Abandoned for almost 30 years- this former palatial residence has now become- thanks to the admirable refurbishment and redecoration- the chicest hotel in Essaouira. A palace of splendours and customised craftsmanship- from the seams on the cushions down to the brewing of tea- everything has been carefully thought through to offer you the very best of Morocco. The colonial elegance of the suites comes in various styles- African- Oriental- English or Portuguese. The spa offers sophisticated treatments ranging from black soap exfoliation- argan oil massages- rasul wraps -a natural clay- and a very intimate hammam. The rooftop pool overlooks the town and the ramparts where Orson Wells filmed Othello. The lounges offer you the choice among a cinema- French or American billiards- a timeless library and bar evocative of Return from Africa and cuisine that is a reflection of the entirety- authentic.