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3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   3 rue Annasser, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Riad Darko was our consolation booking in Essaouira. After another riad in Essaouira wanted 50% money up front. And double booked our room. You wouldn't believe when we knocked on the door to their surprised reaction at that they were not expecting us !! After many tooing and frowing the manageress stated she hadn't received any notices on our booking... More

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riad_darko, Responsable commercial at Riad Darko, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review. We value a lot what you wrote, you are right we have experienced an overbooking situation with Hostelbookers, we have reported the issue and it has been solved. We are very sorry that this situation occurs and this is why we have decided to upgrade you to Miramar Hotel and paid the fare... More

Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

a very nice experience. the service was at supper. employers are very patient's thanx to all (latifa and khadija) They was very comprehensive and smiling. the only trouble is that I have been disturb by a man Were bring to us the Mechoui and without our agree he sit next to us in while we was eating . also he... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My hubby and I only spent one night here, which was a shame because it was a lovely place, unfortunately the room was damp which made the bedding feel damp, we explained to the owner and she was very understanding I suppose if there was more ventilation within the building it would have been perfect.

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Great location, beautiful riad. The staff are very friendly and will help you out as much as they can. Latifa is great. I agree with all the reviews below. Only minor note is that one day our bed wasn't made and our toilet paper wasn't refilled however just a quick note to Latifa or Noelle and it was fine. The... More

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

my wife and i spent amazing time in essaouira the hotel was in the center of madina very near to the port will make sure next time i go there i stay in that hotel khadija and latifa they were very lovely and welcoming. they make us feel like we are home. i definitely recommend you to stay at this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I went to Essaouria for 2 days with the girlfriend and I'm glad I did. Found this place on the internet and got it for a very good price despite only booking it the day before I got there by bus. Things to know: on arrival to Essaouira it is worth ringing the owner to say you have arrived and... More

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Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Although I didn't really like Essaouira due to the hassle I got as a blonde woman alone, this Riad was nice and I was well taken care of by Fatima, the manager who was absolutely lovely. The water went off on my second day in the old part of the medina and the owner moved me to another riad he... More

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Cologne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed three nights in this lovely riad to explore Essaouira. The team is really friendly and its service amazing. They gave us lots of information and when we asked where we can buy bus tickets they offered to buy them for us. The rooms are not overly huge but that doesn't matter - they are nicely decorated and very... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The staff were friendly, but that's the only positive thing i can write about this hotel. Our room was damp and musty and smelled not good. The 'private bathroom' was not private at all and wet towels that didn't dry due to the wet climate inside weren't replaced. What to say about the hammam... never seen it.

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riad_darko, Responsable réception at Riad Darko, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We thank you very much for your review on our Guest house. We are happy that you value the friendlyness of our team. Regarding the Essaouira Climate, that is true that you were not so lucky as humidity was really high when you were here. It can happen in such a city close to the sea and unfortunately... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We spent two nights at Riad Darko in Essaouira and would have happily stayed longer. The bedrooms and common areas are beautifully decorated. There are many cozy alcoves to curl up in. Riad Darko is the most beautiful home I have booked in Morocco. The hostesses were friendly and hospitable. I booked the riad exclusively for our group of 8.... More

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Address: 3 rue Annasser, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Darko 3*
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Located in the heart of the medina in a quiet street, near shops and souks, the Riad Darko is a riad renovate to rent in exclusivity or by room. Ideal place to reunite a family holiday in Essaouira, the riad can accommodate 12 people and 2 people in sofas beds.A living room with fireplace welcome you for your diners and another room with wifi access for your moments of leisure.A cook is at your disposal to prepare lunch and diners. All is set up for you to feel at home. To complete this relaxing atmosphere, you can provide care and massage in the “Wellness East”.We can organize Golf, trips in quad, horse, camel, sea trips, visits tours of the city, Moroccan cooking classes.We will be happy to arrange your tours and stay.Transfers from airports on request. ... more   less 
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