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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful home, not just a holiday rental!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

From the moment that we arrived in the dead of night in the pouring rain the hospitality began! We were greated on our walk from outside of the Medina with umberellas and help with our cases which was most definitely a great welcome!

Three of us stayed in the Zhuzh apartment which is absolutely beautiful. It's a mixture of traditional Moroccon and modern/kitsch and the number of aritifacts, pictures, decoration to feast your eyes on is staggering and I kept spotting things that I hadn't seen! We also had a look in the Tlata apartment which is much smaller but still to the same standard. The kitchen is compact, but it's all you need. We managed to put together a few lunches but ate out every evening because the food around Essaouira is yummy, yummy, yummy! Although our delivery of fresh and warm baguettes, pain au chocolats, yoghurts and milk every day was also looked forward to every morning and missed that as soon as I got home. Breakfast is delivered at the top of the stairs every morning so as not to disturb you.

The Dar91.com site doesn't show the shower facilities on either apartment which we were a little worried about but I can assure you that they in absolutely great condition, as are the rest of the apartments.

All throughout booking, lead up and our stay we had great communication with the owners and the house staff, Naima and Hakim. After booking we recieved an amazing guide to the local area and recommendations for places to eat and drink. Also in the guide was the option of learning raffia work with Naima (recommended if you are crafty and sitting on the sun terrace doing it getting a tan is even better lol) and I've continued to make some coasters with the raffia that I brought home with me. Also recommended is going to the Hammam with Naima (female only). It's a real experience to go to a local Hammam rather than one geared at the tourists and Naima worked really hard to do scrub and pamper the three of us at once! It was totally worth it, our skin felt great afterwards and we all loved being bathed in rose water towards the end of the experience :). You can also arrange to have food delivered to the house, cooked by either Naima or Hakim and we did this on the night of our arrival and I have to say it was a welcome, delicious meal after a long travel time. All for a reasonable price too!

Would I recommend this place? Most definitely and have done so already to friends! The location within the Medina is a brilliant location even though Essaouira itself is not that big.

Just a couple of things to note, if you have any kind of walking or disability issues you may struggle with the stairs. There are lots of them and they are quite steep and a bit awkward to negotiate. Lets just say I was glad I wasn't drunk and try to climb them lol Great for working out the thighs tho!

Also, beware of the line of horse and carts parked up not far outside the wall. Walk against the wall and not near them because one aimed for me and then bit my friend!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The style and decoration
Liked least: The steep stairs!
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Oslo, Norway
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“A very charming hideaway in the old Medina of Essaouira”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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We had the pleasure to spend 2 weeks in Dar 91 Next Door. We were two adults with 3 chidren, 2 12 and 16 yrs old, for the whole stay and had an older relative come visit for a week. The apartment is a gem located in the old medina of Essaouira. A great deal of thought and heart has gone into the decore of the house. The location is a bit of a contrast to the house itself, with the local unpolished daily life of the medina right outside your doorstep.

The welcoming was very warm and the service for the stay excellent. Naeema and Hakim took great care of us, providing us with breakfast every moorning, housekeeping and delivering excellent homecoked meals for dinner. What ever we needed help with or requsted, they were always able to assist us with.

I gladly recomend Dar 91 and Essouira for both short an longer holidays.
If you are into windsurfing and kitesurfing it is one of the top spots during summertime, and if you access to a car there are additional world-class spots in the neighbourhood.

Looking forward to come back soon.

5 of 5 stars Value 4 of 5 stars Rooms
4 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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A romantic getaway Families with young children
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