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Reviews of Dar Liouba

28, Impasse Moulay Ismaîl, 44 000 Essaouira, Morocco

#46 of 88 hotels in Essaouira

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Review score

Based on 57 hotel reviews

8.9

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.4

  • Comfort

    8.7

  • Location

    9.1

  • Facilities

    8.7

  • Staff

    9.2

  • Value for money

    8.6

  • Free WiFi

    9

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  • Reviewed: 23 May 2018

    5.8
    The staff means well, but that´s about it. There are better places to stay in Essaouira.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Luxury Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    The location is terrible, in the not so good part of the Medina. The rooms are poorly finished and the Riad itself has a feeling of "old auntie Petunia´s house". Compared to better located and more modern Medina´s, the rate is too high. We left earlier than planned.

    The staff is nice and means well.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 May 2018

    6.7
    Overall fine, but some communication issues.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Luxury Triple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Bathroom was a bit open to the room, lots of little bugs crawling on walls, some communication issues. I don't know if it's because they have another nearby property or if it's just their style, but we got less of a welcome and info about the town than we did in other riads in Morocco. Also we had asked them to book our transfers and this caused a lot of confusion- they didn't even get the driver's name, they made us meet the driver in a far away place when we had originally been told he would come to the riad, then one of the employees came to the car to chastise us for not 'following his instructions' since we had run into his boss outside the riad who took us to meet the driver. It was weird and left a really sour taste after an overall decent stay. Also they told us paying with card was no problem but then we had to go to the other riad to pay and they charged an extra percentage for paying with card.

    Great breakfast, nice relaxing terrace, pretty well located, decently sized room.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 April 2018

    9.6
    Perfect location in the heart of the Medina, down a little...
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Perfect location in the heart of the Medina, down a little alley but never felt unsafe walking at night. Friendly helpful staff, very clean and comfortable. Amazing breakfast! Would definitely stay again.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 March 2018

    9.6
    Very comfortable and clean.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Luxury Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Only our phones - plane was diverted and we had a long coach journey to get there with no means of communication. Arrived at midnight but the owner waited for us - and hardly her fault! Thank-you Patricia!

    Very comfortable and clean. The staff and owners were really friendly and helpful. Quite hard to find in the medina - but we got used to it! (And the medina isn't that big anyway.)

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 March 2018

    7.5
    Patricia was very welcoming.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Would have been lovely if the fire was lit in living area to create a warm atmosphere in late afternoon/early evening as was a little cold.

    Patricia was very welcoming.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2017

    10
    The stay at Dar Liouba helped set us up for the start of our tour of Morocco
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Luxury Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    We were warmly welcomed as our luggage was bought from the taxi into the Medina. As we stepped inside we walked into another world. The guys at Dar Liouba were the most wonderfully welcoming and helpful people we have ever meet. They made sure we were comfortable in our already spacious room, provided us with information that was invaluable for our first visit to Morocco, and then shall I add the breakfasts, they were fantastic. The only disappointment was we forgot to write in the visitor book.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 April 2017

    7.9
    Bed was super comfortable, the staff friendly, bringing us...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Luxury Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    We did wish the showerhead in the deluxe "Lavande" room had a hook to hang from, so did not have to hold it ourselves, my husband being quite tall did not feel comfortable having baths all the time.

    Bed was super comfortable, the staff friendly, bringing us breakfast everyday on the lovely roof terrace, the pancakes were a highlight!

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 March 2017

    9.6
    I could not have asked for a better stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Comfort Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    We liked this riad so much that I almost wanted to stay there all day instead of going out :) The terrace is great if you want to relax and escape the madness of Moroccan streets. The decor is impeccable and the owner was extremely kind and friendly, she gave us advices on everything we asked. We slept in a bed with the best mattress ever. Our room was bright and airy, I would love to have a room like that... Being situated in the medina, in a very quite side street, you can reach the lively central streets in less than 3 minutes by foot.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2016

    10
    Beautiful riad with a very generous host!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Comfort Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Beautiful riad and lovely owner Patricia who helped us out with advice and hammam bookings! Breakfast on the terrace was a highlight! Room was clean and nicely presented.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 22 June 2018

    8.8
    The staff are FABULOUS!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Comfort Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The staff are FABULOUS! Dinner was delicious. Go to Essaouira & skip Marrakech!

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2018

    7.9
    Quiet simple place to stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Few issues with lights in room but these were quickly fixed. Also safe deposit boxes did not work.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 May 2018

    9.2
    They were informed late at 23:00 that we ll be staying there...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Submitted via mobile

    They were informed late at 23:00 that we ll be staying there, the tried their best to help and accommodate us. Very clean.

