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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)
“less hassle” (14 reviews)
“shop owners” (24 reviews)
Beach | Essaouira Beach, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

In short I loved this place. Really charismatic laid back seaside town full of interest and so much more relaxed than Marrakech. A labyrinth of fascinating, bustling, tiny little streets, giving a real flavour of how everyday Moroccans live and go about their lives. Ancient...More

Thank rosierose1973
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

On the whole the city of Essaouira was lovely. The médina offers plenty of good restaurant and café choices, so offering beautiful views from their terraces and food was generally well priced and for most part inexpensive. Plenty of shops to admire Moroccan goods and...More

Thank Nura H
Reviewed 11 January 2018

very interesting fishing port with an interesting historical town with views over the Atlantic food european

Thank hughie115
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely and very relaxed. Much more calmed and easier to go out and about than the Fes or Marrakesh medinas. I also felt it was a lot more cleaner than the ones mentioned above which improved overall our experience. A lot of high end art...More

Thank Hejanace
Reviewed 8 January 2018

The medina of Essaouira has a very unique flavor to it. The fishing industry is foremost a part of the entire city, but it is it's laid back vibe you feel when you first arrive. African musicians play in the square, crepes sold on the...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

An amazing place with real people and a real buzz, far away from the tourist trap that is the medina of Marrakech. The place is filled with shops for the locals, with fewer tourist places than you would imagine, and hundreds of restaurants, most of...More

Thank OYP-London
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Polite people, amazing buildings and exteriors, not the same as medina of Marrakech not so big ... bright colors of walls and doors You have to see it

Thank Savva P
Reviewed 6 January 2018 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 6 January 2018 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 6 January 2018 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
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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).