ife at Villa Laba resembles a large private home with a casual and relaxed atmosphere, encouraging guests to unwind as soon as they step through the door. Interiors are simple yet comfortable, with all furniture, textiles and objects handmade by local craftsmen. The style is one of rustic elegance, in harmony with the solid traditional architecture that envelopes it. There is plenty of space indoors and out, for guests to enjoy throughout the day and each bedroom has its own terrace for added privacy. At Villa Laba we invite you to relax and enjoy the simple luxury of being taken care of.

Natural LightNatural light is an essential part of the Villa Laba experience, brilliant sunlight by day and the soft glow of candles by night. There is no electric lighting at the hotel. The evening ritual of lanterns being lit around the courtyard sets the mood for the dinner that follows. The magic of candlelight and its soothing effect is something to experience, it relaxes the senses and helps align with the natural rhythm of the day. Each bedroom has a socket in the wardrobe for charging phones and clip-on book lights are available for reading.

KitchenMeals are lovingly prepared in the spacious kitchen at the heart of the house, offering a fresh and tasty home-cooking style. Traditional Moroccan recipes are alternated with Mediterranean dishes for a stimulating mix, full of variation and flavour. Breakfasts with freshly baked bread, Msemen and Beghrir pancakes, homemade jams, scented honey and farm eggs, are served indoors by the fire or outside, depending on the season. Dinner is a set three-course meal devised by the chef and served in one sitting, as an expression of the home atmosphere we care about. Villa Laba offers half board and full board, for guests who wish to be fully taken care of.

Outdoor SpacesTerraces with cushioned benches offer a variety of spots for guests to enjoy throughout the day, whether for reading, chatting or just lazing. Local plants have been carefully selected as part of a sustainable landscape approach that requires minimal watering. We look forward to seeing them grow and evolve over time, creating pockets of soft greenery to complement the stony architecture. A large shaded pergola is the ideal spot for daytime meals or to simply enjoy the ocean view and listen to the gentle rustle of Mimosas and Pepper Trees in the breeze.

PoolThe Atlantic coast of Morocco is blessed with sunshine all year round, while the evenings can be chilly the days are often warm and bright. No stay would be complete without being able to stretch out by the pool and bask in the sun’s healing energy. The rectangular shape is ideal for swimming laps and comfortable sun beds and refreshing juices from the pool house make it easy to while away the hours.

HammamVilla Laba has its own traditional, wood-heated hammam. The ancient Moroccan tradition of a steam bath with scrubbing, to exfoliate and stimulate circulation, is a great way to relieve tension and rebalance the body and senses. Followed by an oil massage it offers the ultimate in physical well-being. Guests only have to walk a few steps back to their room afterwards to relax and enjoy the benefits.

Library / Wifi Guests can connect to the internet in the library and there is a separate little room for online meetings that require privacy. The rest of the hotel has no wifi. The idea is to support disconnecting with screens and connecting with the present moment. Not an easy transition as most of us are dependant in some form, but when one frees oneself, even a little, the result feels very good and the quality of sleep improves. There are also books to be borrowed, a guest library that we hope to see expand over time.