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Dar Al Bahar

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 rue de Touahen, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Ranked #37 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stayed here five nights. Our room was small, but inexpensive, and we had a magnificent view over the Atlantic. The staff was friendly. Breakfast was served on the roof terrace, where we also spent some afternoon siestas. Very centrally located.

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Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a nice stay and we look forward to having you again as our guests. More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I really liked the location and sea views. The staff were very friendly. Especially Suad who always had a huge welcoming smile and a contagious laugh. She always took an interest in how our day went. Najaht was lovely and welcoming too. We were two women traveling alone so being in a riad with all women made us feel like... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

the location just by the sea, above the old walls of Essouira, the room was basic, clean & nice, to be able to sleep and hear the ocean waves! ouch it was a bless, we stayed only one night, and we really wished to stay more. Outstanding view from the rooftop, take a jacket, bottle of wine and go up... More

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Seal Beach, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The room I had was small, and a little expensive in keeping with my "spend less than a Motel 6" attitude. Nice place for couples, don't get me wrong, and the breakfast was nice! If you have your babe with you, fine, if not, go to the Hotel Al Fath right by the square and on the sea.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Nice location, our room was with a wonderful view on the atlantic ocean and the beautiful terrace was just upstairs. We had a good breakfast staring at the sea. Nice and confortable room but a little bit small.

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We spent 5 nights here in April. We chose this riad due to the amazing views and proximity to the sea. We had also realised from other reviews / pictures / price, that is wasn't necessarily a luxury riad. We slept in the Alba suite and it is worth the money for the sea view. The rooms are fine, bed... More

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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

After a long gap, we really had a wonderful time together. And, this was all because of the calm location and lovely staff of Dar Al Bahar hotel. We stayed here for three days and had no issues regarding anything. Rooms are nicely decorated and well-appointed. Terrace is the place where breakfast is served. Amazing views of sea can be... More

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Saint Thomas, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We had some trouble in making our reservation for this room, which eventually involved 2 telephone calls, several emails and a disappointment that seemed to me to be unnecessary, however, the fellow at the property disagreed. We were especially keen on the view, though, so booked anyway, in the Alba suite. The room was fine and well furnished, although the... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

we stayed in a terrasse room waking up to sunshine and wave sounds. had our breakfast with the amazing sea view and we LOVED the place. Clean nad beatifulroom and theowners were very helpful and nice! Essouira is the greatest place and staying here getting out to the small streets of essouira with nice gnawa music in the shops and... More

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DarAlBahar, Owner at Dar Al Bahar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely review ! Jean-Claude More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

We arrived in Essaouira without a hotel and checked online for something comfortable yet reasonably priced. I called ahead and got the availability for two nights within our price range and the pictures online looked like an exceptional value . Unfortunately when we arrived it looked like little more than a glorified hostel. The terrace is the only saving grace... More

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Also Known As:
Dar Al Bahar Hotel
Dar Al Bahar Essaouira
Address: 1 rue de Touahen, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#21 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
#23 Family Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Al Bahar 3*
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 
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