Get an overview of this hotelBayside Essaouira guesthouse in Medina with free breakfast


Located in Medina, this guesthouse is steps from Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum and Skala de la Ville. Place Moulay el Hassan and Skala du Port are also within 10 minutes.

Property Features

This smoke-free guesthouse features a restaurant, a rooftop terrace, and spa services. Free full breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 10 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Other amenities available to guests include premium bedding, free bottled water, and in-room massages.

Guest House Amenities

Guest House Amenities

The guesthouse offers a restaurant. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. This Essaouira guesthouse also offers a rooftop terrace, spa services, and a library. Concierge services and wedding services can be provided.

Villa Garance is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 10 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Computer station 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Year Built 1902 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower only 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary full breakfast is served each morning between 8 AM and 10:30 AM.

Guest Table - This restaurant specializes in Moroccan cuisine. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Horse riding/rental on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Massages 
  • Facial treatments 

Guest House Policies


Minimum check-in age is 16

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 2 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for MAD 220 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of MAD 100 per pet, per night
  • Dogs only

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

24-hour check-in


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: MAD 23 per person, per night
  • Tourism fee: MAD 23 per person, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: MAD 200 per vehicle (one way)
  • Pet fee: MAD 100 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: MAD 220 per day
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Guest house Name

  • Villa Garance
  • Villa Garance Essaouira
  • Villa Garance House
  • Villa Garance House Essaouira

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the guesthouse prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. One child 2 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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4.6 out of 5
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4.6 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
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Friendly welome

5 out of 5
by from London
Posted Mar 25, 2016
Pros: Location inside wall owners areed town close to port and beach as well as shops and restaurants. The building is beautiful and the helpful and .charmi
The owners Pierre and Maria were both very charming and made us very welcome. They went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and were excellent at recommending places to eat and watch the sun go down. We will definitely return again next year. It was lovely to sit out on the roof and eat breakfast each morning served by the delightful staff. As our room was on the roof we could look at the stars at night..It was a very relaxing break.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 7, 2016 by Pierre
Thank you so much for your kind comment. It was a pleasure to meet you. We hope to see you aganin. Best regards
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Truly fantastic hotel!

5 out of 5
by from Canada
Posted Sep 14, 2015
Pros: Everything!
Location: Great location right in the heart of the medina, but not noisy! Very close to the port, the beach and lots of great restaurants.
Our stay at Villa Garance was the highlight of our trip to Morocco. Excellent staff, beautiful hotel, great location right in the medina with a fantastic breakfast on the rooftop terrance each morning. We can't speak highly enough of Villa Garance and think it deserves more than 5 stars!
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Interestimg quaint building

4 out of 5
by from Egypt
Posted May 23, 2015
Nice location. Was there during the Gnawa music festival.
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Amazing riad with lovely owners

5 out of 5
by from London
Posted Apr 19, 2015
The riad is beautifully done up, with clean and spacious bedrooms and a lovely rooftop terrace. The owners are incredibly helpful with restaurant recommendations etc. It's in a perfect location in the old town, with a 5 minute walk to the beach. Couldn't recommend it more!
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 21, 2015 by Pierre
It was a pelasure meeting you and your friends. Thanks a lot for coming ! We wish you the best for the future Best Regards. Marie & Pierre
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Boutique Hotel

4 out of 5
by from Glasgow
Posted Jan 29, 2015
Pros: Individual styling of rooms. Roof terraces
Cons: More variation or choice in breakfast. It becomes monotonous quite quickly.
Location: Great location in the heart of the medina. Not great for young children. Too many natural hazards. People in street have no inhibitions about talking.
Hotel arranged a taxi for us which was very convenient and much cheaper than on line quotes- 700 dirhams between us rather than each. Staff were very friendly and helpful,although they spoke no English. Room not big but very attractive individual styles, clean and comfortable. Breakfast generous but lacking in variation. Great location- might be noisy during the season. Windows but no air conditioning. Gorgeous roof terraces ideal for chilling out in the sun. Fabulous shopping. Bring big bags with lots of space!
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Original Old Riad guesthouse

5 out of 5
by from uk
Posted Dec 21, 2014
Pros: The staff. Nice open fire in the lobby in winter. Rooms quaint, individual, antique fittings. Loved the rose petals left on the bed!
Cons: Difficult to restore or modernise an old building like this without losing some of its character.
Location: Right in the heart of the medina - souk and shops very nearby, city walls and harbour a short walk.
Well looked after by French owners and local staff.
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Perfect riad in great location

5 out of 5
by from London
Posted May 13, 2014
Great location, nice relaxed atmosphere with lovely rooftop terrace. Very good breakfast including fruit and yogurt. Nice and comfortable bed as well. A welcome break from the pace of Marrakech.
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Helpful and friendly, good information given.

4 out of 5
Posted Apr 11, 2014
Warm, friendly and central.Good local links to ease the vaguaries of a new environment. Lovely staff, sound and comfortable rooms. Lighting a bit dim in room 6: on the one hand, difficult for reading, but, on the other, good for the over 50s mirrorwise! No alarm clocks needed due to the call for prayer and the chanting of small children in the school opposite - both of which added to the authentic flavour of our delightful stay. We totally recommend La Garance - despite the precipitous stairs - not for the elderly or those with problems with the trocho-ginglymus! 9/10 and we will be returning!
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A lovely Villa in lovely Essaouira!

5 out of 5
by from Wales, UK
Posted Aug 19, 2013
I really recommend staying at the Villa Garance. The Villa itself is very nice and well decorated with a very nice terrace with great views over one of my favourite places in Morocco, Essaouira. Christine the owner is very kind and helpful and all the staff there were also very courteous and welcoming. It's nicely situated in the medina, so as soon as you leave the door you are there in the middle of the little chaos! I'm a solo traveller and even though normally I would stay clear of tourist-type resorts, Essaouira for me is an exception, and the Villa Garance is a perfect place to stay as well as for families. The breakfast was very good and I highly recommend a massage; the lady masseuse is very good indeed. I stayed in bedroom 3 which is overlooking the alleyway and normally these rooms can be noisy, but it's isn't really and what noise there is, i.e., people chatting can be blocked out if you wish by closing the two very solid doors, and yes you will be still able to sleep without air conditioning because of Essaouira's famous micro-climate; it's incredibly cool there even when just 60kms or so away it's boiling hot! I forget the name of the wind that blows there, but in summer it is so refreshing!
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Typical riad in Morocco

4 out of 5
by from La Prairie QC
Posted Aug 9, 2013
Quiet, centrally located and beautifully decorated in riad in Essouira.
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