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2018

    9.6
    Calm, and rested
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    The manager was really professional and had every single of our demand cover

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 April 2018

    9.6
    Only a one night stay - would have liked it to have been longer. Great deal on the room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Excellent room - plenty of light, spacious, good decor. Staff very helpful. Good communal spaces. Great breakfast.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 April 2018

    10
    Authentic and welcoming
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Luxury Triple Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Authentic and welcoming

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 31 March 2018

    10
    Lovely Riad run by French couple in great location .
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Rooms felt a bit Cold but electric heaters provided

    Lovely light rooms, beautiful stairway, lovely terrace, great location.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 March 2018

    8.8
    Extremely comfortable, secure, helpful, clean within a striking Riad.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Comfort Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    High quality, well appointed rooms and beds, good meals, very good and helpful service from everyone.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 9 March 2018

    10
    Extremely helpful staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Comfort Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    A tiny bit hard to find.

    Extremely helpful staff. Clean. Beautifully decorated. Good lighting.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 February 2018

    8.8
    Friendly and comfortable - also easy to find
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff were very friendly and helpful

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 November 2017

    8.8
    Really cozy, quiet oasis I the busy medina.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Comfort Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Shower was a little weak!

    Really cozy, quiet oasis I the busy medina. Staff really friendly and breakfast was great.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 April 2017

    10
    Beautiful riad, extremely welcoming and great rooftop terrace
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Beautiful riad, extremely welcoming and great rooftop terrace

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 March 2017

    10
    Friendly welcome.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Luxury Double Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Friendly welcome. Comfortable room,nice roof terrace for breakfast and sunbathing.Perfect!

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 December 2016

    10
    Wonderful atmosphere!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Wonderful atmosphere!

    Stayed in December 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 6 June 2015

    9.6
    Patricia's communication prior to arrival and her...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Patricia's communication prior to arrival and her helpfulness while there was first class....and...whether dining on the roof terrace or in the dining room, the food was excellent!

  • Reviewed: 11 April 2015

    10
    We stayed two nights at Dar Liouba and loved it.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    We stayed two nights at Dar Liouba and loved it. We had a really nice welcome with Moroccon tea and pastry. Our room (the "Ciel" room) was large and really nicely decorated, as is the rest of the riad. The staff was really friendly and helpful and prepared a delicious and abundant breakfast. We would certainly come back!

  • Reviewed: 4 April 2015

    10
    Right from entering the door, we were welcome and so very...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    I had to leave!!!

    Right from entering the door, we were welcome and so very pleased to be there. The photos don't capture how lovely, homely and beautiful this Riad is! My husband and I were welcomed by Patricia and her staff so graciously. She also recommended a lovely place for a hammam and helped with anything we needed to get around essouaire. The staff are soooooo nice and breakfast was lovely. Especially the yogurt. Can't wait to go back!

  • Reviewed: 3 February 2015

    10
    Everything about Dar Liouba deserves a 10!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Everything about Dar Liouba deserves a 10! Definitely one of the best places we've ever stayed in, with great added value for a very reasonable price! Wonderful taste in the way it's been refurbished and decorated. A very relaxing stay.

  • Reviewed: 10 January 2015

    10
    Excelent breakfast, good views from the terrace, very nice...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    nothing

    Excelent breakfast, good views from the terrace, very nice place. Excelent cleaness and the bed very comfortable. A Little bit difficult to find but very well situated

  • Reviewed: 7 January 2015

    10
    Everything, it was instant warmth as soon as you arrived...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Nothing it was perfect.

    Everything, it was instant warmth as soon as you arrived from staff to accommodation and soft furnishings, the breakfast was very nice the whole experience was lovely and would certainly like to return.

  • Reviewed: 6 January 2015

    8.8
    The staff is very helpfull and the house is lovely decorated.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    We wanted to have breakfast at the terrace at a determinate time and after a while waiting we decided to do it downstairs. They are not organised enough to offer this service on time, or with a resanoble delay, with more that one table at a time.

    The staff is very helpfull and the house is lovely decorated. Feeled like home from first minut.

  • Reviewed: 19 November 2015

    10
    Lovely decor and great, helpful hosts.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Lovely decor and great, helpful hosts. Breakfast on the terrace was a nice touch

  • Reviewed: 15 November 2015

    10
    Pleasant helpful staff, good location in Medina, very good...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Pleasant helpful staff, good location in Medina, very good generous breakfast

  • Reviewed: 16 June 2015

    9.2
    Really enjoyed the decor and service we received!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Really enjoyed the decor and service we received! I would reccomendation this Riad again and again!

  • Reviewed: 4 February 2015

    10
    Food was good and friendly service
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Food was good and friendly service

  • Reviewed: 23 January 2015

    10
    very friendly and helpful staff, very good room
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    very friendly and helpful staff, very good room

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