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Dar Maya

33 rue Oujda, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In our Marrocan trip, we went on the coast for couple of days. Essaouira is a beautiful medieval city. We choose the Dar Maya on the web and it had been the best accommodation in our holiday. We have been in touch with Gareth the owner and meet him on our second day. He advise few good places to relax... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We probably seemed like nightmare guests before we arrived, as we had to amend our booking at the last minute due to a family bereavement. Gareth could not have been more understanding or helpful, replying to my email immediately, and arranging the booking amendment without any fuss or charge. We were on a nostalgic return trip to Essaouira, and could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I only stayed one night at Dar Maya and we wish we had more time there. The owner Gareth, was very hospitable and directed us to some great restaurants and spots to get a drink. The room was very nice and modern, with heated floors in the bathroom. Dar Maya has a beautiful rooftop, a great lounge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a lovely place to stay, staff pleasant and helpful. Breakfasts were lovely, and lounge area and rooftop terrace were nice places to chill. We were met at the airport and dropped off in Marrakech for the day by taxi, arranged by Gareth. They provided us with a hot soup when we arrived late at night, and also arranged... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We stayed at Dar Maya for 2 nights during our trip to Morocco in November and we loved it! The decor was just as the photos, breakfast was the best we had on our trip and the staff were really friendly and super helpful. Everyone made us feel very welcome and couldn't do enough for us, including booking bus tickets... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I fully admit that this review might well be skewed a little. Having stayed at Riad Kheirredine in Marrakech where the standard of service was set extremely high, perhaps I had too high an expectation for Dar Maya given this was number 2 on Tripadvisor for Essaouria. The Positives: It's well located. It's beautifully designed and very modern. The terrace... More 

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Dakar, Senegal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The absolute best place we stayed in Morocco. Dar Maya is a lovely oasis of calm in a country of sensory overloads. The rooms were fantastic; simple, elegant, beautiful. The staff was amazing and were ready to assist with whatever we wanted. Sadly, Gareth left the day after we arrived but it was a pleasure to meet him. Loved Eddy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My mother, sister and I had a wonderful (unfortunately short) stay at Dar Maya. Nothing like being met off the bus in a new location where taxis are drumming up business enthusiastically as you get off the bus! We were escorted back to the riad which is short walk away through the old town. We were personally greeted and briefed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Beautiful riad in the heart of Essaouira. Lovely cool rooms, and pretty terraces - combines modern chic with traditional Moroccan. The staff are wonderful - helpful, professional and friendly. The location is excellent, in walking distance to everything. Breakfasts are very good. Loved our time in Essaouira and loved Dar Maya.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

What a lovely Riad! Moroccan elements with an understated elegance.. Just beautiful! Service excellent! A great group of young workers with nice smiles and great help. Lovely Terrace, great breakfasts, beautiful Hamman. They arranged Tapas and drinks as we had friends over . I wish it really was my home! I'm sending my son over on his honeymoon if he... More 

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Address: 33 rue Oujda, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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