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Medina of Essaouira

Beach | 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%
  • Terrible1%
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“laid back” (75 reviews)
“less hassle” (14 reviews)
“narrow streets” (24 reviews)
Beach | Essaouira Beach, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great medina to wander around and feels relatively safe. You don't get as hassled as I was expecting but you'll have many people say hello to you or try and offer you tea. A simple non merci or la shokran to people trying...More

Thank Suzy C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled down for Marrakesh for my birthday treat. Unfortunately there was a thick sea mist over the all resort for the whole time we were there 😜 Although this did inhibit our chance to enjoy the pool it did not take away from my...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Essaouira after spending a week in Marrakech, and what a difference! It was actually a bit chilly (after afternoons in the 90's in Marrakech), but also chill -- very relaxed, even in the souk.

Thank cscgesp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh but still wonderful and very interesting to see and walk. Lovely every moment, not always comfortable as a woman but expected. Lots to buy and eat!

Thank Sharonfv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled to Essaouira after having stayed in Marrakech, and were mindblown by how relaxing, slow-paced and peaceful the atmosphere of this city is! Unlike in Marrakech, we experienced no hagglers and no one 'forcing' us to come into their shops to buy things. Locals...More

Thank Globetravellerz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to do & see in the Medina. You really get a sense of the local culture & friendliness of the locals.Its fab just wandering around the souks & narrow alleyways, theres an adventure around every corner.

Thank madden305
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wide paths, open air and hardly any mopeds tearing through, then this is ideal. There are the same items for sale here as in Marrakech, but without the pressure! You can barter, but to be honest, the initial asking price is lower than Marrakech, so...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best medinas we experienced in Morocco. Wandering through the shops and streets and soaking up the culture was wonderful and people very friendly. A great experience.

Thank Paddy-Relle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best city in maroc everything quiet and calm and also the fishmarket and the beach and the old port .and also the market of thuya wood

Thank Abdellah N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a tour to the hot south of Morocco we finished in the relaxed Essaouira. We had a riad in the middle of the medina. On walking distance of all the famous sights.

Thank Nadia O
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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).