Accommodation types: Design
Location: Essaouira  Morocco  Africa
Salut Maroc! - Flamboyant Boutique Hotel In EssaouiraSalut Maroc!  

Salut Maroc sits in Essouira's historic Medina at the landmark fortress walls. There is a small path leading to its entrance squeezed between the brick walls of the historic ramparts and the hotel's building. You can't miss its main door, as the former merchant's house's facade is adorned with beautiful turquoise blue wooden shutters. This vivid signature style is continued throughout the hotel's premises. Salut Maroc accomplishes its design target with flying colors (pun intended!).

The interiors were renovated by local artisans and by the internationally renowned lead designer and owner, Helen Howat. The hotel showcases what happens when traditional artisanal Moroccan skills meet contemporary design ideas. The result? In one word: spectacular. If you've ever tried to mix more than two colors, you are aware of the challenge of getting them fit together. Salut Maroc uses not two but a whole palette of colors and boldly blends them together without ever turning into kitsch.

Morocco's famous coastal town was built as a fortress in the 18th-century by the Moroccan King, Mohammed III. The goal was to create the closest harbor to Marrakesh, which gives it its present-day advantage in tourism. Although a set of small islands, including the largest, Mogador, protects the bay of Essaouira, it still gets strong currents and wind that makes it a perfect spot for kitesurfing and windsurfing.

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Essaouira's old town is a Unesco World Heritage Site, including its oceanside ramparts.

Salut Maroc Rampart Street

The alley that runs along the beachside walls of the fort leads to the hotel's main entrance.

Salut Maroc's Entrance From The Alley

The fusion of vibrantly colored tiles, Islamic patterns, vintage and modern furniture, works together in a previously unseen symbiosis.

Salut Maroc Restaurant

Salut Maroc' grand patio

Salut Maroc Corridor Dotted With Candles
Salut Maroc Blue-Tiled Patio Floors

The hotel's vibrantly colored library is home to a collection of books that you can read in this sunlit and peaceful corner.

Salut Maroc's Library
Vibrantly Colored Library

The Berber Double Deluxe suite has a tribal-inspired design, Berber wall art, and a gorgeous copper bathtub. The portrait on the wall depicts Aisha, a woman who used her beauty to lure soldiers to their death and revenge her husband's death.

Berber Double Deluxe Suite

Salut Maroc is a small boutique hotel with only eleven bedrooms and suites. But these rooms have definite bragging rights within the hotelier community. They are all uniquely designed with their own color combinations and design identity. Just look at these eye-wateringly beautiful interiors!

Berber Suite

The signature copper bathtub of the hotel with Morocco's iconic pentangle engraved into it. The star's five points represent love, truth, peace, freedom, and justice.

Berber Suite Bathroom With Copper Bathtub

Boudoir Seaview Double Suite, located on the second floor, is an ode to the Three Beauties - Beautiful Moroccan women painted on canvas by European Artists.

Boudoir Seaview Double Suite
Boudoir Seaview Double Bedroom
Boudoir Seaview Double Bathroom
Boudoir Seaview Double Ocean Panorama

Salut Maroc's most expensive suite is a special one. Casablanca Seaview Suite is designed by Zellige artisans incorporating Moroccan trellis tiles and traditional mosaic tile patterns.

Casablanca Seaview Suite
Casablanca Seaview Suite Interior
Casablanca Seaview Suite Bathroom

Fez Double Deluxe Suite takes inspiration from mosque interiors and the famous rooftops tiles of Fez.

Fez Double Deluxe

Maghreb Junior Suite comes with a private balcony seating area and gorgeous stone arches. The walls are decorated with black and white Moroccan mosaic tiles.

Maghreb Junior Suite

The hotel's smallest room is Malika, Arabic for Princess. The dominant mural portrays a dancing girl with an exotic flower dress, "The Dancing Princess".

Malika Single Room
Malika Single Room Bathroom

Marrakesh Double Deluxe is the sunburst room that represents the colors of Marrakech and the cavalcade of a leather tannery.

Marrakesh Double Deluxe

Mogador Seaview Double is the most authentic room in the hotel. Mogador is the old name of Essaouira, and the room's colors represent the sea, the Souiri fishing boats, and the castellated ramparts.

Mogador Seaview Double
Mogador Seaview Double Ocean Panorama

Art deco tile patterns with popping colors created the Palmeraie Double Deluxe Suite's palm oasis silhouettes.

Palmeraie Double Deluxe

Inspired by the Grand Mosque in Casablanca and the ceramic potteries, Safi Family Suite's design is filled with fine details.

Safi Family Suite
Safi Family Suite Bedroom

Tangier Seaview Suite's wall art depicts a scene of a bygone Moroccan era.

Tangier Seaview Suite

A riad is not complete without a hammam, and it's no different here.

Salut Maroc Hotel's Hammam
Salut Maroc Hotel Rooftop Terrace And Restaurant

The riad's charming rooftop terrace overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, and it's decorated with colorful mosaics and thatched beach umbrellas. Salut Maroc's restaurant serves food here all day long. From freshly caught fish and seafood, healthy salads to traditional Moroccan specialties. And, of course, a selection of wines and tasty cocktails to complete the sunset experience.

Salut Maroc Hotel Rooftop Terrace Sunset Panorama

A mouthwateringly delicious breakfast is served every morning here free of charge for the hotel's guests.

Salut Maroc Hotel Rooftop Terrace Sea View
Salut Maroc Hotel Rooftop Terrace Cocktail

Essaouira's 18th-century fortification is called the "Scala del Mar".

The Fortress Of Essaouira
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32 Rue Ibn Rochd, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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