There were four of us in the villa for one week, and all of us enjoyed the stay immensely. We were collected from the airport and found booking a return taxi with Said really easy, despite changing our pick-up time a few times. The driver was waiting for us outside the apartment at 5am, and was really polite and helpful.
The villa was really comfortable and had more than sufficient facilities, however I would not recommend more than four adults in the villa. We chose to cook ourselves most days, and found the kitchen to be well stocked with equipment. I was suprised that there wasn't any basic store cupboard items (Salt/Pepper/Oil etc) however, these were more than easy to come across in the local markets.
Said, the manager of the apartment, was really helpful, very easy to contact and resolved our lack of hot water within half an hour. Speaking both excellent English and French we found it really easy to communicate. Fatima, the cleaner, was discreet and a pleasure to have around the villa. Whilst we were there, our needs were met with efficiency and ease. These people are a credit to the owners of the villa.
The villa can be noisy at night, especially with the call to morning prayer, but you soon get used to this and to be honest, it adds to the feel of the town. You are right in the middle of the Medina and are surrounded by all the shops, restaurants and goings on, and yet are only a short five minute walk down to the harbour and the beach.
I would recommend this villa to anyone looking to visit Essaouira and thank Nicola for a very pleasurable holiday.