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Medina of Essaouira

| 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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“laid back” (73 reviews)
“less hassle” (14 reviews)
“shop owners” (22 reviews)
| Essaouira Beach, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it ws such really amase for the the overall site... a wide beach.. were hotels restraurants n vehicles for tours, taxi n private retals cars are there... walking along the beach to medina where u can go shopping for the things u want to have...More

Thank martalou79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The medina is an outstanding example of a fortified town of the mid-eighteenth century, surrounded by a wall. It is one of the most preserved and best examples of a Portuguese port. The views are spectacular in particular of the blue-and-black fishing boats. Its streets...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If only the locals would learn that the usual heavy canvassing has the opposite effect on tourists... we might actually be interested in all the Moroccan stuff, but personally I dont respond well to "hello my friend, where are you from, would you like to...More

Thank Henrik P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike the medinas of some large cities (like Marakech) the old inner city of Essaouira is relatively clean, spacious, and more tranquil. You never get lost, it's easy to navigate and people are very friendly. Lots of restaurants and cafes. And if you like to...More

Thank wybe h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really Charming and superchill city to stay if you have little kids. The people adore kids so no problems there! Actually BABIES are know to give good luck so my baby is on many pictures! Next to that you can get lost...More

Thank Jolanda V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great little Medina, not too big to walk around but sufficiently big enough to keep you occupied for a couple of days with a good selection of shops and markets selling local jewellery, clothing, pottery and carved wood products. When you've had enough of...More

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised to come out of my restaurant to find the streets full of locals at 10:30! Streets are buzzing and felt VERY safe. Not much hassling at all. Beautiful seaside walk too.

Thank GregGuarasci
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic procession of some otherwise unknown Mogador cultural festival today. Lots of colour, noise and movement.

Thank Marcus W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The medina in Essaouira is small in comparison to those in Fez and Marrakech, but there are ample shops and attractions. Being small, the souq is not as overwhelming as those in the larger cities. And, shop keepers are not as aggressive and haggling over...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ive never been to this beach.But after getting a phone call from my daughter who had her bag stolen there with money,phone,bus tickets and cards i doubt i ever will be.After being ripped of by the beach boys on the first day not a good...More

Thank Fiona I
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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
26 August 2015|
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).