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26 Ibn Rochd | Medina, Essaouira 44100, Morocco
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Dar Skala
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Ranked #68 of 160 Essaouira B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult to find so make sure you call someone to meet you. Definitely a hostel not hotel but a very lovely unique hostel with AMAZING sea view. Good breakfast served on the terrace. We had a very spacious room. Location Is perfect. Would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met our host Jorge not far from our home for next 3 nights. Listen...this accomodation was definitely best for us. All trip was amazing, but this place you have to see and have to stay. Respectfull and charm Jorge with his smart Son with clever and usefull tips for meal and places for good to visit. The house! Kitchen,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

not only is this place greatly located near the remparts inside the medina (so it has a wonderful view from the rooftop, sunsets AND sunrises) but the host jorge is very helpful and will give you the right tips (good eats and logistics) to make your stay in essaouira even more enjoyable. best room : 'beldi' on the last floor.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

After staying 4 nights in Dar Skala I can't imagine wanting to stay anywhere else in Essaouira. This place exudes the same rustic charm as the city and the roof terrace offers amazing views of the coast, ramparts and Medina. Watching the waves crash over breakfast, the dramatic sunsets and Jorge's fantastic restaurant recommendations were some of the undoubted highlights... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We had a great time in Essaouria (much better than Marrakech!) and Jorge was greatin helping us get settled. The room is comfortable with windows that overlook the street (don't worry it's not noisy). The roof terrace had great views of the sea and was lovely to have a morning coffee up there. We booked through air bnb and communication... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I booked a stay here through Airbnb, and have a more lengthy view there. Suffice to say, the riad is full of rustic charm. Jorge is a good host and gave us some good recommendations in Essaouira. The rooftop terrasse provides a beautiful view of the ocean, ramparts, and Essaouira. I would highly recommend this riad to anyone staying in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Jorge was the best host you could ask for - easygoing, friendly and helpful. The house is absolutely gorgeous, with a sunny roof terrace overlooking the sea, perfect for sunbathing and for eating our breakfast out there. He gave us great recommendations for restaurants, a useful map and just general help whenever we needed it. We were made to feel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Jorge is a marvelous host. We booked to stay 3 nights and loved the place so much we stayed another 3 nights. The terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean has the most wonderful view, it is very private so you can sunbathe if you wish, but the highlight of our stay was the wonderful breakfast we had sitting in the sun... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Jorge and his dog Luna are a very nice hosts. Easy going person with good informational tips about Essaouira, and some aspects of Morroco generaly, we even changed our staying from 1 day to 3 days. Great balcony for the breakfast (nice and simple) with a view to the sea and rooftops of the city. Confortable rooms, wi-fi access. Great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We had an amazing stay at Dar Skala and even stayed longer than we intended. The rooftop patio has the best view in Essaouira, eating breakfast in the morning and enjoying sunsets each night. The room was very spacious with beautiful Moroccan decor. Jorge, his son, Pablo, and dog, Luna, were the perfect hosts! We can't wait to go back!

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Address: 26 Ibn Rochd | Medina, Essaouira 44100, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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