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Blue Salon
Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom
Bedroom 2
En suite shower room 2
Twin room
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Ground floor Reception
Ground floor Reception
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Blue Salon
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Top Terrace
Top Terrace at dusk
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Riad -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

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shrewcrea...
Hertford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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“A wonderful, stylish riad with a cook who serves the best food in Essaouira”
Reviewed 8 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We stayed in Dar Qawi in August during Ramadan and Eid and had an absolutely wonderful time. The teenage girls loved the rooftop sun terrace and our 10 and 8 year old boys want to go back for Zara's gorgeous food and the most comfortable beds ever !!
The riad is simply gorgeous - it has all mod cons and is immaculate and clean. Zara comes in every morning to cook and prepare breakfast which consisted of freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit salad, pancakes,croissants, breads and sometimes eggs - it was huge and all included in the price ! We had great pleasure in trying Zara's famous dinners - very reasonably priced and better than most restaurants.
Redoin her son, showed us round the town and helped us organise trips or treks - we did a camel trek in a sandstorm which was memorable and we went surfing in Sidi Kaouki 45 minutes bus journey. We also tried a local hammam and the girls loved being pampered. We went to a couple of music evenings and had cocktails whilst the children had chocolate cake ! The place is laid back and friendly. Shopping was less hassle than Marrakech and the prices still very reasonable. This is my second time in Morocco and I would not hesitate in recommending it.

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Liked best: The Riad was one of the best in the area having seen others. Zara's food !
Liked least: We loved it all and will return !
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Godalming
Reviewed 11 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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nicwils0n
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Luxurious and stylish haven in a perfect location”
Reviewed 27 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012

The Riad - Dar Qawi (riad by the sea) was the perfect setting to a great holiday and I would love to (and will) return... errrrr right now if possible?

From stepping off the coach, the service was impeccable. Sandra, who remained the point of contact throughout my stay, was available to guide me through the Medina to the wonderfully central location.

The Riad itself is breathtakingly beautiful. Obviously lovingly cared for and hugely considered, the interior offers a luxurious but bohemian vibe, making it instantly welcoming but also enabling you to feel like you're staying within a high end and stylish retreat! Every room has their own interesting features and it's clear that the owners have an eye for design and a passion for travel.

The layout of the property is fantastic. The open-plan salon on the ground floor provided snug, quiet and shaded corners away from the sun. The uniquely styled bedrooms which sit around the stairwell enabled a sense of privacy. The first private roof terrace, with adjoining kitchen and large lounge/dining room was great a great place to take in breakfast and evening meals and the further roof terrace was the perfect place to lap up the sunshine or to watch the sun go down... away from the hustle and bustle... in fact I can't rave enough about the roof terraces I would have been happy spending my whole holiday pottering between the two but I did tear myself away and venture out....(honest!)

The overall experience was amazing and helped by the wonderful housekeeper and her son who provided delicious food and fantastic local knowledge. In addition to this Sandra was always on hand for great recommendations and general advice.

I will certainly be returning in the near future and have passed on details to friends and family!

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Liked best: Interior, location, service
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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London UK
Reviewed 25 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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London
Reviewed 21 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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