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Skillman, New Jersey
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WE LOVED this place!! oh my!! I can't say enough about it!. Quaint, comfortable, friendly. Our room overlooked the harbor and we had windows we could open wide and hear the ocean crashing against the rocks all night- so peaceful. There was a roof top area to sit and enjoy the view, the air, the night sky. WE enjoyed a...

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Contes, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone going here thinking it's a Riad, be disabused, as its name indicates it's not. We paid a premium for a sea view, which we got from one of the 3 windows...half finished construction sites from the other. The house was cold and damp, 1 December, and the hostess seemed surprised by our request for a heater, a rusty radiator...

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Thank Lescypres06
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We really liked this hotel. Our room was cosy and had a fabulous view. Beautiful bathroom! The roof top terrace was lovely and we spent a bit of time up there enjoying the quiet sunshine. I'm not typically a seagull fan but it really was mesmerizing watching them soar beside us on the roof top. Breakfast was lovely and the...

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Dublin
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Really lovely riad, and with warm welcome hosts. We arrived last week, with no booking. However as off season there was no issue getting a room with a beautiful view. Clean , and lovely room. Hosts were most friendly and welcoming. Location is super , central but quiet. And the breakfast on the rooftop was perfect. Highly recommend - really...

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Sept Iles, Canada
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

What a nice place to stay! The staff is really friendly, the rooms are clean and the place in general gorgeous. They serve a delicious breakfast wich is free. You can take it on the patio on the roof. The view of the ocean and the city wall is breathtaking. Nice place to stay.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2016

A charming hotel, off the beaten track but close to all amenities. Amazing view of the sea, fantastic roof top terrace with a delicious breakfast, extremely friendly and helpful staff. Thank you for an enjoyable stay

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Having a room with an ocean view was fabulous! Dar Al Bahar is situated at the tip of the medina with an amazing view out to sea, and of the medina behind the ramparts. I could watch the fishermen heading out in the morning and evening. The rooftop terrace was also situated perfectly, and on a warm day it was...

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Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

... you have a room with a sea view. A rocky shoreline at low tide and waves crashing right under your window at high (the double glazing helps to reduce the noise). I guess the rooms on the other side look out at the wall opposite on a narrow alley. The reception area has a wow factor to it but...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 29 July 2015

My room was beautiful, with an amazing view on the ocean, very clean and comfortable. The location in the medina is great. Breakfast is excellent, and the staff is very pleasant. This is a very good hotel if you are looking for a peaceful place, and not for luxury or trendiness. The only caveat is that the common area where...

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Reviewed 27 May 2015

This hotel is located in the medina, next to the see, but nevertheless rooms are peaceful thanks to sounproof windows... Breakfast can be taken on the roof with a very nice view to the see and the city. Our guests were very kind and thoughtful.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dar Al Bahar is certainly the name it deserves: the house by the sea.Built on the ramparts of the city of Essaouira in the "San Dion" area, she faces the ocean and its trade winds. From the terrace the view is one of constant movement, winds breaking against the rocks of the coast, offering an amazing spectacle. From there, you can also enjoy the panoramic view over the medina with its northern fort of the ancient Scala and the Mellah (the former Jewish quarter). In the distance, you can see the sand dunes, which actually touch the northern outskirts of the city. Jean-Claude and Lise, a french-dutch couple, have completely renovated this house which was built at the turn of the last century. At that time, this part of Essaouira was much more animated thanks to the presence of an authentic windmill which formerly provided flour for the city and the back country. At this place, a new hotel has been built but the street name remained: Touahen, which means ‘mill’ in Arabic.Today, the peacefulness of this place is only disturbed by breaking waves and shrieking seagulls.During October 13-17, 2012, the town of Essaouira witnessed the filming of parts of the third season of "Game of Thrones", the popular medieval fantasy series. On October 15, some of the scenes were filmed on our street and near Dar Al Bahar, both almost magically transformed in a medieval set by the crafty crew, some of them also being our guests in the hotel. For the current and future fans of the series, we share some of our photos of the stars, extras and set, and, for those wishing to experience the "Game of Thrones" atmosphere, we look forward to having them of our guests.You will certainly have a pleasant stay in Dar Al Bahar ! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dar Al Bahar

Address: 1 Rue de Touahen, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: $49 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Al Bahar 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Dar Al Bahar Essaouira
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#20 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
#22 Family Hotel in Essaouira
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“Ask for a room overlooking the ocean!”
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“Pick an ocean view for sure! Worth the extra cost. For an extra cheap room, the ground floor twin room off the lobby is quite a deal.”
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“Ask for room for sea view”
 of 5 bubbles Sweenem, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Fabulous view of the sea, worth climbing the stairs”
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