Dar Albatros is situated in the countryside of Sidi Kaouki, 15 mins. walk from the ocean. It is the starting point for an active, creative, sportive but also peaceful holiday. We have 4 different rooms, situated around a lovely garden with pool. Additional costs for the pool € 10,00 (per room per day per room).
You will find Dar Albatros a perfect place to stay when you are looking for a quiet but active holiday.
Our garden rooms are simple but nicely furnished with local furniture (Berber style). Each room has its own bathroom. All doors open to a big terrace and a swimming pool.
During your stay with us you will discover the peacefulness and freshness of the countryside, surrounded by the foothills of the Anti Atlas. You will smell the fresh breeze and hear the ocean waves.
Just a 5 minutes drive or a 20 minutes walk through the countryside will bring you to Sidi Kaouki, a little village, known for it’s dreamy surf, windsurf and kitesurf possibilities. In the 5 km bay you will find enough spots to ride on the clean waves (between 1-3 meters high).
The Cave/La Grotte boasts the biggest waves in the area and is a couple of kilometers away from Sidi Kaouki on the road to Essaouira. When everything else is closed and windy the waves will still be working well here. It is best accessed by 4wd, but you can also drive to the little village near the Cap Sim Lighthouse and walk.
Besides windsurfing, surfing and kitesurfing, there are still many activities to experience: horse riding on the beach, camel tours, hiking in the foothills of the anti Atlkas, trips to exclusive and lonely beaches in the area, trips to local souks, simply relax on the beaches or in the garden and lots of other fun activities like artistic workshops, photography course, cooking classes, visit a local family, mindfulness, yoga classes, going to the hammam, swimming in the pool, pool volley, ‘jeu de boules’, beach tennis, beach volley, beach football…
There are some small shops in the village which supply basic needs. In Essaouira (30 kilometers from Sidi Kaouki) you will find all you need. There are to big supermarkets and lots of smaller superettes and local shops.
- room with private bathroom en suite
- garden, terrace
Extra services (additional costs)
- home cooked meals ($)
- laundry service ($)
- breakfast ($)
- bar ($)
- cultural/creative activities ($)
- use of the pool ($)
Interaction with guests
We love to interact with our guest, have a good conversation, drink a glass of wine, prepare a good dinner together etc. But if you like to be on your own? No problem, we respect your wishes.
Other things to note
- no wifi
- in summer there is a general lack of water in the Essaouira region/country side. There will be enough when you use it wisely.
We are happy to have you as our Guest. Compliance with the rules below enable us to ensure that all our guest have a peaceful and safe stay.
Upon check-in, you are obligated to present to the staff a document with a photograph confirming your identity. Moslem couples will have to produce a marriage certificate. If you refuses to produce a document making it impossible to determine your identity or your marital status, we will have to refuse to issue the key to the room. Any prepayments will not be refunded!
Dar Albatros is a place for peace and quiet! We ask you to respect the other guests, the personnel and the neighbors. This means: no loud noises such as loud music, shouting, loud conversations. Any disrespect will result in a expulsion without refund.
Drinks and meals
There is a small restaurant/bar where you can buy cold drinks and homemade meals. You will find a price list in your room and on the kitchen door.It is prohibited to consume foodstuffs bought outside Dar Albatros in the common area!Breakfast is not included but we are happy to serve you a delightful Moroccan breakfast between 8.00-11.00 in the morning (55 dirhams per person).
Environment: water and electricity
We respect the environment, so we ask you to do the same. There is a huge lack of water during the summer in the whole region. So please do not let water taps running and do not take long showers.When you leave your room, please close the lights.
Smoking and open fire etc.
We have a smoke-free policy, which means you have to smoke outside of your room. Violation of the prohibition is subject to a fine of 500 dirhams.
For the sake of your and our safety: it is not allowed to use open fire or candles in your room.
Please refrain from using any electrical appliances such as heaters, cooking appliances or irons that could cause a fire. You are held fully responsible for any damage due to not obeying this rule.
Extra warning: It is very dry in the summer. Any spark could cause a forest fire. Be careful!
Cleaning and laundry service
If you stay longer than 2 days, your room will be cleaned.We have a laundry service: 120 dirhams for 5 kg of laundry.
Visitors are only allowed on the property with the staff's consent!
Private spaces are indicated. The staff wants you to respect their privacy!
If it is windy, it is important to close all the windows. Any damage to the glass will be your responsibility and must be paid on the spot!
If you want to use the pool, the costs are 100 dirhams per day.
No jumping and diving into the pool!
When leaving the room, you are expected to check whether you door is properly locked.
Loss of a room key is subject to an extra charge of 100 dirhams.
Damage to the property
Any damage to the property caused by you will have to be paid on the spot.
Check-out time for your room is 11.00 h.
Leaving belongings or remaining in the room after 11:00 is treated as automatic prolonging of the stay. If you leave the room after 11:00 Dar Albatros will charge a fee for the next night at the price prevailing on the given day.
Dar Albatros is for adults only.
Children occasionally visiting the property, i.e. at the restaurant or pool, have to be under constant care and supervision of adults. Damages or losses caused by children are the responsibility of their legal guardians.
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Welcome and thank you so much for considering Dar Albatros for your stay in Sidi Kaouki.
There are many rooms, apartments and houses for rent in Sidi Kaouki: big, small, new, old, traditional, cheap and expensive ones. And we realise that, between all those accommodations, Dar Albatros is just one of the many. And even not the cheapest.
Dar Albatros is for rent as a whole or in smaller units. If you are interested to come with a group of friends, colleagues or family, please send us a message and we can discuss the possibilities. By the way, we offer different kind of cultural and educational activities for individuals and groups.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
Please check our house rules first. If you think you can't comply with these rules, please do not come to Dar Albatros!
Breakfast is not included, but of course we will also be happy to make you one. Just tell us at what time you want us to serve your breakfast.
We have a small 'pop-up restaurant/bar' where we sell traditional Moroccan meals and cold drinks.
Furthermore, if you need any information about the possibilities/activities in the neighborhood (like surfing, horse back riding, camel trek, visits, guiding etc.), just ask!
We hope you will choose Dar Albatros for your stay in Sidi Kaouki and that you
will enjoy this place as much as we do! And if you do not wish to stay with us: no worries! Have a great time in Sidi Kaouki or Essaouira.