Things to note...!
Check in is between 3pm and 8pm. We would be really grateful if you could let us know your approximate time of arrival.
At certain times of year the track can be a bit tricky if you are not used to driving over sand, but as long as we are aware of your arrival, we will be able to send somebody to ´rescue´you! Taking into consideration that we are located in quite a remote spot, with lighting powered by the sun, and difficult access, we are sure you will understand that other arrival times can only be considered in exceptional circumstances, and by prior arrangement.
Directions to our ´Bubble´will be emailed to you upon booking. We would of course be happy to arrange a taxi for you, in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle, with our regular transport company, who know the track well, and guarantee they will get you to our door, from anywhere in Morocco. Please do let us know if you would like more information about tariffs.
We kindly ask guests to vacate their rooms by 11am on their day of departure, so as to be able to prepare the room for the next guests. However should you need more flexibility, please just let us know, and we will see what we can do!
WEATHER AND WHAT TO WEAR!
Dar Danse is situated on the wild Atlantic coast. We are blessed with a fairly temperate climate, as during the hotter summer months, we have our own air-conditioning which blows off the ocean!
Generally speaking, the early Autumn is warm and calm, perfect for yoga and relaxing by the pool. The Winter here has lovely warm, sunny days, though of course there is a slight chance of rain now and again, and the evenings do get a bit chilly! The pool is open all year round, though only the hardiest actually swim in the winter - the rest of us paddle!! Spring is generally the windiest time, when kite surfers are in their element! Summers are never too hot, due to the refreshing winds. And no mosquitoes!!
We always say that there can be four seasons in one day at certain times of year, so we always advise guests to bring layers! Summer clothes for day times, and something cosy to wear in the evenings!
We are a long way from the bright lights of the city and restaurants etc ( 47km to Essaouira) and so guests tend to like to take most of their meals here, with perhaps one day in town, depending on the length of their stay.
We therefore offer a special half-board supplement of 29€pp, if this is booked in advance. This includes breakfast and a three-course daily changing evening menu, created around seasonal local produce. (Half price for children under 12)
Please do let us know as soon as possible if you have any special dietary requirements. Please see Our Food page for more details!
Medicines such as Nurofen etc are not always easily available, so do bring your usual holiday remedies with you! We do have several dogs, donkeys and a horse here at Dar Danse, so if you have any allergies please ensure you bring any necessary anti-histamines etc!
Please ensure you let us know in plenty of time, of any serious food allergies or dietary requirements.
There are no specific immunisations required for our area of Morocco, but below is a link to a website, providing information regarding recommendations.
Our electricity is generated by the sun, and whilst this is generally plentiful in Morocco, it is wise to have your own back-up...IMPORTANT! Please bring a torch with you!!!
We are sure you will understand we have to take every precaution to keep our electricity consumption to a minimum and so we are unable to provide fridges, hairdryers and tea / coffee making facilities in the rooms. (However never fear, early morning tea / coffee and low wattage hairdryers can be arranged upon request!).
Due to our remote location, our wifi connection is very limited and should be considered a bonus, and not a certainty! The perfect excuse for a digital detox...and to get the kids off the tablet and out into the fresh air! We would encourage all our guests to let the world know that they will be stepping off for a while...however for those for whom this is not possible, we can arrange a mobile data service.
PAYMENT FOR EXTRAS
We are happy to accept cash in Moroccan dirhams, and Euros. (Your deposit and balance, inc any pre-booked meal supplements, can be paid by credit card/ PayPal).
Over our years in Morocco, various four-legged waifs and strays have found their way to our bubble, and we are now in fact in the final stages of setting up a small animal sanctuary within the Dar Danse grounds. Should you have room in your suitcase, for any unwanted dog collars, leads, toys, chews, bowls, bedding etc etc, they would be very gratefully received!
LOCAL FAMILIES, ORPHANAGE
We also collect baby/childrens' clothes, toys, games and books to distribute to needy families in the local area, and to our local orphanage. Visits can be arranged to visit the orphanage, so that you can see for yourselves the joy these small gifts bring!
We have a 'nearly new' rail of adults' and childrens´clothes, from which funds go towards our animal charity. Also if you have any unwanted books / games etc, both children and adult, we would gladly give them a new home! (So in other words, anything you no longer want, that is all in one piece, would be very welcome here at Dar Danse!)
Please note that only food and drinks purchased here, can be consumed on the premises. We are not able to offer self catering facilities.
We regret that the building and grounds are not accessible to those with restricted mobility, or for children under the age of 6yrs
No smoking in the rooms or public areas.
We are a million miles from the usual tourist trappings....please bring your torch...and a little sense of adventure!