Abdellatif and Tarik, the Moroccan-Australian owners, have kept the classic Moroccan style of this laid-back riad, with stained-glass windows, painted wooden ceilings and colourful kilim rugs.
The six rooms have ensuite bathrooms and are spacious enough to hold extra beds for families or groups of friends, while the patio garden has been converted into a convivial lounge area.
Essaouira is one of Morocco’s most musical towns, from exuberant Gnaoua rhythms to a gypsy and flamenco festival in October. Musicians gravitate to this riad, and it’s not unusual for impromptu
all-night jam sessions to break out in the candlelit Moorish salon or on the roof terrace post-barbecue.
• Doubles from €27 B&B, +212 524 785 657, darafram.com