Morocco has plenty of magnificent hotels, Riads and guest houses to offer. Here are some of The Guardians Top B&B’s and Riads in Essaouira, MoroccoReception area at the Dar Liouba guest house, located close to the Marrakesh Madina

Dar Liouba is a beautiful guest house, privately tucked away down a narrow alleyway in the heart of the Medina, where you are welcomed by a grand wooden door that opens up into a carefree, spacious and bright space. The three floor and eight bedroomed accommodation has crisp white walls with colourful cushions and throws, each tailored to give the rooms a unique feel. The terrace is large and has stunning panoramic views over the medina. Food is served in the comfort of the fashionable lounge or on the terrace with fresh orange or mandarin juice, freshly baked bread and homemade jams.

Another popular choice is Riad Dar Maya. Englishman Gareth Turpin has designed a traditional house that is luxurious yet classy and decorated with wonderful pieces from the medina market and modern Moroccan furniture. The Riad includes five neutral rooms with log fires, large bath-tubs, sophisticated alcoves, and some with private balconies that are spread over the three floors. There are quiet places, perfect for relaxing and revitalising. The rooftop terrace has a wonderful view of the sea as well as a heated plunge pool, and there’s a bijoux hammam, where guests can be steamed, scrubbed and massaged. The perfect way to spend your time in Essaouira.

It is the magnificent Riads and guest houses, carefully designed and with excellent service that we search for to make your stay in Morocco a truly fantastic trip of a lifetime.