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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.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“laid back” (71 reviews)
“less hassle” (14 reviews)
“shop owners” (21 reviews)
| Essaouira Beach, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Only two main drags so its easy to walk around and explore the Medina without hustlers harassing you.

1  Thank Imtiyaz P
Reviewed 6 days ago

To discover the culture and History of Essaouira I think the medina is the first place you should visit.

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow you have just stepped back years !! I'm here during Ramadan so it's a little quieter than normal but this is good as you can wander about at your own pace looking at the shops and you don't get hassled like in Marrakesh. A...More

Thank Alan p
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this small but friendly medina where there was none of the harassment one often gets. Everyone was very friendly but never put pressure on us to buy! It also has lovely rampart walls one can walk on, though sadly these were under repair...More

1  Thank oxred81london
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel staff were friendly and helpful in every area. The "Superior Room with Ocean View" was large and comfortable with an expansive view over the wide beach and towards the harbour. But a major disappointment was the lack of a walk-in shower for my...More

Thank clayfireman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Essaouira's medina is nothing to do with Marrakesh, people are more relaxed, easy to find good food, fish is great, and the beach s wonderful. Essaouirs's souks are much relaxed, nicer things and cheaper

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tamer than marrakech, this medina is chilled. Food on offer at every corner and friendly traders. It's a real easy place to walk around and absorb the culture

Thank Lyndsey G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This medina is not like the others. It is very easy going and the merchants are friendly and not in your face. They do not pressure you and are more friendly than anything else. It is easy to navigate and you can spend as much...More

Thank boda37
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was absolutely amazing. My family had a perfect, very impressive time staying at this wonderful riad. The riad was decorated with exquisite taste and was clean. The garden was full with beautiful plants, the swimminpool was very clean. Each day started with delicious breakfast,...More

Thank Asta R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a day trip to Essaouira from our holiday in Marrakech as the weather forecast was for 46°C and we didn't want to spend a day in an air conditioned hotel. We were pleasantly surprised by the town. The beautiful little side streets of...More

Thank Kath_IMO
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I can't seem to find the Medina of Essaouira on Google Maps. Whereabouts is it location within the city? Is there any address or reference point available? Thanks in advance.
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
How far from Marrakech to Essaoura
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).