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Dar Ness

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1 rue Khalib Ben Walid | Medina, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Cobham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have now stayed at the Riad Dar Ness 5 times over the past 10 years, and each time it has been a perfect holiday, Charming, simple rooms, delicious breakfasts, wonderful sunny rooftop relaxation, infinitely helpful staff, and an ideal situation. What more could one want? M Desforges and his team go out of their way to ensure everything runs... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Very close to the main area within the Essaouira Medina, this Riad is conveniently located just steps away from restaurants and shopping. Ibrahima was a great host making us feel welcome upon arrival and every time we went by his desk. The home is beautifully decorated and the lighting at night gorgeous against the furniture pieces and the paintings and... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is the second summer I spent a week at the wonderful Dar Ness. Everything about it makes me happy. Visually it's a clean, open space which is a wonderful rest against the barrage of the city. I love the roof top terrace, the food prepared there is superb, every one that works there is fantastic. I look forward to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I had the wonderful opportunity of staying at the Dar Ness while attending a seven day artist workshop in Essaouira. Our group of twelve were able to rent out the entire Riad, which became our home for an entire week.The rooms were spotlessly clean and bright, the staff was gracious and accommodating, and James (the proprietor) went out of his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have visited Essaouira , Morocco many , many times and this Dar with its mysterious entrance is my favorite place to stay ... the rooms are all very comfortable , it is very central right next to Place Moulay Hassan but most importantly the owners and staff are superb !!!! The ways they attend to your stay and assure... More 

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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We've stayed in this beautiful place for a week. The place is very clean and cozy, situated in the heart of old medina (city center), very close to the embankment and city life. I highly recommend this place for everyone as one of the most comfortable you can ever find in Essaouira.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Dar Ness is a nice and small, rather simple riad in the medina of Essaouira, very close to the central square of the medina (Molay of Hassan) and the harbour with blue fishing boats and fish restaurants. The staff was friendly and helpful. What I espeacially liked, was a charming living room with fireplace, comfortable sofas and free wifi. The... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It is a nice riad, accessible from a narrow passage from Place Moulay Hassan, close to the port, very well-located. The structure of the riad is the Moroccan typical one with a central open-air courtyard with two floors and rooms all around the courtyard. Rooms at the first floor have a glass door with curtains in the inside, which is... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The best thing about Dar Ness is its location. It is really close to a gate that opens into the main plaza, close to the beach and the sea port. It is also conveniently located near the souks. The Riad itself is beautiful, and has charming interiors with helpful staff. All that said, you might expect that the review should... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

What a beautiful riad. Clean and tastefully restored, peace permeates the rooms. Each room is unique and perfect. Breakfast is fantastic with proper coffee, homemade yogurt, fresh orange juice and baked goods with butter and jams. You can order dinner in, and do it's fantastic. The staff was always helpful and friendly.

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