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“Great riad and excellent value” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #30 of 161 Essaouira B&B and Inns
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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“Great riad and excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Beautiful riad, within easy reach of the suptratours bus station and minutes walking distance to everywhere you would want to go to in the medina and the beach. Staff/owners were helpful with excellent English, great breakfast was served on the large terrace and there was lots of room in the communal areas. Also useful to have free wifi. The room itself was relaxing, airy and beautifully decorated. Also, plenty of cats to in the surrounding area to say hello to if that's your thing!

We thoroughly enjoyed spending time in the riad as well as out in the medina and it is best used as a relaxing base rather than for anyone wanting to go out clubbing until 4am.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Beautiful riad, new, clean, charming decor, staff fantastic and helpful organized taxi for us, reserved restaurant, explained everything about Essaouira, where to eat, to shop, to walk....I hope i will meet those nice people again at this fantastic place

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

The riat is situated in the Medina. You can feel like you are local living there. The staff of the riat was extremely helpful! We felt ourselves like home. Please see my pictures which will tell you everything about rooms, design and views from the roof top and breakfast. I loved this riat! and highly recommend it!

Room Tip: Probably would be better to have a suite room. It's bigger and have some space to sit and chill...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Melbourne, Australia
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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
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Additional Information about Dar Assalama

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 #30 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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