Villa Basmah, near Essaouira
- Breakfast Cook service included
- Heated pool
- Hotel facilities within walking distance
About the villa
Located in a river valley just south of the relaxed seaside resort of Essaouira, Les Jardins des Douars is a distinctive small hotel with five spacious and comfortable fully staffed private villas set in mature private gardens within walking distance of the excellent facilities that the hotel has to offer. All villas are individually furnished with richly coloured exotic fabrics and local zelig tiles that Morocco is so well known for. All bedrooms can be made up as either double or twin (please advise on booking) and are of a consistent size, with air conditioning and either a bath or shower room en suite. The spacious living rooms catch the cooling breezes, and open on to a broad veranda, with al fresco sitting and dining areas, each with a fabulous large pool with distinctive Moroccan tiling. At Villa Basmah, there are two bedrooms on the ground floor that are mirror images of each other, a further two bedrooms upstairs, one of which is self-contained and located at the far end of the large upper terrace. This large upper terrace itself is a space suitable for , quiet reading or sunbathing. Breakfast is included and for other meals, guests can choose to either self-cater, ask the villa staff to prepare meals, choose from a selection of local dishes on the villa menu (paying per person) or dine at the noted hotel restaurant where barbecues are held on Sundays. Guests can also use the hotel bar and enjoy beauty and wellness treatments in the spa that this special hotel offers. The hotel operate a shuttle between the hotel and the town and the staff will be pleased to advise on local activities such as surfing. Car hire can be arranged on a daily basis to explore.
Essaouira is a delightful 18th century seaside town, previously known as Mogador. The old town is enclosed by fortified walls, with distinctive white and blue houses alongside a series of wide sandy beaches backed by sand dunes and it is a popular destination for windsurfing. The town’s main square is filled with cafes and meandering walkways lead to the souk (market) excellent for buying jewellery and spices, and the the town is also noted for beautifully crafted woodwork made from thuya, a mahogany-like hardwood. Also worth visiting is the harbour and watching the wooden fishing boats bringing in their day’s catch and the fish restaurants are highly recommended.
We are delighted to introduce these properties to CV clients who we are sure will enjoy the flexible catering options that these villa offer and exploring this interesting location. The villas are very popular so early booking is essential.
- Steps up to entrance
- Open plan living room with dining area opening to pool terraced and few steps down to TV area
- Double (super king size, can be twin) bedroom with bathroom with bath and separate shower
- Double (super king size, can be twin) bedroom with bathroom with separate shower
- Double (super king size, can be twin) bedroom with shower room en suite and additional single bed
- Across terrace: self contained Double (super king size, can be twin) bedroom with shower room en suite and additional single bed
- Satellite TV (limited English speaking channels)
GAMES & SPORTS
- Table tennis
- Boules court
- Yoga terrace
- Air conditioning in all bedrooms
- Bathroom amenities
- Concierge service
- Breakfast included
- Iron & ironing board
Occupancy for 9 and 10: 2 additional full size single beds are in 2 bedrooms (1 in each bedroom) and are available free of charge.
Minimum stay: 3 nights apart from 5 nights for the following periods: April 6 - 22 (Easter), July 13 - August 24 (High Season), October 19 - November 3 (school holidays), December 21 – 3
The staff at the Hotel reception will welcome you on arrival, are on hand to assist you with the catering options offered at the properties and can advise on restaurant, shopping and golf activity recommendations and will be available by telephone during your stay.
Commence 15:00, depart 12:00
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website
A car with English speaking driver is available but needs to be pre-booked and costs are paid locally.
Service & Staffing
- Bar, Restaurant and Spa 100m at hotel
- Shops, restaurants, supermarkets in Essaouira 13km
- Essaouira 13km
- Essaouira 10.6km
- Marrakech 176km
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