from the port for a trip to this island. A stroll at sunset along the ramparts of this UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site is strongly recommended to enjoy spectacular views of the town, its mosque and souks.Within 4 minutes from this villa Essaouira beach is probably one of the most beautiful beaches in all Africa, with miles of superb sand. Camel and horse riding are very popular activities here and so are all water sports, especially those requiring wind and strong currents. In fact, Essaouira prides itself on being the windsurfing capital of Africa.
For information on laws and customs in Morocco, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco/local-laws-and-customs

Insider Tips

“Essaouira never fails to please me every time I come here. Apart from haggling in the Souks which I love, one of the pleasures is walking out at night in the Medina with the many bars and restaurants full of real buzz and atmosphere. This is a self-catering villa and the facilities are perfect for preparing breakfast or light meals, but there is no oven.  So why not forget the shopping and the worry of what to cook for dinner and take a stroll and enjoy the wonderful array of inexpensive restaurants right on your doorstep – that’s what I do when I’m here! An absolute ‘must’ is Restaurant Elizir, which is 15 metres from Riad Tamara; superb food in an intimate atmosphere and one of the best meals I have ever had in Essaouira. Ask Abdul (the house manager) to book a table for you! The medina is 20 metres from the Riad but venture further towards the fish market and the restaurants will serve the freshest fish and seafood you have ever tasted!  ”


Ground floor:
Central atrium/dining area 
with glass roof, tiled floor.
Living room, French doors to courtyard and pool.
Kitchen (hob & microwave but no oven).
Twin bedroom (2 x 90cm), door to central atrium, view over courtyard garden, en suite bathroom, tadelakt deep bath (suitable for children), WC.
Double bedroom
(1.60m), en suite shower room, walk in shower, WC.

First floor:
Traditional, open air galleried landing
 overlooking courtyard on 4 sides with doors leading to:
Double bedroom (1.60m), en suite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m), en suite shower room, walk-in shower, WC.
Kitchenette/ dining area.
Living room,
door to spiral staircase leading to courtyard garden and pool.

Second floor:
Traditional, open air galleried landing
 on 4 sides with doors leading to:
Double bedroom (1.60 m), en suite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom (1.60 m), en suite shower room, walk-in shower, WC.
Kitchenette/ dining area.
Sun terrace, views on Essaouira and sea, sun loungers.

Third floor:
Shower room.
Door to roof terrace with sun loungers, table and chairs, sea and medina views.

Internal walled courtyard garden , palm trees, shrubs, flowerbeds, private 10 m2 plunge pool, sun beds, parasol, outdoor sitting facilities. No parking. Note: parking is only allowed outside the Medina walls.


Included: 3 hours daily maid service, ADSL Internet. Extras: chef service or meals on request.
Please note there is no TV or CD player at this Riad.


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About The Location

  • Airport
  • Essaouira-Mogador 25 mins
  • Marrakech 2.5 hrs
  • Agadir 2.5 hrs
  • Shop/Restaurant
  • Essaouira 20 metres
  • Beach
  • Essaouira 4 minutes

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Private plunge pool
Daily market views
Walled courtyard garden

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