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Medina of Essaouira

Beach | Essaouira Beach, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Dar Zahira is a beautifully restored and charming riad for up to 6 persons. You'll get a private & cosy place for you and your travel companions.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“laid back” (83 reviews)
“less hassle” (14 reviews)
“shop owners” (24 reviews)
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Beach | Essaouira Beach, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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"laid back"
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"less hassle"
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"shop owners"
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"narrow streets"
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"other cities"
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"the main square"
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"walk around"
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"art galleries"
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"great shopping"
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"fish"
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"day trip"
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"argan oil"
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"mint tea"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Small and intimate by comparison to Marrakech. The souks were selling similar merchandise, but more expensive here than Marrakech. There was none of the high pressure to go into restaurants or souks, which was quite pleasant. A lovely old city it is worth wandering around...More

Thank KiwiKerry53
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Medina is very beautiful and, if you compare to the Medina of Marrakech, the prices will be better and the sellers less agressives.

Thank Raphael Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you enter the medina of essouira, you will realize that it's only a arch shaped entrance dividing modern essouira from it's traditional self. Inside this enchanting medina are many shops, cafes, hamams or baths, many tiny narrow lanes connecting other tiny narrow lanes with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed in Essaouira and absolutely loved it. Such a beautiful old city/port! Not only does it have lots of history and all the typical charm of Moroccan medinas.. I loved the new trendy accents as well. We explored the music shops as well...More

Thank dagmarsabat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For anyone who has been to the Medina in either Fes or Marrakech, this is a treat! The Medina was actually planned by a French architect. It is easy to follow. The main “street” is quite wide. It is very clean and vibrant. There are...More

Thank janeaustinNY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really loved the old medina! Colorful buildings, shops, street food, cosy restaurants, souvenirs, smells and tastes, all are here!

Thank Elena257
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can spend hours wandering around the medina unlike Marrakesh the pace is relaxed and people friendly you can browse and shop with the hassle

Thank Kay A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on a Gate 1 tour, one of our last days in Morocco. It was so easy to get around by walking with great shopping, photo opportunities and restaurants. We want to come back!

Thank BetsyGite
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We almost passed up Essaouira but when we got about a dozen "thumbs up" from people we asked about it....we went. A colorful, charismatic but more gentle place than the medina and souks of Marakech and even Agadir and definitely more tidy. Smaller than both...More

Thank Beverly B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

2nd time visiting Essaouira and still can't see what anyone sees in the place? It's grotty, run down and depressing. The hotels all charge an additional €3 per person per night (including children) in 'City tax'. Fail to see where this money is going as...More

Thank tnrua
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WakeUpDonnie
18 January 2016|
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Response from joy14607 | Reviewed this property |
Forget that its (meknes!) The medina in Essaouira is by the sea walls outside the souk
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Palm-Tree-P
26 August 2015|
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Response from LALAlyla |
It's about 2 hours from Marrakesh, costs about 1000 Dhs for private car. Ours was easily arranged by our Dar (small hotel).
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