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Dar Maya

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33 rue Oujda, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, 8 year old daughter and I stayed at Riad Dar Maya, at the end of March 2015. I had decided to book this riad based on the reviews & photos on Tripadvisor. I contacted Gareth via email, and he responded quickly. He provided me with the necessary information and made the booking easy. Prior to the trip, he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stay at Riad Dar Maya after reading a number of outstanding reviews on trip advisor and we weren't disappointed! The location of the riad is quite special nestled in the heart of the old town, literally a stones throw from the Atlantic and the hustle and bustle of the street sellers. Behind the understated, however distinctive entrance... More 

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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Riad Dar Maya for 4 nights in April. As you enter through the heavy wooden door beyond the streets of the medina, you are welcomed in a number of ways. Firstly, by Gareth or a member of his equally friendly staff. Secondly, by the wonderful aroma of scented oil, and thirdly by the tranquil atmosphere. Gareth has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you find yourself visiting Essaouiria reserve a room at Dar Maya and look forward to a sumptuous stay in a riad that expertly combines chic understated contemporary design with a friendly informal ambience. Gareth, the owner, welcomed us with drinks and information on the town, offered to make dinner reservations then showed us to our comfortable rooms - Laafit... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Essaouria is a wonderful, busy, bustling place and Riad Dar Maya is the perfect place from which to explore it. Gareth, the owner, is very friendly and informative and when he's not there his team are always eager to help. As an interior designer, I'm not often jealous of what other designers create, but the 3rd floor lounge is a... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the second year we have returned to Morroco for our holiday finishing off in Esouira at Riad Dar Maya for another great stay. The Riad is well situated in the Medina, a very atmospheric place to stay. The Riad itself is very relaxing, breakfast can be taken at anytime wherever you choose, In warm weather it is very pleasant... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights at Dar Maya last week and couldn't be happier with our choice. It's a perfect location right in the middle of the medina, surrounded by great shopping, restaurants and within walking distance (5-10 mins max) to the port, the main square and the ramparts. It was nice and quiet in the evening as well. Gareth, the... More 

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DA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights in the Tignne room. It was spacious and really comfortable. After sightseeing we can recommend chilling on the rooftop with a nice glass of wine and watching the sea gulls fly by. Staff were really nice and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dar Maya is a lovely Riad right in the centre of Essaouira. We had a good spacious room which was great for the price. Great restaurant recommendations from Gareth who was very helpful - we would in particular endorse Umia as a great place to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As always when traveling i did a thorough research before booking Dar Maya and i am so happy i made this choice! The design of the Riad is simply beautiful, it shows Gareth impeccable taste and some serious designer skills. I stayed at Laafit and especially loved the spacious bathroom with lovely shapes and the tub. The rooms are very... More 

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