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Medina of Essaouira

| Essaouira Beach, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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US$ 100.00*
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“laid back” (72 reviews)
“less hassle” (14 reviews)
“shop owners” (21 reviews)
| Essaouira Beach, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great little Medina, not too big to walk around but sufficiently big enough to keep you occupied for a couple of days with a good selection of shops and markets selling local jewellery, clothing, pottery and carved wood products. When you've had enough of...More

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Pleasantly surprised to come out of my restaurant to find the streets full of locals at 10:30! Streets are buzzing and felt VERY safe. Not much hassling at all. Beautiful seaside walk too.

Thank GregGuarasci
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic procession of some otherwise unknown Mogador cultural festival today. Lots of colour, noise and movement.

Thank Marcus W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The medina in Essaouira is small in comparison to those in Fez and Marrakech, but there are ample shops and attractions. Being small, the souq is not as overwhelming as those in the larger cities. And, shop keepers are not as aggressive and haggling over...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive never been to this beach.But after getting a phone call from my daughter who had her bag stolen there with money,phone,bus tickets and cards i doubt i ever will be.After being ripped of by the beach boys on the first day not a good...More

Thank Fiona I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place with lots of locally made things & restaurants. Some of the paintings were lovely. But like any market type there is lots of repetitive stalls. Lots of beggars throughout the Medina which we found a little intimidating and a few persistent kids trying...More

Thank 27Sarah_B_13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a beautiful city along the shores of the Atlantic, windy and cool even with the sun you don't feel the heat. The locals are most welcoming and friendly. It has a long curved beach where you'll find beach goers either just lying on chairs,...More

Thank Mazin A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The medina is a charming place retaining all its characteristic, time may have changed but place looks to have stood still, with old cobbled roads and stone building. Did not get hassled by any ine

Thank ashraf p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited Essaouira a few times over the years, and live in Marrakech. I love the Medina, because it is as though time has stood still. It has not been over developed and tourism blends well with the local community. The people of Essaouira...More

Thank Michele P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of requests walking through, but nothing threatening. Very lively and very interesting to see the fish available!

Thank Andrew G
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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).