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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Medina was a nice place for shopping and no-one really bugs you like in most asian countries... lots of cafe's and restaurants .

Thank Taz B
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

A short walk from the Medina is the wonderful beach and interesting fishing port. Find Abdullah and he will give you the history of the place for a few Dirams.! (cant spell it)

Thank Valerie W
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Essaouira A place both our daughters had visited and said to be like St Ives in Cornwall, in a way yes plenty of surf , fishing boats, so fresh fish and pasties of sorts, the difference the sea gulls are friendly even swimming on the hotel pool, but not stealing your pasty or ice cream. If you like cats they abound, if you like the cafe life style there is something for all tastes and pockets . The people are friendly. Warm enough in March to sunbath in shelter of hotel pool area. The Medina has history a bit tatty in places but it is Morocco enough to do if you want to will come again

Thank greenjmick
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I stayed in the heart of the Medina for three nights. It was a delight to the senses always the aroma of spices, cooking and oils, fish and fruit, Through the day there was the lively chatter of shop keepers and traders and tourist haggling for bargains. Turning down into the main thorough fares there were bright and sumptuous rugs, carpets bags and carpets for sale, galleries for arts and crafts of every description, bright mountains of fresh fruit and veg. Stalls of strange hers and spices for curing every ailment ! Yet compared to Marrakesh, very little hassle and pressurized. At all times i felt completely safe. The buildings are close together, but rarely were they suffocating. Indeed a real pleasure was taking a good few minutes to drink local mint tea or coffee in one of the many squares. The Medina includes a multitude of cafes for every taste and pocket. Tourists of every age and nationality didnt overwhelm the place. Indeed the great joy of the Medina is that it maintains the Muslim, Arabic culture, the calls to prayer in particular, locals in tradiitional garb, the occasional mad cyclist, women in headscarfs with a more modern cosmopolitan outlook, A must visit, lose yourself with friends and loved ones !

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Essaouira Medina is a colorful, fascinating place to visit. It is filled with wonderful shops with no too pushy assistants, an abundance of fabulous restaurants, amazing Atlantic views, a working fishing port & many amazing Riads hidden behind big doors in lots of alleys.

Thank josephine1940
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