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Dar El Pacha

2.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   21 rue Abderrahmane Eddakel, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Ranked #113 of 156 Essaouira B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014
HypotheticalBigCat Belgrade, Serbia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Belgrade, Serbia
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I stayed seven nights at El pacha. It was clean and comfortable at all times and was a relaxing place to stay. Friendly, welcoming staff. It is a large three story riad with a big roof terrace with views over the medina and out to the ocean. Excellent location close to the souk and cafes and restaurants. Breakfast available for... More

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Itajai, SC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The place is very well located, close to everything. The room is dark and without windows, so prepare to feel like a vampire. The room and the bathrooms could be better cleaned. And definitely they should not allowed people to smoke inside the building. Te breakfast is Ok, the girl who works in the front desk is nice and really... More

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Dar El Pacha is a very social, clean, and engaged hostel. The entire staff knew the names and hometowns of all of the guests and they were always willing to take us out and feed us delicious meals! My friend and I were only supposed to be in Essaouira for three days and we ended up staying for three weeks!... More

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Itajai, SC
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Room is really dark. No furniture to put your clothes or luggage, the bed was confy though. The Bathroom was a bit cold for showers. I's a beautiful building asking for some painting and maintenance. The terrace has a huge potential, deserves some furniture up there! One BIG complain, you should not allow people smoke inside the place! This is... More

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Warsaw, Poland
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Really cheap place but not if you're not used to 'backpacker's places'. A bit dark and stuffy. Not very clean. The rooms are always open and they smoke inside. Shared bathrooms with hot water (+). Very good location, although the entering into the hostel could be quite strange and seems t be dangerous. Nice staff and a really nice view... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Very unclean and overflooded with water when it rains. Manager is weird and creepy. He was confusing and made us feel very uncomfortable. Nice personnel couldnt unleash their friendliness because they were suppressed by the manager. Bathrooms are not nice and there is no hot water.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Very central hostel, nice place, but was not very cleaned. The position and the personals are friendly. In some rooms aint power connection (there are, but are broken). Generally, at that price (6€ x day) thats good

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Do not stay at this hotel/hostel!!! It is so dark and dingey, it was like they never clean there. Everywhere was dirty. The bed sheets were dusty and the bathroom on the 2nd floor smelt so bad you couldn't shower in there, also the showers had no heads on them so they were basically just hoses. The worst part is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

we spent 2 nights in this hostel and took a double room without shared toilet and shower. The rooms and bathroom are quite clean for Marocco standards and alllways have soap and toilet paper (quite difficult to find in Marocco toilets) but could be better. Rooms have no windows on the street, just on the internal patio, which gives some... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 4 nights after being in Morocco for two weeks. The main redeeming feature about the hostel is the staff who are polite and friendly. Otherwise the hostel is a dump. My room had beds squashed together so they were touching, I had to climb over 3 beds to get to my bunk. The showers on the... More

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Address: 21 rue Abderrahmane Eddakel, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
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Hotel Class:2 star — Dar El Pacha 2*
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The hostel riad dar el pacha essaouira is situated in a lovingly renovated typical moroccan ryad,which was built in the 18 th century. in spite of its central location in the midst of medina life you’ll experience our hotel as a quiet place of recreationOur room are combined style of Moroccan tradition and European modern ageOur hotel distinguishes itself though its remarkable service and beautiful rooms which have a typicaj Moroccan architecture.Ideally nestled in the heart of Essaouira's Medina, Riad Dar el pacha allows easy access to many cultural and touristic sights such as the harbour, the fish market, many arts and crafts businesses and the square where the Gnaoua Festival of World Music is held every year ... more   less 
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