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“Top Class Villa”
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3rd Level Ocean Suite/Ocean View/Elevated Bed/Ensuite Bath/Fireplace
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3rd Level Ocean Suite/Ocean View/Elevated Bed/Ensuite Bath/Fireplace
3rd Level Ocean Suite/Elevated Bed/Ocean View/Ensuite Bath/Fireplace/Lounge ensuite Bath/ Ocean Suite/ level 3
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3rd Level Ocean Suite/Ocean View/Elevated Bed/Ensuite Bath/Fireplace
3rd Level Ocean Suite/Elevated Bed/Ocean View/Ensuite Bath/Fireplace/Lounge
ensuite Bath/ Ocean Suite/ level 3
3rd Level Ocean Suite/ensuite Bath/ocean view/elevated bed/fireplace
1st level luxury suite/ensuite bathroom
1st Level Ensuite Bath
Lounge/Cinema Room/Film and Music Library/Fireplace
Cinema Room/Film and Music Library/ Iounge /Fireplace
Restaurant Style Kitchen and Bar/Fireplace / seats 6 at the Bar and 6 at the Table
Restaurant Style Kitchen/Bar seats 6 at the bar/6 at the table/Fireplace/Terrace
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice/Dar Evening Star
kitchen looking towards Ramparts ocean terrace
From the Third Level Ocean Terrace
4th Level Ocean Suite/Ocean View/Elevated Bed/Ensuite Bath/Fireplace
4th Level Ocean Suite/Ocean View/Elevated Bed/ensuite bath/Fireplace/Terrace
4th Level Ocean Suite/Ocean View/Elevated Bed/Ensuite Bath/Fireplace/Terrace
4th Level Ensuite Bathroom/ Bathtub/shower/Fireplace/Ocean Terrace
Spiral Leading to the Ocean Terrace
Ocean Terrace for Sunbathing /Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Rampart Ocean Terrace  from The High Ocean Terrace w The Ocean crashing below
Hammam Dar Evening Star
View from the Ocean Terraces
From the Photo Collection
sculpture @ Dar Evening Star
Ocean View from The Kitchen Ramparts Terrace
Stairway in Black Tadelekht leading toward 4th level Ocean Suite
Essaouira
Essaouira
Sea and Beach from The Ramparts Terrace
Dining  and relaxation from one of our Ocean terraces.
Ocean Views from every floor.
Spiral Stairs connecting terraces.
Barbecuing on our ramparts terrace.
Dining and sunbathing from our high Ocean Terrace
our ancient ramparts terrace.
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

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Jo B
limerick
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Top Class Villa”
Reviewed 29 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
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It is with delight I write this review after my second visit to Dar Evening Star.my first review was top class, 5 stars. So now I wonder how can I add to this review. But Dar Evening Star has even got better in the past year, with even more attention to comfort.
I'm sure as readers of these reviews, you may wonder could they and the photos be true. Absolutely yes, even better than words or pictures is the real experience.
Staying at Dar evening star is an amazing experience: from the attentive care from John And Chip as hosts, the welcome feast of pastries, fruit and cheese, spectacular ocean views, fully equipped kitchen and laundry, A gallery of art works on each floor, fully stocked bathrooms, shower gels, shampooing, soft comfy towels and bathrobes, beach towels, excellent wifi through out the villa, brilliant sound systems with a huge variety of music and movies, flat screens tvs in every room, the private open terrace on the 5th floor for relaxation, Fresh water carafes throughout the villa, a safe for valuables, And the carefully complied green book of instructions for all house appliances and a thorough guide to the towns restaurants. All this combined with its central location makes for a perfect place to experience the delights of Essaouira. I also wish to add, Essaouira is a beautiful town, full of life and activity, welcoming friendly people, fantastic restaurants, a sandy beach that goes on for miles, an an ideal place to experience Morocco.
Our gratitude to John and Chip for opening their beautiful villa for use, for their constant help and guidance making our time in Essaouira a treasured memory.
We will be back..

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Liked best: The luxury of Dar Evening Star
Liked least: Saying goodbye
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 May 2016
Dear Joannes!
How grateful..we are for all that you've written..as a second time visitor..it's above and beyond to write yet another review, many people even me, sometimes, when I leave a wonderful experience, I have the best intentions but in the end, time passes and I never get to a review..so that's why this review means even more to us..it reads as if you noticed every detail, that we intentionally provide and gives us even more inspiration to introduce new ideas for Dar Evening Star...As you know the ocean is the real star of the property...but it always helps to find all of the comforts of home when arriving in a foreign country....Thank you for mentioning our wonderful Essaouira and Morocco..We are Americans here with nearly 20 years..of continued safety, stability and progress in Morocco..Thanks to our strong government and leadership, daily life has never been safer and more comfortable than now...for which we are most grateful!! In any case..let's give it a 3rd time, we are waiting for you and your Irish friends and family!! Gratefully with affection...
John and Charles Dar Evening Star
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James B
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic Return Stay”
Reviewed 26 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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This is my second time to return to Dar Evening Star and I enjoyed this time evening more. The beautiful views from the house of the sea never get old. John and Chip are the most fantastic hosts with a plethora of local knowledge and advice on what to do on my stay. I was over for some of the Gnaoua music festival and this house was an oasis of tranquility and relaxation with the hustle and bustle of the outside world. I couldn't recommend this property more!

