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26 Ibn Rochd | Medina, Essaouira 44100, Morocco
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Ranked #62 of 156 Essaouira B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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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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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at dar skala. Jorge, his son and dog Luna were very friendly. Their place was nicely decorated in Nautical Moroccan theme. The breakfast and sunsets on the rooftop overlooking the ramparts and ocean were absolutely amazing! It was located in medina near everything. We had such a wonderful 4 night stay.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

By Manolo We found the place by recommendation of the owner of the previous riad in Marrakech and by the time we looked at the rooms and specially the view of the terrace we just couldnt think of somewhere else with more value for money than dar skala. The rooms are really good size filled with the necessary decoration to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

Jorge´s place is simply beautiful. The rooms are simple, yet stylishly decorated and they make you feel very much at home. The roof is spectacular! We spent every morning (for breakfast) and every evening (for sunset) up there. You can´t really get a better view in Essaouira. Jorge is genuinely interested in his guests, and he sat with us each... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

We stayed for 3 nights at Dar Skala. We loved the rooftop patio. Starting the day with breakfast and ending it watching the sunset was just perfect. Jorge was a great host; helpful,yet unobtrusive and provided us with lots of information on Essaouira upon our arrival. Luna is a lovely dog. The place is not fancy, but it is conveniently... More

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Address: 26 Ibn Rochd | Medina, Essaouira 44100, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
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Dar Skala, a traditional Moroccan house is situated behind the ramparts very near the main square. It is on two levels, comprised of 4 bedrooms, kitchen and living-room, where you can enjoy cozy evenings by the fire. A delicious breakfast is served on the sunny terrace with breath-taking views of the ocean. Individual rooms or the entire house available for rent. Local cook at your disposal for tasty traditional dishes. ... more   less 
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