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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” (83 reviews)
“shop owners” (26 reviews)
“less hassle” (15 reviews)
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Beach | Essaouira Beach, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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"laid back"
in 83 reviews
"shop owners"
in 26 reviews
"less hassle"
in 15 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 25 reviews
"other cities"
in 21 reviews
"the main square"
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"art galleries"
in 14 reviews
"walk around"
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"great shopping"
in 15 reviews
"fish"
in 87 reviews
"day trip"
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"argan oil"
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"for sale"
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"mint tea"
in 19 reviews
"shopkeepers"
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"maze"
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"souvenirs"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s so busy but you can get good bargains all the same. Just be careful as people can scam you when you ask for directions. You’d think people are being genuine for helping out and stuff but would expect money in return. You can get...More

Thank Nicole M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed a day trip from Marrakesh and found this market to be much more enjoyable than the big one in Marrakesh. If I had to do it over again, I would have flown into Morocco and started in Essaouira. The only thing I didn't...More

Thank Denise W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After Marrakesh my bf and me visited Essaouria. It was a pleasant surprise! It is still rather touristic but less crowded than Marrakesh. It was very nice to wander around the Medina, and climb the city wall to look at the sea.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Essaouira Medina is smaller and more relaxed than in most other Morrocan tourist towns so I t’s fairly easy to negotiate your way around without getting lost. The vendors here aren’t as pushy as other places which is also a relief. Essaouira’s speciality is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful city where you can escape stress and everything that can make your days annoyed. A city that should be visited at least once a year!

Thank NISRINE N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous beach with lots of little cafes where you can sit, relax, sip a mint tea and enjoy the views

Thank Chantalward
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love visiting the Médina , there are many gateways of the walled city to enter. Many walls are painted white with the traditional colour blue trim for the doors and windows. So many places for eating or just drinking the famous mint tea. The...More

Thank Christine W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic medina, do explore the backstreets and not only the main tourist streets. The medina is situated beautifully on the sea, do enjoy the flight of the seagulls and the rolling waves onto the city walls.

Thank HPBeek
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific artwork to be seen, lovely shops, plenty of street food and restaurants.All very reasonableJust wander around. No hassles

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a beautiful day in Essaouira on the beach in Morocco. I definitely would go back if ever i have the opportunity to. I would recommend visiting this beach to everyone if ever in Morocco.

Thank HopefulFour
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WakeUpDonnie
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
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Palm-Tree-P
26 August 2015|
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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).
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