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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After arriving quite late at night, we found Darko surprisingly easy, even though it is hidden deep in narrow streets of Medina right in the centre of essaouira. Latifa didnt speak much english, but still more than us french or arabic, showed us our small but clean room with electricity, closet and a window to central atrium. Well cooled room...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Be aware that you will most likely have a bit of trouble finding the hotel. It's tucked away in a beautiful little part of the Medina, but a little hard to find at first. Once you get your bearings in the Medina you won't have any trouble though. You absolutely get what you pay for at this riad. And you...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Best little riad we've had the pleasure of staying in Morocco thus far. The two ladies who run this place are the nicest and sweetest ever! They speak a little English, but it was nice to communicate with them in the little French we knew. The room we got was spectacular. Our bathroom had a window that led out to...

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Thank katie_bamba
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I wouldn't ever again participate to parties which hotel arranges. They will make you pay a lot more than agreed or what ever was discussed they will leave out other expenses what you have to pay. It will be expensive evening if you participate... Hotel itself is fine.

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Thank Elli55555555
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed at riad darko last night and it was great, when we arrived at the hostel the staff were very friendly. Its very clean and lots of space in the private room! :-) great place to stay..first time it is a bit hard to find as no signs until you get to the door.

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Thank Paradiseash
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 January 2016

amazing stay. my third time in this riad en defenitly not my last. the hostesses are amazing. warm welcome, nice atmosphere and perfect setting. would recomend this to evereybody who visit essaouira wheter for one night or a longer stay

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Thank Yussef T
Klaipeda, Lithuania
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Everything was just great! Location: easy to find, close to main streets, away but not to far from whole buzz, great shops and restaurants around. Cleanliness: pretty neat, beds and rooms are done every day. Breakfast: simple and enough to get energy for getting out. All in all Riad Darko is very bright, atmospheric and not overloaded place with great...

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Thank Tomchius
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Riad Darko was our consolation booking in Essaouira. After another riad in Essaouira wanted 50% money up front. And double booked our room. You wouldn't believe when we knocked on the door to their surprised reaction at that they were not expecting us !! After many tooing and frowing the manageress stated she hadn't received any notices on our booking...

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Thank ozzyoslo
riad_darko, Responsable commercial at Riad Darko, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review. We value a lot what you wrote, you are right we have experienced an overbooking situation with Hostelbookers, we have reported the issue and it has been solved. We are very sorry that this situation occurs and this is why we have decided to upgrade you to Miramar Hotel and paid the fare...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 27 December 2013

a very nice experience. the service was at supper. employers are very patient's thanx to all (latifa and khadija) They was very comprehensive and smiling. the only trouble is that I have been disturb by a man Were bring to us the Mechoui and without our agree he sit next to us in while we was eating . also he...

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Thank enzoya
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2013

My hubby and I only spent one night here, which was a shame because it was a lovely place, unfortunately the room was damp which made the bedding feel damp, we explained to the owner and she was very understanding I suppose if there was more ventilation within the building it would have been perfect.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of the medina in a quiet street, near shops and souks, the Riad Darko is a riad renovate to rent in exclusivity or by room. Ideal place to reunite a family holiday in Essaouira, the riad can accommodate 12 people and 2 people in sofas beds.A living room with fireplace welcome you for your diners and another room with wifi access for your moments of leisure.A cook is at your disposal to prepare lunch and diners. All is set up for you to feel at home. To complete this relaxing atmosphere, you can provide care and massage in the “Wellness East”.We can organize Golf, trips in quad, horse, camel, sea trips, visits tours of the city, Moroccan cooking classes.We will be happy to arrange your tours and stay.Transfers from airports on request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad Darko

Address: 3 Rue Annasser | Medina - Quartier El Mellah, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: $19 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Darko 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“The room on the top floor doesn't have a bathroom in your room its just a few steps away. The bonus of staying in this room the lounge area and kitchen are on the same level.”
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“Every room in the house is beautifully decorated. There is a first floor suite with a double bed and two single beds that might appeal to a small family.”
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