‘Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.’ Constructed in the late 18th century, the building once belonged to the Jewish merchants, Meyer Rosilio et frères. In the 19th century, it housed a famous pastry shop, which Essaouira fondly remembers to this day. Since June 2022, Casa.b has been celebrating a resplendent renaissance as a maison d’hôtes and insider tip for individualists and explorers. Behind unassuming doors, the Bilic family’s precious jewel unfolds its eclectic splendour. This architectural gem combines the best of Morocco and France to create spaces of beauty and comfort. The simple name chosen by the owners matches the modernist-inspired, cocooning ambience: Casa.b – for Casa Bilic, Casa Boutique or Casa Blanca – perhaps a reference to the famous city of Casablanca, 4.5 hours upcoast from Essaouira, and the eponymous film starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart.
The hosts’ philosophy is encapsulated in the motto – s’isoler, se retrouver, vagabonder – a vision of life lived with ease and freedom … precisely what Casa.b offers its guests.
The interiors of the six spacious, themed suites on three floors have all been individually fashioned. Three highly individual salons and a small library create additional moments of retreat, small oases of calm and sources of inspiration.