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Dar Assalama
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   5 Rue Allal El Ouaqaoui, derb Agadir, Essaouira 44000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #29 of 161 Essaouira B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“One of the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I would like to start by saying that I stayed here 2 years ago and am not one to write reviews on these types of websites, but the service and the standard of the accommodation at the Dar Assalama was by far the best (and I have stayed in dozens and dozens of different places). The family that run the Riad are so friendly and could not do enough to help my partner and I find our way around. The breakfasts are sensational and really hard to beat anywhere in the world! One of the ladies working in the Riad even took time out of her day to teach my partner and I how to cook a traditional tagine from scratch and then wanted to wait hand and foot on us (which we didnt allow). I cannot recommend the Riad highly enough. The decor is so tastefully and traditionally done and the service impeccable. I have recommended the Dar Assalama to many friends and family! Well worth a visit!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Absolutely stunning Riad. Greatly situated within Medina and superfriendly and hospital personnell. The Riad has it all: very nice atmosphere with true Moroccan style. Even the smallest details have been taken care of (e.g. candle lights at the stairs at night to finis the all romantic experience). Very nice fresh cooked breakfast in the morning (differs every day....which most places in Morroco can't say). Very clean and nice shower. They really thought this trough well!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Dar Assalama is a pleasant, clean riad inside the old city walls, not far from the SupraTours bus station. It was a little hard to find, so we were accompanied by the somewhat aggressive porters starting from outside the bus station, but the hotel staff shooed them away once we arrived. On the staff, we found them to be very friendly and helpful with questions about town. The riad has a nice rooftop deck, where a very large and delicious breakfast is served each morning. The only drawback from our perspective was that the rooms are a little small. Granted, we had our pre-teen daughter with us (extra bed was provided for €10 fee), but the Amber room would have been a little tight even for two.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights as the last stretch of our honeymoon in Morocco. It was a fantastic base to explore Essaouira, ideally situated within the medina but close to the 'Supertours' bus station. Felt thoroughly at home here, relaxing in the communal area on the ground floor, open fire in the evening, tea and coffee on tap whenever you wanted it. The rooms are fabulous, large beds, beautifully decorated - dark but most riads are. Brilliant hospitality, there was always someone around to offer advice, good places to eat, where to watch the sunset. Breakfast on the terrace was another high, fresh fruit, yoghurt, bread, and eggs. Thoroughly recommend this riad.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

This was the best place we stayed in, in one of the oldest, most quiet, parts of the medina, but within easy reach of everything. Had a peak at all six rooms, as was empty when we stayed and they are all decorated differently, fantastic and ensuite. There is even a kitchen downstairs for your use. The rooms and bathrooms are big and spotless. The roof terrace has four sun beds, as well as compfy seats for breakfast and a view of the sea. The staff do everything possible to ensure your stay is a great one. Providing info on places to eat and see providing maps. Would thoroughly recommend, onle a shame that we found it on our last night. Was also very peaceful as all rooms face over central courtyard so only sound is off seagulls overhead.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

Stayed for three nights and we (myself and partner) were really impressed by the riad and their owners and we were not disappointed by our stay. Rooms were great, breakfast was lovely and different every day which was a really nice touch and served on the roof terracel. The terrace was also perfect for relaxing on as well. The location was great for exploring the old town and the beach. The owners were perfect hosts and could not do enough for us. Great first riad experience for us!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

We spend three days at Dar Assalama. Very nice and helpfull staff and nice clean rooms.
The riad is perfectly located in the Medina, close to everything worth doing. On top of it all, they served the best breakfast at their roof-lounge, with a beautyful view over all af the city.
Perfect stay!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 5 Rue Allal El Ouaqaoui, derb Agadir, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 161 B&Bs / Inns in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Assalama 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situé dans l'une des rues les plus calmes d'Essaouira, l'hôtel Dar Assalama vous réserve un accueil chaleureux et convivial dans un charmant riad rénové.Le riad Dar Assalama dispose de 6 chambres confortables dotées de tous les équipements espérés, dans un cadre décoré dans un style typiquement marocain.Après avoir exploré Essaouira et profité de la plage, vous pourrez vous détendre dans le patio intérieur entouré de salons marocains avec cheminées, créant une atmosphère agréable l'hiver.Pendant votre séjour, profitez de la vue magnifique depuis le toit-terrasse, où vous pourrez prendre votre petit déjeuner le matin. ... more   less 
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