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10,rue Sidi Magdoul, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Riad Dar Afram
Ranked #11 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I could go on for days about how good Dar Afram is, but you should just see for yourself. Abdul is an absolute legend. We had the joy of being one of the few guests staying at the time, but he looked after us so well. We felt more like we were visiting a friend then staying in a hotel.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Dar afram is such a special discovery. Anytime you travel you don't exactly know what you will find but when you find a place like this you are happy!. I travelled with two friends and From the moment you walk in you are welcomed with smiles and are helped with any assistance you need in activities and tips for essaouira.... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Me and my friends stayed 3 days in this beautiful house. It´s such a lovely and extraordinary atmosphere, you just feel like home there. We could have stayed at dar afram for the whole time of our marocco trip. The owner abdul is a friendly, lovely and talented musician, who sings and plays the guitar every now and then and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I had a lovely, unique stay in Dar Afram. Firstly it was an excellent surprise to arrive at the bus stop in Essaouria at 10.00pm and be met by Soufiane who guided me to the riad. When i walked into the riad i knew it was my kind of place with amazing colourful artwork covering the walls, beautiful tiles throughout,... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Ive stayed at this Riad a few times now and finally decided to review it. It is run by father and son Abdul and Taz and they are more than welcoming. Every night they have a jam downstairs where everyone is welcome to sing/play along. This is one of the great things about Dar Afram. The food is great and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Booked 2 nights in Dar Afram but ended up staying for 4! Wonderful little place, so glad we ended up here, most of the other guests were returners and so will we be. Such a great chilled environment, and super friendly, Safien came and met us from the bus so we didn't have any hassle getting there, and both he... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

I came here in 2007, absolutely loved it and returned In 2011 and will be returning in April this year!!! We adore this gorgeous riad and the wonderful owners, cooks and cleaners are fabulous!!!! We loved absolutely everything about the whole place! It's crazy how relaxed you feel considering the hustle and bustle all around. The views on the rooftop... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My fist visit to Dar Afram was in 2004 and I instantly fell in love with beautiful Essaouira and Dar Afram. On my first visit I met Abdul and Doris and their little daughters. They made my three friends and myself very welcome. From that visit I have regarded them as my Moroccan family. Later the same year I returned... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Initially I was just planning a couple of days in Essaouira, but when I found how good Dar Afram and Essaouira were I decided to stayed for the whole week. I'd have to say Dar Afram must be the best in Essouira, so I'd strongly advise booking to stay here - you won't be disappointed. So to give a little... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

As a female solo-traveler in Morocco I get my share of 'attention', which sometimes makes it hard to really relax in a place. I am very pleased to say that Dar Afram offers genuine hospitality, great food, bedrooms with private bathrooms, a wonderful and kind atmosphere and good company throughout. I stayed in the middle of January which is low... More

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Address: 10,rue Sidi Magdoul, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
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Dar Afram is famous for music, a funky vibe and a special, unique atmosphere. A beautiful traditional riad run by friendly aussie-moroccans.There are 6 high standard spotless bedrooms like apartments with private bathroom and showers, sleeping 2 to 4 people. There is also a single and shared rooms available.You can enjoy a fantastic 360 degrees view of the sea and see far accross the roofs of the medina.Breakfast is included and is usually served on the terrace. Sunset barbeques is another feature of this wonderful terrace.Communal evening meals are organised everynight with some of the towns finest chefs and live music follows. Musicians and artists from all over the world visit dar afram. We even have an online you tube channel that captures some of the talent flowing through. Check out Dar Afram TV for some of the live perfomances.As written in our trip advisor and lonely planet reviews, Dar Afram is the pefect place to meet people and make new friends.A house of charm, inspiration and good feeling which is beautifully decorated with various art and antiques.Our guests often stay longer than expected and truly feel at home. ... more   less 
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