Dar 91 is a private and self-contained house with its own roof terraces, in the picturesque, walled old town of Essaouira.
Tucked away in a district of the medina relatively untouched by tourism, the house is a ‘home from home’, which we let out as a whole, rather than ‘by the room’.
Here you can sit back and watch everyday Moroccan life unfold: children playing and collecting water from the communal well; women scurrying back and forth from the public oven; men spinning yarn, chatting on street corners or heading back from a fishing expedition.
Overhead the seagulls cry and in the distance the slow march of time is captured by the muezzin’s 'calls to prayer'...
Restored by local craftsmen, the 19th century house now features beautiful, reclaimed Moroccan doors, floor tiles and furniture, along with an eclectic mix of local and European fixtures, soft furnishings and accessories.
Unlike many Moroccan properties let out to tourists, Dar 91 does not feature a central courtyard - which can be a big advantage if you value your privacy, as you won't be sharing the house or roof terraces with other guests.
Dar 91 is light, airy and comfortable. It occupies the front half of what was once a police watchtower. The decor fuses old and new Moroccan and European styles, but without being slavish to any particular ‘look’ or period.