The Sunday Times, December 2012
There is simpler accommodation clustered around the southern end of the lagoon, and something much more impressive to the north. Lagoon Lodge is the dream of the writer and artist Danny Moynihan and his wife, the film director Katrine Boorman, who fell in love with the site and created a six-bedroom stone house on a rise above the water. It has an olive grove, a plant-filtered pool, lots of space, furnishings and fittings from the old Mamounia hotel, in Marrakesh, and big views over the lagoon. Was it the care of the staff, the thwap of the distant ocean, Oualidia's calm, blue water, the birds swooping into the pool at sunset as I swam or a combination of all four that made the place seem so immensely soothing?
The Times, August 2012
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Lagoon Lodge overlooks an estuary. With five en suite bedrooms, it was designed and built to a traditional garden courtyard riad template but styled on Italian fascist architecture, with bold straight lines in local stone blending into its surroundings. Owned by the writer and artist Danny Moynihan and his wife, director Katrine Boorman, its interior is filled with vintage furniture, from the art deco dinner table to armchairs and bathroom suites from the newly refurbished La Mamounia. The house has an eco infinity pool which filters its water through a bank of water plants.