In this charming authentic 82-year-old guesthouse, guests will find a place where serenity and elegance are the natural order of things. Dedicated and attentive staff and an informal relaxing atmosphere invite guests to forget time and to get into the rhythm of Moroccan life. The hotel comprises a total of 30 rooms, including 24 doubles, 4 junior suites and 2 suites. Facilities on offer to guests include a lobby area with a 24-hour reception and check-out service and a special express service, a hotel safe, heating, luggage storage, a currency exchange facility, a cafÃ©, a bar and a TV lounge, as well as a garden and a terrace. It also offers a restaurant, Internet access and room service. There is parking available for those arriving by car. This hotel is gay friendly. LocationThis hotel is located at the entry to Essaouira, 6 km from the city centre, the beach and the bus station. Marrakech is 3 hours' drive from the accommodation. RoomsEach room features original decoration, blending tradition and modern design to perfection, with tadellakt, Fassi Zellige (of Fez) and pieces of furniture in juniper and wrought iron. All rooms come with a private bathroom with a shower/bathtub and a hairdryer, as well as satellite/cable TV, Internet access, a washing machine and a double bed. They are also equipped with heating and either a balcony or a terrace. SportThis hotel features a swimming pool with a poolside snackbar and parasols. Guests may also relax with a massage or spa treatment or try surfing or windsurfing, horse riding and mountain biking/cycling. There is the opportunity to play bocce and the hotel organises a programme of entertainment for guests. MealsThis hotel offers a Moroccan-style bar. Guests may select their breakfast from a buffet or a menu and the midday and evening meals may be enjoyed in buffet form, from a set menu or Ã la carte. PaymentCarte Bleue, MasterCard and VISA are accepted. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival. NotesThere is a 24-hour front desk and express check-in and check-out service.