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Liked best: Strong showers
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
27 May 2016
Thank you ,so much, for your return stay, James and for taking the time to write a review...the tranquility and the ocean views are two of our best assets at Dar Evening Star...really!! Come back soon!! john and Charles!!
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1plato23
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
369 reviews
130 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“Has to be 5* because of the service”
Reviewed 19 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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person found this review helpful

Thank you John and Charles for looking after us so well - we wish you both well for the future.John and Charles (chip) are first class hosts from the moment of requesting a quote to us getting home. They kept in constant touch and provided superb service. They arranged taxi pick-up and transfers; met us; showed us round and were accessible whenever we wanted them. They were friendly but not intrusive. They even checked we were OK having moved on after 6 nights and still offered to help if necessary. For this they fully deserve a 5* rating on tripadvisor.
The house is furnished and decorated to a high standard - very clean and very well equipped. Fully stocked with bottled water for the entire stay and bread; pastries and fruit on arrival.
It is difficult to be critical of such an idiosyncratic place with easy access to everything Essaouira has to offer.
The only slight negative is out of John and Chip's control in that those that have mobility problems might have difficulty with the number of stairs (including high level beds upstairs) and accessing the external spiral staircase to the windy roof terrace.

The hammam was not working inside the house but the local one suggested by John was excellent.

The website gives full details of facilities available.

Thank you John and Charles for looking after us so well - we wish you both well for the future.

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Liked best: Service provided
Liked least: North facing balconies and windy sun terrace.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
20 Apr 2016
Dear Glen and Divina,
So happy that you've stayed with us and we are grateful that you zeroed in on our service...we will always want to be about good service in spite of some limitations that are beyond our control..Essaouira's wind is completely unpredictable..we've just passed 4 months with absolutely not a trace of wind..this week,again, no trace of wind..the hammam,wood fired, is in fact,working but we are making a conversion to ethenol/ gas ..shortly..for eco reasons as well as the heat in the house itself after a woodfire hammam( an entire cartful for one hammam use) remains intense and can sometimes last for 2 days.We are always looking to improve every aspect of Dar Evening Star and we thank you for staying with us....Morocco is often about stairs...another cultural piece over which we have little control..but Glen and Divina,with honest reviews like yours we will continue to make our guests even more comfortable in the future...you are a pleasure and we hope to see you,again!! Gratefully..John and Charles
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Deborah M
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
“INCREDIBLE SEA VILLA/INCREDIBLE SERVICE”
Reviewed 12 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

I've just completed a 10 stay at Dar Evening Star and have to say that it was one of the most memorable experiences of a lifetime of travel. The house: the photographs pictured on the website do not come close to doing it justice. The clear ocean views, as seen from the house's very large windows, are breathtaking. The three sea view terraces and best of all the roof terrace give you the feeling that you are in a ship..out to sea. Inside, the house contains every amenity imaginable, restaurant style, open kitchen, large dining bar as well as a beautiful dining table...a full modern laundry, a cinema room with hundreds of the latest DVD's, music on each floor, fluffy towels and bathrobes, plus elevated beds to optimize the sea views. Full housekeeping as little or often as you'd like...all of this with only the sounds of the gulls and sea..in a great location and 5 minutes walking distance to everywhere.
The service: John and Charles, the owners, were dedicated to whatever I needed to make my stay memorable. Beginning with arranging my car to/from Marrakech Airport greeting me at the entrance to town, walking me to the house, and when I arrived, a table set with fresh fruit, bread and French pastries. The house was fully stocked with water plus everything that I needed. The next day they offered me a mini tour, in order that I understood Essaouira and its details..
Essaouira, safe, clean, charming..the beauty only surpassed by the warmth and hospitality of the Moroccans. Please don't hesitate to reserve Dar Evening Star..before the secret is out!!

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Liked best: The entire experience was absolutely fabulous
Travelling group: Solo
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Management Response
13 Mar 2016
Dear Friend,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review,what a pleasure it was to have you at Dar Evening Star.We really so look forward to your return here and your Morocco part 2 trip.we are especially grateful for your taking notice of so many details...the seaview,the house and our hospitality which came easily with such a gracious guest as you are.Please come,again..we are waiting for you!
John and Charles
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Feb 2016
Thank you so much, Helen, you have a wonderful family..kind and generous and what a pleasure it was meeting you. We are so happy that you enjoyed our House on the sea, Essaouira, and meeting us! We eagerly await your return. Please visit us again! John and Charles
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