Le Jardin des Douars
Le Jardin des Douars is charming boutique hotel designed with local materials in true Moroccan tradition. With discreetly sophisticated decor, authentic charm and stunning gardens, it is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a cocktail.
Located close to Morocco's Atlantic coast and the beautiful port city of Essaouira, Le Jardin des Douars is a charming hotel, built in traditional Moroccan style and which oozes character.
Essaouira, whose 18th-century medina has been granted a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is unlike the labyrinths of Marrakech. The medina here, formerly known as Mogador, is much more relaxed and easier to navigate. The deep orange and burnt tones of the red city are now replaced with bright whites and blues with the sound of seagulls amongst crashing waves. Its picturesque harbour is a hub of activity amongst local fishermen and traders, whilst the beach is also popular amongst windsurfers and kite surfers.
Le Jardin des Douars holds 19 rooms and 6 suites, all tastefully decorated and each unique in its style. From the ocher coloured structures, set to a backdrop of green to the natural tones and handcrafted materials seen throughout. You will find armchairs adorned with Berber blankets and cosy fires for the colder evenings. Located towards the front of the property, the suites are ideal for families or groups and can accommodate up to 14 guests. Each villa also comes with a pool and personal housekeeper who cooks all meals as desired.
Food & Drink
Sophisticated but not ‘fussy’ and highlighted by Mediterranean flavours, their dishes feature the very best that French and Moroccan cuisines have to offer. Sit out on the terrace, under the shade of palm trees and enjoy a delicious lunch menu boasting fresh and lightweight dishes, such as salads with beetroot and fresh goats’ cheese, argan oil carpaccio and homemade tarts. Sunday’s are particularly special, as they host their weekly barbecue. Not to be overlooked, their fantastic bar team also do a range of delicious cocktails.