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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%
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“laid back” (78 reviews)
“less hassle” (14 reviews)
“shop owners” (24 reviews)
Beach | Essaouira Beach, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Médina is not as huge as in Fes but offers much of the same thing with less hustle. You would get lost, there is plenty of choice for shoppers, pretty safe.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Médina of Essaouira is well designed and is very pleasant and easy to get around. It is impossible to get lost!

Thank Liu S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really chilled area to wonder, shop and eat. Lots for all prices ranges and no hassle to navigate or browse.

Thank R N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Essaouira is a port city and resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Its medina (old town) is protected by 18th-century seafront ramparts called the Skala de la Kasbah! The Medina, is an outstanding example of a fortified town of the mid-eighteenth century, surrounded by a wall...More

Thank Puha P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Essaouira's medina is very pretty, though also immensely touristy! The best part of it is where the ramparts are - sadly the stretch which used to be open to the public was not open when we were there as there is some construction work going...More

Thank doofvfood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A combination of different things happening in one place. Different food, accomodations, shopping and just good to walk around. Nothing out of this world, but when in Rome.....Glad I stopped by though. I believe in covering as much ground when I land in a place...More

Thank Shela01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going to Essaouira for 15 years and I've never seen so much work going on to improve the place. The streets have always been a bit rough and uneven underfoot but throughout the old town they have been or are being improved with...More

Thank Koshkha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some parts of the are a complete dump. Stench of urine tip toe through it. Smell of rotting food blood on the floor. Visited once and didn't feel the need to return.

Thank Janehankin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Medina with lovley places for resting, drinking coffee and eating local food. Smal alleys and typical arabic architecture and houses in colonial style. A lot of smal Shops for handicraft trades (textiles, porcellanc, paintings and other traditional goods).

1  Thank Roland K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A walk here during the afternoon on a winters day. Nothing could be more pleasant. Warm sun between deep shadows. Not too many people. Lots of shops selling leather goods, wooden objects, huile d’argon. Food area in the souk open and very sunny, fabulous olives,...More

1  Thank Jacqueline b
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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).