it is comfortablelight and airy
room on the roof - Essaouira Escape
Hosted by Meryem - Ally
Meryem - Ally is the host.Meryem - Ally is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The 2nd floor of a 300 year old house (Dar No.32), situated in a quiet street, within the walls of the old medina in Essaouira. It is private, light and airy, and has 2 terraces (one with shade and one with full all day sun).

The space

The 'room on the roof' is a spacious room with lots of outside space in the form of two terraces. It is a tranquil haven in the middle of the bustling medina. The house itself is calm, uncluttered and full of charming surprises - not least the play of light on the stunning architectural features.

Guest access

Our basic price is based on a single occupancy, room only basis - this includes access to two private terraces with outdoor shower and shared bathroom facilities on 1st floor - it does not include use of the kitchen. It is possible to rent the whole house - please enquire.

Interaction with guests

See our reviews which say it all

Other things to note

There is a palm just behind your room and the birds who live there like singing (makes a nice melodic change from seagulls) also the sound of nearby prayer quickly becomes incredibly comforting.

Laptop friendly workspace
Smoking allowed

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM

Avoir le respect du matériel, éviter la dégradation des biens, le respect du voisinage. Tout objet cassé ou endommagé sera remboursable.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 2 flights of stairs - not all with handrail
Some spaces are shared - Shared bathroom facilities
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house


11 Reviews

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Holly User Profile
October 2017
Ally is the loveliest woman with such a kind heart. I had the best time staying with her, meeting her friends and being welcomed into her life in essaouira. She really does go above and beyond to help and make sure your time in essaouira is unforgettable. I can't thank you enough Ally you're amazing keep being your happy, smilie self and never change. See you again soon :)

Minja & Stefan User Profile
September 2017
This is a perfect Essaouira escape, the photos do not depict how amazing this place is! The room is just beautiful and the bed is the most comfortable Airbnb bed that we have ever slept in. The two terraces are magic, a private terrace of your own in Essaouira is such a luxury and rarity and here you get 2!! THE TERRACES ARE STUNNING and perfect for sunbathing in the nude :), and a perfect shelter for enjoying the beautiful (but windy) nights in Essaouira :) . Our dear host Ally was the most wonderful host, we have grown very fond of her as she is a very special human :) and for us Essaouira wouldn't be the same without her. Ally is a kind, caring and energetic person who is a delight to talk to! She will make sure that you have everything you need and have unforgettable experience here, as she knows all the hidden gems of Essaouira. We will definitely come back here!

Claire And Brian User Profile
September 2017
The most perfect AirBnB stay we have ever had!! If you go to Essaouira, stay here! Ally went above and beyond the call of duty for us every day to make our stay as incredible as it was. On our arrival, she gave us perfect directions to the house, and then took us on a tour of the medina, showing us the best places to get great food, the touristy areas to avoid, and hidden gems, as well as giving us a lot of local knowledge as she has integrated so well in the community. The room on the roof is perfect, and the bed a wonderful place to come back to after a busy day exploring the town, and the roof garden is a a lovely place to hang out in. The house is homely, clean and has everything you need, and if it doesn't, Ally will sort it! The location of the house is also perfect, just down a little street off a busy lane in the medina. Ally is a gem in human form, she told us so much about Morocco and how misunderstood it is, and showed us the extent of the friendliness. She knows it well and will make your experience ten times what it would be otherwise. We can't sing her praises enough. We will be back to stay with Ally, and will definitely stay in touch. 5 stars all round!

Sharon User Profile
May 2017
A very special thanks to my hosts who went above and beyond to make sure that I was happy and comfortable. This is an ideal place to stay, in the heart of the medina and central to everything, but in an authentic residential location. I always felt safe in Essaouira and was reassured that my hosts would be available to help me even after I had left their property and they gave me lots of insider info and tips. The bed was extremely comfortable, the room and terraces were beautiful and the accommodation had everything that I needed. I would not hesitate to return and can thoroughly recommend.

Елена User Profile
April 2017
It was si great time in Morocco. The owners so hospitality,so kind,so carefull!! It is the best stay in Essueira,clean,air,with your balkon and shower on the sun!!!! Thank you so much!!!! I

Fabian User Profile
April 2017
The room is really beautiful with the terraces and located very central. Meryem was there during our stay and was really helpful and nice. We had a good time in Essaouira! :)

Mikhak User Profile
March 2017
Thank you Meryem and Ally, I had a really special time in Essaouira. It's a beautiful, chilled-out and friendly place to visit and your hospitality and stylish Moroccan house made the trip even more special. The room was spacious and beautifully decorated, the bed was very comfortable and the two roof terraces just outside the room provided a peaceful and private space to sunbathe. The house is in an excellent location, right in the heart of the Medina, so there is lots to do and see! Meryem and Ally were so generous with their time and local knowledge, which meant that I was able to get a real sense of Essaouira and see places that I might not have seen otherwise. Highlight: buying freshly caught sardines from the port and having them cooked (to perfection) over charcoal at a local restaurant! Thank you, it was just what I needed and an authentic Moroccan experience!

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Meryem - Ally User ProfileMeryem - Ally is a superhost.
We are two friends - Meryem is French and Ally is English. We have over a decade of experience of living life in Essaouira and we are more than happy to share our secrets. Essaouira is not the easiest place if you do not speak French - owe are here to help. We consider ourselves…
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