FEMME PLUS of Novembre 2, 2010
Dar Zouina, dream riad in Essaouira
You know B&Bs, hotels, riads in Morocco … Test the new concept “Riad host” just 3 hours from Paris !?
On the heart of Essaouira’ medina, a charming little fishing port, in a small quiet street, close to the souks and 7 minutes walk from the beach, you can settle down at Dar Zouina, a new address .. . a dream! Esthetic, peaceful, simple and chic, the riad has been restored by a Parisian family, in the beldi way (around the country way).
Advantage: We can book with family or friends. With three rooms arranged around the patio, a huge lounge and a panoramic terrace overlooking the sea and the roofs of the medina, the guesthouse can accommodate a family of 6 to 8 people or two to three couples and play golf, surf, stroll through the souks, enjoy grilled fish in the middle of the fishing port, learn the art of the gazelle’s horn or be massaged at the argan oil ….
Another very practical advantage: The maintenance of the house is insured, discreetly, by Nadia and you can explore the city, argan cooperatives or markets in the hinterland with Abdul (on request).
ELLE of May 7, 2010
“MOROCCO MIND RIAD
For a weekend, nothing beats the sweetness of Moroccan life! Especially if you choose
one of these four chic and confidential riads, which just opened their doors.
Why? Because the resort has retained the bohemian-chic spirit of the 70’s, when his hippie commune welcomed John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix. The wind that blows over the fortifications, great for trying out the kite, and the eucalyptus forests of the hinterland are very rejuvenating!
Sleeping where? Close to the souk and the beach in an old restored riad who mixes design furniture in the huge living-room or on the terrace, and picturesque touches
in the homely and elegant rooms (tadelakt, traditional fabrics …).
How many people? Whether you’re two or six, the riad is yours!
How much? € 100 per night (2 nights minimum), breakfast and cleaning included.
Tel. : 01 40 44 09 56
OUEST-FRANCE sunday november 29th, 2009
” Travels / Trips
Dream trip in Essaouira. To change Marrakech, go until Essaouira (3 hours from Paris by plane, on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays). Small fishing port in front of the Atlantic, behind its fortifications, the city distils in any season a charm without similar. You can stroll in the fish, vegetables or spices souks. Consult a famous herbalist. Have a massage. Buy rafia sandals, braided to measure. Essaouira people work also the wood of thuja and cultivate the argans. Essaouira has painters whose use pigments of the countryside around. The good way enjoying the trip with family or between friends is to rent a riad. An elegant address : Dar Zouina, in a calm lane of the medina, few minutes to the sea. To discover on the website : www.dar-essaouira.com ”