Superb riad from the 18th century, 5 ensuite bedrooms, in Essaouira Medina, close to the beach, very sunny, terraces and a pool
Blanc Bleue, a historic riad dating from the 18th century and with an Italian influence, has been converted into a bright place to stay, full of charm, discreet luxury and tasteful décor. It has retained the elegance and magic of the past, while adapting itself to the demands of our time.
Ideally situated in the Medina near the souks, the port and the beach, it is easily accessible.
The enormous scale of its rooms, its numerous windows letting in the light, the harmony of its shades of blue, white and ohcre, its huge salon with its decorated ceiling, its 5 bedrooms all with bathrooms, its library and two terraces, one with a large pond, will all plunge you into a haven of peace, an escape to a different world.
Whether with family or friends, you will find high quality accommodation with discreet staff who are attentive to their guests' requirements.
A very large room with several lounges, one of which is opposite the very efficient fireplace and offers a television and iPad/iPhone speakers, as well as USB connections tucked away in small pieces of Moroccan furniture on the walls at either side of the large kitchen door.
One box covers the WiFi for the whole house.
- 14-seater dining room
- Fitted kitchen
- Toilet with wash basin and WC
Three rooms around the patio:
- Bedroom 1 with lounge area, bathroom (bath tub), 160cm bed, 90cm sofa bed and infant bed with bars
- Bedroom 3 with lounge area, bathroom (shower), TV and safe, + two 90cm beds
Opening on to the first terrace: two bedrooms
- Bedroom 4 with lounge area and bathroom (bath tub), television and safe, 140cm bed
- Bedroom 5 with lounge area and bathroom (shower), safe and 160cm bed
- The first around a large skylight, with two eating areas, for about twelve people
- The second with a pond approximately 25m², with 6 sunbeds, cushions and eating area, with sofas and armchairs
A Moroccan city-port, Essaouira combines the gentleness of Berber life with the attractions of a dynamic town. The city has been inhabited since the end of the first century, but it was not until the 15th century that it became an important trading post, managed by the Portuguese. They even constructed a port there, with barricades that still exist today. In 1764, Sultan Mohammed ben Abdallah decided to build a port and a kasbah, and called upon the French architect Théodore Cornut, a disciple of Vauban. Since then, the city-port has been known as "Es Saouira, the well-designed". In the 17th century, the city prospered and people came from all over the kingdom to buy jewels. The development of other major ports affected the city's economy, but from 1990 its tourist industry and cultural vocation have helped it recover. Since then, Essaouira has continued to attract more and more visitors every year and has become one of Morocco's main destinations.
Welcoming and fresh all year round, the city swarms with fishermen, craftsmen, small businesses and artists who have come from all over the world to recharge their batteries. It abounds with historic monuments, ramparts, little shady streets and secret gardens in which hundred year old orange groves blend with fragrant fig trees.
Stroll through its busy streets, wandering past its dark blue doors, fabric vendor stalls, spice merchants and interior courtyards with their lacy wooden carvings. The ambiance of Essaouira will infect you with its love for life. You will be amazed by the multitude of vibrant colours that strike you one after another in the streets and houses. Stop at the terrace of one of the town's many cafés and sample a local beverage as you listen to the Gnaoua music.
If you choose Essaouira for its beaches, you won't be dissapointed. Fine sand and turquoise waters await you. Don't be surprised to see camels. They are everywhere in the city, including the beaches.
- La Squala, a large square dotted with typical cafés and merchant stalls
- The port's Skala citadel, from where you will have a panoramic view over the bay, the surrounding forests and the city.
- La Skala de la Médina, a defence building erected in 1965 to protect the town from maritime attack. Its two monumental doors opening on to the Kasbah give the town a medieval air.
- The Place Chefchaouni, which evokes Andalusian architecture and will surprise you with its luxuriant gardens and large avenues.
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Rental conditions- Children welcome
Reservation conditions- Guarantee deposit charged by Villanovo upon reservation : 40 %
Cancellation policy and cancellation fees- Any booking modification or cancellation must be sent to us by email
|16/09/2019 - 30/11/2019||3 Night(s) min.||315 € / Night|
|01/12/2019 - 20/12/2019||3 Night(s) min.||285 € / Night|
|21/12/2019 - 05/01/2020||3 Night(s) min.||350 € / Night|